Read our latest update on the ongoing vaccination confusion and keep a look out for more early next week.
PACEY, NDNA and the Early Years Alliance have today issued a joint statement on the conflicting reports of coronavirus vaccines for the early years and childcare sector.
Letter to all providers of day care, child minding and play services in Wales and Cwlwm letter to Ministers/Llythyr at holl ddarparwyr gwasanaethau gofal dydd, gwarchod plant a chwarae yng Nghymru a llythyr Cwlwm at Weinidogion.
After reports today that some early years and childcare practitioners in England have secured appointments for Covid-19 priority vaccinations, PACEY is asking DfE for a clear policy decision on this to avoid a 'postcode lottery' of practitioners able to access the vaccine.
PACEY members in England and Wales are invited to take part in a new survey conducted by Leeds University Business School on childminding during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Department for Education (DfE) has issued guidance for Local Authorities in England to support early years and childcare practitioners to use the Government's community testing programme.
The latest Ofsted data shows that a large number of settings in England have reported confirmed coronavirus cases. Despite this, the Government has not yet committed to supplying home testing kits for PVI settings.
The Government in England has announced a cash boost of £1000 for business to cover the cost of providing new work placements for trainees.
Today the latest report from the Women and Equalities Committee has been published titled 'Unequal impact? Coronavirus and the gendered economic impact. PACEY was pleased to input into this inquiry as a representative for the early years and childcare sector.
Yesterday the government announced it will offer coronavirus testing for businesses in England which employ over 50 staff members. Sadly this initiative will not benefit the vast majority of early years and childcare providers.
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.