Why your training and development is important

PACEY offers training and continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities which will help you provide the children in your care with the best possible start in life.

As a childcare professional, you help children to be resilient and prepare them for what's to come in life. This is why tailored training is so important.

Continuous professional development (CPD) is a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that will help you to understand more about the environment in which you work, the job you do and how to do it better.

CPD is an ongoing process throughout your working life. It’s a requirement by professional bodies, including PACEY, and helps you document your skills, knowledge and experience.

Benefits of training and CPD

  • Learn from colleagues and share your own experiences while you broaden your skills to feel more confident about your work and make it more effective and fulfilling
  • Get a step on the ladder to higher qualifications
  • Enhance the service, care and education you provide to children and their families, understanding that every child is unique, and that the inspiration and influence you provide as they develop and grow will be invaluable
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest changes in childcare legislation and social and economic developments that may directly affect the environment in which you live and work

The type and nature of activities through which you can improve and broaden your knowledge and skills are limitless. Anything from a formal qualification to reading a childcare magazine can help you find out more about relevant issues.

How PACEY can help

We are committed to supporting and promoting the UK Government's aim to increase the skills of childcare professionals.

Our CPD Pathways offer a framework to help you with your ongoing training and development, and our resources for members cover each of the professional standards they highlight. We also provide a range of training courses and webinars.

Join PACEY today to find out how you can benefit from free and discounted training opportunities which will help you better support children in your care.

"The articles in PACEY’s The Childcare Professional magazine form part of my informal professional development - they are a good source of practice ideas and professional advice."

Charlie Chewter, childminder and PACEY Assessor

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