January 2020

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.


NEWS: Investigation reveals underspend of childcare funding

Following an investigation by NDNA and a Freedom of Information (FOI) act request to all English local education authorities (LEAs), it has been revealed that three-quarters of LEAs in England underspent their childcare funding for three- and four-year-old places.


NEWS: New shadow minister for early years confirmed

Tulip Siddiq, MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, has been named as the Labour's new shadow early years minister.


NEWS: PACEY meets with minister

Yesterday, PACEY Chief Executive, Liz Bayram and Policy Advisor, Helen Donohoe, met with the Rt. Hon. Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards at the Department for Education (DfE) to discuss key early years issues. 


NEWS: New Ofsted registration system for early years settings

Ofsted is in the process of updating its online registration system for early years settings in England. Please be aware of key dates throughout January and February 2020.


NEWS: CIW Self Assessment of Service Statement / Hunanasesiad o Ddatganiad Gwasanaeth

The CIW Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) is now available for providers in Wales to complete and submit via CIW online by the deadline of 11 February 2020. / Mae Hunanasesiad o Ddatganiad Gwasanaeth (SASS) AGC bellach ar gael i ddarparwyr yng Nghymru i gwblhau a chyflwyno drwy ACG Ar-lein cyn y dyddiad cau, 11 Chwefror 2020.