2020 News

NEWS: Schools and early years settings to close on Friday

Today saw government in England and Wales (as well as Scotland) take further steps to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and keep people well by announcing the closures of schools and (in England) all registered early years settings.


NEWS: Support for early years settings announced by the Department for Education

PACEY’s is pleased to share the positive news that the Department for Education (DfE) has today confirmed a range of measures that will support childminders, nurseries and pre-schools during this unprecedented period of challenge.


NEWS: Ofsted have announced that all routine inspections in England are suspended

Ofsted have announced that all inspections have been temporarily suspended. 


NEWS: Early years organisations call for urgent support in face of COVID-19

Leading early years organisations National Day Nurseries Association and Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) have joined together to call on the Chancellor to offer more support urgently to childcare providers affected by COVID-19.


NEWS: NAO report shows shortfall in take-up of entitlements by disadvantaged families

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report which evaluates the effectiveness of the Department for Education (DfE) at delivering the 'free' early education and childcare entitlement.




NEWS: Budget 2020 announced with no mention of early education

The latest Budget was delivered in the House of Commons today, announcing the government's tax and spending plans for the year ahead.


NEWS: What you need to know about insurance policies and Coronavirus

We have received an increased number of phone calls from childcare providers concerned about the potential impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on their settings.


NEWS: PACEY launches EY smart - the new way to learn

No longer does a lack of time or budget need to be a barrier to CPD. Today, early years training is changing for the better, with the introduction of EY smart - eysmart.pacey.org.uk


NEWS: Ofsted consultation on proposed improvements on handling complaints

Ofsted have announced a consultation on their proposals for revisions to their post-inspection arrangements, including how they handle complaints about our work.


NEWS: The WeCare Wales campaign is one year old / Mae'r ymgyrch Gofalwn Cymru yn flwydd oed

PACEY Cymru were pleased to attend the first year celebration event for the We Care Wales campaign in Cardiff Bay attended by Julie Morgan, the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services who also spoke at the event. Roedd PACEY Cymru yn falch o fynychu'r digwyddiad i ddathlu blwyddyn gyntaf ar gyfer ymgyrch Gofalwn Cymru ym Mae Caerdydd a fynychwyd gan Julie Morgan, Dirprwy Weinidog Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol a siaradodd yn y digwyddiad hefyd.