2018 News

Latest statistics on 30 hours released

The Department for Education (DfE) has released the latest statistics on the number of 30 hours childcare codes issued and validated for the summer term 2018. This follows statistics released in April 2018 on the use of 30 hours childcare for the Spring term and Summer term up to 9th April 2018. 

10/05/2018

GDPR - PACEY's privacy settings

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, comes into force on 25th May. It is a really positive step towards you and other individuals having more control over how your personal data is used and how you are contacted by us and other organisations. 

08/05/2018

MPs launch inquiry into impact of the early years on life chances

An all-party group of MPs in the House of Commons Education Committee has launched an inquiry into the impact that the early years of a child's life have on their life chances. The deadline to submit evidence is Friday 1st June 2018.

08/05/2018

Latest on childminder de-registrations in Wales

Following the publication of the PACEY Cymru Childminder De-registrations in Wales report in 2017 we have published an update on statistics and work that has been undertaken against the recommendations.

03/05/2018

30 hours at risk of impacting quality of early years education

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) have released a report about how the 30 hours funding is impacting school-based early years providers. 

30/04/2018

Urgent action needed to prevent loss of Early Years Teachers

On behalf of our early years members, PACEY and Voice are calling on the Government to take urgent action on the pay and status of Early Years Teachers to prevent the loss of these “talented and dedicated teachers who understand the uniqueness of a child’s early development” from the teaching profession. Read the results and recommendations. 

20/04/2018

Challenges facing small childcare providers must be addressed

Today, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) released their latest report 'Handle with Care: Challenges facing small childcare providers'. Read their full recommendations around the 30 hours funding policy.

19/04/2018

Supporting the transition to school

Families all over England have this week been told which school their child will begin at in September. If you're working with children starting school later this year, we have a range of resources to help.

17/04/2018

New intergenerational learning scheme for early years settings

A new intergenerational scheme has been unveiled this month, in a bid to improve the emotional wellbeing and development of youngsters in early years settings and care home residents, while also teaching them a second language.

17/04/2018

Latest statistics on 30 hours released

The Department for Education (DfE) has released the latest statistics on the number of 30 hours childcare codes issued and validated for the summer term 2018. 

12/04/2018