Information for social workers

Social workers play a vital role in supporting families under pressure. We've got information and resources designed to help social workers to advise the families they work with. These resources will help social workers to make families aware of: 

  • the different childcare options available to them
  • the government funding they may be eligible for, and how to apply for this
  • the benefits that accessing high quality childcare can bring for their child, and for the wider family.

Live or work in Wales?

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

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

Becoming 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.

Accessing funded childcare

Read about the different types of 
government financial support
available to help pay for registered
childcare, and the elibility criteria foreach.


The benefits of two-year-old funding
for vulnerable children

This handy flyer summarises the benefits
of accessing the two-year-old funding for registered childcare in England.
Download and share with colleagues.

Information for parents

PACEY has a wealth of information and advice you can share with parents, including simple ideas for supporting their child's learning and development at home every day, without the need to purchase expensive resources.

Visit our Parents section here