How PACEY works with government
We work with government to represent our members' views and ensure children get the best start in life.
From campaigning on ratios and regulations, to responding to government consultations, PACEY works with national and local government in England and Wales to help shape and influence early years policy.
We're also commissioned by local and national government to provide services to early years professionals, including training for childminders and promoting childcare as a profession. And we offer a specific package of support to local childcare providers through local authorities.
Join in on our #letsmakeithappen campaign on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what other changes you want:
- Read PACEY's letter to the new Under Secretary of State for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi, outlining our key policy priorities
At the heart of PACEY’s mission
Working in childcare and early
is a desire to improve understanding
of the critical role of high quality
early years provision – and the
role of individual practitioners in
particular. We are doing this through
our research, advocacy and
years must not continue to be a
less well paid, lower status and
less skilled job than working with
PACEY has been campaigning for
over a decade for childminders to be
permitted to deliver funded early
education and childcare places
to children who are related to them.
This year we had success in Wales,
and as of Sept 2018 childminders will
be able to claim funding for related children
not residing with them.
What can you do? We are asking
affected childminders and their families
to make your voices heard by writing to
your MP. Help us push for change: find
your MP and tell your story using
our template letter.
PACEY supports early years
professionals to provide high quality
provision through training, resources,
advice and peer support.
We are advocating that government
We use research to highlight key
implement a workforce development
strategy that supports and incentivises
practitioners to continuously improve
their skills, gain higher qualifications
and progress their careers.
issues affecting the workforce and
make recommendations for change.
We are continuously calling on
government and local authorities
to provide a long-term, sustainable
funding settlement for 30 hours. We
are working to highlight the funding
gap through research and campaigns.
We also provide support and
information for providers and parents.
Find out more at pacey.org.uk/30hours
If you have any queries about 30
hours, please contact our policy team.
We are working to promote
childminders as a valued choice for
New resources have been produced in
partnership with the Institute of Health
Visiting to help health visitors support
parents to find high quality childcare.
The parent area of our website has
been improved to include promotional
videos, leaflets and support for
We are calling on government and
local authorities to raise parental
awareness and understanding of childminding.