2023 News

NEWS: Coalition report reveals the scale of the workforce crisis in early years

New research published today by the Early Education and Childcare Coalition and the University of Leeds reveals the scale of the workforce crisis in early years with 57% of nursery staff and 38% of childminders considering quitting the sector in the next year. 


NEWS: DfE confirm changes to EYFS, Wraparound scheme details and more

Today, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced planned changes to the EYFS following the consultation period that ended on 26 July 2023, details of the £289m funding for the wraparound scheme for local authorities and another £100m of capital funding for settings.


NEWS: Poll Results 'Related children under the funded scheme' England only

Following recent discussions with DfE, we carried out a poll will EY practitioners to gather data on related children under the funded scheme in England. This information has been submitted to them and we wait now to hear if there will be any proposals to revise the current rules.



Wales Christmas card creativity! Creadigrwydd cerdyn Nadolig Cymru!

PACEY Cymru is searching for a design which will feature on our Christmas e-card in Wales in December 2023. If you are a member in Wales enter our competition by working with children in your setting to create a design. The winning design chosen will receive a £60 Love2Shop gift card for your setting. Mae PACEY Cymru yn chwilio am ddyluniad a fydd yn ymddangos ar ein e-gerdyn Nadolig yng Nghymru ym mis Rhagfyr 2023. Os ydych chi'n aelod yng Nghymru, cymerwch ran yn ein cystadleuaeth trwy weithio gyda phant yn eich lleoliad i greu dyluniad. Bydd y dyluniad buddugol yn derbyn cerdyn rhodd Love2Shop £60 ar gyfer eich lleoliad.


NEWS: Sir Martyn Oliver confirmed as next Ofsted Chief Inspector (ENGLAND)

Sir Martyn Oliver has finally been confirmed as the next Ofsted Chief Inspector. Sir Martyn will start his five-year term on January 1st 2024 after Amanda Spielman’s term ends on December 31st 2023 following seven years of service.



New partnership- Children in Wales and PACEY Cymru/Partneriaeth newydd- Plant yng Nghymru a PACEY

We are pleased to share that Children in Wales and PACEY Cymru have formed an exciting new partnership. Mae’n bleser gennym rannu bod Plant yng Nghymru a’r Gymdeithas Broffesiynol ar gyfer Gofal Plant a’r Blynyddoedd Cynnar (PACEY Cymru) wedi ffurfio partneriaeth newydd gyffrous.


PACEY Cymru Celebration Event /Digwyddiad Dathlu PACEY Cymru

On Saturday 14 October PACEY Cymru held their first event to celebrate the achievements of members in Wales over the past 12 months and recognise their ongoing commitment to the childcare and early years sector.  Ar ddydd Sadwrn 14 Hydref cynhaliodd PACEY Cymru eu digwyddiad cyntaf i ddathlu cyflawniadau aelodau yng Nghymru dros y 12 mis diwethaf a chydnabod eu hymrwymiad parhaus i’r sector gofal plant a blynyddoedd cynnar.


NEWS: Labour announces large-scale plan for new early years review

Today, on the last day of Labour’s Annual Conference, Bridget Phillipson MP announced plans for a large-scale review into early years education and childcare in England, in advance of next year's general election.


NEWS: Childminder start-up grants (England)

The childminder start-up grants scheme in England will open for applications on Thursday 30 November 2023.


NEWS: New Guidance Childcare on domestic premises

Ofsted publish new Guidance for Childcare on domestic premises