June 2021

NEWS: Summer of Fun in Wales/Haf o Hwyl yng Nghymru

Summer of Fun to support children and young people recover from the pandemic / Haf o Hwyl i helpu plant a phobl ifanc i adfer o’r pandemig


NEWS: Launch of Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood

Today the Duchess of Cambridge launches The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, aiming to improve awareness of the impact of the first five years of life and take action to improve support for the early years. 


NEWS: Covid-19 cases highest in children and young adults in England

The latest data from the REACT study in England suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic is growing exponentially, based on coronavirus test results reported between 20th May and 7th June. The majority of infections is reported in children (aged 5 to 12 years) and young adults (aged 18 to 24).


NEWS: New EYFS support for autumn reforms in England

From September 2021, all early years providers in England must follow the new early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework. The DfE has launched an online service to support practitioners to meet the new EYFS. 


NEWS: PACEY joins calls to put #ChildrenAtTheHeart of the nation’s recovery

Following the announcement of government’s Covid-19 recovery measures in England last week, PACEY has joined an important coalition of over 240 stakeholders to call on government to reconsider these plans and urgently boost investment for children and young people.


NEWS: PACEY responds to potential school day extension in England

PACEY responds to the potential plans to extend the school day in England as part of the government's plan to support children and young people 'catch up' on lost learning. 


NEWS: Details of fifth SEISS grant published

Yesterday the UK government published details of the fifth SEISS grant which covers the period of May to September 2021. 


NEWS: Government announces further education investment in England

Today the government in England has announced the next step of its education recovery plan, setting out measures to support all children aged 2 to 19 whose education has been affected by the pandemic.


NEWS: Change to Covid test reporting for childminders in England

From 2 June, the way that childminders in England report their lateral flow test results is changing. Childminders will now be able to specify their profession, something which PACEY has been asking the government to add based on feedback from our members.