Parent essentials

Are you a parent using childcare? Working in partnership with your childcare provider is the very best way to help your child get the most out of their time in nursery or with a childminder.

To help you make the most of your relationship, we've put together a range of factsheets, videos, activities and guides to help you work with your childcarer and help to extend your child's learning environment.


Grab yourself a well-earned coffee and explore some of PACEY’s blogs. From why music matters to the benefits of baby massage – there’s something for everyone. 


These ideas will help you extend your child's learning from their childcare setting into your home.

Exploring books

Explore books with your little one and see how much more you can get out of them together by using our activity sheets. 

Crafty ideas to try at home offers fun crafts and activities linked to your child's key learning outcomes.

You and your 2-year-old

At 2, children are beginning to move from total dependance on their parents to exploring independance and self-sufficiency. It's an exciting time, but can also be a challenge! We've got some useful hints and tips to help you embrace this exciting time.

Boost your home learning environment

Keep those little minds learning! There are many little things you can do that will make a big difference to your child. Discover more about how to create a rich learning environment in your home.

Starting school

If your child is moving from childcare to school then we've got the information you. Includes a range of activities to do together.


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