Support for families

We know that you provide vital support to families in your local area. PACEY offers a variety of resources for you to share with families - helping them to understand what high quality childcare looks like, and how to access it.

Supporting parents to access childcare

This short animation gives examples of all the different childcare options out there, financial support options and real-life examples of how high quality childcare has benefited and their families.

Perfect for sharing with parents or anyone looking to understand the fantastic role that high quality childcare providers play in the early years.

You can also view the video here.

You can also share this leaflet with families to help them consider the type of childcare that's right for them: Childcare: ready to choose?

SearchChildcare

SearchChildcare is a directory that's completely free for both parents and childcare providers to use, supporting parents to find high quality childcare in their local area.

The Parents section includes information about the different types of childcare available, and what we mean by 'high quality' quality childcare. There's also a free downloadable guide to help families choose the childcare that's right for them.

Play to Learn

PACEY has developed a Play to Learn Facebook group, specifically designed to support parents with fun and creative activities to try with children at home. These simple activities can be enjoyed at little or no cost, to support children's learning and development. They're also perfect for encouraging the continuity of learning experiences between a child's home and childcare setting.

Resources for parents and carers

Our dedicated parents' area of PACEY offers information and advice on subjects such as how to look for high quality childcare; working in partnership with childcare providers; returning to work after maternity leave; supporting children to be school-ready; and home learning

Browse the subjects below to find the right support for the families you work with:

Blogs

We have a whole host of blogs available for parents to read. These have been grouped into important subject areas, such as learning and development; additional needs; safety; and health and happiness.

To find out more, head to our Resources for parents section.