Please enable JavaScript in your browser

Childminders

 

Whether you're just considering becoming a childminder, have been registered for a short while, or have been childminding for years, you'll find all the information, support and inspiration you need here with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY).

Becoming a childminder

If you're thinking about setting out on this rewarding and enjoyable career, start with our information pages which will give you an overview of what you need to do to get registered, plus details of the support that PACEY, the largest professional association for childcarers, can provide.

Become a childminder - all the information you need!

Newly registered childminders

If you've been childminding for only a short while, you'll probably be looking for ideas, support, inspiration and reassurance. PACEY can offer all this and more, and you can benefit from peer-to-peer support by joining PACEY's community of professionals, PACEY Local. There's also information about what to expect during your inspection and business advice to help you make the most of your home-based childcare business.

Children paintingEstablished childminders

If you've been childminding for several years you'll probably have lots of experience and inspiration to share with others. PACEY Local is the place to network and share, and you'll also find useful information in our EYFS and advice sections.

Join PACEY for even more

Being part of the UK's largest and best known professional assocation for childminders brings you a host of benefits. Alongside the reassurance of knowing that your protection and support is second to none, PACEY members benefit from public liability insurance at unrivalled rates; money off essential products; and a free vacancy matching service, personalised web page and EYFS and Foundation Phase resources.

Join PACEY today as a childminder with insurance, for the equivalent of just £8.16 per month. There's no better time to show your commitment to your career!

Childminding Assistants

If you're working as, or considering becoming a childminding assistant, we've got all the information you need - plus a great value membership plan - just £34.50 a year.

Ready to get started? Join PACEY today!

Please call us on 0300 003 0005 if you'd like to join or renew but don't require public liability insurance.

Step 1 - Choose your membership

I am a returning/renewing member

Renew your PACEY membership below. If you are due to renew, or have been a member of PACEY (formerly known as NCMA) in the past, please begin by entering your membership number.
Please call us on 0300 003 0005 if you'd like to join or renew but don't require public liability insurance.

Welcome to PACEY! To renew, please choose your plan.
Welcome back to PACEY! To rejoin, please choose your plan.
I am a new member

New members, please begin by selecting your membership plan.
Please call us on 0300 003 0005 if you'd like to join or renew but don't require public liability insurance.

Please begin by selecting your membership plan

Please select a membership plan
Registered Childminder with PLI (£98.00) More Info
One year's membership with public liability insurance alongside a host of benefits including:
  • Free vacancy matching and discounted business documents
  • Free online training courses
  • A suite of Practice guides, factsheets and ‘how to’ videos
  • The very latest policy briefings
  • Influence and a voice with government, regulators and others on issues that matter to you


(Public liability cover of up to £5,000,000)
Registered Childminder with PLI & ELI (£103.00) More Info
One year's membership with public liability and employer’s liability insurance alongside a host of benefits including:
  • Free vacancy matching and discounted business documents
  • Free online training courses
  • Expert helplines – health and well being, childcare and early years & legal
  • A suite of Practice guides, factsheets and ‘how to’ videos
  • The very latest policy briefings
  • Influence and a voice with government, regulators and others on issues that matter to you


(Public liability cover of up to £5,000,000 and employer's liability insurance cover of up to £10,000,000)
Childminding Assistant (£34.50) More Info
One year's membership, ideal for a Childminding Assistant:
  • Free online training courses
  • Expert helplines – health and well being, childcare and early years & legal
  • A suite of Practice guides, factsheets and ‘how to’ videos
  • The very latest policy briefings
  • Influence and a voice with government, regulators and others on issues that matter to you
Non-registered Nanny with PLI (£71.00) More Info
For nannies who are not registered with Ofsted, CSSIW or the childcare approval Scheme. One year's membership with public liability insurance alongside a host of benefits including:
  • Free online training courses
  • Free resources and information
  • Expert helplines – health and well being, childcare and early years & legal
  • A suite of Practice guides, factsheets and ‘how to’ videos
  • Influence and a voice with government, regulators and others on issues that matter to you


(Public liability cover of up to £5,000,000)
Registered Nanny with PLI (£62.00) More Info
For nannies who are registered with Ofsted, CSSIW or the childcare approval scheme. One year's membership with public liability insurance alongside a host of benefits including:
  • Free online training courses
  • Free resources and information
  • Expert helplines – health and well being, childcare and early years & legal
  • A suite of Practice guides, factsheets and ‘how to’ videos
  • Influence and a voice with government, regulators and others on issues that matter to you


(Public liability cover of up to £5,000,000)
Family Registered Childminder with PLI (£75.00) More Info
One year's membership with public liability insurance alongside a host of benefits including:
  • Free vacancy matching and discounted business documents
  • Free online training courses
  • Expert helplines – health and well being, childcare and early years & legal
  • A suite of Practice guides, factsheets and ‘how to’ videos
  • The very latest policy briefings
  • Influence and a voice with government, regulators and others on issues that matter to you
Only available to registered childminders who work at the same address as another childminder member of PACEY. (Public liability cover of up to £5,000,000)
Nursery Worker (£34.50) More Info
One year's membership, ideal for anyone working in a nursery or pre-school:
  • Free online training courses
  • Expert helplines – health and well being, childcare and early years & legal
  • A suite of Practice guides, factsheets and ‘how to’ videos
  • The very latest policy briefings
  • Influence and a voice with government, regulators and others on issues that matter to you
Membership start date
/ /
Registration number (please note, you must supply a valid Ofsted or CSSIW registration number when you join PACEY, or within 90 days if you are undergoing registration)
I have an ERN number I can provide
I am exempt
I have to request this from HMRC and will provide this within 90 days


ERN number if applicable
DBS Number (Must be supplied within 90 days of joining PACEY)
DBS Expiry date
/ /
Paediatric First Aid Certificate expiry date (Must be supplied within 90 days of joining PACEY)
/ /

Step 2 - Your Contact Details

Title*
First name*
Please enter your first name
Last name*
Please enter your lastname
Date of birth is required
/ /
Main telephone number*
Please correct your telephone number
Alternative telephone number
Please correct your telephone number
Email address*
Please enter a valid email address
Your email doesn't appear to match, please double check
Confirm email*
Your password doesn't appear to match, please double check
Please enter a password that is at least 6 characters long
Please enter postcode*
Address
We have been unable to find your address, please try again or enter manually

Step 3 - Final Details

Quick questions

The nursery you work for
How did you hear about us?
Campaign
What prompted you to return to PACEY
Home insurance renewal date
/ /

Buy essential products now and benefit from free delivery.

More
Tools of the Trade Lockable case with dividers to keep your documents safe.Includes the following essential documents for your childminding business
  • Child Record Forms
  • Childminding Contracts
  • Accounts Book
  • Attendance Register and
  • Accident, Incident and Medication folder.
More
This fun, colourful 92-page book is filled with loads of great activities to enjoy with the children you care for.

Perfect for childcare professionals and parents alike, this durable, spiral-bound book features a host of indoor and outdoor creative activities to share.

There is also an EYFS and Foundation Phase section at the back, showing how each activity links to different areas of learning and development.
More
The PACEY Educare Bundle combines all three short, online courses: NSPCC Child Protection Awareness, Basic Food Hygiene and An Introduction to Data Protection

As a childminder, you will be given access to specific versions of the courses which are tailored to group care settings.

The courses can be accessed and completed at any time over the year.
More
The PACEY Educare Bundle combines all three short, online courses: NSPCC Child Protection Awareness, Basic Food Hygiene and An Introduction to Data Protection

As a nanny, you will be given access to specific versions of the courses which are tailored to group care settings.

The courses can be accessed and completed at any time over the year.
More
The PACEY Educare Bundle combines all three short, online courses: NSPCC Child Protection Awareness, Basic Food Hygiene and An Introduction to Data Protection

As a nursery worker, you will be given access to specific versions of the courses which are tailored to group care settings.

The courses can be accessed and completed at any time over the year.
More
The PACEY Educare Bundle combines all three short, online courses: NSPCC Child Protection Awareness, Basic Food Hygiene and An Introduction to Data Protection

As a childminding assistant, you will be given access to specific versions of the courses which are tailored to group care settings.

The courses can be accessed and completed at any time over the year.
More
This colourful, 88-page book is designed to help childcare professionals and parents to support children's learning and development through craft.

Craft Ideas is filled with inspirational activities set out across five themes: Decorating, Music Making, Reading and Writing, Organising and Imagining.

There is also a helpful section dedicated to supporting childcare professionals to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England and Foundation Phase in Wales, linking each craft activity to different areas of learning.
More
Our exclusive EYFS Bundle includes:
  • EYFS framework - the official documents, including the Statutory Framework, A Know-How-Guide and Development Matters
  • EYFS and You - PACEY's fantastic book, written especially for childcare professionals
  • EYFS Stickers - to help you observe and note children's learning.

Purchase Summary



Please confirm the following
I confirm that I will sign up to PACEY's Professional Standards
Please accept our terms and conditions before continuing
I accept PACEY's terms and conditions

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