January 2023

NEWS: PACEY provides evidence in childcare and early years inquiry

Earlier today (31 January) PACEY’s Chief Executive Helen Donohoe spoke in the first oral evidence session of the Education Committee’s childcare and early years inquiry.


NEWS: The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood launches new campaign

Today (31 January 2023) The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of the first five years of childhood.


NEWS: PACEY to provide evidence in Education Committee inquiry

PACEY’s Chief Executive Helen Donohoe will be providing oral evidence in the cross-party Education Committee’s first session of its inquiry into support for childcare and the early years.


NEWS: Latest updates from Ofsted

The latest updates from Ofsted for providers in England, including details of its curriculum roadshows, updates to 'myth-busting' guidance and a link to the latest blog around inspections. 


Update on National Minimum Standards in Wales / Diweddariad ar y Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol

Welsh Government have published a summary of responses to the consultation launched last year about proposed changes to the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare for children up to the age of 12.  Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cyhoeddi crynodeb o’r ymatebion i’r ymgynghoriad a lansiwyd y llynedd ynghylch y newidiadau arfaethedig i’r Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol ar gyfer Gofal Plant a Reoleiddir i blant hyd at 12 oed.


NEWS: Temporary closure of PACEY phone lines

Please be aware that the PACEY phone lines will be closed on Wednesday 18 January from 12.30pm for staff training. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Childcare & Education Expo London 2023

Childcare & Education Expo London is back and bringing you the best of the best for 2023! Join the early years and primary education community to learn, develop and be inspired on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 March at Olympia London. 


NEWS: Government scales back energy support for businesses

This week HMT announced a new Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS) for eligible non-domestic energy users such as businesses, charities and the public sector. This comes into force from 1 April 2023. 


NEWS: Prime Minister rumoured to drop plans for childcare and early years reform

This week we have seen media reports that the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak plans to scrap plans for childcare and early years reform in England, put forward by former Prime Minister Liz Truss.