of PACEY demonstrate their professionalism with a commitment to
professional standards, our code of ethics and their personal learning.
As part of this all our members agree to undertake at least 15
hours of continuous professional development (CPD) each year. This
commitment supports them to progress up our standards and to
demonstrate their professionalism to others.
Training or continuous professional development (CPD) helps you
to increase the standards of care or learning you give to the
children in your care. Whilst CPD can be a formal
qualification or training, many members achieve their annual CPD
requirement whilst delivering their childcare role. CPD activity
also includes conference attendance, gaining peer support from
colleagues or keeping up to date by reading PACEY factsheets,
practice and policy briefings. Preparation for inspection and
self-reflective practice are also recognised by PACEY as forms of
All childminders, nannies and nursery workers who join
PACEY start at the Members level of our Professional
Standards. Members meet the core requirements for
delivering childcare. Alongside this all PACEY members commit
to a code of
ethics which is over and above requirements currently set
out in Ofsted and CSSIW regulations.
You demonstrate you meet the entry level of Member by completing
our Professional Standards online audit tool. This only takes
a short time and is also a useful way of tracking your
When you feel ready, you can also use the audit tool to
demonstrate how you have progressed up PACEY's Professional
Standards, depending on your experience and level of practice.
- Affiliate - members that are experienced
childcare professionals committed to their professional
- Fellow - members who want to be recognised for
extending their childcare practice.
- Ambassador - members who want to be
recognised for activities that promote the childcare
If you're already a member of PACEY, log into MyPACEY now to
find out more about our Professional Standards. You can also find
out which membership category is best suited to you by completing
our Professional Standards online audit tools.
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