2018 News

How much does childcare actually cost in England? Have your say!

Six months after the rollout of 30 hours, the DfE is now giving childcare providers another opportunity to explain how much it costs to deliver a place by submitting their financial information. Providers are being asked to return the complete a provider costs template to DfE by 30th April 2018 at the latest.


GDPR resources now available from PACEY

To help support the sector in understanding and implementing the changes around GDPR, PACEY has released a series of easy-to-use resources. Access them today. 


PACEY response to QTS consultation

PACEY has submitted a response to the Department for Education’s consultation on Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Read more about the consultation and PACEY's push to the Goverment to carefully consider the impacts of any changes to QTS on Early Years Teachers. 


PACEY's early years self-evaluation form (SEF) now available

In response to this change from Ofsted, we asked our members whether they would like PACEY to produce a self-reflection template to use in your settings. 92% of you said YES so we have now published a PACEY SEF. Members can find their download in MyPACEY and non-members can purchase it in the shop. 


Government responds to consultation on reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect

Ministers from the Department for Education and the Home Office have finally set out the Government’s response to a 2016 consultation on reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect.


Cwlwm funding confirmed for 18-19

Welsh Government have confirmed funding for the Cwlwm consortium, which includes PACEY Cymru, for the next financial year to support work in Wales.


Half of local authorities in the UK don’t have enough childcare

The Family and Childcare Trust's annual childcare survey has found that half of local authorities in the UK do not have enough childcare for working parents. Read more about the survey's key findings and recommendations, as well as comment from PACEY's Chief Executive Liz Bayram.


PACEY Cymru in the news

PACEY Cymru has shared work on lobbying work calling for a change in the legislation around childminders accessing Childcare Offer funding for related children who are not resident with them. The story has been taken up by the media in Wales including BBC News Wales.


National Children's Day 2018

This year National Children’s Day UK is taking place on Sunday 13th May and people can run any kind of big or small event that they want for the week up to and including the day. Get involved and join the conversation continues on social media using #NCDUK2018.


Time for Transitions training event in Wales

We would like to invite members and all registered childminders and nannies in Wales to attend our free PACEY Cymru 'Time for Transitions' training event, supported by Welsh Government funding.