2019 News

PACEY Cymru Foundation Phase events/Digwyddiadau Y Cyfnod Sylfaen PACEY Cymru

PACEY Cymru have provided a series of regional events through Foundation Phase funding from Welsh Government/PACEY Cymru wedi darparu cyfres o ddigwyddiadau rhanbarthol trwy gyllid Gyfnod Sylfaen derbyniwyd gan Lywodraeth Cymru. 


Do you work in an Ofsted-registered early years setting? We want to hear from you!

We want to know what you think about Ofsted’s new inspection proposals, and what support you might need. Please take our short survey.


New research on the impact of gender stereotypes in early childhood

New research from the Fawcett Society has revealed that exposure to gender stereotypes as a child causes harm in later life.


'WeCare' Campaign Wales / Ymgyrch 'Gofalwn' Cymru

To help attract more people to work in care, a national campaign called WeCare has been launched today in Wales.  I helpu i ddenu mwy o bobl i weithio mewn gofal, mae ymgyrch genedlaethol o’r enw Gofalwn wedi’i lansio heddiw.


New research into the costs and funding of early education and childcare

The Department for Education (DfE) has published new research into the costs and funding of early education and childcare in England.


MPs call for early years “revolution” in England

A group of cross-party MPs is calling for an “early years revolution” to improve support and services for children in England in the first 1000 days of life.


New guidance for parents on challenging a Childcare Service application decision

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published new guidance for parents on how to challenge a Childcare Service decision.


Cost of childcare continues to rise in spite of increased government spending

Coram Family and Childcare has published the results of its Childcare Survey 2019, which has found that once again the cost of childcare across the UK has risen.


Childcare Offer for Wales funding clarification/Y Cynnig Gofal Plant i Gymru a thaliadau ychwanegol

The Welsh Government have provided guidance on queries raised by the sector about the rate paid for the Childcare Offer for Wales and additional charges that may be charged by settings to parents.  Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi rhoi arweiniad pellach ynglŷn â’r ymholiadau a godwyd gan y sector o ran y gyfradd a delir ar gyfer y Cynnig Gofal Plant i Gymru a thaliadau ychwanegol y gallai sefydliadau eu codi ar rieni. 


EY smart – a step-change in CPD for early years practitioners

Today sees PACEY start work on our innovative new digital CPD resource EY smart. Launched later this year, it will be free to practitioners.