2020 News

NEWS: Self-employment income scheme extended

The Self-Employment Income Scheme (SEISS) will be extended, with applications opening in August for a second and final grant, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced in today's briefing.

29/05/2020

NEWS: PACEY highlights ongoing confusion for childcare providers on re-opening in England

PACEY has received queries from childcarers as Sheffield and Lancashire are among the councils issuing guidance to remain closed whilst Government guidance is to begin the phased opening of schools and early years settings from 1 June.

29/05/2020

NEWS: PACEY submits briefing to Education Select Committee Inquiry into COVID-19 response in England

PACEY has made a submission to the Education Select Committee Inquiry into the COVID-19 response in England. The submission makes clear that the people who work in childcare and early years are part of our country's critical public sector infrastructure that has for too long been treated like a Cinderella service.

29/05/2020

NEWS: Joint sector letters to government calls for extension and increase of financial support

Today, the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) along with the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) and Early Education (EE) submitted two joint letters to Chancellor Rishi Sunak; and Vicky Ford, the Childcare and Early Years Minister in England, to again call for increased financial support.

29/05/2020

NEWS: PACEY survey reveals half of parents too worried to send their children to childcare

With thousands of young children in England able to go back to their early years and childcare setting from Monday, research from the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) reveals that only four out of ten parents will be doing so next week.  

29/05/2020

NEWS: PACEY responds to some schools banning childminders from schools

As schools across England prepare for a phased re-opening from 1 June, it has come to PACEY’s attention that some registered childminders are being told by their local primary school that they are banned from picking up or dropping off the children in their care.

26/05/2020

NEWS: DfE publishes guidance for early years settings in England

This weekend the DfE published its long-anticipated guidance to settings preparing to open more fully from 1 June 2020.

26/05/2020

NEWS: Sector responds to CMA's unfair investigation into childcare providers

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) and the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) have written a joint letter to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) requesting urgent clarification from them about how the investigation into early education and childcare providers will be conducted and that we be included going forward.

21/05/2020

NEWS: Wales Education Minister sets out ‘thinking’ on return to schools

Wales Education Minister sets out ‘thinking’ on return to schools / Y Gweinidog Addysg yn datgan ‘y ffordd o feddwl’ am ddychwelyd i ysgolion

15/05/2020

NEWS: First Minister sets out exit plans from coronavirus lockdown in Wales

First Minister sets out exit plans from coronavirus lockdown in Wales / Nodir Y Prif Weinidog cynlluniau Cymru ar sut i ddod allan o’r cyfyngiadau a gyflwynwyd yn sgil y coronafeirws

15/05/2020

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