PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone working in childcare and early years to provide high quality care and early learning for children and families.

We provide training, practical help and expert advice to practitioners working throughout England and Wales. We also provide peer support and encouragement through our nationwide network of PACEY Local volunteers.

Our mission is to support everyone working in childcare and early years to provide high quality childcare and early learning; and champion the vital role practitioners play 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 of around 160 is based across England and Wales and is supported by a senior management team.

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