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Becoming a PANco

(Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator)


Do you want to improve your own health and wellbeing? Are you passionate about supporting children and families improving their health and wellbeing?  but perhaps don’t know how to go about putting this into practice?  Then read on because this is for YOU…


We would like to introduce you to a fantastic L4 qualification which we are extremely excited to be implementing across all our sites. Have you heard of PANco? No, well let me tell you more…

It is a CACHE Level 4 award in Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordination in the Early Years. (PANco) The Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator (PANco) qualification is a specialist role which has been designed by Early Years Specialists as a ‘well-being’ in action intervention for practitioners children and families.

Within Sinfin Community Childcare we are always looking at ways to support not only our families but you, our much-valued practitioners especially in terms of health and wellbeing. We have been researching this for some time and feel the need for this is even more relevant as we find ourselves in unprecedented times with a global pandemic. We did not just want a certificate or accreditation we wanted something that really made a difference and had an impact on the health and wellbeing of practitioners, children and families and this is what brought us to the PANco qualification.

Our vision is to have a PANco team across the organisation with a designated PANco at each site. This team would work together to ensure Sinfin Community Childcare are truly committed in supporting health and wellbeing for all, implementing initiatives, and really making a difference. The role of the PANco would be to support this through a variety of ways:

  • Leading change to enable best practice

  • Using a ‘whole setting’ approach to raise awareness

  • Collaboration with external health and education professionals

  • Promoting activities within the setting

  • Being a role model for adopting healthy practices

  • Involving and supporting families in health and wellbeing initiatives

  • Supporting management on developing setting wide policies for nutrition and physical activities


This is an amazing opportunity which we hope many of you will be interested in. The company are covering the cost of this qualification. This is open for ALL L3 practitioners to apply so in order to give everyone an equal opportunity in becoming a PANco we would like to ask if you are interested you complete the declaration of interest form for us to consider your application. These places are limited so this is your opportunity to really tell us why we should allocate one of these places to you. This could be the beginning of a new you…more confident... more motivated... healthier... fitter!


Watch the video below to find out more about the role of a PANco...

Click the button below to download a declaration of interest form, please complete and send this to

All declarations of interest should be returned by: FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER

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