Payment by Instalments FAQs

New childminder members and renewing childminder members have the option to pay for their membership in four monthly direct debit instalments.  

Who is eligible for Payments by Instalments?

  • New childminder members
  • Non direct-debit renewing childminder members due for renewal
  • Direct debit renewing childminding members due for renewal

Why are we offering payment by instalments?

Our members wanted the option of spreading the cost of joining PACEY.

This payment plan gives childminder members the option to help manage their finances and pay for membership in four interest-free instalments over four months.

What are the benefits of payment by instalments?

  • It offers members the chance to spread the cost
  • Helps cash flow with an affordable payment plan
  • Means no big lump sum when you first join or renew
  • It’s interest free
  • You don’t have to remember to call us to renew

How many instalments are there?

The payment by instalments for childminder membership is divided into four instalments by direct debit over the first four months of your 12 month membership.

What happens if I miss an instalment?

We never re-present the payment to the bank. We will call you to check whether a missed payment has been an oversight. As with any instalment plan via direct debit terms and conditions apply.

Will there be any additional charges or changes to membership?

There are no additional charges for paying by instalments and you will be able to spread you costs over a four month period whilst still having full access to all the benefits PACEY offers for 12 months' membership.

What if I am joining/renewing but don’t want payment by instalments?

If you’re eligible to pay by direct debit instalments for childminder membership but don’t want to take part, there is no obligation to do so via the payments by instalments plan. You can still pay by setting up an annual direct debit payment or paying by debit or credit card, online or over the phone, or by cheque.