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It's great that you want to trial CEY smart. We're really proud of it, and want to tell you how you can get more with PACEY!

Members get more

CEY smart is our online training platform, exclusive to PACEY members, giving you accessible CPD in bite-sized courses. As a PACEY member, you get full access to over 45 courses within our 9 exciting themes. The platform is regularly updated with engaging and detailed content, helping Early Years practitioners to power their practice. Each course links theory and practice together in an accessible and meaningful way. All CEY smart courses also feature a reflection activity to download and print, creating a document which you can review at a later date as part of your personal and professional development, or use to evidence your CPD.

"I love the mixed media and real-life video with reflection. For me, the two defining benefits are sharing the learning on social media - a really good incentive for practitioners to try something new - and the CPD section, which will be great for students and also a great reminder that courses need to be part of embedded, continuous good practice."

Kathy Brodie, Early Year Professional, Consultant and Trainer

We have 9 themes for you to explore in CEY smart:


Within our 9 themes, we cover a range of topics to support you and your practice. For example, our 'Transitions' theme is all about supporting children and their parents through the hellos and goodbyes, and some other challenges we all face when things change. In our 'Partnership working' theme, we explore the important relationships with parents, families, fellow practitioners and other professionals. We also know physical development is really important. Our theme, 'Fit and healthy' covers a range of topics to help you ensure the children you care for are fit, healthy and safe.

We also have a brand new series of bite-sized courses, developed especially for PACEY in association with Dr Julian Grenier (author of Development Matters 2020 non-statutory guidance). These will ensure you and your team get to grips with all the key changes in EYFS 21 in England. Plus, we have new and improved member exclusive training courses specific to providers in Wales.

"The content was useful and I have learnt new ideas to help the children and to reinforce what I do already. I also like the ideas linked to #DoOneThing as they are simple but inspiring."

Nicola, Childminder

PACEY is always by your side

These are just a few of the important and insightful areas of practice we cover in CEY smart, but when you’re part of PACEY, you get so much more. PACEY is always by your side. We’re here to power your practice, build your community, and provide protection and reassurance. Our comprehensive Practitioner and Practitioner Plus memberships provide everything you need to deliver high quality childcare and early education to the children you look after. Join PACEY today and get full access to CEY smart, plus so much more! Find out more about our membership here.

Trial CEY smart

If you are not a PACEY member, you are able to trial CEY smart for free, however you will only have access to a handful of courses.

Create an account and trial CEY smart here.