Practitioner Plus membership
Being a PACEY member gives you access to a wealth of resources to power your practice; the reassurance that you are protected; and the opportunity to be part of this fantastic community so you're never alone. We have three comprehensive memberships: Practitioner (nursery worker or childminder assistant), Practitioner (childminder, nanny or non-reg nanny) and Practitioner Plus.
In a rush? No problem, you can view a breakdown and comparison of our memberships here.
Our Practitioner Plus membership includes access to everything included in our Practitioner membership PLUS lots more, including:
FREE access to Kinderly Together (worth £180 a year*)
Transform your setting with Kinderly Together, the PACEY recommended digital learning journey, parent communication and accounting software, supporting you to run an outstanding childcare setting. Kinderly Together helps you be Ofsted or CIW ready, cuts out unnecessary paperwork, making you more efficient, saving you money and giving you back your time – and as a Practitioner Plus member, you have full access for FREE. Read our Kinderly Together FAQs here.
Transitioning to Kinderly Together from paper-based systems or another provider is made seamless by Kinderly’s high-rated support team, helping you every step of the way with a choice of live chat, email, phone and free 1-to-1 tutorials.
The benefits of Kinderly Together include:
- Quickly and securely capture observations, daily diaries and wow moments, even when you're out and about with the children.
- Digitally manage your setting with at-a-glace information: reports, development tables and cohort analyses and be more organised, efficient and Ofsted or CIW ready.
- Reduce paperwork, save time and costs with FREE and unlimited digital PACEY Policies and Procedures and PACEY Digital Childminder Contracts. These are accessed directly from the Kinderly Together dashboard to be sent, signed and stored digitally.
- The Accounting and Invoicing package is included to help you stay on top of income and expenditure so you're prepared for your annual tax return.
- The Parent Portal enables you to send emails and notifications to parents so they can keep up-to-date with their child's daily activities and development in real time, and the 'Postcards from Home' feature enables parents to share observations from home.
- Free weekly topic based activities, to inspire your practice and share with parents.
*As a Practitioner Plus member, you will have full access to Kinderly Together for FREE (saving you £180 inc VAT a year, vs Kinderly Together standard pricing).
As a Practitioner member, you get 20% off Kinderly Together paying £12 a month (inc VAT). PACEY members can log into MyPACEY to find out more here. If you're not a PACEY member, you can find out more about Kinderly Together here.
See Kinderly's key features:
Kinderly Together is more than a digital platform - it is an assessment tool, a planning tool, a professional development hub, a practitioner's lifeline, a work/life balance hero and a community! It does exactly as it says in "Supporting progress. Inspiring bright futures.
Vikki Murray, Childminder and PACEY member
FREE Safeguarding training (worth £19.99)
If you work with children, you have a responsibility to help to protect them. The PACEY safeguarding course has been designed to help you fulfil these requirements and ensure you have the confidence to recognise, respond and refer if you should have any concerns. In this course you will have the opportunity to watch video clips, download resources and reflect on your practice. The information, extra information links and activities provided are designed to offer practical ideas to promote further thinking and reflective practice about safeguarding children.
Our safeguarding course has been reviewed by Cache - the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and is the leading specialist awarding organisation for the care and education sector. The content is fully endorsed and the qualification is suitable for inspections.
FREE Food safety and hygiene training (worth £32.99)
Do you prepare food in your childcare setting? Are you looking to complete a food hygiene qualification? If so, this Level 2 food hygiene course will give you all the guidance you need. The course has been accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH), providing assurance that the course meets specific learning objectives and has high standards of training design.
This bright and colourful course provides learners with up-to-date food hygiene information, case studies, interactive exercises and videos to ensure learners are aware of their food safety responsibilities. It takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete and on successful completion of the quiz you will be able to print a personalised certificate.
The learning outcomes covered are:
- The law and national frameworks
- The importance of food safety
- Keeping clean when handling food and drink
- Preparing and serving food and drink safely
- Storing food and drink safely
- Further advice and support
Joining PACEY as a member for the first time?
Practitioner Plus membership costs £286.08 a year or £23.84 a month - that's just 78p a day (including insurance). Purchase Practitioner Plus membership today!
Renewing your current PACEY membership and want to upgrade to Practitioner Plus?
Practitioner Plus membership costs £260.64 a year or £21.72 a month - that's just 71p a day (including insurance) Log into MyPACEY and renew your membership to Practitioner Plus today!
Don’t worry if you’ve already subscribed to a Practitioner membership – you can upgrade your membership to Practitioner Plus part way through the year if you decide you want to benefit from Practitioner Plus, or if you expand your business and want to share your PACEY membership with your staff team. Give our customer services a call on 0300 003 0005 to upgrade whenever you want.
Q: If I buy Practitioner Plus, how do I access Kinderly Together?
Once you purchase Practitioner Plus you will receive an email from Kinderly Together, you simply follow the link from the email to set up your account and you can start using the software straight away. Remember to check your junk mail and add kinderly.co.uk to your safe senders list if you don’t see the email in your inbox.
Q: I am an existing Kinderly Together member, will I get a refund on my Kinderly Together subscription if I buy Practitioner Plus?
If you’re already a Kinderly Together subscriber, your existing ‘paid’ plan will be replaced with a new one that is ‘free’ and no more payments will be taken by Kinderly when you sign up to Practitioner Plus. If you have paid annually, Kinderly will calculate the amount remaining and will refund you this amount minus the administration fee within a 30 day period.
Q: Will I lose any of my account information stored in Kinderly Together if I chose Practitioner Plus?
No, if you are already using Kinderly Together, all of the information stored will remain and you will continue to access your existing account.