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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 learning. 

Members join our community to receive career-enhancing help whilst demonstrating commitment to quality childcare and professionalism.

To become a member, you can join online or call on 0300 003 0005 to speak to a friendly member of the PACEY team.

Discover more about what PACEY membership provides below...

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 business. 

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 workers.

Children in a nursery

Sector representation

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 interactive workshops.


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.

Want to be part of PACEY? Join online here or if you’re already a member login to MyPACEY