February 2017

10 things all childminders need to know about 30 hours

In a little over six months, the 30-hour childcare entitlement will be rolled out across England. PACEY's Policy and Research Manager highlights the key things childminders need to know about the scheme, and what you should be doing now to ensure you are prepared.


Posted by Susanna, Policy and Research Manager, PACEY | with 42 comments

A love letter to my childminder

It’s Valentine’s Day, that day in the year when we are encouraged to declare our love for those who hold a special place in our hearts.

Here, mum-of-one, Sam, takes a moment to thank her childminder, Laura, and to remind her how special she is to Sam’s family.



Posted by Sam Surry | with 1 comments

It’s not all about the ratios

Another day, and another media debate on 30 hours. This time it was Channel 5’s Wright Stuff programme which kicked off a discussion with an unconventional question for anyone working in early years. Simply would we be better off without any ‘free’ childcare hours?


Posted by Liz Bayram, Chief Executive, PACEY | with 3 comments

5 reasons why you should do our Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare course

Want to be a childminder in England? Thinking about doing our Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare course? Here are 5 reasons why you should!


Posted by PACEY | with 39 comments