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An all-party group of MPs in the House of Commons has published a report on tackling disadvantage in the early years, arguing that the Government has a “confused” approach to early years education, and policies such as 30 hours appear to be “entrenching disadvantage”.
We are very excited to announce that we’re supporting the 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge – a global reading initiative from education charity Achievement for All.
A delegation from the early years sector in Malaysia recently visited PACEY’s headquarters in Bromley to find out more about the support we provide practitioners, and the childcare and early years landscape in the UK.
Ofsted are inviting early years practitioners to attend one of the Early Years Curriculum Workshops, which are taking place on various dates and locations. All details, including timings, can be found during registration. Find out more.
The Department for Education (DfE) has released the latest statistics on the number of 30 hours childcare codes issued and validated for the spring term 2019.
The children and families minister, Nadhim Zahawi MP, spent the morning visiting a childminding setting in Hayes, in South East England, run by PACEY member and board member, Vicky Walsh.
During February and March thanks to Welsh Government funding PACEY Cymru will be offering two training opportunities over seven events. Yn ystod Chwefror a Mawrth, diolch i arian gan Lywodraeth Cymru bydd PACEY Cymru yn cynnig dau gyfle hyfforddi dros saith digwyddiad.
The Education Policy Institute have published a comparative analysis on the early years workforce in England using the Labour Force Survey. Read our full summary and comments.
After announcing changes to the current common inspection framework (CIF) in October 2018, Ofsted has today published a consultation on proposals for changes to the education inspection framework (EIF) to take effect from September 2019.
It has been a busy week in the news this week, with concerns for children's sugar consumption, as well as life-saving skills and first-aid training. We have put together a news roundup in case you missed anything.
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone working in childcare and early years to provide high quality care and early learning for children and families.
We provide training, practical help and expert advice to practitioners working throughout England and Wales. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.