Support for you

You're busy looking after children and families in your setting, and may well be caring for a family at home as well. But who's looking after you?

Advice and support helplines

Our three helplines mean that practical help is just a phonecall away.

  • When you call our childcare helpline, trained professionals will answer your questions about childcare issues or simply give you a second opinion on something you’re not sure about.
  • Our 24 hour health and wellbeing helpline can help you with any health or wellbeing questions. So if you're concerned about yourself, a child in your care, or even your friends and family, you can give us a call for reassurance or advice.
  • Whether it's a question about a parking ticket, property law or a business issue, one call to our legal helpline is the start of getting your legal worries sorted out. All members can access the legal helpline, while the legal representation helpline, Legal Plus, is exclusively for our childminder members.

Representing you to regulators and government

PACEY members are part of a vibrant and dedicated community of childcare professionals.

PACEY is a strong voice for those childcare professionals, working with government and regulators at all levels to help influence childcare policy development and to speak for childcare and early years professionals across England and Wales.

We represent you directly to government, by speaking at Select Committee inquiries and having face-to-face meetings with Ministers.

And members have opportunities to take part in these meetings too, with visits by Ministers and regulatory body officials in settings to really demonstrate the range and vibrancy of childcare professionals.

Connect with your peers

PACEY Local is our network of volunteers and members across the UK. Being a part of PACEY Local helps childcare professionals at every career stage to learn from and share ideas with colleagues in their area.

PACEY Local offers:


Vacancy matching service for childminders

All PACEY childminder members get support to fill childminding vacancies with a personalised PACEY webpage and online vacancy matching service for parents to search.

All childminder members automatically have access to iChild Silver, absolutely free as a benefit of membership. iChild Silver benefits are exclusive to PACEY childminder members and are hosted on the iChild.co.uk website.

iChild Silver provides access to the following promotion tools so you can connect with parents in your local area.

  • Your own web profile, outlining the services and features of your  childminding service
  • A web listing address to promote your childminding setting
  • A vacancy calendar so parents can see when you have spaces
  • Access to hundreds of free resources.

Childminder members must login to MyPACEY to access the benefit.

Quarterly magazine 

Packed full of news, views and creative ideas, Childcare Professional is the must-read title for anyone working in the early years sector, so it’s no surprise you rated one of your favourite membership benefits.

Now with a fresh, new look and feel, it continues to offer you the perfect combination of in-depth features, expert advice and fun, EYFS and Foundation Phase-compliant activities.

Plus, with our mobile-loving members in mind, we’re rolling out an interactive digital version too! Available for both Apple and Android users, it will hit an app store near you soon. See a sample here.

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

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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.

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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 select a membership plan
Registered Childminder with PLI (£91.74) 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 (£91.74) 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 (£33.00) 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 (£76.54) 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 (£67.54) 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 (£59.29) 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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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: Child Exploitation and Online Safety, 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: Child Exploitation and Online Safety, 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: Child Exploitation and Online Safety, 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: Child Exploitation and Online Safety, 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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