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NEWS: DfE sets out rationale for keeping early years settings open during lockdown in England

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.


NEWS: PACEY meets with Minister for Childcare to discuss the national lockdown in England

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. 


NEWS: Welsh Government confirm extended school closures

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.


NEWS: PACEY await clarity from Department for Education around Covid-19 and the early years sector

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. 


NEWS: Ofsted announce mandatory online system for the notification of serious childcare incidents

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. 


NEWS: Department for Education information regarding opening of schools and EY settings in England

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. 


NEWS: Former PACEY Chair receives an MBE in New Year's Honours list

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.


NEWS: Welsh Government alert level 4 guidance /Canllawiau Llywodraeth Cymru

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.


NEWS: Important update regarding spring term funding in England

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. 


NEWS: Merry Christmas to all our members and partners

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.