HMRC's new online tool allows those who are self-employed to register and check if they're eligible to claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.
Since releasing our latest survey results, PACEY has submitted a briefing to key government bodies including Chancellor Rishi Sunak and HM Treasury about the concerning future of the childminding sector.
Thousands of registered childminders are unlikely to receive the Government support they need to sustain their businesses, according to our new survey. Of particular concern are newly registered childminders who have invested in starting up their businesses in the last three years, who are set to receive no support.
The Competition and Markets Authority today launched a programme of work to investigate reports of businesses failing to respect cancellation rights during the Coronavirus pandemic. PACEY will be working with NDNA to submit evidence to the CMA’s investigation setting out these issues in depth.
Today, PACEY along with NDNA, EYA and Early Education have made a joint call to Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Vicky Ford, the Childcare and Early Years Minister in England, to make sure that childcare and early years education is at the forefront of plans to support the UK to recover from this pandemic.
In England the DfE has announced changes to how local authorities can distribute 'free' entitlement funding while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
The first evidence of how many children of key workers and vulnerable children are attending an early years setting in England has been published by the DfE and it reveals that just 4% of the usual number of children are still attending.
As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, the sector is working together to make sure parents and politicians understand the impact of COVID-19 on early years and the vital contribution the sector is making in the effort to save lives.
Updated guidance from government, detailing controls around financial support available to registered providers, has caused upset and continued worry about the future sustainability of many businesses across the early years sector.
A new PACEY study has revealed the top skills that parents find hardest to teach young children. Tying shoelaces, whistling and using cutlery are the hardest skills to teach, according to the survey of 2,000 parents across the UK.
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone involved in childcare and early education to provide high quality services, information and advice to children, their families and carers.
Across England and Wales we provide training, expert advice, help and peer support to practitioners and practical and impartial support and information for families and carers and those advising them. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.