March 2017

Government publishes long-awaited early years workforce strategy

The Department of Education (DfE) has published an early years workforce strategy for England which outlines a series of measures to attract new joiners to the sector and retain and develop existing members of the workforce.


PACEY welcomes decision on GCSE requirements

Today the Childcare and Early Years Minister, Caroline Dinenage, has announced that the Government will now accept functional skills as an equivalent to GCSEs for level 3 early years practitioners. Liz Bayram, Chief Executive of PACEY comments. 


Childcare Business Grants available until March 2018

Grants of up to £1000 are available for those in England setting up new childminding businesses.


Annual childcare survey reveals that childcare costs twice as much as food and drink

Key findings from the 16th annual Childcare Survey from the Family and Childcare Trust and comments from PACEY's Chief Executive Liz Bayram. 


New car safety laws effective from today

Laws around using your phone while driving and car seats and booster cushions have changed from today. Get the facts here.