Today, as tens of thousands of childcare providers close their doors for an indefinite period of time due to COVID-19, the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) is calling for urgent government action to save these vital childcare settings from permanent shutdown.
Government needs to help:
41,000 self-employed registered childminders in England and Wales who are not eligible for the majority of financial support for businesses announced to date.
Just under 28,000 childcare on non-domestic premises who may be eligible for government business support but need that help today, not in a month’s time, as their business doesn’t have the cash flow to keep them afloat until government support is accessible.
PACEY's COVID-19 closure survey will demonstrate the impact of the forced closures across England and Wales. Please answer a few vital questions this week so, in doing so, PACEY can demonstrate to government how many settings fear that temporary closure of their service to families is likely to lead to permanent closure in six months to a year’s time.