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NEWS: Government announces mass testing for secondary schools and colleges

The Government has announced a rollout of mass coronavirus testing for all secondary schools and colleges in England from January, but early years providers are not yet included in these plans. 


NEWS: Welsh Government publishes key updates/Llywodraeth Cymru yn cyhoeddi diweddariadau allweddol

Welsh Government have provided updates on a number of key developments in Wales including an Alert Plan / Llywodraeth Cymru yn cyhoeddi diweddariadau allweddol gan gynnwys Cynllun Rhybudd


NEWS: Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood launches report findings

Today the Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Years has published its report outlining how gender stereotypes are significantly limiting children and young people.


NEWS: Launch of Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood Report

The Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood report is launching in a public zoom event on on 15 December. Sign up to hear evidence of the impact that gender sterotypes have, and how we can commit to tackling them.


NEWS: New study suggests that having a graduate in early years settings improves learning outcomes

Today the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has released findings from an important two-year study funded by the Nuffield Foundation on the impact of having degree-qualified graduate staff in early years private, voluntary and independent (PVI) settings.


NEWS: Government announce early years Level 3 qualifications under Lifetime Skills Guarantee

Today the Government has confirmed the entitlements of qualifications that will be available free of charge to eligible adults under the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, including Level 3 early years and childcare courses.


NEWS: Christmas delivery dates

If you want to buy a gift or product from the PACEY shop, make sure you complete your order before 13 December 2020 to ensure it is delivered by Christmas.


NEWS: Ofsted announces a phased return to inspections in 2021

Ofsted has today set out its plans for a phased return to inspections of education and childcare providers in England in 2021.


NEWS: Dr Amy Page becomes new PACEY Chair

We are delighted to announce that Dr Amy Page is now PACEY’s new Chair. Amy became a PACEY trustee in 2018 and took over from Jane Comeau, Chair since 2014, at the charity’s Annual General Meeting


NEWS: End of temporary relaxations confirmed in Wales / Diwedd llacio dros dro wedi'i gadarnhau

The Welsh Government extended the temporary relaxation of some of the requirements in its National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare until 31 December 2020.  They have now confirmed this will end on this date / Fe wnaeth Llywodraeth Cymru ymestyn llacio dros dro rhai gofynion ei Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol ar gyfer gofal plant rheoledig tan 31 Rhagfyr 2020. Cadarnhawyd y bydd hyn yn dod i ben ar y dyddiad hwn.


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