The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has today announced that Government is to pay 80% of wages for employees unable to work due the coronavirus pandemic, up to £2,500 a month.
PACEY's PLI insurance provider has confirmed the insurance arrangements for childminding settings that remain open in England and Wales for vulnerable children and those of key workers.
Welsh Government has confirmed that settings in Wales should be restricting access to childcare to families who are critical workers or have vulnerable children. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cadarnhau y dylai lleoliadau yng Nghymru fod yn cyfyngu mynediad i ofal plant i deuluoedd sy'n weithwyr allweddol neu sydd â phlant sy'n agored i niwed.
The government has today released more information about the schools and (in England) childcare settings closures, first announced on Wednesday.
Today saw government in England and Wales (as well as Scotland) take further steps to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and keep people well by announcing the closures of schools and (in England) all registered early years settings.
PACEY’s is pleased to share the positive news that the Department for Education (DfE) has today confirmed a range of measures that will support childminders, nurseries and pre-schools during this unprecedented period of challenge.
Ofsted have announced that all inspections have been temporarily suspended.
Leading early years organisations National Day Nurseries Association and Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) have joined together to call on the Chancellor to offer more support urgently to childcare providers affected by COVID-19.
The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report which evaluates the effectiveness of the Department for Education (DfE) at delivering the 'free' early education and childcare entitlement.
The latest Budget was delivered in the House of Commons today, announcing the government's tax and spending plans for the year ahead.
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone involved in childcare and early education to provide high quality services, information and advice to children, their families and carers.
Across England and Wales we provide training, expert advice, help and peer support to practitioners and practical and impartial support and information for families and carers and those advising them. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.