On Tuesday 3 December from 9-11am, PACEY’s chief executive Liz Bayram and president Penny Tassoni will be answering questions put to them by practitioners and parents through the association’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
Questions submitted to PACEY can cover a broad range of childcare related issues, from advice on improving children’s social and communication skills to queries about Government policies.
Those who would like to put forward questions will be able to do so via Twitter using #askPACEY or the @PACEYchildcare Twitter account. Questions can also be submitted ahead of the event via PACEY’s Facebook page or on their ‘local’ website.
The event is one of a series of events designed to enable PACEY to engage with parents and families. The second event, taking place early in 2014, will see a panel of childcare professionals answering questions.
Liz Bayram, chief executive of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, said, ‘We’re looking forward to hearing from parents and childcare professionals, whether members or non-members, to find out their key concerns around childcare in the year ahead.
‘We’re currently seeing rapid change within the sector, from the opposition’s proposals to extend free entitlement and the Government’s doubling of early years bursaries, to the introduction of childminder agencies and a gradual shift towards the formalisation of early years settings.’
She added, ‘I’m excited that this session will be the first of many in which we can communicate the work we’re doing to drive quality of care within the sector whilst responding directly to concerns from families and childcare professionals.’
Penny Tassoni, President of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, said, ‘I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with parents and childcare professionals, and to offer my advice on how best they might support children's development.’
- A list of guidelines on how to submit questions to PACEY, and further information, can be found at http://www.pacey.org.uk/news/news/november_2013_news/askpacey.aspx