30 hours media coverage

This page is to highlight all the coverage we have contributed to in regards to 30 hours as we continue to support the sector. 

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Media Coverage 

30 Jan 18 - Creating more 30-hour places - CYPN
19 Jan 18 - 30-hour free childcare scheme has increased costs for some, and parents are divided - Yahoo! News
18 Jan 18 - 30-hour free childcare scheme has increased costs for some, and parents are divided - Huffington Post UK
15 Jan 18 - Thousands of parents yet to recieve 30 hours childcare confirmation - CYPN
12 Jan 18 - Nadhim Zahawi will have responsibility for early years and social care- Nursery World
12 Jan 18 - More parents applying for 30 hours, but thousands still without a place - Nursery World 
09 Jan 18 - Damian Hinds replaces Justine Greening as education secretary - Nursery World
08 Jan 18 - Early years sector's hopes and dreams for the year ahead - Nursery World

19 Dec 17 - Thousands of parents missing out on 30 hours places - Nursery World
21 Nov 17 - Childminders continue to exit the early years sector
20 Nov 17 - More than 1,100 nurseries and childminders have shut since the start of 2015 amid fears over funding - Mail online
19 Nov 17 - A thousand nurseries close as childcare crisis mounts - The Observer - p.1
18 Nov 17 - A thousand nurseries close as free childcare scheme falters - The Guardian online
21 Oct 17 - Childcare costs have risen four times faster than wages - Nursery World 
21 Oct 17 - ''Eye watering'' childcare costs rise four times faster than wages - Day nurseries.co.uk 
9 Oct 17 - MPs to debate 30-hour funding - Nursery World 27 Sept 17 - Childcare chief warns Labour promise of universal free childcare is 'huge challenge' - Daynurseries.co.uk
20 Sept 17 - Ratios made more flexible for childminders with 30 hours children - Nursery World
18 Sept 17 - Childminders 'reluctantly' offering 30 hours: survey - Nursery World - p.12
1 Sept 17 - Childminders 'reluctantly' offering 30 hours, find PACEY surveyNursery World 
1 Sept 17 - Help childminders rise to the 30 hours challenge - Nursery World
1 Sept 17 - Providers prepare to meet strong parent demand - Practical Pre-School - p.829 Aug 17 - 30 hours free childcare: the key elements to making it a success - CYPN 27 Aug 17 - Looking forward to those 30 hours of free nursery care? Think again - The Observer - p.30
27 Aug 17 - Looking forward to those 30 hours of free nursery care? Think again - The Guardian.com 
11 Aug 17 - Childcare providers blame lack of funds for closures - Lymington Times  - p.6
11 Aug 17 - Childcare providers blame lack of funds for closures - New Milton Advertiser - p.6
1 Aug 17 - Fresh thinking needed from new minister - Practical Pre-School - p.201
20 July 17 - Updated 30 hours guide sets out expectation that parents pay for meals - Nursery World 
19 July 17 - DfE funds child-minding campaign to educate parents about entitlements - PR Week UK
1 July 17 - Ministers need to engage childminders - Practical Pre-School - p.1
1 July 17 - Sector makes urgent plea for more funding  - p.8
26 June 17 - More free childcare means more jobs - p.49
14 June 17 - Rise in childcare places in areas piloting 30 hours offer - CYPN
31 May 17 - Childminders key to 30 hours - CYPN
29 May 17 - Childminders' 30 hours funding gap - Nursery World - p. 4
29 May 17 - Childminders' 30 hours funding gap - Nursery World 
1 May 17 - PACEY awarded £400,000 to support childminders to deliver 30 hours - p.12
28 April 17 - Use Them Or Lose Them - The case of the overlooked childminder - Huffington Post UK
12 April 17 - PACEY awarded £400K to support childminders to deliver 30 hours - Nursery World 
7 April 17 - Funding fears over free childcare as working parents get 30 hours - New Milton Advertiser - p.5
1 April 17 - Strength in numbers to get delivery on track - Practical Pre-School - p.16
26 Mar 17 - New childcare scheme starts soon, will it work for you? - This Is Money
14 Mar 17 - 'Worrying' lack of demand for minders - Children Now - p.4
14 Mar 17 - Ofsted statistics show further decline in childminders - Nursery World
9 Mar 17 - 'Worrying' lack of demand for childminders ahead of 30 hours rollout - CYPN
6 Mar 17 - EXCLUSIVE: PACEY workforce survey: childminders take the lead on profit and confidence - Nursery World - p.4
6 Mar 17 - EXCLUSIVE: PACEY workforce survey finds childminders more confident than nurseries about the future - Nursery World
2 Mar 17 - Cost of childcare remains too high for parents, charity warns - Nursery World
8 Feb 17 - The Wright Stuff: 'It's not all about the ratios - Nursery World 
30 Jan 17 - Childminders feeling the heat over the 30-hour childcare offer - Nursery World
9 Jan 17 - Early years sectors hopes, fears and dreams for the year ahead - Nursery World 

PACEY 30 hours news pieces 

13 Feb 18 - PACEY submits evidence to childcare inquiries
08 Feb 18 - Updated 30 hours stats published by Department for Education
02 Feb 18 - New early years minister finally confirmed
15 Jan 18 - Tax-free childcare service expanded to more parents
12 Jan 18 - Nadhim Zahawi MP to have responsibility in early years
11 Jan 18 - Latest 30 hours statistics published by Department for Education 
09 Jan 18 - Cabinet reshuffle leads to big changes at the Department for Education
21 Dec 17 - Government publishes parents' survey on childcare and early years provision in England
19 Dec 17 - 30 hours extended to foster carers in England 
19 Dec 17 - Updated statistics on the use of 30 hours released
13 Dec 17 - Ofsted publishes annual report 2017/17 
7 Dec 17 - New SEED report on quality in group early years settings in England
15 Nov 17 - Full roll-out of Tax-Free Childcare delayed
12 Oct 17 - Latest 30 hours statistic released
28 Sept 17 - Childminders and funding for related children
21 Sept 17 - Welsh Government #Talkchildcare campaign responses
21 Sept 17 - Exceptions to usual childminder ratios: PACEY’s view
19 Sept 17 - Childminding ratios and 30 hours in England
13 Sept 17 - Most childminders do not need music licences, PPL and PRS confirm
6 Sept 17 - Worries about the school readiness of children
6 Sept 17 - Fair Education Alliance publishes report
1 Sept 17 - Childminders rising to the challenge of 30 hours
14 Aug 17 - 30 hours, the debate continues
8 Aug 17 - Challenges continue for practitioners to remain sustainable
27 July 17 - PACEY and Institute of Health Visiting join forces to raise parental awareness of childminders
26 July 17 - PACEY launches new business resource for childminders
18 July 17 - Government publishes independent evaluation of the 30 hour pilots in England
4 July 17 - Tracy Brabin appointed as Labour's new shadow early years minister
30 June 17 - Update from HMRC on issues with childcare provider checker
29 June 17 - Latest DfE statistics on funded hours released
28 June 17 - Childminder breach of privacy by HMRC
22 June 17 - PACEY responds to the consultation on primary assessment in England
21 June 17 - OECD’s Starting Strong report shares some important messages
14 June 17 - Ofsted reports a further decline in childminders
12 June 17 - Celebrating me: an early years resource
12 June 17 - Childcare Offer rate in Wales confirmed
12 June 17 - PACEY general election response: Get 30 hours right before moving on to new priorities
31 May 17 - General election manifesto round-up
30 May 17 - Childminders facing 30 hours funding shortfall of up to £1,200 a year
18 May 17 - Conservative manifesto promises more nursery places in primary schools
17 May 17 - Lib Dem manifesto pledges to triple EYPP and extend 'free' childcare
16 May 17 - Labour manifesto promises more 'free' childcare
9 May 17 - PACEY calls on all political parties to put childcare at the centre of their manifestos
4 May 17 - A great big cheer for childminders
12 May 17 - PACEY joins forces to issue joint call to the main political parties
18 April 17 - PACEY responds to Theresa May's announcement
11 April 17 - New funding to champion childminding
27 Mar 17 - Cabinet Secretary outlines progress of Childcare Offer for Wales
14 Mar 17 - Further increase in Good and Outstanding settings in England
3 Mar 17 - Government publishes long-awaited early years workforce strategy
3 Mar 17 - PACEY welcomes decision on GCSE requirements
2 Mar 17 - Annual childcare survey reveals that childcare costs twice as much as food and drink
27 Feb 17 - Two new reports examine providers’ experience with EYPP
9 Feb 17 - PACEY Cymru publishes report on Childminder De-registrations in Wales
7 Feb 17 - Was ‘The Wright Stuff’ right?