As of 1st April 2017, the new National Living Wage will increase.
The Shine a Light Awards celebrate the innovative work and excellent pratice in supporting children and young people's communication. Judges included chair of PACEY Jane Comeau. Congratulations to all the winners!
Communities and Children’s Secretary Carl Sargeant has outlined progress on the Childcare Offer for Wales including the confirmation that Caerphilly will be joining six other local authorities in testing the Childcare Offer for Wales from September 2017. He also provided further details on the precise areas within those local authorities where the offer will be available.
The government has published a new website for parents and childcare providers to support in the decision for childcare and the effects on providers.
PACEY Cymru gave evidence on the draft Additional Learning Needs Bill, following formal invitation, to the Welsh Assembly's Children, Young People and Education Committee at the Senedd on the 16th March. This followed PACEY Cymru's consultation response on the bill.
Today Ofsted published its latest statistics on early years providers and inspections in England, which cover the period from 31 August to 31 December 2016.
Following a public consultation late last year, the Government has recently announced that the requirement to have certain GCSEs for holders of EYE to count in setting ratios will be changed from 3 April 2017.
Research from PACEY illustrates major challenges facing the childcare sector
The new EYFS has now been released, bringing together changes in legislation published since the 2014 framework
The Government has published the early years model agreement and the revised local authority statutory guidance which support delivery of the 30 hours free early entitlement offer.
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone involved in childcare and early education to provide high quality services, information and advice to children, their families and carers.
Across England and Wales we provide training, expert advice, help and peer support to practitioners and practical and impartial support and information for families and carers and those advising them. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.