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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 states four pledges we are calling on all policial parties to make in order to support young children and their families.
We want to celebrate childminders and showcase how rewarding and fulfilling it can be as a career choice.
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.
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.