February 2021

NEWS: Welsh Government confirms testing for childcare/ Llywodraeth Cymru yn cadarnhau profion ar gyfer gofal plant

The Welsh Government has announced a testing offer for childcare settings alongside schools and colleges in Wales.  Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cyhoeddi cynnig profi ar gyfer lleoliadau gofal plant ochr yn ochr ag ysgolion a cholegau yng Nghymru


NEWS: Leading early years organisations call for home test for providers in England

Following Welsh Government's announcement that all early years and childcare settings will receive home coronavirus tests, PACEY, the Early Years Alliance and the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) are calling on English government to do the same. 


NEWS: Aligning education and childcare funding rates in Wales/ Cysoni cyfraddau ariannu

Welsh Government have published a written statement on increasing Foundation Phase Nursery (FPN) funding which aligns the funding rate paid in relation to education and childcare provision within the Childcare Offer for Wales. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cyhoeddi datganiad ysgrifenedig ar gynyddu cyllid Meithrin Cyfnod Sylfaen (FPN) sy’n cysoni’r gyfradd ariannu a delir mewn perthynas â darpariaeth addysg a gofal plant o fewn y Cynnig Gofal Plant.


NEWS: Ofsted assurance inspections on hold until at least 8 March

Yesterday Ofsted confirmed that assurance inspections of early years settings in England will be paused until 8 March 2021 at the earliest due to coronavirus restrictions.