Why join PACEY
The Professional Association for Childcare and
Early Years (PACEY) provides dedicated support to
childminders, nannies and nursery workers.
We offer a range of essential and exclusive services to support
our members as they care for and develop children's
Members join our community to receive career-enhancing
help whilst demonstrating commitment to quality childcare and
To become a member, you can join online or call
on 0300 003 0005 to speak to a friendly member of the
Discover more about what PACEY membership provides
Your members area
MyPACEY is your own
dedicated area providing online support, including free
factsheets, best practice guides and business documents. You
can also access a wide range of EYFS and Foundation Phase resources
and activities here, as well as an online vacancy matching
service*, your own listing and web page to promote your childcare
Help and support
- Health and wellbeing helpline - confidential
24/7 service for direct support from a team of counsellors, nurses,
midwives and pharmacists.
- Childcare and early years helpline - practical advice on how to
deal with everyday childcare situations. Our team
of experts are on hand to offer you advice.
- Legal Plus - for childminders and nannies,
free legal advice from a solicitor about any legal
matter from contractual agreements to debt recovery; and legal
support for childminding assistants and nursery
PACEY champions the childcare profession to build awareness and
recognition of the excellent role childminders, nannies and nursery
workers play in early years care and learning. You'll have
lots of opportunities to help shape regulations governing your work
through PACEY consultations.
Free legal representation
If you work in home-based childcare, you’ll receive an enhanced,
member-only legal package to give you the advice you need, whenever
you need it, along with tailored
public liability insurance cover at unrivalled rates.** Members
can also great deals on home and motor insurance.
Member magazine and e-newsletters
You’ll receive a regular membership magazine,
The Childcare Professional, and regular
e-newsletters keep you up to date with news, childcare information
and products alongside competitions, creative ideas and
opportunities to share your views.
Saving you money
Only members of PACEY benefit from up to 50 per cent
off business products and publications. You’ll also
receive discounts on PACEY's wide range of learning
opportunities, including online and face to face training and
You’ll have the opportunity to connect through PACEY Local,
which provides peer support, networking opportunities and access to
your professional community. You can also connect through forums
and volunteer groups in your local area.
* Available to childminder members only
** Underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc.
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