December 2017

PACEY Policy - 2017: the year in review

Welcome to PACEY’s regular policy update. This month, we have taken a look back on 2017 and key achievements in England and Wales concerning childcare and early years, how we have represented your views to key decision makers and plans for the future. 


Posted by Susanna Kalitowski (PACEY) and Claire Protheroe (PACEY Cymru) | with 0 comments

PACEY's 2017 Festive Roundup

2017 has been a busy and eventful year, and here at PACEY we wanted to share some of the things that have happened to us and our members.


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Support and professional development in speech, language and communication

We know that it takes a community of family, extended family, neighbours, early years settings, schools and beyond to support children’s speech, language and communication. While families often see early years practitioners as the experts who have answers to their questions I thought this January  I would focus on you  and what support you need – who supports you to support children's speech, language and communication


Posted by Amanda Baxter, ICAN | with 0 comments

Early years oral health - the problems and solutions

In England, tooth decay is remains a serious problem. Worrying findings from Public Health England’s survey of 5 year old children showed that a quarter (25%) of 5 year olds had experienced tooth decay, having on average 3 or 4 teeth affected. Childcare providers can play a huge role in supporting good oral health in children and reducing these figures.


Posted by Jenny Godson, Consultant in Dental Public Health, Public Health England | with 0 comments

Help Ofsted to help you

Research and user testing is helping refine the processes that Ofsted use to register childcare professionals. And now, you can be part of the change.


Posted by Ofsted user research team | with 0 comments