Childminding Week 2024 (11-17 May)

Childminders are passionate, dedicated and highly trained providers making a difference to childrens lives. They are carers, educators and leaders who support children and families from all backgrounds including the most vulnerable.

Childminding Week 2024 was a great opportunity to show our appreciation and raise awareness for the vital role they play in our sector. We took great pleasure in using this special week to shout even more about the incredible work Childminders do and look forward to building on the event each year!

  

Thank you / Social media competition / Childminder Manifesto

Membership survey results / Laptop donation scheme

Regional childminder awards / Gratitude boxes / Senedd Event

 

Thank you 

Thank you to everyone who got involved – whether you’re from a local authority, a fellow childminder, or a supporter. Your contribution to the week was truly valued.

Although Childminding Week 2024 has ended, PACEY’s efforts to raise the profile of childminders and lobby for change on their behalf continue. We encourage you all to keep celebrating the amazing work you do. Keep the momentum going by continuing to use the hashtag #iamachildminder and tagging us in your posts. We’re keen to hear more of your wonderful stories!

Social media competition

Thank you to those who took part in our social media competition - it was lovely see some of what you get up to in your settings and a great opportunity to relate to your fellow childminders! 

Congratulations to our giveaway winners: 

⭐️ Daisy from Isle of Wight ⭐️ Yvonne from North Yorkshire ⭐️ Charlotte from Birmingham ⭐️ Laura from Blackpool ⭐️ Rachael from Margate

   

Childminder manifesto

To commemorate Childminding Week 2024, PACEY launched its new manifesto for childminders!

This calls for urgent government action to address plummeting childminder numbers, ensuring children have the very best start in life.

Read the manifesto in full here.

For press enquiries please contact Ka Lai Brightley-Hodges, Head of Membership and Marketing: Kalai.brightley-hodges@pacey.org.uk

Big Membership survey 2024: The results 

Thank you to everyone who completed our Big membership survey 2024. You can now read the full survey here.

For press enquiries please contact Ka Lai Brightley-Hodges, Head of Membership and Marketing: Kalai.brightley-hodges@pacey.org.uk

Read the full membership survey results here.

Congratulations to our prize draw winners:

⭐️Joanna from Essex ⭐️Deanna from Cambridgeshire ⭐️Siobhan from Buckinghamshire ⭐️Fiona from Croydon ⭐️Clare from Essex

Laptop donation scheme

PACEY is working with Deloitte’s 5 Million Futures social impact programme to support and champion early years professionals and the impact you have on the lives of children and their families.

We are excited to announce that we have been kindly gifted laptops through Deloitte’s laptop donation scheme, to distribute to 200 lucky PACEY members.

See more and apply here

Regional Childminder Awards

We wanted to mark Childminding Week by recognising and celebrating the very best Childminders. Those who make a difference to the lives of the children they care for, who set the bar high and are an inspiration to all in the profession. Thank you to everyone who entered our Awards - the winners from each region have been chosen by PACEY's esteemed panel of Judges.

We are delighted to announce the winners of our PACEY Regional Childminding Awards 2024! Thank you to everyone who entered.

View PACEY's Regional Childminder Awards Winners

Judges

   

Gratitude boxes

This past year has seen so much change in the early years sector and we have been blown away by the nummber of Childminders who have wanted to get involved and make their voices heard on matters affecting their profession. Members have been attending government forums, speaking to press, offering case studies and completing consultations to name a few and we couldn't have carried out our policy work without them. For those who have worked closely with PACEY this year we have sent them a little gratitude box in the post to say: THANK YOU!

   

Celebrating at the Senedd

As part of the Childminding Week celebrations PACEY Cymru held an event at the Senedd on 15 May hosted by Lee Waters MS. This celebrated the work childminders do, showed our appreciation and raised awareness for the vital role childminders play in the sector.

Read more about the event