July 2019

New early years ministers confirmed

After the announcement of Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister, there has been a cabinet reshuffle and a number of ministerial changes at the Department for Education (DfE), including the departure of Nadhim Zahawi MP and Damian Hinds MP.


Food and Nutrition Survey/Arolwg Bwyd a Maeth

Welsh Government have published a survey for provider’s views on the Welsh Government’s Food and Nutrition for Childcare Settings. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cyhoeddi arolwg ar gyfer barn y darparwr ar Fwyd a Maeth ar gyfer Lleoliadau Gofal Plant.


Report on the National Minimum Standards/ Adroddiad ar y Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol

Welsh Government have published the report on the review of the National Minimum Standards for regulated childcare.  Cyhoeddwyd Llywodraeth Cymru adroddiad ar y adolygiad Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol ar gyfer gofal plant a reoleiddir.


Consultation on early years childcare fees regulations

Today, the Department for Education (DfE) have launched a public consultation seeking views on proposed changes to early years fees paid to Ofsted.


Holiday costs rise by three per cent

Holiday childcare costs have risen by three per cent in Britain since last summer with an average cost of £830 for six weeks of holiday childcare per child according to Coram Family and Childcare's 15th annual Holiday Childcare Survey.


Online resources to support two year olds

Today, as part of our Together for Twos project in England, PACEY is launching the new 2-year-olds area of the website where practitioners can explore a collection of ideas, inspiration and tools to help them reflect on and extend their practice working with toddlers.


PACEY members shortlisted for Nursery World Awards 2019

PACEY is delighted that a number of our members have been shortlisted for this year’s Nursery World Awards.


Influence the future of childminding

The ongoing decline in the number of registered childminders in England and Wales means that childminding is in danger. Ultimately, we could have no childminders left by 2034. We need your help to influence the future of childminding. 


Hungry little minds - new campaign from DfE

Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign that encourages parents and carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to boost children’s communication, language and literacy development