The Department for Education has published a new consultation on level 2 childcare qualifications criteria in England, which PACEY helped to draft. The deadline to respond is 28th February 2018.
The Study of Early Education and Development (SEED) project has published a report on the quality of group early years provision. Read a summary of the findings and comment from PACEY Chief Executive Liz Bayram.
The Government is consulting on changes to the eligibility criteria for the free early education entitlement for two-year-olds under Universal Credit, claiming that 8,000 more children could benefit.
Finding self assessment confusing and need help with the little details? HMRC provides a wealth of support. The deadline for filing your tax return is 31 January 2018.
In a new report on the Reception Year, Ofsted argues that a third of children are leaving Reception without the essential knowledge and understanding needed to reach a good level of development.
The latest annual British Social Attitudes survey on attitudes to education and children’s services reveals that the most commonly perceived benefit of nursery or pre-school is interaction and socialisation with others. A minority of the public believes that the main benefit is educational development.
Childcare Expo London is back! Registrations are now live.
Are you an Early Years Teacher, EYITT course leader, or current or former student enrolled in an EYITT course? If so, we need to hear from you. You can take part in the survey online.
The latest statistics on childcare providers and inspections from Ofsted reveal a two per cent drop in the number of registered childminders in England, as more than nine in 10 providers on the Early Years Register are judged to be good or outstanding.
We have launched our Christmas card competition for 2017! Enter your designs and be in with a chance of being 1 of 4 winners appearing on the official PACEY e-Christmas card. T&C's apply.
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone involved in childcare and early education to provide high quality services, information and advice to children, their families and carers.
Across England and Wales we provide training, expert advice, help and peer support to practitioners and practical and impartial support and information for families and carers and those advising them. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.