Interview with PACEY President Penny Tassoni

EYB mag interviewed Penny Tassoni, President of PACEY, prior to her guest speaking at the up and coming Early Years Conference in May 2017.

What do you do? What are your commitments to the early years sector?

I have been working with children for over 30 years. In this time I have seen many changes but interestingly the needs of children remain unchanged. I try in my work to keep sight of this in my writing and training work. I am currently president for PACEY.

What are your latest publishing projects?

My latest writing project is about behaviour and helping children to be with others. I am in the research phase.

What does narrowing the gap mean to you?

Narrowing the gap for me is about social justice. It can not be right that children’s life chances are dictated by their postcode. In terms of early years, I think we have to be ready to change our practice and become strategic in our thinking about these children’s needs.

What you are most looking forward to about the Early Years Conference ?

I am really looking forward to the conference as childminders and other professionals in early years always bring so much energy and enthusiasm to these events. It is a great way of hearing new ideas and sharing practice.

Penny Tassoni is the UK’s leading author in childcare and Early Years education and is president of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years.

Penny will be speaking at the ‘Early Years Conference: Narrowing the Gap in Children’s Learning & Development’ on Saturday 13th May 2017, hosted by PACEY Local and Croydon Childminding Association. For more information about the conference CLICK HERE.