Employee benefits

Commitment to equality and diversity

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of everyone’s talents, skills and experience and where all people feel they are respected, valued and can achieve their full potential. We believe that this in turn will maximise the efficiency of the organisation.

Generous annual leave entitlement

All full-time employees are entitled to 25 days’ annual leave, and additional leave is awarded to staff who have completed over three years’ service. Part-time staff (who work fewer than 36 hours per week) receive a pro-rata allowance according to the number of hours they work per week.

Group life assurance scheme

If a staff member dies while employed by PACEY, a life assurance benefit of twice their basic annual salary, plus any applicable allowances, is paid to an appointed partner or family member.

Pension scheme

PACEY operates a Group Personal Pension Plan with an agreed pension provider. All employees who join the scheme will receive an employer contribution to the equivalent of six per cent of their basic annual salary (plus any applicable allowances) to the plan on a monthly basis.

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

PACEY offers enhanced maternity pay to women with at least one year’s continuous service (at the 11th week prior to the expected week of childbirth). All eligible employees are entitled to two weeks’ paid paternity leave at the current rate of statutory paternity pay. These benefits also apply to staff members who adopt a child.

Work life balance

PACEY is committed to staff maintaining a balance between work and home life, and welcomes applications for job-share arrangements. In addition, all staff have the right to request a modification to their working arrangements to meet personal needs.

Occupational sick pay

There is a generous occupational sick pay scheme, related to length of service.

Trade union recognition

PACEY recognises Unite trade union, the largest union in the UK with over two million members.

Staff discounts

PACEY offers staff a range of discounts similar to those negotiated for PACEY members.