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NEWS: New report makes concerning proposals for early years and childcare sector

A new report from the Free Markets Forum titled 30 Ideas for 2030 outlines a collection of recommendations for Government reform, including childcare and early years.


NEWS: PACEY responds to proposals to boost childminder agencies (CMAs)

Over the weekend several media outlets reported on the Prime Minister’s plans to boost the number of childminder agencies in England as a way to drive down the cost of childcare provision.


NEWS: Welsh Gov. Consultation–summary of response/Llywodraeth Cymru Ymgynghoriad–crynodeb o'r ymatebion

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has published a statement about the response to the consultation on the draft Child Minding and Day Care (Disqualification) (Wales) Regulations 2022 / Mae’r Dirprwy Weinidog Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol wedi cyhoeddi datganiad am yr ymateb i'r ymgynghoriad ar reoliadau drafft Gwarchod Plant a Gofal Dydd (Anghymhwyso) (Cymru) 2022


NEWS: Kelly Tolhurst MP named as Minister for Schools and Childhood

Today (27 September) Kelly Tolhurst MP has been announced as the Minister for Schools and Childhood at the Department for Education.


NEWS: Join PACEY and Ofsted for a childminder-focussed webinar

PACEY and Ofsted are teaming up to deliver a FREE webinar for childminders tomorrow (27 September) from 7-8pm.


NEWS: Chancellor sets out Growth Plan 2022

Today (23 September 2022) the Government's Growth Plan 2022 speech was delivered by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng in the House of Commons.


NEWS: How can BBC Tiny Happy People help you in your day-to-day work with families?

PACEY is delighted to be joined by BBC Tiny Happy People for a chance to learn how you can share the best from their website with the families that you work with. This event is open to all professionals and volunteers working with under-fives. 


NEWS: Government announces plans to support businesses with energy bills

The Government has today outlined measures to support businesses and public sector organisations in Great Britain and Northern Ireland with rising energy bills. 


NEWS: Updated national mourning guidance (Wales) / Diweddarwyd Galaru Cenedlaethol yng Nghymru

National Mourning guidance has been issued by the Welsh Government including the National Mourning period and state funeral. / Mae canllawiau Galaru Cenedlaethol wedi’u cyhoeddi gan Lywodraeth Cymru syn cynnwys Y Cyfnod Galaru Cenedlaethol ac Yr Angladd Gwladol.


NEWS: Government guidance regarding State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The DfE has shared guidance for education settings during the National Mourning period and the date of the State Funeral, which has been confirmed as Monday 19 September.