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5 must-have apps

Nowadays it’s normal for us to have our mobiles with us wherever we go. But are you making the most of the connectivity and using them in your setting? They can be extremely helpful aids in childcare, and we are going to show you how.

In this feature we will search for and highlight the very best hidden apps for childcare professionals. We’ll also trawl through the app stores to find free or interesting apps that will support you in your setting. 



Kinderly, is an award-winning early years app, which allows you to track the progress of the children in your setting at a glance.

Reports can be created and shared with parents, daily diaries recorded including all meals, activities and naps, plus an accounting and invoicing package, all without the need for any paperwork.

PACEY members benefit from an exclusive price!

Available on the Google Play and the App Store now, but go via to benefit from a member discount. 


Google Photos

Never lose your photos or have space taken up on your phone again with unlimited cloud storage. Enabling easy picture and video sharing with parents.

The app also cleverly creates collages so you can relive special moments again.

Available on the Google Play and the App Store now from FREE 


Toca Lab

Explore the wonders of science in your setting with the Toca Lab app.

Keep children engaged through the colourful element characters and experiment by warming them up or cooling them down. Great for developing fine-motor skills and exploring the wonders of science.

Available on the Google Play and the App Store now for £2.49.


Cbeebies Playtime

Children can learn and play with games featuring their favourite Cbeebies’ characters.

Including a parental lock feature for peace of mind and no adverts or in-app purchases, it’s perfect for keeping the little ones engaged and learning.

Available on the Google Play and the App Store now for FREE.


Childcare Professional (PACEY)

Access your member magazine on the go with the PACEY app; full of information and news on the sector.

It also includes a handy scrapbook feature for collecting your favourite activities and articles.

Available on the Google Play and the App Store now for FREE.



If you're using a mobile device in your childcare setting, make sure that your policies and procedures cover their use. You can find PACEY's sample policies and procedures in MyPACEY (members only).

I have an iPhone have downloaded th pacey app, I am now trying to do online course but I can watch the presentation. Help me? Thank you x
20/09/2017 06:44:07

Bethany Pierson-Smith
Just to reiterate that Kinderly is a must must must!! Revolutionised my setting!!
19/11/2016 15:48:31

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