November 2016

Nursery World Business Summit: A Changing Landscape

PACEY’s chief executive, Liz Bayram joined a panel of experts at the Nursery World Business Summit this week. The one day conference saw early years leaders and practitioners coming together to discuss the issues and opportunities the sector is facing.


A Way Forward: How Government Can Support A High Quality Early Years Workforce

PACEY Chief Executive, Liz Bayram speaks to Huffington Post about the Government can support a high quality Early Years work force. Liz says it is time for a more ambitious and strategic approach to developing the early years workforce. 


CSSIW SASS part 2 in Wales

Following the submission of part one of the Self Assessment of Service (SASS) to CSSIW by childcare and play providers in Wales, CSSIW have provided an update on plans for part two of the SASS and the associated Quality of Care Review.


Consultation on GCSE requirements announced

Caroline Dinenage, the Minister for Women, Equalities and Early Years, has announced a consultation on the literacy and numeracy skills needed by early years staff in England. The consultation follows calls by the sector to change the maths and English GCSE requirement at Level 3 amid increasing concern on the impact these requirements are having on recruitment into the sector.


Government responds to 30 hour consultation

The government has published its response to the consultation on the delivery model for the 30 hour free childcare scheme in England. 


Better Without Baseline coalition responds to primary assessment inquiry

The Better Without Baseline coalition, a group of early years organisations and teaching unions which formed to express their concerns about the government’s proposals for baseline assessment in the reception year, has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Education Committee’s inquiry on primary assessment.


Save the Children highlights importance of early years teachers

Save the Children today has released a new report, Untapped Potential, which points to the importance of early years teachers in nursery settings.