2017 News

Consultation on level 2 qualifications criteria in England

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.


New SEED report on quality in group early years settings in England

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.


New consultation on eligibility for the two-year-old offer

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.


Support for your self assessment from HMRC

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.


Ofsted calls for more reading, writing and maths in Reception

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.


Public slow to recognise the educational benefits of early years settings

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!

Childcare Expo London is back! Registrations are now live.


Calling all Early Years Teachers

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


Nine in ten providers are judged to be good or outstanding as childminder numbers continue to drop

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.


Be part of PACEY's Christmas card 2017!

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.