PPL and PRS for Music have confirmed that most childminders do not need an annual music licence to play recorded music in their setting.
Major changes to qualifications for people looking to work in health, social care and childcare in Wales have been announced. This means that the current raft of 243 qualifications will be replaced by just 20 from September 2019.
Family and Childcare Trust and NAHT have released their latest survey findings with concerns about children's school readiness. Read the full results and comments from PACEY.
The Fair Education Alliance (FEA), a coalition of almost 90 organisations including PACEY, has released its latest report, raising awareness of education inequality and recommendations for the future.
PACEY continues to support the use of arts and creativity in early years settings. Earlyarts, working with World Pencil, have been commissioned by Arts Council England to undertake a consultation to look at ways of supporting the arts in early years settings.
As 30 hours launches, our snap poll results show that childminders are rising to the challenge of 30 hours but need further support in order to remain sustainable.
The 30 hours childcare scheme rolls out across England from today. Read the statement from Department for Education and find continued support from PACEY as the roll out begins.
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.