September 2017

Most childminders do not need music licences, PPL and PRS confirm

PPL and PRS for Music have confirmed that most childminders do not need an annual music licence to play recorded music in their setting.


Changes to childcare qualifications in Wales

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.


Worries about the school readiness of children

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. 


Fair Education Alliance publishes report

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. 


Arts and creativity for early years - final consultation

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. 


Childminders rising to the challenge of 30 hours

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. 


30 hours childcare launches today

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.