Job Centre Plus

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

This reflects 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 are also working with JCP nationally to ensure the staff knowledge hub holds relevant easy to access advice for staff.


Childminder recruitment poster.

Download our poster and share in your local area.

Childminder recruitment poster.

Download our poster and share in your local area.

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.
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

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.