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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.


Posted by PACEY Cymru | with 3 comments

Get yourself on the map

In a time when parents need childcare and when some childminders find it hard to fill vacancies, it came as a surprise to find that marrying the two was not as easy as it should have been. PACEY President Penny Tassoni, gives top tips that childcare providers can use to make their settings more visible to searching parents.


Posted by Penny Tassoni, Childcare Expert and PACEY President | with 0 comments

Time for a new mood

My Mood Stars are 8 plush stars depicting different emotions, a perfect resource for PSED, Communication and Understanding The World. Not only are they great props for story sacks, creating endless story but they encourage understanding and empathy. Get 20% discount off with code 'PACEY' - available for a limited time only!


Posted by Wendy White | with 2 comments

This Summer, join the Barnardo's Big Toddle

Barnardo’s Big Toddle is calling for nurseries, childminders, early years groups and families to put their best foot forward and take part in this year’s Big Toddle week from 18th – 24th June 2018. Join the biggest sponsored walk for under 5s! It’s fun, educational and can help transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Lots of little feet can make a big difference.  


Posted by Vivi Ascencio, Barnardos | with 0 comments

Now’s the time to Talk PANTS

Let’s talk about sexual abuse. I mean, let’s talk about it right now, with children early and often. For many, the idea of broaching the subject with a child who is still getting to grips with key other developments and speaking about how they can stay safe from sexual abuse can seem like a difficult task. 


Posted by Emma Motherwell, Local Campaigns Manager, NSPCC | with 0 comments

PACEY Policy – April/May

Welcome to PACEY’s regular policy update, which provides a summary of the latest policy developments in England and Wales concerning childcare and early years, and how we are representing your views to key decision makers.


Posted by Susanna Kalitowski and Claire Protheroe, PACEY | with 0 comments

Making every child wild

The Wildlife Trusts are encouraging everybody to get outdoors this June and GO WILD! 30 Days Wild is our annual nature challenge, launched in 2015 to enable everybody to enjoy nature on their doorstep. Will you join thousands of people across the UK this June?


Posted by Leanne Manchester, Senior Comms Officer, The Wildlife Trusts | with 4 comments

Privacy settings for members and customers

We have changed the way PACEY members and customers can manage their privacy settings.


Posted by PACEY | with 0 comments

The question I am always asked is ‘Why?’ and my answer is always ‘Why not?!’

After our son was born I was made redundant from my job in the property industry, and at the time my wife’s work was becoming more demanding so I quickly became a stay at home ‘house husband’. This was when I learnt a whole new respect for the task of raising children!


Posted by Simon Gresswell, Bude and Stratton Childcare, Cornwall | with 1 comments

Love food? Then you're going to love National Vegetarian Week 2018!

National Vegetarian Week 2018 (14-20 May) is all about eating delicious and exciting veggie food. If you are looking for a tasty way to join in, head to the website for loads of mouth‑watering recipes then this is the place to be.


Posted by The Vegetarian Society | with 0 comments