Your early years news, features and guides round up: 19th – 1st June 2018

Here is our pick of the headlines affecting early years childcare in Wales from the past few weeks…


BBC News

Did you get a chance to catch up on The Toddlers Who Took on Dementia, which aired on BBC One Wales Wednesday 23rd May?

The programme involved patients at a day-care centre in Colwyn Bay spending three days with toddlers to test the potential for restoring memory.

Cake-making, singing and exercise were among some of the group activities that took place.

If you would like to catch up, The Toddlers Who Took on Dementia is available on the BBC iPlayer for limited time only. Alternatively, click here for the full article.


Health and Social Care, and Childcare qualifications in Wales

From September 2019 City & Guilds/WJEC will be the sole provider of a new suite of fundable health and social care, and childcare qualifications in Wales.

Qualifications Wales is leading a process to streamline skills and raise standards across the health and social care, and childcare sectors. This new approach includes the development of a new suite of qualifications covering levels 1 – 5, and features clear progression routes for learners to both employment and further study.

Please follow link here to two online consultations, where you can have your say on the proposed content for the Level 2 and Level 3 children’s care, play, learning and development qualifications, for both the practice and theory units.


Play Wales

If you have an interest in children and young people’s play in Wales, please take a few minutes to complete Play Wales evaluation survey 2018.

The deadline for completing the survey is 22nd June 2018.



Child Safety Week

It is Child Safety Week 2018 from the 4th-10th June 2018, and Child Accident Prevention Trust have created an ‘Action Pack’, which includes top tips for engaging with families and carers, info about some of the most common causes of child accidents and how to prevent them, as well as useful event ideas and resources!


To download the pack, follow this link here


Meet the Team

Have you checked out our new Meet the Team page on our website yet? We have now added photos of all of the team here at Wales PPA, so you can now put a face to the name when you contact us!

If you have a query regarding early years childcare in Wales, we would be more than happy to help. Our highly trained and experienced staff are here to provide support and guidance to our members and individuals who are interested in, employed or volunteer in the childcare sector.




Members Forums

ICYMI – we have recently added two more Members Forums that will be held in the next couple of weeks. These forums are the perfect opportunity for Wales PPA members to network with other organisations and be informed and kept up to date with important updates surrounding the childcare sector.


For full details, please follow the below links:

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire (20.06.18)

Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot & Swansea (04.07.18)


Job Vacancies

Wales PPA are currently recruiting for a Finance Manager to be based in our Head Office in Cardiff.

Closing date: 12th June 2018

Full details can be found on our jobs page here.


Our members also have the following vacancies within their setting:

Brookfield Day Nursery, Berriew, Powys – Nursery Assistants




…& finally

If you haven’t already yet, check out the easyfundraising June planner, packed full of fabulous fundraising ideas to help you make the most of the summer season.

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To get your planner or to register with easyfundraising, visit

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