2020 News

NEWS: Help us push for more support for childminders - take our survey

While we know that the self-employment support package is going to help some childminders, it will by no means be enough for all. Therefore, we are making it clear to the government that it needs to go further. In order to do that we continue to need evidence of the impact of Covid-19 on you and your service. That is why we are asking you to complete a survey to again evidence to government the changes that are needed. 


NEWS: EYFS guidance and Coronavirus FAQ updates

The Coronavirus COVID-19 early years and childcare closures guidance has been updated. There have been a number of key additions to the guidance for settings in England, including information regarding the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). We have also updated our FAQs.


NEWS: Letter to the childcare sector in Wales from the Deputy Minister

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, Julie Morgan AM, shares letter thanking the childcare sector in Wales for their work at this challenging time.  Mae Dirprwy Weinidog Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol, Julie Morgan AC, wedi rhannu llythyr yn diolch i'r sector gofal plant am eu gwaith yn ystod yr adeg heriol hon.


NEWS: Coronavirus business support hub and job retention scheme update

The Government has released a new Coronavirus business support hub on GOV.UK as well as providing updates about the Job Retention Scheme. 


NEWS: Temporary relaxation of some NMS in Wales in response to COVID-19

The Welsh Government has issued a Circular Letter to provide guidance to the childcare and playwork sector in the light of COVID-19 where temporary relaxation of some of the requirements in the NMS will be allowed.  Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cyhoeddi Cylchlythyr sy’n cynnig arweiniad i'r sector gofal plant a gwaith chwarae yng Nghymru yng ngoleuni’r sefyllfa barhaus COVID-19.


NEWS: Critical workers to get free childcare/ Gweithwyr hanfodol i gael gofal plant am ddim

The Welsh Government is launching a coronavirus childcare assistance scheme to support Wales’ critical workers / Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn lansio cynllun cymorth gofal plant coronafeirws i gefnogi gweithwyr hanfodol Cymru.  


NEWS: PACEY submits extra evidence to Treasury Committee

PACEY has today submitted further evidence to the Treasury Committee following the Chancellor's announcement of support for the self-employed.


NEWS: Chancellor announces package of support for self-employed

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, MP, has today announced a package of support available from government for self-employed workers to help them cope with the current coronavirus crisis.



NEWS: PACEY survey reveals devastating impact of COVID-19 on childcare provision

A new survey by PACEY has revealed the devastating impact the COVID-19 outbreak is having on childcare provision across England and Wales.


NEWS: PACEY writes to Chancellor about concern for self-employed

As part of our ongoing work to push for more financial support for the early years sector, in particular, for self-employed childminders, PACEY has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP expressing key concerns.