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Become a childminder

Admin pack click to shopIf you love children and want to help give them the best start in life, being a registered childminder could be the ideal job for you.

We say, "job", but our members tell us that being a childminder is a vocation. They are often drawn to childminding because of all the fantastic opportunities the career offers - from making a difference to a child's life, to being your own boss and working from home.

As a registered childminder you will:

  • Offer the children you care for a happy and inspirational environment.
  • See the children that you care for grow and develop.
  • Work in your home, choosing the hours you work and the services you provide.
  • Have a career where no two days are the same.
  • Care for your own children at the same time if you have a family.
  • Meet other childcare professionals in your area and get to know your local community.
  • Join many thousands of childminders in England and Wales providing high-quality childcare.

Childcare professionalIf you want to become a childminder, read on to discover more about the training required. We'll also highlight some of the professional development opportunities available to you.

Many registered childminders begin their career as a childminding assistant. Read more about this, and find out about PACEY's great membership offer for assistants.

Join your professional association

Joining PACEY is the best way to demonstrate your commitment to your childminding career. As a member of the largest and longest established professional association representing childminders, you can be sure of getting the support, advice, training, backing and information you need to help start a successful business from home. You'll also benefit from up to 50% off essential products for new childminders.

Join PACEY now for the first steps in your new career. You can also download our free guide - Business Basics for new childminders.

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 (£98.00) 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
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Step 3 - Final Details

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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