March 2019

New Department for Education (DfE) analysis on 30 hours

The Department for Education has published new research on 30 hours using secondary analysis of the Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers 2018.


PACEY launches new campaign #notababysitter

Continuing on from our successful #ChildcareChampions campaign and our nationwide campaign created with the leading childminding associations across the UK, we are pleased to now launch #notababysitter.


New analysis of childcare and early years providers’ finances in England

The Department for Education has published an independent analysis of Early Years providers’ finances in England.


Updated statistics on the use of 30 hours released

Experimental statistics on the use of 30 hours funded childcare in the fifth term of national rollout, from January to March 2019 have been published by Department for Education. The publication includes estimates for the autumn term 2018 and the spring term codes issued and validated for 2019. 


New childcare employment programme in Wales / Rhaglen cyflogaeth gofal plant newydd yng Nghymru

PACEY Cymru is supporting National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Cymru Childcare Works phase two in Wales / Mae PACEY Cymru yn cefnogi cam 2 o prosiect Gofal Plant ar Waith, Cymdeithas Genedlaethol Meithrinfeydd Dydd (NDNA) yng Nghymru.


Significant drop in childminders but inspection judgements improve

Ofsted has published its termly statistics on childcare providers and inspections in England covering the period between 31 August 2018 and 31 December 2018. The statistics show another decrease in the number of registered childminders, and an increase in the number of non-domestic providers. A majority of providers (95 per cent) continue to be good or outstanding, an increase of one per cent compared to last year.


Fantastic response from the sector for our new project EY smart

Since opening applications for our Practitioner Insight Panel (PIP) we have had over 300 professionals responded to our request to join our the panel that will help us scope our new, bite-sized training resource EY smart by helping to develop and user test the format and content as it is created.


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.