December 2022

NEWS: Respond to the Education Committee's inquiry into childcare and early years

There is still time to submit your response to the Education Committee's inquiry into support for childcare and the early years in England, closing on 19 January.  


NEWS: DfE Childminder Mentors programme open for applications

The Department for Education's Early Years Covid-19 Recovery Childminder Mentor Programme is now taking applications from childminders in England who wish to access support. 


NEWS: Work and Pensions Committee publishes latest report into Universal Credit and childcare

Today (20 December 2022) the Work and Pensions Committee has published its latest report into Universal Credit and childcare costs.


NEWS: Government announces delayed phased rollout of Making Tax Digital

Yesterday HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced that self-employed individuals and landlords will have longer to prepare for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA).


NEWS: Government announces England funding update for 2023/24

Today the Department for Education in England has announced an update on the funding rates that local authorities will receive for early years funding entitlements. This follows a consultation earlier this summer into proposed changes to the funding formulae. 


NEWS: Goodbye Liz, Hello Helen

After 15 years of working with trustees, staff and volunteers to support PACEY members and the children and families they care for, Chief Executive Liz Bayram will be leaving PACEY in late January. Helen Donohoe, PACEY’s current Policy Advisor, has been appointed by PACEY’s Board to take over the role of Chief Executive in the new year.


NEWS: DfE publishes findings from childminder research in England

Earlier this year, the Department for Education (DfE) commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to conduct interviews with 33 current and former childminders in England.


NEWS: Order your products today for pre-Christmas delivery

If you want to buy a product from the PACEY shop, make sure you complete your order before 15 December 2022 to ensure it is dispatched before Christmas.


NEWS: Ofsted launches Annual Report 2021/22

Today (13 December 2022) HM Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman has presented Ofsted’s Annual Report 2021/2022, setting out the ‘state of the nation’ view of education and social care in England, including early years and childcare


NEWS: PACEY Cymru features on BBC Wales Live/PACEY Cymru yn ymddangos ar BBC Cymru Fyw

Claire Protheroe, the National Manager for Wales for PACEY Cymru featured on BBC Wales Live this week. The programme focused on the cost of childcare in Wales. Claire shared the perspective from the sector themselves on the challenges they are facing. Fe wnaeth Claire Protheroe, Rheolwr Cenedlaethol Cymru PACEY Cymru ymddangos ar BBC Cymru Fyw yr wythnos hon. Roedd y rhaglen yn canolbwyntio ar gost gofal plant yng Nghymru. Rhannodd Claire safbwynt y sector ei hun ar yr heriau y maent yn eu hwynebu.