October 2017

PACEY is looking for up to three Trustees to join its Board

PACEY is looking for up to three additional Trustees to join its Board, currently made up of nine individuals with backgrounds in either childcare/early years settings or with commercial skills. Apply with your CV and cover letter by midday on Monday 20 November 2017.


DBS update service no longer mandatory, but strongly recommended

There have been updates from Ofsted reguarding regulation of services of childcare register and applying for the DBS update service.


Over third of children and young people are affected by sleep issues

The Children's Sleep Charity have released their 'Children and Young People's Sleep Manifesto 2017', raising awareness of the importance of sleep to support the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of children, young people and their families.


Childcare costs rise four times faster than wages

The latest findings from the Trades Union Congress (TUS) published today reveals that the cost of childcare has grown four times faster than wages since 2008.


2017 EYFSP results in England show modest progress

The 2017 EYFS profile results in England reveal modest progress in a few key areas, but also a slight widening of the gap between the lowest attaining children and all children.


HBCA learner updates: maintenance on Wed 18 Oct

We wanted to let you know that we are upgrading our e-learning platform, the online area where you access your learning materials for HBCA. This essential maintenance work will take place on Wednesday 18 October between 9am and 5pm.  


Latest 30 hours statistics released

The Department for Education have released statistics on the number of 30 hours childcare codes issued and validated for the Autumn term.


New scheme for recognising good Forest School practice

The Forest School Association, the UK's professional body and voice for all things Forest School, have launched a new scheme for recognising Forest School Providers who are following good Forest School practice.