2018 News

CIW confirms process for DBS Checks in Wales

CIW have published revised guidance and the answers to some 'Frequently Asked Questions' in relation to DBS checks, relevant to all childcare and play providers in Wales.  This includes the details of future payments for DBS checks.

07/08/2018

30 hours - one year on

Almost a year since the full roll out of the Government’s flagship 30 hours early education policy, new research from PACEY’s latest Building Blocks survey highlights how childcare providers are coping with the scheme.

06/08/2018

BookTrust Cymru Early Years Practitioner Conferences 2018

BookTrust Cymru are inviting early years practitioners in Wales to join them at their Early Years Practitioner Conferences this Autumn for lots of practical ideas and resources to use in your settings.

26/07/2018

Government U-turn on graduates

The minister responsible for childcare and early years, Nadhim Zahawi MP, has written a letter to the Chair of the Education Select Committee to explain that the Government will not be taking forward the key commitments it made in its 2017 Early Years Workforce Strategy concerning Early Years Teachers.

19/07/2018

Holiday costs rise by four per cent

Family and Childcare Trust have released their 17th annual Holiday Childcare Survey showing that holiday costs have risen by four per cent in Britain since last summer. 

18/07/2018

Schools not the only way to tackle childhood obesity

Ofsted have released their thematic review into what actions schools are taking to reduce childhood obesity after publishing their 'Childhood obesity: a plan of action' back in August 2016.

18/07/2018

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 autumn term 2018 and the final numbers for the end of the summer term 2018.

12/07/2018

PACEY members shortlisted for Nursery World Awards 2018

Congratulations to all PACEY members nominated for the 2018 Nursery World Awards. 

10/07/2018

Safeguarding statutory guidance updates

Department for Education have updated the statutory guidance and framework on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. 

04/07/2018

Disqualification by association removed for schools and group settings

Following a consultation in 2016, the Government has decided to remove disqualification by association for staff in schools and non-domestic early years settings. Childminders are unaffected by the change, and remain subject to disqualification by association.

03/07/2018

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