2019 News

NEWS: Evaluation of the Childcare Offer for Wales: Year 2 / Gwerthuso’r Cynnig Gofal Plant i Gymru: blwyddyn 2

The Welsh Government have published the results of an independent evaluation of the second year implementation of the Childcare Offer for Wales. / Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cyhoeddi canlyniadau gwerthusiad annibynnol o ail flwyddyn y broses o weithredu Cynnig Gofal Plant Cymru.



NEWS: Government publishes parents' survey on childcare and early years provision in England

The Department for Education has released the childcare and early years survey for parents 2019, detailing the findings from the January 2019 to August 2019 survey. 


NEWS: New government announced

Following on from the Conservative election win, PACEY comments about their commitments to childcare and the need to create a more sustainable strategy for future funding.


NEWS: New Wales Safeguarding Procedures launched/Lansio Gweithdrefnau Diogelu Cymru newydd

New Wales Safeguarding Procedures have been launched, introducing a single set of safeguarding guidelines for children and adults at risk which will standardise practice across Wales and between agencies and sectors. Lansiwyd Gweithdrefnau Diogelu Cymru newydd, gan gyflwyno un set o ganllawiau diogelu ar gyfer plant ac oedolion sydd mewn perygl a fydd yn safoni arfer ledled Cymru a rhwng asiantaethau a sectorau.


NEWS: Childminding feature on ITV News

Please take time to watch the ITV regional news tonight from 6pm as they are reporting on the decline in registered childminding. PACEY and some of our members have taken part to highlight some of the key issues facing the profession.


NEWS: Christmas delivery dates

If you want to buy a gift or product from the PACEY shop, make sure you complete your order before 16 December 2019 to ensure it is delivered by Christmas.


NEWS: What is the Early Years Census?

This is a statutory collection of data which takes place every January about early years providers that receive government funding for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds. Providers must complete this by law.


NEWS: Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis of political parties' proposed early years packages

The Institute for Fiscal Studies have today released their analysis of the early years packages from the Labour party and the Liberal Democrats.


NEWS: Number of registered childminders drops by a fifth since 2015

Ofsted figures released today show that the number of registered childminders has fallen by a fifth since 2015.


NEWS: BBC Radio 4 feature on childminding decline

BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme today featured discussion on the serious decline in the childminding profession.