January 2021

NEWS: School closures in Wales

Welsh Government announces that schools will continue to provide online only provision until February half term unless there is a significant reduction in coronavirus cases 

08/01/2021

NEWS: PACEY attends SAGE briefing on coronavirus

Yesterday PACEY along with other stakeholders attended the SAGE virtual briefing on education to hear the latest evidence round coronavirus transmission in education settings.  

08/01/2021

NEWS: Launch of new #ProtectEarlyYears campaign

Today, PACEY, the Early Years Alliance and National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) launch a new joint #ProtectEarlyYears campaign calling on improved safety measures for the sector. 

07/01/2021

NEWS: Update to Covid-19 FAQs and new resource for who can attend your setting - England only

We have updated our Covid-19 FAQs with a new section called 'National lockdown support' as well as provided a new free download to give further detail on which children can attend your setting during this time.

07/01/2021

NEWS: PACEY Cymru calls for clarification in Wales

PACEY Cymru has called on Welsh Government to confirm a number of points in relation to queries and issues raised earlier this week.

07/01/2021

NEWS: Department for Education shares updated FAQs for providers in England

The Department for Education (DfE) has released some FAQs which answers a number of queries in the early years sector in England.

07/01/2021

NEWS: Covid-19 threat level five - a briefing from PACEY (England only)

On the evening of 4 January England entered its third national lockdown after UK chief medical officers recommended that the Covid-19 threat level be increased to five - the maximum level. We run through what we know so far, our concerns and actions and what you need to do. 

06/01/2021

NEWS: PACEY to attend SAGE briefing around decision to keep early years settings open

Tomorrow, PACEY will join other education organisations for a SAGE briefing to learn more about the scientific evidence which informed the decision to keep early years settings open whilst schools are closed in England.

06/01/2021

NEWS: DfE sets out rationale for keeping early years settings open during lockdown in England

The Department for Education has shared with PACEY its rationale for keeping early year and childcare services open in England, despite school closures for most children.

05/01/2021

NEWS: PACEY meets with Minister for Childcare to discuss the national lockdown in England

PACEY met virtually with the Minister for Childcare, Vicky Ford MP to seek clarity on issues around early years and childcare given yesterday's announcement of a national lockdown in England. 

05/01/2021