Early Years Professional Development Programme

The Early Years Professional Development Programme (EYPDP) is an exciting opportunity for early years practitioners to improve their understanding and skills in supporting the development of the most disadvantaged children between the ages of 2 and 4.

Funded by the Department for Education in England and delivered by Education Development Trust, the EYPDP is a tailored professional development programme and forms part of the government’s Early Years Education Recovery Plan which aims to address the continued effects of the pandemic on young children.

EYPDP in action

Click the picture to see EYPDP in action at The Pines Preschool


Hear from Sam Goldsworthy, Outstanding Ofsted registered Childminder and PACEY member about her experiences on the EYPDP in our special vodcast.

It is very interesting, in my 16 years as a childminder, it is probably one of the best CPD courses that I have done


How does the Early Years Professional Development Programme benefit my practice and improve the outcomes of children in my setting?

PACEY were delighted to host a webinar to find out more about the programme. The EYPDP team talked you through how the programme works and how you can access it. We heard directly from a Childminder and PACEY member who has already completed this programme.

Watch the webinar now:

Click to download the presentation

Here you can find more about the programme, including the downloadable brochure mentioned in the webinar.

Please note the EYPDP is only available to practitioners in England and has eligibility criteria.

Visit Early Years Professional Development Programme for full details and to register your interest. 

Advisory board

PACEY are delighted to sit on the EYPDP Advisory board. 

The role of the Advisory Board is to provide technical advice, expertise and challenges to the Programme Team in support of the performance of the Early Years Professional Development Programme.