March 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 spring term 2018. 

15/03/2018

New report shows emerging downward trend in qualification levels

The Education Policy Institute has published a comprehensive analysis of the early years workforce in England examining staff composition, qualifications, pay, and other trends and assessing the implications for the future of early years provision.

14/03/2018

Childcare vouchers extended

The Government has agreed to delay the scrapping of the childcare voucher scheme for at least another six months. The scheme was due to be closed to new entrants from 6 April 2018. The change was made following a debate on the issue in the House of Commons during which MPs from all parties voiced opposition to the scheme’s closure.

14/03/2018

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.

13/03/2018

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. 

12/03/2018

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. 

09/03/2018

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. 

08/03/2018

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.

07/03/2018