As the government steps up plans to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, has written an open letter to the sector about the recent changes to childcare provision in light of the Government’s response to COVID-19.
Today, during a sitting in the House of Commons, Chancellor Rishi Sunak addressed what is being done to support self-employed individuals across the UK. Read what he said and PACEY's comments.
During this continued time of uncertainty, the PACEY team is committed to making sure all membership services run as smoothly as possible so you can get the support you need.
Ofsted figures released today show that the number of registered childminders has fallen by 22% since 2015. However, the number of childcare places has remained relatively stable due to a slight increase in the number of places offered at non-domestic premises.
PACEY has today made a submission of evidence to the Treasury Committee, convened to examine whether the Government's financial response to coronavirus is sufficient.
Today, as tens of thousands of childcare providers close their doors for an indefinite period of time due to COVID-19, we are calling for urgent government action to save these vital childcare settings from permanent shutdown.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has today announced that Government is to pay 80% of wages for employees unable to work due the coronavirus pandemic, up to £2,500 a month.
PACEY's PLI insurance provider has confirmed the insurance arrangements for childminding settings that remain open in England and Wales for vulnerable children and those of key workers.
Welsh Government has confirmed that settings in Wales should be restricting access to childcare to families who are critical workers or have vulnerable children. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cadarnhau y dylai lleoliadau yng Nghymru fod yn cyfyngu mynediad i ofal plant i deuluoedd sy'n weithwyr allweddol neu sydd â phlant sy'n agored i niwed.
The government has today released more information about the schools and (in England) childcare settings closures, first announced on Wednesday.
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.