2017 News

Government response to primary assessment in England

The Government have published their response to the primary assessment public consulations. Read our full summary. 

14/09/2017

Welsh Language Tool

PACEY Cymru alongside Cwlwm partners is supporting the National Centre for Learning Welsh with the development of a tool to enable early years and childcare professionals to establish the level of their Welsh language skills and to support opportunities for development of these.

14/09/2017

Most childminders do not need music licences, PPL and PRS confirm

PPL and PRS for Music have confirmed that most childminders do not need an annual music licence to play recorded music in their setting.

13/09/2017

Changes to childcare qualifications in Wales

Major changes to qualifications for people looking to work in health, social care and childcare in Wales have been announced.  This means that the current raft of 243 qualifications will be replaced by just 20 from September 2019.

06/09/2017

Worries about the school readiness of children

Family and Childcare Trust and NAHT have released their latest survey findings with concerns about children's school readiness. Read the full results and comments from PACEY. 

06/09/2017

Fair Education Alliance publishes report

The Fair Education Alliance (FEA), a coalition of almost 90 organisations including PACEY, has released its latest report, raising awareness of education inequality and recommendations for the future. 

06/09/2017

Arts and creativity for early years - final consultation

PACEY continues to support the use of arts and creativity in early years settings. Earlyarts, working with World Pencil, have been commissioned by Arts Council England to undertake a consultation to look at ways of supporting the arts in early years settings. 

05/09/2017

Childminders rising to the challenge of 30 hours

As 30 hours launches, our snap poll results show that childminders are rising to the challenge of 30 hours but need further support in order to remain sustainable. 

01/09/2017

30 hours childcare launches today

The 30 hours childcare scheme rolls out across England from today. Read the statement from Department for Education and find continued support from PACEY as the roll out begins. 

01/09/2017

Volunteer with Ofsted

Ofsted is looking for volunteers, and particularly childminders, to sit on its nine regional scrutiny panels.

23/08/2017

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