February 2022

NEWS: DfE's final weekly survey of settings open for responses

This week's DfE 'pulse survey' of early years and childcare settings in England is now open. This is the final survey of a series of weekly surveys over January and February 2022 which aim to find out more about how COVID-19 is affecting the childcare and early years sector in England.

14/02/2022

NEWS: Secretary of State writes to the sector with coronavirus update

On Friday 11 February, the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi wrote a letter to those working in the education and children's sectors, including early years and childcare practitioners.

14/02/2022

NEWS: Join the launch of the final ‘Childcare During Covid’ report

PACEY is delighted to support the launch event of the Childcare During Covid research study on Wednesday 23 February from 4 - 5pm.  In this webinar, the research team launch its final report 'Essential, but undervalued: early years staff and families during the COVID-19 pandemic’ and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the early childhood education and care in England and Wales. 

10/02/2022

NEWS: Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 and supporting resources

The annual Children’s Mental Health Week organised by Place2Be runs from 7 February to Sunday 13 February 2022. During this week the DfE has published its 'State of the Nation' report outlining the effects of the pandemic on children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. 

08/02/2022

NEWS: DfE's 'Week 5' survey of settings open for responses

This week's Department for Education (DfE) 'pulse survey' of early years and childcare settings in England is now open. Responses for the Week 5 survey close on Wednesday (9 February) at 11.59pm.   

08/02/2022

NEWS: Government announces 'Levelling Up' plans in White Paper

On 2 February the Government announced its ‘Levelling Up’ plans with the publication of its Levelling Up White Paper. The paper highlights 12 ‘Mission area’ policy objectives that Government hopes to achieve by 2030. 

03/02/2022

NEWS: Wider funded PACEY membership in Wales / Ehangu Aelodaeth PACEY

Following our previous news story on funded membership for those working in home-based childcare roles in Wales PACEY Cymru are able to extend the offer of funded membership to those working in the wider childcare sector in Wales.  Yn dilyn ein stori newyddion blaenorol ar aelodaeth a ariennir ar gyfer y rhai sy'n gweithio mewn rolau gofal plant yn y cartref yng Nghymru, gall PACEY Cymru ymestyn y cynnig o aelodaeth wedi'i hariannu i'r rhai sy'n gweithio yn y sector gofal plant ehangach yng Nghymru.

02/02/2022

NEWS: DfE's 'Week 4' survey of settings open for responses

This week's Department for Education (DfE) 'pulse survey' of early years and childcare settings in England is now open for settings in England. 

01/02/2022