The future is CEY smart

The early years field is constantly changing. New children and families arrive in our setting, research is published and new frameworks are introduced. When working in early years it's important that we keep up to date, reflect on practice and continue to develop as individuals in order to provide high quality care and education.

CEY smart is PACEY's online training, offering short, 10-20 minute courses that can be done on any device, at any time. It also provides practical help and expert advice to practitioners working throughout England and Wales.

Whether you just need a refresher and a quick update on changes to the curriculum and regulation, need support with the 'new normal' facing practitioners currently, or are new to the sector and just starting out in your career, CEY smart provides courses which will help you support children better.

"I love being able to sit and do a course at home at a time that suits me best. Great courses which help to keep me right up to date with changes and even learning new things still after 28 years. I think CEY smart is great and there is always something new to look at." 

Lorraine, Childminder

The content and structure of the training puts the child at the centre of the learning - so everything can be directly applied to your setting and the children in your care. We've filmed with practitioners, children and parents at a variety of real settings, to demonstrate examples from actual practice. Each course links theory and practice together in an accessible and meaningful way.

A number of our courses have been developed in association with key organisations, for example, Loughborough University, I CAN, Relate as well as The Money Charity and The Wildlife Trusts.

"I think the website is great, definitely something that I would use with my staff. Some really good bite-size courses that are engaging and informative with some really useful activity ideas and links which I will definitely be using in my setting."

Karen, Early Years Setting Manager



CEY smart (previously EY smart) was selected as a finalist for the NMT Nursery Awards in the Nursery Training and Development Awards 2020 category.