Free training for members

PACEY members have access to free short online courses. Log in to MyPACEY or join us today to undertake training which will help support you in your work with children.

Our short courses are designed to support your continuous professional development, whether you’re just starting out in a career in early years, or are an experienced childcare professional.

Benefits include:

  • Tailored courses based on your home nation's framework, whether you work to the Early Years Foundation Stage in England or the Foundation Phase in Wales
  • Opportunities to extend and reflect on your practice
  • The ability to take control of your own learning and complete training at a time convenient to you, at your own pace
  • Being able to go back to the course content at any point to review parts that are relevant to your day-to-day work
  • 2.5 hours' CPD to add to your CPD log. Head over to EY smart where you can find a free editable CPD log in the ‘About EY smart’ theme. 

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What courses are available?

We offer free short courses for PACEY members, some of which are also available at a cost to non-members.

Delivering the EYFS (England only)
Explores the EYFS, England's regulatory framework, and examines what this means in practice for childcarers. Updated for 2017's framework.

Expectations of behaviour
Understand what challenging behaviour means in the context of child development and explore strategies to manage it, working in partnership with parents.

Foundation Phase (Wales only)
Find out more about the principles of the Foundation Phase for three to seven year olds and apply its learning in a way that’s appropriate to the age, abilities and development of children you care for.

Raising developmental concerns with parents
Consider the defining stages of a child’s development and identify emotions involved in working with parents when you raise concerns.

Safeguarding children
Understand your roles and responsibilities when it comes to safeguarding and protecting children.

Explaining what a schema is and the theories behind them. The value of schemas in supporting children's learning and development is also explored.

Supporting children's emotional wellbeing
Essential information on how you can support children's emotional wellbeing, ideal for members new to careers in childcare and early years.

Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs
Learn how children acquire language and explore why some children have speech, language and communication needs.

Effective partnership working with fathers
Explore techniques to better work with fathers and engage them in their child's early learning.

Access your free training now

When you login to the free training pages you'll be transferred into our online training platform. You can then begin the courses that come free with your membership and do them on any internet-enabled device.

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