2017 News

Labour manifesto promises more 'free' childcare

The Labour Party has made a number of commitments related to early years and childcare in its general election manifesto, including a pledge to extend the 30-hour offer to all two-year-olds. Liz Bayram, chief executive of PACEY, has commented on the proposals.


PACEY calls on all political parties to put childcare at the centre of their manifestos

PACEY states four pledges we are calling on all policial parties to make in order to support young children and their families. 


A great big cheer for childminders

We want to celebrate childminders and showcase how rewarding and fulfilling it can be as a career choice.


New information on the 30 hour offer in England: all you need to know

Make sure you are up to date with the 30 hour offer.


PACEY joins forces to issue joint call to the main political parties

PACEY has joined forces with National Day Nurseries Association and Pre-School Learning Alliance to call the main political parties: don't promise what we can't deliver. 


Eligible parents can now begin applying for 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare

Parents can now apply for funded hours. Make sure you are registered and follow this simple guide to applying for both parents and providers. 


Operational guidance to 30 hours has been published

The operational guidance on the 30 hours entitlement relevant to England only, has now been published by the Department for Education. Take a look at our summary and keys points to note. 


Latest figures: Who is eligible for 30 hours?

The government estimates that 390,000 (42%) of 3- and 4-year-olds will be eligible for the 30 hours entitlement that is due to launch in September. Read the latest figures. 


National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) publishes annual nursery survey

Just five months ahead of the 30 hours roll-out, read our summary of the latest research from NDNA.


PACEY responds to Theresa May's announcement

Liz Bayram, PACEY Chief Executive, comments on today's announcement from Government.