2019 News

Registration officially OPEN for Childcare Expo Manchester

Following on from the tremendous success of the recent London event, Childcare Expo has now set its sights on EventCity in Manchester this Summer. Set to take over the venue for two days from 14 - 15 June, the show promises a bumper line-up of special guests, prominent industry speakers and a range of leading suppliers - and registration for the event is now open!


Childminders applauded for proactivity in combating smear test drops

PACEY is aware of a number of childminders across the country who are offering a free hour or two of care in their childminding setting, so that mums can go and get smear tests, helping to combat recent statistics from Public Health England that take-up rates of tests are at the lowest for about 20 years and from Public Health Wales that these have reached a 12 year low.


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.