2017 News

Play to Learn Event- Wales

Following excellent feedback from previous training events PACEY Cymru and Wales PPA are again working in partnership with Sports Wales to deliver a further training opportunity in Bridgend, South Wales on Saturday the 8th July 2017 at a cost of £20 per person.



Celebrating me: an early years resource

We've worked with the Be Real Campaign to launch a guide to body confidence for early years practitioners after research revealed that children as young as 3 are concerned with their body image.


Childcare Offer rate in Wales confirmed

Welsh Government have today confirmed further information, including the rate that will be paid to childcare providers, for the Childcare Offer pilot in Wales. 



CSSIW are this week sending letters out to all registered childcare providers in Wales informing them of the process they have to follow for part 2 of the Self-Assessment of Service (SASS) which includes the Quality of Care Report.  This has to be submitted online and is a regulatory requirement.  If you did not complete part 1 of the SASS last summer you now have to complete part 1 and 2 by the 28th July. 



PACEY general election response: Get 30 hours right before moving on to new priorities

As the Conservatives look to form a new UK Government, PACEY highlights the focus we believes is needed to ensure the availability of high quality, sustainable childcare and early education for children and families across England and Wales. PACEY Chief Executive, Liz Bayram comments. 


General election manifesto round-up

Find out what the five main political parties have said within their manifestos about early years and childcare. Read a summary of each manifesto as well as commentary from PACEY Chief Executive Liz Bayram.


Childminders facing 30 hours funding shortfall of up to £1,200 a year

With 30 hours free childcare due to start in England in September, our latest research has highlighted that the average registered childminder will experience a shortfall of over £400 per child, per year, for every funded place they offer.


Parents guide to 30 hours

With 30 hours due to roll out to working parents from September 2017, you may receive lots of questions from parents. PACEY has produced a handy guide to help you answer any questions you may have.


Conservative manifesto promises more nursery places in primary schools

The Conservative Party manifesto promises to create thousands of new nursery places a year in primary schools, as well as to strengthen the teaching of literacy and numeracy in the early years. Liz Bayram, chief executive of PACEY, has commented on the proposals.


Lib Dem manifesto pledges to triple EYPP and extend 'free' childcare

The Lib Dems have published a general election manifesto with a number of significant early years and childcare-related commitments, including a promise to triple EYPP funding and extend 15 hours of government-funded early education and childcare to all two-year-olds. Liz Bayram, chief executive of PACEY, has commented on the proposals.