The free online
training, now part of PACEY membership, has proven a winner for
PACEY members and they're raving about this exclusive member
Since the benefit launched in March, over
1,000 courses have been completed by members and they have been
delighted with all three of the two-hour interactive training
modules currently available.
99% of PACEY members who have
completed at least one of the online courses have
declared that they are overall satisfied with the courses on offer.
96% rate the variety of learning as either excellent or good and
95% believe their individual needs as a learner have been met to an
excellent or good standard. An overwhelming 99% of PACEY members
who have taken the course are very or fairly confident about
putting their learning into practice.
Amanda Carmichael, Director of
“We are delighted that many of our members are
undertaking and enjoying the online training courses.
The training has been carefully put together
and tailored to offer development in three key areas which is
relevant to our growing community of childminder, nanny and nursery
modules are a great opportunity to add to your continuous
professional development at no added expense. We believe this is
vital to ensuring a high standard of knowledge and skills that
support our members to provide quality care. Due to the success of
the free online courses, we will be adding to our suite of training
in the summer.”
PACEY members have also been expressing their
gratitude as well. We have been inundated with members telling us
how much they’ve enjoyed the courses. Comments include
“Very good. It was very clear and
simple so was very easy to follow and move on. I was able to read
and work at my own pace so was able to take notes. The quiz at the
end was very helpful as I actually feel like I've learned
“I thought this package was
particularly interesting with some excellent links to external
sites. I hope that the course will stay on here for me to re access
so that I can go back to some of the links.”
“Very convenient and easy to
access. A good revision tool to check understanding having read the
revised EYFS guidance”
“I love doing the course online as
it allows me to work around my family and work commitments and
allows me to make my own detailed notes at my own
If you have yet to take advantage of the
PACEY free online training, you can log
in at a time that suits you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The
three courses on offer are
The aim of this course is to explore the
changes to the EYFS and examine what this mean in practice. This is
currently the most popular free course and has a 99% approval
rating from our PACEY members.
PACEY Cymru members have
their own course, which focuses on the Foundation Phase
framework. The aim of this course is to understand how the
principles of the Foundation Phase for 3 to 7 year olds and its
seven areas of learning can be applied in a way appropriate to the
age, ability and stage of development of children in your care, and
the nature of your provision.
The aim of this course is to understand what
challenging behaviour means and explore workable strategies. 96% of
PACEY members found the variety of learning activities (case
studies, quizzes) in this course as either excellent or good. An
impressive 84% of participants after taking this course claimed
that they would be very confident in putting the learning from this
course into practice.
Starting Out –
Supporting Children’s Emotional Wellbeing
The aim of this course is to provide
information to those new to early years about how to support
children’s emotional wellbeing and the role of the key person. This
course is currently the highest rated on offer.
As a professional standard-setting
association, PACEY believes that continuous professional
development is vital. Members of PACEY demonstrate their
professionalism with a commitment to professional standards, our
code of ethics and their personal learning.
If you haven't already, check out PACEY
free online training and join the PACEY members who are
reaping the rewards from this fantastic member benefit.
Not yet a PACEY member? Join
today and access free training and a wide range of other
benefits to support you in your career as a childcare