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NEWS: CIW Adapted Registration Guidance / Canllawiau Cofrestru Addasedig AGC

In response to COVID-19 CIW have published Adapted Registration Guidance for applicants and providers in Wales.  Mewn ymateb i COVID-19 mae AGC wedi cyhoeddi Canllawiau Cofrestru Addasedig i ymgeiswyr a darparwyr yng Nghymru.


NEWS: Planning for the return to normality

The content of the Prime Minister's planned address to the nation this Sunday evening is widely speculated to outline the plan for emerging from lockdown and returning to work. 


NEWS: Thank you to childcare workers in Wales / Diolch i weithwyr gofal plant yng Nghymru

Children of all ages and their parents have come together to say a big “Diolch” to the people that work in the early years, childcare and playwork sectors in a WeCare Wales video. Mae plant o bob oedran a’u rhieni wedi dod ynghyd i ddweud “Diolch” i’r bobl sy’n gweithio yn y sectorau blynyddoedd cynnar, gofal plant a gwaith chwarae mewn fideo gan Gofalwn Cymru.


NEWS: New online tool from HMRC available to check eligibility for self-employed grant support

HMRC's new online tool allows those who are self-employed to register and check if they're eligible to claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.


NEWS: PACEY submits urgent briefing to Chancellor and HM Treasury

Since releasing our latest survey results, PACEY has submitted a briefing to key government bodies including Chancellor Rishi Sunak and HM Treasury about the concerning future of the childminding sector. 


NEWS: PACEY survey reveals thousands of childminders to miss out on Government support

Thousands of registered childminders are unlikely to receive the Government support they need to sustain their businesses, according to our new survey. Of particular concern are newly registered childminders who have invested in starting up their businesses in the last three years, who are set to receive no support.


NEWS: PACEY responds to CMA’s unfair cancellations and refunds investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority today launched a programme of work to investigate reports of businesses failing to respect cancellation rights during the Coronavirus pandemic. PACEY will be working with NDNA to submit evidence to the CMA’s investigation  setting out these issues in depth.


NEWS: PACEY, NDNA, EYA and Early Education join to urgently call for recovery support for the sector

Today, PACEY along with NDNA, EYA and Early Education have made a joint call to Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Vicky Ford, the Childcare and Early Years Minister in England, to make sure that childcare and early years education is at the forefront of plans to support the UK to recover from this pandemic.


NEWS: Local authorities can divert entitlement funding in exceptional cases

In England the DfE has announced changes to how local authorities can distribute 'free' entitlement funding while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.


NEWS: Numbers of children in early years settings published

The first evidence of how many children of key workers and vulnerable children are attending an early years setting in England has been published by the DfE and it reveals that just 4% of the usual number of children are still attending.