August 2021

NEWS: Isolation rules remain in place for childminders in England

Public Health England, the Cabinet Office, and The Department of Health and Social Care have reaffirmed the position that a childminder in England with a positive case in their household cannot accept children onto the premises.


NEWS: Childminders excluded from Government offer of CO2 monitors in England

PACEY is disappointed that the Department for Education has now confirmed that registered childminders will not be included in the Government’s recent commitment to provide carbon dioxide monitors for all “state funded education settings” this autumn.


NEWS: CIW Annual Report published / Cyhoeddwyd Adroddiad Blynyddol AGC

CIW have published their Annual Report for 2020-2021 / Mae AGC wedi cyhoeddi eu Hadroddiad Blynyddol ar gyfer 2020-2021.


NEWS: Education settings in England to receive air quality monitors

On Saturday 21 August the government announced £25 million funding for education settings in England to receive carbon dioxide monitors this autumn. PACEY is calling for childminding settings to be included in this. 


NEWS: Updated coronavirus support for practitioners in England

This week the new rules around self-isolation for fully vaccinated adults and young people under 18 years and 6 months came into effect in England. We have updated our FAQs for England members to reflect this change


NEWS: Access to early education is unfair, according to new research by The Sutton Trust

Today a major piece of research was published by the Sutton Trust outlining that access to early education in England is currently unfair with the poorest families missing out.


NEWS: Additional Q&As on isolation for childminders in England

The DfE has published additional Q&As for childminders in England around the changes to isolation rules that came into effect yesterday. 


NEWS: New IFS report outlines lasting health benefits of Sure Start Children’s Centres

Today a new report was published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies outlining the health benefits that Sure Start Children Centres have for children in England, lasting from infancy to adolescence. 


NEWS: New rules around self-isolation from 16 August in England

Monday 16 August sees new rules around self-isolation requirements for those who are identified as a close contact of a positive coronavirus case in England.  We have updated our coronavirus resources to reflect this change.


NEWS: DfE publishes an update around the move to Step 4 of the roadmap in England

Today the DfE has published further information for early years and childcare settings on vaccinations and answers to commonly asked questions about the move to Step 4 of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown.