PACEY Membership Categories

Professional Standards

PACEY has developed three categories of membership for childcare professionals currently offering a childcare service to children, either by running their own business (a childminder) or as an employee (a nanny or nursery assistant).

 

There is a further category for members who want to extend their practice by contributing to promoting the childcare profession.

 

Member -  for members who meet the basic requirements for delivering childcare and who have logged 15 hours CPD (Continuous Professional Development) per year. 

 

Affiliatefor members who are experienced childcare practitioners committed to professional development and who have logged 20 hours CPD per year. 

 

Fellow - for members who want to be recognised for extending their childcare practice and who have logged 25 hours CPD per year.

 

Ambassadorfor members who want to be recognised for activities that promote the childcare profession.

 

 

 

My PACEY Membership Category:  Fellow-Ambassador

 

 

 

PACEY Fellow

 

Joining requirements for Fellow membership

 

Fellow membership is available for members who can demonstrate that they have extended their practice and that it is underpinned by broad and valid theoretical knowledge, experience and professional skills.

 

Fellows must meet the PACEY Code of Ethics and confirm that their childcare practice meets the following four areas of competence, arranged under three headings.

 

1. Children first

 

  • Build and maintain good relationships with children, parents, carers and other professionals
  • Empower children to reach their full potential
2. Enabling environments
 
  • Support parents and carers to improve their parenting skills
3. My professional role
 
  • Use evaluation to improve the quality of my childcare practice and work with parents and carers.
 
PACEY Ambassadors

 

Joining requirements for Ambassadors

 

Ambassador membership is available for Affiliates or Fellows who can demonstrate that they have extended their practice by contributing to promoting the childcare profession.

 

Ambassadors must confirm that their practice meets at least one of the following four areas of competence, depending on their role.

 

1.  Volunteers – should meet:

 

  • Promote and represent the childcare profession by volunteering.

2.  Peer support or ‘buddies’ – should meet:

 

  • Provide peer support to other childcare professionals.

3.  PACEY Facilitators – should meet:

 

  • Provide peer support to other childcare professionals; and
  • Facilitate peer support networks for childcare professionals.

4.  Coaches and trainers – should meet:

 

  • Coach and train other childcare professionals