PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone involved in childcare and early years to provide high quality services, information and advice to children, their families and carers. We want all children to experience high quality childcare and early education, helping them to have a bright future.

Across England and Wales we provide training, expert advice, help and peer support to practitioners and practical and impartial support and information for families and carers and those advising them. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.

PACEY’s Board of Trustees is made up the Association’s Chair and up to 10 trustees. PACEY’s staff team is based across England and Wales and is supported by a senior management team with a head office in Bromley, Kent.

Our volunteer members are key to gathering members' views and feeding them back to PACEY.

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PACEY membership helps me show parents & professionals that I belong to a professional association

Joana, Childminder, Croydon