December 2020

NEWS: Welsh Government alert level 4 guidance /Canllawiau Llywodraeth Cymru

Welsh Government has published guidance for parents and childcare providers under alert level 4. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cyhoeddi canllawiau i rieni a darparwyr gofal plant o dan lefel rhybudd 4.


NEWS: Important update regarding spring term funding in England

The Department for Education announced yesterday that its funding entitlements for the 2021 spring term will not be paid to local authorities at pre-pandemic levels. 


NEWS: Merry Christmas to all our members and partners

We want to wish all our members and partners a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please be aware that PACEY will be closed over the Christmas break.


NEWS: Government announces mass testing for secondary schools and colleges

The Government has announced a rollout of mass coronavirus testing for all secondary schools and colleges in England from January, but early years providers are not yet included in these plans. 


NEWS: Welsh Government publishes key updates/Llywodraeth Cymru yn cyhoeddi diweddariadau allweddol

Welsh Government have provided updates on a number of key developments in Wales including an Alert Plan / Llywodraeth Cymru yn cyhoeddi diweddariadau allweddol gan gynnwys Cynllun Rhybudd


NEWS: Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood launches report findings

Today the Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Years has published its report outlining how gender stereotypes are significantly limiting children and young people.


NEWS: Launch of Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood Report

The Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood report is launching in a public zoom event on on 15 December. Sign up to hear evidence of the impact that gender sterotypes have, and how we can commit to tackling them.


NEWS: New study suggests that having a graduate in early years settings improves learning outcomes

Today the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has released findings from an important two-year study funded by the Nuffield Foundation on the impact of having degree-qualified graduate staff in early years private, voluntary and independent (PVI) settings.


NEWS: Government announce early years Level 3 qualifications under Lifetime Skills Guarantee

Today the Government has confirmed the entitlements of qualifications that will be available free of charge to eligible adults under the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, including Level 3 early years and childcare courses.


NEWS: Christmas delivery dates

If you want to buy a gift or product from the PACEY shop, make sure you complete your order before 13 December 2020 to ensure it is delivered by Christmas.