What is a PANCo?
What does the role involve?
- Practical application of knowledge and skills to lead and support positive change within the setting
- Contribution of information to Ofsted through Early Year Foundation Stage
- Liaison with external Health and Education professionals i.e. Health Visitors/ dietician/ Early Years Foundation Stage Assessors
- Providing advice and information for parents and carers – sign posting to external Health professionals
- Supporting development and provision of evidence based and current information about nutrition and physical activity for staff, children and families
- Knowledge of national recommended guidelines for nutrition and physical activity and ability to work collaboratively with other to lead change to enable best practice guidelines to be met
- Demonstrating leadership skills
- Appreciate the importance of assessing, planning and evaluating current practice
- Role-modelling of best practice
How can I become a PANCo?
You must have achieved the nationally accredited and recognised Level 4 Certificate. EYAP2: Promoting health and well-being through physical activity and nutrition co-ordination (PANCo), is part of the Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner 601/8424/3.
Why join the PANCo network?
- It’s free
- Access to a national network of existing PANCos’
- Access to continued professional development opportunities *
- Link to case studies and examples of good practice and new ideas
- Subsidised fees to PANCo conference
- Regular updates, research and news to support the PANCo role
- Access to PANCo Quality Framework – coming soon*