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The Department for Education has shared with PACEY its rationale for keeping early year and childcare services open in England, despite school closures for most children.
PACEY met virtually with the Minister for Childcare, Vicky Ford MP to seek clarity on issues around early years and childcare given yesterday's announcement of a national lockdown in England.
The Minister for Education has confirmed that schools in Wales will remain closed and move to online learning until 18th January at the earliest given the rise in COVID-19 cases.
PACEY is seeking clarity from the Department for Education around the current situation for early years settings given the recent rise in coronavirus cases in England.
Today Ofsted announced that from 28 January 2021 all registered childcare providers must use the online notification form to notify Ofsted of significant events, instead of via phone or email.
Recent Government announcements around school closures in England have led to concern and confusion among many early years providers. PACEY is urgently raising these concerns with the Department for Education later today.
PACEY is very excited to announce that former PACEY Chair, Jane Comeau has been awarded an MBE for her services to education in the New Year’s Honours list.
Welsh Government has published guidance for parents and childcare providers under alert level 4. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cyhoeddi canllawiau i rieni a darparwyr gofal plant o dan lefel rhybudd 4.
The Department for Education announced yesterday that its funding entitlements for the 2021 spring term will not be paid to local authorities at pre-pandemic levels.
We want to wish all our members and partners a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please be aware that PACEY will be closed over the Christmas break.
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone involved in childcare and early education to provide high quality services, information and advice to children, their families and carers.
Across England and Wales we provide training, expert advice, help and peer support to practitioners and practical and impartial support and information for families and carers and those advising them. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.