Job Centre Plus

Explore information and resources designed to help Job Centre Plus (JCP) staff in England support parents in their search for high quality childcare, available childcare funding and information about careers in childcare, specifically childminding.

We know the important role JCP staff play in advising and sharing information with parents at critical stages of their lives, and through the meetings that take place with work coaches to support parents in preparing for work.

These resources for JCP staff will help ensure that they are aware of the different childcare options, including the range of childcare entitlements available.

PACEY is also working with JCP more widely to ensure the staff knowledge hub holds relevant easy to access advice for staff.

Live or work in Wales?

For information about how we're working with Job Centres in Wales, please contact .  There are also some useful resources for Wales here.

Childminder recruitment poster.

Download our poster and display
it in your local offices to encourage
childminder recruitment.  

Childminder recruitment poster

Download our poster and display it in your
local offices to encourage childminder recruitment.

Why not become a childminder?

This short video talks about all the
benefits of becoming a childminder,
hears from those who have changed
their career and why it might be an
option for you.

Supporting parents to access childcare

This short video gives an overview of
the high-quality childcare options
available and how parents have
been impacted by their child's setting.

Careers in Childcare - Information handout

A useful document you can print off or share
with anyone looking to understand more
about a career in childcare, the skills required,
qualifications needed and more. 

Men in the Early Years (MITEY)

Working in early years education and childcare
is one of the most important jobs in the world.
Recruiting men to play their part in it
should be a priority for any government,
local authority, early years provider or other
early years sector organisation which cares
about diversity and inclusion. PACEY has
been working with MITEY to help spread the word.

Find out more

Download our handy childcare flow chart

Share with colleagues and parents.

Childcare funding information (England)

Download and share this useful document
with parents. It will help them search for
the right childcare and find advice on the
different types of funding available.


Childcare: Ready to choose?
is a downloadable leaflet to use
with parents. It clearly explains the
different types of childcare available,
and offers suggestions of questions
for parents to ask when talking to
childcare providers. For versions for
Wales please see leaflets in Wales
Childcare: helping you choose
postcard. This postcard may
be used to signpost parents
to childminders who are able
to offer funded childcare.

Join our #NotABabysitter campaign.
Help spread the word about the
training, regulation and
qualifications of professional
childminders and how they
can support the families you
work with.

Download our media pack.


Single mum Carly talks about
how working with Job Centre
Plus helped her to get off benefits
and find work she enjoys doing.

Read Carly's story.

  JCP Work Coach Janet talks
about the benefits
of holding JCP claimant sessions
in a Children's Centre.

Hear from Janet.

With a shortage of childminders in
some areas, Childcare Partnership
Manager for JobCentre Plus Inderpal,
talks about how partnership working
and projects such as Together for Twos
are helping.

Read Inderpal's thoughts.

Together for Two's Development
worker Sally Heron talks about
the benefits of holding monthly
Childcare Clinic sessions.

Read more from Sally.