February 2020

NEWS: Early years ministerial portfolios confirmed in reshuffle

After a small reshuffle, the Department for Education ministerial portfolios have been confirmed.


NEWS: Childcare costs continue to rise

Coram Family and Childcare has published the results of its 20th annual Childcare Survey.


NEWS: Coronavirus COVID-19 update

The UK government has updated its advice about the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.


NEWS: National Children's Day 2020

National Children's Day UK (NCDUK) is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults. 


NEWS: Healthy and Active Funding in Wales/ Cyllid Iach a Bywiog yng Nghymru

PACEY Cymru is excited to announce that they will be a co-delivery partner of the Welsh Active for Early Years programme through Healthy & Active Funding from Sport Wales.  Mae PACEY Cymru wrth ei bodd yn cyhoeddi y byddant yn bartner a fydd yn cyd-gyflwyno rhaglen Blynyddoedd Cynnar Bywiog Cymru drwy gyllid Iach a Bywiog Cymru gan Chwaraeon Cymru.


NEWS: SEED releases latest early years research

The longitudinal Study of Early Education and Development (SEED) has released its findings after following 6,000 children from the age of two into school looking at the impact of early education and the child outcomes at the start of school, and the important of the early years home environment.


NEWS: Survey reveals parent demand for funding and use of apps

The main findings from a follow-up survey with respondents to the 2018 childcare and early years survey of parents (CEYSP) reveals the demand for funding, the use of apps for learning and the amount of home learning happening every day.


NEWS: Updated advice on Coronavirus (25 Feb)

The government has updated its advice to early years providers, schools and further education providers about the Coronavirus outbreak, distributed via local authority teams in England and via the Welsh Government in Wales.


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.