Additional products and services

Quality Partner Status 

Childcare is a partnership. It involves not only carers and parents, but also the organisations responsible for ensuring that children receive the best quality care and education.

Childcare and education are changing so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up to date. By joining our Quality Partners scheme you can have all the latest information about initiatives affecting the whole childcare sector. And, of course, you will be actively supporting early years professionals too.

If you're a local authority or not-for-profit organisation, you can join PACEY as a Quality Partner member for just £82.40 a year. Membership is designed to help you in your work with childminders, nannies, schools and early years students.

You'll receive:

  • printed copies of our magazine, Childcare Professional, to help you keep up -to -date with issues concerning the sector
  • a monthly member newsletter
  • Great offers on individual and bulk orders of PACEY products
  • member pricing on items in the PACEY shop
  • access to training and events from PACEY with preferential rates 

Quality Start Scheme

PACEY supports local authorities to develop flexible, high quality childcare through investment in new childminders.

For a one-off payment of £148.84, our Quality Start scheme provides training and resources to support newly registered childminders to deliver high levels of care and early learning.

The Quality Start package includes;

If you would like to purchase the Quality Start package for childminders in your area, please e-mail

PLEASE NOTE individuals placed on the Quality Start scheme will be required to complete and return the application form before their membership and insurance can be processed.