June 2017

Updated Frequently Asked Questions on the 30 hours Childcare Offer in Wales

The Welsh Government has provided responses to many of the frequently asked questions by childcare providers last year related to the development and implementation of the 30 hour Childcare Offer in Wales .  These have been updated to reflect changes and developments.


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Lone ranger

Every day PACEY staff take calls from PACEY members, but recently there was one call that really brought home what the reality of working as a childcarer can mean for some.


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30 hours in 30 seconds, are you ready?

30 hours is coming for providers in England, so PACEY have created a useful series of videos to help. 


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A Crisis in Childcare Recruitment

The childcare industry is facing a crisis in recruitment. There are thousands of jobs out there, but not enough childcarers to fill those positions. As a director of Tinies, the largest childcare recruitment company in the UK, I have seen this crisis deepen over the years, without any push by the Government to fix it. Tinies has decided to take matters into its own hands by launching a campaign called “Inspiring A Future In Childcare”.


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Separating Ofsted fact from fiction

There are myths circulating about what inspectors will look at on inspection. Here, Gill Jones, Deputy Director, Early Years, at Ofsted highlights some of the most common myths. She encourages people to get in touch and share ones they’ve come across.


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CSSIW SASS part 2 and Quality of Care

CSSIW are this week sending letters out to all registered childcare providers in Wales informing them of the process they have to follow for part 2 of the Self-Assessment of Service (SASS) which includes the Quality of Care Report.  This has to be submitted online and is a regulatory requirement.  If you did not complete part 1 of the SASS last summer you now have to complete part 1 and 2 by the 28th July. In this blog you can find guidance and information on how to complete your SASS.


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Tyre care: make sure you get them all home safely on safe tyres

Keep your young charges safe on the road by carrying out TyreSafe’s tyre safety checks. Make a note on your calendar to check your tyres for air pressure, overall condition and tread depth each month and before long journeys. It takes just a few minutes but could prevent a tyre-related safety incident. 


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