2020 News

NEWS: Ofsted announces a phased return to inspections in 2021

Ofsted has today set out its plans for a phased return to inspections of education and childcare providers in England in 2021.


NEWS: Dr Amy Page becomes new PACEY Chair

We are delighted to announce that Dr Amy Page is now PACEY’s new Chair. Amy became a PACEY trustee in 2018 and took over from Jane Comeau, Chair since 2014, at the charity’s Annual General Meeting


NEWS: End of temporary relaxations confirmed in Wales / Diwedd llacio dros dro wedi'i gadarnhau

The Welsh Government extended the temporary relaxation of some of the requirements in its National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare until 31 December 2020.  They have now confirmed this will end on this date / Fe wnaeth Llywodraeth Cymru ymestyn llacio dros dro rhai gofynion ei Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol ar gyfer gofal plant rheoledig tan 31 Rhagfyr 2020. Cadarnhawyd y bydd hyn yn dod i ben ar y dyddiad hwn.


NEWS: Ofsted publishes findings from 2019/20 Annual Report

Today Ofsted has published its 2019/20 Annual Report, which presents its findings from inspections of education and childcare providers in England. 


NEWS: Department for Education announces Covid Workforce Fund for schools and colleges

The Department for Education has today announced a short-term Covid workforce fund in England to support schools and colleges, but not the early years sector. 


NEWS: HRH Duchess of Cambridge launches early years survey findings

HRH Duchess of Cambridge’s landmark findings from her first national survey on the early years have been revealed today.


NEWS: Government set out the Treasury Spending Review

Yesterday the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak set out the government spending plans for the next 12 months in the 2020 Spending Review.


NEWS: Winter plan and new tiers confirmed in England

The Government has confirmed that the second lockdown in England will end on 2 December, with a return to the regional tiered system as well as the tiers for each area. 


NEWS: PACEY writes to Morrisons in response to discount scheme

PACEY responds to Morrisons supermarket announcement of 10% discount for teaching staff, including those working in early years education but excluding childminders.


NEWS: The Early Childhood Education and Care COVID-19 Impact Study

The Early Childhood Education and Care COVID-19 Impact Study aims to understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) provision in the UK.