2017 News

Tracy Brabin appointed as Labour's new shadow early years minister

Tracy Brabin, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, has been confirmed as the new shadow minister for early years in the Labour party.


New minister of state for children and families confirmed

PACEY welcomes the news that Robert Goodwill has been appointed as the new minister of state for children and families at the Department for Education. 


Update from HMRC on issues with childcare provider checker

We reported earlier this week about a breach of privacy by HMRC in publishing some childminders' home addresses.


Latest DfE statistics on funded hours released

The annual early years education statistics have been published today by the Department for Education (DfE) providing information on the provision for children under five years of age in England, January 2017. 


Childminder breach of privacy by HMRC

After the breach of privacy by HMRC, take a look at some quick tips on keeping your information private and being aware of your online presence. 


PACEY responds to the consultation on primary assessment in England

PACEY has submitted a response to the Department for Education’s consultation on primary assessment in England.


OECD’s Starting Strong report shares some important messages

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) releases their latest report. Read comments from PACEY Chief Executive, Liz Bayram. 


Regulation Matters campaign

Regulation Matters calls for the registration of all childcarers in the UK.


Inspiring a future in childcare - join the campaign

With the childcare industry facing a recruitment crisis, Tinies Childcare have created the Inspiring a Future in Childcare campaign to raise awareness, in the hope that it will attract more people into the industry. 


Ofsted reports a further decline in childminders

Ofsted has published its latest round of statistics on childcare providers and inspections.