Friday 21st October 2016

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PACEY Members: Upgrade to iChild Silver or iChild Gold Membership

 New benefits for PACEY Members!

As part of your PACEY membership you can now benefit from exclusive services at no additional cost through iChild Silver membership.
To receive these benefits you must access iChild each time via MyPACEY. Your new benefits include:
1) Childminder EYFS & Foundation Phase Resources:
In partnership, iChild and PACEY have developed a series of childminder-focused resources, exclusive to PACEY members, to support you in running your childminding business:
  • Reward Charts
  • Childminder Stickers
  • Activity Ideas
  • NCMA Posters
2) Vacancy Matching Service: You can now be listed and promote your availability in a brand new childminding vacancy matching service, the iChild Directory. This is exclusive to PACEY members & is viewed by hundreds of parents each day.
So login now to the members area on the PACEY website to set up your web page listing.
iChild Silver membership is included as part of your PACEY membership.
To receive access to the childminder-specific resources, the vacancy matching service and your web listing, you must be a PACEY member. If you are not a PACEY member and are interested in joining the professional association for childminders, see the benefits of PACEY membership here.
Upgrade to iChild Gold Membership to access all our Gold resources & features:
Gold resources: NEW Signs & Posters section
We have developed the signs and posters that many of you asked for in both colour and black and white. You can also create a simple logo to personalise the sign with your name or a child's name, or upload your current logo if you prefer. These posters are available if you upgrade to Gold Membership, but you can have a free trial with the "Eat 5 a day" poster! View the Signs & Posters section here.
Gold resources: NEW Religious Festival Stories
Another popular request was to expand our religious festival resources to allow you to teach different festivals to young children.
Our religious activities have been written by Pat Alden, a religious teacher for over 35 years, and an ordained priest.
Each story is set out as a ‘picture board’ so the story can be told in the simplest way, whilst keeping the attention of the child. Each story has supporting activity ideas and many festivals have supporting resources. We have loaded resources up to the September festivals and we will be adding many more over the coming months. View the Religious Festival section here. You can download the Dharma Day story for free!
NEW iChild Calendar
Free to use, you can plan your children's activities for the week or month ahead with the new iChild Calendar!
We feature many events, festivals and occasions each month on iChild. Simply click on a listed event to access the corresponding activities, worksheets and resources. By upgrading to iChild Gold Membership you will be able to access all resources from the Calendar. View the iChild Calendar here.
FREE Venture Family Photography Experience
 As a thank you for becoming a Gold Member, we are delighted to offer you a complimentary Venture family photography experience voucher worth £245. This entitles you to a fun photoshoot, cinematic viewing of your photos, plus a hand- made 7"x5" framed photograph to take away with you. Find details on how to claim your voucher here.
To upgrade to Gold, simply login to MyPACEY on the PACEY website here. Then come across to iChild and click here to upgrade.



Upgrade to iChild Gold Membership for more benefits

PACEY members can upgrade to iChild Gold membership (once you have logged in via MyPACEY) and you'll receive all the Silver benefits too, plus the following additional below. You can enjoy this for just £7.99 per month, or pay annually and get two months free!
  • Childminder EYFS & Foundation Phase Resources: over 100 additional childminder-focused resources, exclusive to PACEY members.
  • Your own enhanced web page listing with additional features including text descriptions, and photographs of your setting.
  • Vacancy Matching Service: Gold members will appear at the top of parent searches.
  • Plus all iChild Premium features as outlined below:

40% off Collins & Letts Books!

Gold members receive a huge 40% discount off all Collins and Letts titles, for children aged 3-11 years.
Collins and Letts publish a great range of books which mirror what is being taught at school, and suit the needs of your child at each stage of the National Curriculum. You will find fun activities and extra revision practice for assessments such as SATs and the 11+. Sign up to our Gold membership today for the code you need to quote at the checkout.

Access to all iChild Gold activities

When you upgrade to iChild Gold Membership you can access all of our activities across the website. And you will also be able to access the cream of our activities, all marked with the Gold logo.
Gold resources: NEW iChild Toy Box!
As an iChild Gold member you can add up to 30 iChild activities each day to your 'Toy Box' and then download them all in one go. Simply click on the "Add to Toy Box" logos for the activities you wish to download. Once you are ready, click on 'Download My Toy box', and a single ZIP file containing everything in your Toy Box will be created for you.

Gold resources: NEW Photo Flashcards

You can also access a Photo Flashcard section where you can download photographic flashcards, with or without personalisation. 
There are many different uses for these including games such as Snap or Matching Pairs. Alternatively you could print one sheet out as it is, without personalising, and the children can write what the images are. View the Photo Flashcard section here. This is another benefit for Gold members but please try out the African Animals for free!
Gold resources: NEW Photo Posters section
Many of you also wanted the ability to use high quality photography to create your own personalised signs and posters.
We have therefore created a Photo Poster section for Gold Members. You can write a heading above the photo and a text description under the image, on each poster, before printing them out. You can even customise these with your name or logo before you download them.
These are also great for creating themed invitations. Try out the African Animals poster for free! We will be producing many more each month and what we produce will be based again on your requests! View the new Photo Poster Section here.