2023 News

NEWS: Independent Review of Childminding in Wales / Adolygiad Annibynnol o Warchod Plant

The long waited Independent Review of Childminding in Wales has been published by Welsh Government today.  This includes a number of key conclusions and recommendations.  Mae’r Adolygiad Annibynnol hir ddisgwyliedig, am Warchod Plant yng Nghymru wedi’i gyhoeddi gan Lywodraeth Cymru heddiw. Mae hyn yn cynnwys nifer o gasgliadau ac argymhellion allweddol.

15/06/2023

NEWS: Ofsted announces proposals to change the complaints and appeal process

Ofsted have announced that they are proposing changes to their current complaints and appeal process that was last changed in September 2020. The changes include: 

  1. Enhancing communication onsite- pre and during inspections.
  2. ​New opportunity for providers to contact Ofsted the day after inspection. 
  3. Streamline complaints and post inspection work with twin track approach. 
  4. Direct escalation to ICASO instead of the internal review step. 

13/06/2023

NEWS: Universal Credit changes and EYFS Government consultation

Today the Government has announced that the proposals in the Spring 23 Budget around Universal Credit will go ahead this June and proposals to changes in the EYFS and a subsequent consultation.

31/05/2023

NEWS: Childcare Offer Digital platform / Llwyfan digidol y Cynnig Gofal Plant

PACEY Cymru have raised concerns from members in relation to issues with the Childcare Offer Digital platform in recent weeks. The outcome of this has been some positive changes which we are pleased to share with you.  Mae PACEY Cymru wedi codi pryderon gan aelodau mewn perthynas â materion gyda llwyfan digidol y Cynnig Gofal Plant yn ystod yr wythnosau diwethaf. Canlyniad hyn fu rhai newidiadau cadarnhaol ac rydym yn falch o'u rhannu gyda chi.

24/05/2023

NEWS: Important changes to the NMS / Newidiadau pwysig i’r SGC

Today the Deputy Minister for Social Services published a refresh of the National Minimum Standards (NMS) for regulated childcare following a public consultation into the standards in 2022 / Heddiw, cyhoeddodd y Dirprwy Weinidog Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol fersiwn ddiwygiedig o’r Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol ar gyfer Gofal Plant a Reoleiddir yn dilyn ymgynghoriad cyhoeddus ar y Safonau yn 2022.

19/05/2023

NEWS: Results from our PACEY England Members Survey: Spring Budget 2023

Following the release of the 2023 Spring Budget in March and the array of childcare measures proposed, we asked England PACEY members to complete a survey designed acquire feedback from our members regarding the childcare proposals and how our members feel they will impact the childcare sector. The majority of these proposals still need to go through Parliament and we will be using the responses and data to support our arguments for and against each proposal aswell as giving a voice to our members and their concerns. 

Here are the results from that survey. 

03/05/2023

NEWS: Expanding Flying Start in Wales / Ehangu gofal plant Dechrau’n Deg yng Nghymru

PACEY Cymru welcome the publication of the refreshed Flying Start Childcare Guidance by Welsh Government / Mae PACEY Cymru yn croesawu cyhoeddi'r fersiwn diwygiedig Canllawiau Gofal Plant Dechrau’n Deg gan Lywodraeth Cymru

20/04/2023

NEWS: DfE publishes the new criteria for the Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) qualification

As part of the Early Years Education Recovery Package programme, the Department has now published the new criteria for the Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) qualification. 

14/04/2023

NEWS: Spring Budget 2023: Four Weeks On

The following evidence was submitted to Conservative MP for Stroud and vocal advocate for Childminders, Siobhan Baillie. The following evidence is taken from direct consultation with PACEY members, through previous surveys, workshops and Q&A sessions.  

12/04/2023

NEWS: Anti-racist training in Wales/Hyfforddiant gwrth-hiliaeth

Funded training for the childcare, play and early years workforce is now available through DARPL (Diversity and Anti-Racist Professional Learning) for senior leaders, managers and practitioners in Wales.  Mae hyfforddiant wedi'i ariannu ar gyfer y gweithlu gofal plant, chwarae a blynyddoedd cynnar bellach ar gael trwy DARPL, (Dysgu Proffesiynol Amrywiaeth a Gwrth-hiliol) ar gyfer uwch arweinwyr, rheolwyr ac ymarferwyr yng Nghymru

05/04/2023