2018 News

Ofsted unveils details of new inspection framework

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, has provided new details of planned changes to the way Ofsted inspects schools, colleges, further education institutions and early years settings from September 2019, when the Common Inspection Framework (CIF) will be replaced with the Education Inspection Framework (EIF).


Early years graduates needed for major new study

The University of Sheffield is looking for EYTs/EYPs to interview for a major international study on the impact of early years graduates on quality improvement in early years programmes.


PACEY responds to inaccurate stories on childminders

PACEY was frustrated and dismayed to read articles in the Sun, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail newspapers that claim that children that go to nursery do better than those looked after by childminders. We have responded to the articles and written to the editors. 


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 by 31 August and validated up to 24 September for the autumn term 2018.


The Childcare Offer for Wales one year on

The Welsh Government have published a statement on the Childcare Offer for Wales one year on and also announced plans for further expansion. 


Labour reveals plans to expand 30 hours and increase funding

Childcare was prominently featured in Jeremy Corbyn’s party conference speech today, with a raft of new policies announced concerning the extension of childcare entitlements for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds and the childcare and early years workforce.


PACEY members celebrate at this year's Nursery World Awards

PACEY members and staff celebrated their success at the weekend at the prestigious Nursery World Awards ceremony. The awards are designed to reward best practice and recognise and celebrate the achievements of early years professionals.


Tax allowance for property and trading income

You can now get up to £1000 each tax year in tax-free allowances for property and trading income. This impacts individuals such as childminders with small amounts of income from providing goods, services, property or other assets. 


PACEY Cymru Training Event - 'Using Welsh in your setting’

Wales events to support the PACEY Cymru are holding events in November to support you with the use of Welsh language in your setting.


Ratings for childcare and play settings. Sgoriau ar gyfer lleoliadau gofal plant a chwarae

Cwlwm are working closely with Care Inspectorate Wales to gather evidence on the implementation of ratings for childcare and play settings.  Mae Cwlwm yn gweithio'n agos gydag Arolygiaeth Gofal Cymru i gasglu tystiolaeth ar weithredu'r sgoriau ar gyfer lleoliadau gofal plant a chwarae.