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Over 1,000 courses completed with 99% satisfactory rating

The free online training, now part of PACEY membership, has proven a winner for PACEY members and they're raving about this exclusive member benefit.

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 Membership said

“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 worker members.

The training 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 things.”

“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 pace”

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 Revised EYFS

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.

Expectations of Behaviour

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 professional.