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Childcare offer in Wales

Following previous updates shared by PACEY Cymru on the Childcare offer in Wales, Welsh Government and the wider sector are now looking for childcare provider involvement in a number of focus groups, engagement events and feedback opportunities in coming weeks and months.

This is your opportunity to have your say around the challenges and opportunities the childcare offer may bring. PACEY Cymru is working closely with Welsh Government to ensure the voice of the sector is represented and that specific issues relevant to home based childcare are considered as the offer develops, maximising opportunity for all.  PACEY Cymru feel strongly about the need to support sustainability and quality improvement of childcare while ensuring that the offer meets the meets of working parents and that parental choice of provision is a key consideration.

Regional Stakeholder Events- facilitated by Cazbah on behalf of Welsh Government

Wednesday 15th March 9.30 – 12.30
at Coleg y Cymoedd, Nantgarw
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Friday 17th March 10.00 – 13.00
at The Liberty Stadium, Swansea
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Wednesday 22nd March 10.00 - 13.00
at The Interchange ( Surehope Church) Old Colwyn
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Please note places at this events are limited and as they are regional, daytime events will not be accessible to the majority of members in Wales. Below you will find further ways to engage and have your views heard.

Further engagement events

Wednesday 8th March. 630pm-830pm. Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff. Further details available from carolinee@walesppa.org. Please note this enagement event is part of a provider forum event run by Wales PPA to which PACEY members are invited.

Further events will be listed here as they are announced. If you are aware of any further events taking place that we can promote on this page that would be of interest to member around the Childcare Offer please contact paceycymru@pacey.org.uk.

Online consultation survey for childcare providers

Many childcare providers in Wales have now received an email from Alma Economics who have been commissioned by Welsh Government to undertake a review of the childcare sector in Wales. As part of this work information is required from providers about capacity in the sector and costs of providing childcare services to inform development of the Childcare Offer in Wales. If you have already received an email from Alma Economics please answer the questionnaire directly through that link, if you have not received the email you can access the questionnaire here.

Any questions related to the questionnaire specifically should be directed to shruti.pandya@almaeconomics.com

Further information and support from PACEY Cymru

If you have any further comments, thoughts, views or queries on the development of the childcare offer please contact the team in Wales by email paceycymru@pacey.org.uk or telephone 0845 8801299.