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 

01 Oct 18 - 30-hour first year assessment - EYE Magazine - p.12
01 Oct 18 - Labour pledges higher funding and more pay - Nursery World - p.10

30 Sept 18 - Sector gives cautious welcome to Labour childcare pledges - Nursery World
25 Sept 18 - Corbyn announces 'radical expansion' of free childcare - CYPN
12 Sept 18 -
Government's evaluation of 30 hours 'free' childcare angers nurseries - Day Nurseries
12 Sept 18 - DfE 30 hours report lays bare the challenges for providers - Nursery World 
12 Sept 18 - Four in 10 providers see fall in profits due to 30 hours childcare initiative - CYPN
11 Sept 18 - National evaluation on 30 hours in England released - PACEY 


19 Aug 18 - Review of 30 hour funding must be on annual basis - Practical Pre-School - p.6 Sept issue
09 Aug 18 - Latest statistics on 30 hours released - PACEY
07 Aug 18 - PACEY: 30 hours - One year on - PARN Global
07 Aug 18 - Nearly half of nurseries and pre-schools say 30 hours childcare has hit them financially - daynurseries.co.uk
07 Aug 18 - 30 hours funded childcare scheme hits childminders' profits - CYPN
06 Aug 18 - 30 hours: one year on - Nursery World
06 Aug 18 - 30 hours: one year on - Nursery World - p.10
06 Aug 18 - 30 hours: one year on - PACEY

12 Jul 18 - Latest statistics on 30 hours released - PACEY

28 Jun 18 - 8 out of 10 30-hour childcareplaces provided by private and voluntary sector - Nursery World
28 Jun 18 - Three out of four eligible children take up 30 hours, with greater role for childminders - PACEY 
27 Jun 18 - No end to childminder slump in sight - PACEY

10 May 18 - Latest statistics on 30 hours released - PACEY
01 May 18 - Cost of funded places must reflect wage rises - Practical Pre-School - p.6

14 Apr 18 - Continuing struggle for parents to find a 30 hours place - Nursery World
12 Apr 18 - Latest statistics on 30 hours released - PACEY
01 Apr 18 - Childcare costs lock parents out of work - Practical Pre-School - p.4

27 Mar 18 - Ofsted statistics show an increase in providers exiting the sector since introduction of 30 hours - Nursery World
26 Mar 18 - Funding for 30 hours childcase based on old data, says Treasury Committee - daynurseries.co.uk
26 Mar 18 - 
Treasury Committee calls for action on 30 hours underfunding in scathing assessment of policy - Nursery World
25 Mar 18 - MPs call for more funding for 30 hours - PACEY
13 Mar 18 - How much does childcare actually cost in England? Have your say! - PACEY
01 Mar 18 - Minister can level the playing field for all - Practical Pre-School - p.1
01 Mar 18 - Cost of a child's nursery place rises to double the rate of inflation - Day Nurseries

28 Feb 18 - Half of local authorities in the UK don't have enough childcare - PACEY
23 Feb 18 - Galw am newid deddf gofal plant sy''n cosbi rhai rhieni - BBC Wales News
22 Feb 18 - Childcare fees stopped fro some relatives in pilot scheme - BBC News
21 Feb 18 - PACEY Cymru in the news - PACEY
13 Feb 18 - PACEY submits evidence to childcare inquiries - PACEY
08 Feb 18 - Updated 30 hours stats published by Department for Education - PACEY
7 Feb 18 - Mother campaigns against loophole in childcare rules - Shoreham Herald
7 Feb 18 - Mother campaigns against loophole in childcare rules - Littlehampton Gazette
02 Feb 18 - New early years minister finally confirmed - PACEY

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 - Tax-free childcare service expanded to more parents - PACEY
15 Jan 18 - Thousands of parents yet to recieve 30 hours childcare confirmation - CYPN
12 Jan 18 - Nadhim Zahawi MP to have responsibility in early years - PACEY
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 
11 Jan 18 - Latest 30 hours statistics published by Department for Education - PACEY
09 Jan 18 - Cabinet reshuffle leads to big changes at the Department for Education - PACEY
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

21 Dec 17 - Government publishes parents' survey on childcare and early years provision in England - PACEY
19 Dec 17 - Thousands of parents missing out on 30 hours places - Nursery World
19 Dec 17 - 30 hours extended to foster carers in England - PACEY
19 Dec 17 - Updated statistics on the use of 30 hours released - PACEY
13 Dec 17 - Ofsted publishes annual report 2017/17 - PACEY
7 Dec 17 - New SEED report on quality in group early years settings in England - PACEY

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
15 Nov 17 - Full roll-out of Tax-Free Childcare delayed - PACEY

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 
12 Oct 17 - Latest 30 hours statistic released - PACEY
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

28 Sept 17 - Childminders and funding for related children - PACEY
21 Sept 17 - Welsh Government #Talkchildcare campaign responses - PACEY
21 Sept 17 - Exceptions to usual childminder ratios: PACEY’s view - PACEY
20 Sept 17 - Ratios made more flexible for childminders with 30 hours children - Nursery World
19 Sept 17 - Childminding ratios and 30 hours in England - PACEY
18 Sept 17 - Childminders 'reluctantly' offering 30 hours: survey - Nursery World - p.12
13 Sept 17 - Most childminders do not need music licences, PPL and PRS confirm - PACEY
6 Sept 17 - Worries about the school readiness of children - PACEY
6 Sept 17 - Fair Education Alliance publishes report - PACEY
1 Sept 17 - Childminders 'reluctantly' offering 30 hours, find PACEY survey - Nursery World 
1 Sept 17 - Childminders rising to the challenge of 30 hours - PACEY
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 

29 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 
14 Aug 17 - 30 hours, the debate continues - PACEY
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
8 Aug 17 - Challenges continue for practitioners to remain sustainable - PACEY
1 Aug 17 - Fresh thinking needed from new minister - Practical Pre-School - p.201
1 Aug 17 - 
30 Hours Free Childcare – How Am I Supposed To Continue Offering Great Care With Less Funding? - Teach Wire

27 July 17 - PACEY and Institute of Health Visiting join forces to raise parental awareness of childminders - PACEY
26 July 17 - PACEY launches new business resource for childminders - PACEY
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
18 July 17 - Government publishes independent evaluation of the 30 hour pilots in England - PACEY
4 July 17 - Tracy Brabin appointed as Labour's new shadow early years minister - PACEY
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 - Nursery World

30 June 17 - Update from HMRC on issues with childcare provider checker - PACEY
29 June 17 - Latest DfE statistics on funded hours released - PACEY
28 June 17 - Childminder breach of privacy by HMRC - PACEY
26 June 17 - More free childcare means more jobs - p.49 - CYPN
22 June 17 - PACEY responds to the consultation on primary assessment in England - PACEY
21 June 17 - OECD’s Starting Strong report shares some important messages - PACEY
14 June 17 - Ofsted reports a further decline in childminders - PACEY
14 June 17 - 
Rise in childcare places in areas piloting 30 hours offer - CYPN
12 June 17 - Celebrating me: an early years resource - PACEY
12 June 17 - Childcare Offer rate in Wales confirmed - PACEY
12 June 17 - PACEY general election response: Get 30 hours right before moving on to new priorities - PACEY

31 May 17 - General election manifesto round-up - PACEY
31 May 17 - Childminders key to 30 hours - CYPN
30 May 17 - 
Childminders facing 30 hours funding shortfall of up to £1,200 a year - PACEY
29 May 17 - Childminders' 30 hours funding gap - Nursery World - p. 4
29 May 17 - Childminders' 30 hours funding gap - Nursery World 
18 May 17 - Conservative manifesto promises more nursery places in primary schools - PACEY
17 May 17 - Lib Dem manifesto pledges to triple EYPP and extend 'free' childcare - PACEY
16 May 17 - Labour manifesto promises more 'free' childcare - PACEY
12 May 17 - PACEY joins forces to issue joint call to the main political parties - PACEY
9 May 17 - PACEY calls on all political parties to put childcare at the centre of their manifestos - PACEY
4 May 17 - A great big cheer for childminders - PACEY
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
18 April 17 - PACEY responds to Theresa May's announcement - PACYE
12 April 17 - PACEY awarded £400K to support childminders to deliver 30 hours - Nursery World 
11 April 17 - New funding to champion childminding - PACEY
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

27 Mar 17 - Cabinet Secretary outlines progress of Childcare Offer for Wales - PACEY
26 Mar 17 - New childcare scheme starts soon, will it work for you? - This Is Money
14 Mar 17 - Further increase in Good and Outstanding settings in England - PACEY
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
3 Mar 17 - Government publishes long-awaited early years workforce strategy - PACEY
3 Mar 17 - PACEY welcomes decision on GCSE requirements - PACEY
2 Mar 17 - Annual childcare survey reveals that childcare costs twice as much as food and drink - PACEY
2 Mar 17 - Cost of childcare remains too high for parents, charity warns - Nursery World

27 Feb 17 - Two new reports examine providers’ experience with EYPP - PACEY
9 Feb 17 - PACEY Cymru publishes report on Childminder De-registrations in Wales - PACEY
8 Feb 17 - The Wright Stuff: 'It's not all about the ratios - Nursery World 
7 Feb 17 - Was ‘The Wright Stuff’ right? - PACEY

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