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NEWS: PACEY meets with CMA to discuss their ongoing cancellations and refunds investigation

Today PACEY, NDNA (National Day Nurseries Association) and the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) held a joint meeting with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to discuss their current investigation into the complaints they have received from parents, regarding cancellations and refunds in the childcare sector during the COVID-19 forced closure of registered childcare settings.


NEWS: Welsh Government updates / Diweddariadau Llywodraeth Cymru

Updates on announcements and guidance from the Welsh Government around reopening of settings in Wales. Diweddariadau ar gyhoeddiadau a chanllawiau gan Lywodraeth Cymru ynghylch ailagor lleoliadau yng Nghymru.  


NEWS: Welsh Government announce plans for wider re-opening of childcare in Wales / Llywodraeth Cymru yn cyhoeddi cynlluniau ar gyfer ailagor gofal plant yn ehangach yng Nghymru.

Welsh Government announce plans for wider re-opening of schools and childcare settings in Wales from the 29th June.  Llywodraeth Cymru yn cyhoeddi cynlluniau ar gyfer ailagor ysgolion a lleoliadau gofal plant yn ehangach yng Nghymru o'r 29ain Mehefin.


NEWS: Self-employment income scheme extended

The Self-Employment Income Scheme (SEISS) will be extended, with applications opening in August for a second and final grant, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced in today's briefing.


NEWS: PACEY highlights ongoing confusion for childcare providers on re-opening in England

PACEY has received queries from childcarers as Sheffield and Lancashire are among the councils issuing guidance to remain closed whilst Government guidance is to begin the phased opening of schools and early years settings from 1 June.


NEWS: PACEY submits briefing to Education Select Committee Inquiry into COVID-19 response in England

PACEY has made a submission to the Education Select Committee Inquiry into the COVID-19 response in England. The submission makes clear that the people who work in childcare and early years are part of our country's critical public sector infrastructure that has for too long been treated like a Cinderella service.


NEWS: Joint sector letters to government calls for extension and increase of financial support

Today, the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) along with the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) and Early Education (EE) submitted two joint letters to Chancellor Rishi Sunak; and Vicky Ford, the Childcare and Early Years Minister in England, to again call for increased financial support.


NEWS: PACEY survey reveals half of parents too worried to send their children to childcare

With thousands of young children in England able to go back to their early years and childcare setting from Monday, research from the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) reveals that only four out of ten parents will be doing so next week.  


NEWS: PACEY responds to some schools banning childminders from schools

As schools across England prepare for a phased re-opening from 1 June, it has come to PACEY’s attention that some registered childminders are being told by their local primary school that they are banned from picking up or dropping off the children in their care.


NEWS: DfE publishes guidance for early years settings in England

This weekend the DfE published its long-anticipated guidance to settings preparing to open more fully from 1 June 2020.