2020 News

NEWS: Letter from Vicky Ford MP and updated DfE guidance released - England only

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.

24/03/2020

NEWS: Chancellor looking at support for self-employed

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.

24/03/2020

NEWS: Our legal helpline is here to support you

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. 

24/03/2020

NEWS: Ofsted releases latest childminder figures, as sector faces it's biggest challenge yet

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.

24/03/2020

NEWS: Submission to Treasury Committee - Coronavirus

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.

23/03/2020

NEWS: What will the impact of COVID-19 be on your business?

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.

23/03/2020

NEWS: Grants to help jobs at risk from COVID-19

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.

20/03/2020

NEWS: PACEY PLI insurance update

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.

20/03/2020

NEWS: COVID-19 and childcare and play services in Wales

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.

20/03/2020

NEWS: Information and guidance about school and childcare settings closures

The government has today released more information about the schools and (in England) childcare settings closures, first announced on Wednesday.

20/03/2020

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