The new childcare directory powered by PACEY

We are delighted to present our new childcare directory, SearchChildcare. With exclusive features for PACEY members, you'll be able to advertise your childcare service online. Plus it's completely free to you and the parents who will use it. 

What's included?

  • Upload photos of your setting
  • Link to your inspection report (England only at present)
  • Link to your setting's website or Facebook page
  • Indicate whether you have spaces at present
  • Specify the types of payment you accept

To help you create a powerful profile, we've produced a series of guides and best-practice examples. 

Who's built SearchChildcare?

Over the last six months a group of PACEY's technical, digital and marketing experts have been working behind the scenes to research, plan, build and test the new website that will provide every single PACEY member the opportunity to advertise their childcare setting. We've involved PACEY's fab Facilitators, plus parents of young children in the development, too, to make sure that the service meets everyone's needs.

You already have a listing on SearchChildcare, built from your existing member information. Log in now using your MyPACEY user details to begin editing your profile on the new childcare directory straight away. Of course, if you'd prefer not to be listed on SearchChildcare, you can opt out of the service

What does this replace?

For the last four years all childminder members have had access to a free childcare vacancy matching service and downloadable resources delivered on our behalf in partnership with As part of our ongoing efforts to streamline the service we provide to our all our members, we have made the decision to bring the vacancy listings element of this benefit in-house so that we can offer it to everyone.

There's more detail about the change in the iChild service in our frequently asked questions.