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Ahead of the Spring Budget 2021 being announced, PACEY was one of the 3,626 organisations and individuals to sign an open letter to the Chancellor asking for improved financial support for the 3 million taxpayers who missed out on any pandemic related support.
The DHSC and DfE have announced how home testing will be extended as lockdown restrictions lift in England. All households with school age children, as well as childcare and support bubbles and those working in the 'wider school community' will be encouraged to start regular twice-weekly testing.
This morning the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has set out its interim statement for phase two of the Covid-19 vaccine deployment. In this they have ruled out prioritising people by occupation and will instead use an age-based delivery approach.
Ofsted has today updated the ‘current activity’ section of its Ofsted COVID-19 rolling update with further information about the plans for inspection and regulatory work in England.
The Department for Education has today announced further details of its education “recovery package”, to help children and young people in England catch up on missed learning and development due to the pandemic.
In light of yesterday’s announcement around the gradual easing of lockdown in England, the Government has updated its guidance for early years and childcare providers, and the Secretary of State for Education has written to the sector.
Today in England the Government has announced its plan to move the country out of lockdown. PACEY has summarised the key announcements for early years and childcare, with further details being sent out to members later this week.
As part of today’s extensive announcement on the government‘s road map out of lockdown in England, the Department for Education has confirmed it will provide lateral flow devices for home coronavirus testing to staff at PVI nurseries and pre-schools from Monday 22 March.
Liz Bayram, PACEY Chief Executive writes to the early years and childcare sector regarding the difficulties experienced over the last week around access to coronavirus vaccinations.
PACEY is calling for early years and childcare practitioners to be protected with the coronavirus vaccine as a priority once the most vulnerable have received theirs. We also call for all registered practitioners to have equal access to regular home testing. #NotAtArmsLength
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone involved in childcare and early education to provide high quality services, information and advice to children, their families and carers.
Across England and Wales we provide training, expert advice, help and peer support to practitioners and practical and impartial support and information for families and carers and those advising them. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.