May 2022

NEWS: Department for Education funding for Early Years Leadership NPQ

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced scholarship funding for practitioners in England to take part in the new NPQ in Early Years Leadership.  


NEWS: PACEY launches partnership with Early Years Resources (EYR)

PACEY is excited to announce that it has now extended its shop product range as part of a new partnership with Early Years Resources (EYR). The partnership allows PACEY members to buy a fantastic choice of EYR products directly from the PACEY online shop.


NEWS: Free webinars as part of the Mayor's London Early Years Campaign

PACEY is working with the Mayor’s London Early Years Campaign to run a series of free webinars for Job Centre Plus staff, social workers, and health visitors in the London area, helping them to better understand and promote childcare offers and entitlements across the capital.


NEWS: Government to consult with sector on regulation change in England

Today a news article published in the Sun suggests a range of measures being looked at, including changes to ratios in group settings, expansion of entitlements and business contributions. 


NEWS: New EYFS guidance for progress checks at age two

Today (11 May) the Department for Education has published new early years foundation stage guidance for the progress check at age two for early years and childcare providers in England. 


NEWS: PACEY responds to Queen's Speech 2022

Yesterday (10 May) The Prince of Wales delivered the Queen’s Speech at the state opening of parliament. The Queen’s Speech this year focused on easing the pressure of cost of living for families, growing the UK economy and ‘levelling up’. 


NEWS: Digital learning resources for infection prevention and control in Wales/Adnoddau dysgu digidol ar gyfer atal a rheoli heintiau

Social Care Wales have developed a set of digital learning modules to help anyone involved in the social care or early years and childcare sector know how to behave to reduce the spread of infections.  Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru wedi datblygu set o fodiwlau dysgu digidol i helpu unrhyw un sy’n ymwneud â’r sector gofal cymdeithasol neu’r blynyddoedd cynnar a gofal plant i wybod sut i ymddwyn i leihau lledaeniad heintiau.


NEWS: National Autism Team Wales launch campaign/Ymgyrch Tîm Awtistiaeth Cenedlaethol Cymru

The National Autism Team Wales have launched a new campaign called ‘Can You See Me Early Years’. The campaign aims to inform the Early Years sector of the resources available to support them in becoming autism aware settings.  Mae Tîm Awtistiaeth Cenedlaethol Cymru wedi lansio ymgyrch newydd ‘Weli Di Fi Blynyddoedd Cynnar’. Nod yr ymgyrch yw hysbysu’r sector Blynyddoedd Cynnar o’r adnoddau ar gael i’w cefnogi i fod yn lleoliadau sy’n ymwybodol o awtistiaeth.


NEWS: PACEY supports Local Authorities with recruitment campaign

Today PACEY has launched a digital campaign to support local authorities in England and Wales with recruitment of early years and childcare professionals.