February 2018

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.  


PACEY submits evidence to childcare inquiries

PACEY has submitted written evidence to two governmental committees examining the issue of childcare.


Removal of the Ofsted early years self-evaluation form (SEF)

As of 1 April 2018, Ofsted will be removing the self-evaluation form (SEF) from its website. 


Changes to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in Wales

Care Inspectorate Wales are making changes to how you can apply for DBS checks in relation to CIW applications or renewals.


Childminders and Related Children Survey for Wales

Following the change in guidance from Welsh Government on childminders providing childcare for related children, who do not live with them, PACEY Cymru provides an update on lobbying work and calls for support in gathering evidence.


Updated 30 hours stats published by Department for Education

The Department for Education has released updated statistics on the number of 30 hours childcare codes issued and validated for the spring term 2018 as well as a more detailed local authority breakdown.