August 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 up to 6 August


What does high-quality early years provision look like?

Two newly published reports examine the key features of quality in early years childcare provision, with the aim of understanding which have the greatest potential to maximise child outcomes.


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.


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.