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You can’t put a price on advertising your childcare business. So we haven’t.

PACEY has spent the last few months behind the scenes updating SearchChildcare, our childcare directory, and now it's back - bigger and better than ever before!

SearchChildcare remains totally free to use. It's the newly improved childcare directory from PACEY which puts high quality early years providers, like you, just a click away from parents.

One of the PACEY member benefits is an automatic free basic listing on SearchChildcare.

Updating a profile is easy and takes just a few minutes. With new features and functionality, early years providers can decide how they want to showcase their setting.

All PACEY members will have an enhanced vacancy listing on SearchChildcare, helping to set them apart from other local childcare professionals. 

To make the most of the functionality, and help businesses stand out to local parents, we recommend that PACEY members login and update their profile. PACEY members have the option to upload up to five photos and include free text about what their setting offers. Plus, parents searching on the site will see their closest PACEY member first.

Listings can be linked to an inspection report and each listing has its own unique address, so SearchChildcare could even replace the need for a website and become the shopfront of a business without paying a penny.

Increased functionality means that parents are now able to search within half a mile of an address, location or landmark. Embedded Google maps enables them to see the general location of a setting on a local map. There is now an option to show specific availability and even list childcare fees. In fact, SearchChildcare allows users to provide as much or as little information about their setting as they like.

PACEY members can just log into SearchChildcare using their email address and MyPACEY password and update their listing. It really is that simple.

For additional support, check out the PACEY top tips for creating a useful and engaging profile, or our guides to creating specific profiles for a childminder, group setting or nanny.

To find out more about SearchChildcare, please visit

Alternatively, call our friendly team on 0300 003 0005 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday and they'll be happy to help.