2020 News

NEWS: Research shows further challenges for the early years workforce

A new report by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) reveals another picture of the early years workforce and the challenges for recruiting, retaining and developing staff in the sector.


NEWS: PACEY pushes to ban smacking in England and Northern Ireland

After recent success in Wales who last week introduced a ban on smacking follow Scotland's introduction, PACEY has worked in partnership with key early years professionals and organisations to call on Government to do the same across England and Northern Ireland.


NEWS: CIW and online applications / Ceisiadau ar-lein AGC

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) has moved to an online application process for providers from today / O heddiw ymlaen mi fydd Arolygiaeth Gofal Cymru AGC (CIW) yn symud i broses ymgeisio ar-lein.


NEWS: Updated advice on Coronavirus

The government has issued advice to early years providers, schools and further education providers about the Coronavirus outbreak. 


NEWS: PACEY responds to EYFS consultation

Following the Government's formal consultation on the changes it proposes to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework which closed yesterday, PACEY has submitted a response to the Department for Education.


NEWS: Wales and physical punishment of children/ Cymru a chosbi plant yn gorfforol

Wales has become the latest country to join a select group of around 58 nations around the world to end the physical punishment of children / Cymru yw’r wlad ddiweddaraf i ymuno â’r grŵp dethol o tua 58 o wledydd ar draws y byd i roi diwedd ar gosbi plant yn gorfforol.


NEWS: PACEY supports legal challenge against Universal Credit

Leigh Day solicitors, as representatives, issued a claim in the High Court against the Department for Work and Pensions with supporting evidence from key early years organisations including PACEY.


NEWS: Duchess of Cambridge launches early childhood survey

HRH Duchess of Cambridge has launched a landmark survey which gives people across the UK an opportunity to provide their view on raising the next generation.


NEWS: Ofsted annual report 2018/19

Ofsted has published its Annual Report 2018/19, which includes early years as well as schools, further education, and skills and social care in England.


NEWS: EPI releases latest workforce report

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) have published a comparative analysis on the early years workforce in England using data from the Labour Force Survey.