This consultation is now closed.
We're currently consulting childcare
professionals on the continuous professional development (CPD)
support they require in the future. The consultation, which builds
on previous work with PACEY members, sets out three potential ways
forward that will support childminders, nannies and nursery
workers to make improvements they need to their childcare practice
and plan for their own development as professionals.
The consultation will help PACEY decide on the
best framework for its CPD support to members.
This is a key part of PACEY’s wider strategy
to support members to deliver high standards of care and learning
and ensure greater recognition of the professionalism of everyone
working in childcare and early years.
As well as choosing their preferred model,
childminders, nannies, and nursery workers are being asked about
their motivation to undertake CPD. Respondents so far have
confirmed that being able to offer a higher quality of care to
children and families is their main motivator.
This feedback will help PACEY to decide the
type and mix of training its members should be asked to undertake
to achieve PACEY’s Professional Standards, and to develop the
structure needed to best support childcare professionals in working
The online consultation is open to all
childcare professionals in England and Wales until 15 December 2013
and there's a chance to win a £50 voucher when you submit your
answer. If you are interested in helping to shape the sort of CPD
support PACEY will offer in the future, you can find out more and
take part in the survey at www.pacey.org.uk/pathways
Liz Bayram, Chief Executive of PACEY,
"We know that childminders, nannies and
nursery workers are already dedicating significant time and
resource to continuously improving their knowledge and skills.
"This consultation will help PACEY continue to
provide the best support it can to the sector. Our members are
already telling us what practice areas our free training, how-to
videos and other practice support should cover. This consultation
takes this conversation one step further, asking childcare
professionals to tell us the ways in which they want to
continuously improve and the areas they are keen to focus on.
‘I hope all childcare professionals take time
to respond, so that our final CPD offer is truly based on what the
sector wants in terms of support to deliver high standards of care
and learning, as well as support to improve
personally, be that by progressing the
career, developing a specialism or improving their childcare