The PaCE (Parents, Childcare and Employment) project provides childcare support for parents whilst training or looking for work. PaCE offers individual adviser support to parents to help find a suitable job. Make a start with PaCE.

Are these a barrier for you?

Potential barriers to sustainable employment may include:

  • Childcare

  • Employability skills or training

  • Help with childcare costs

  • Finding work locally to fit with childcare needs

What will PaCE Offer?

  • PaCE will help parents/guardians who are out of work into training and employment

  • PaCE will help find and fund solutions to overcome childcare barriers to enable parents/guardians to prepare for or to access employment opportunities

  • Parents/guardians will receive individualised help via a PaCE adviser in their local community

  • PaCE advisers also support parents/guardians to develop employment skills which will help to improve self-esteem and confidence

Are you eligible?

PaCE can help parents/guardians who are currently not engaged in any education, training or employment.

What do I do next?

If you are interested in PaCE and believe that you fit our eligibility, complete our form and send it forward to PaCE@gov.walesA member of staff in the PaCE internal team will then forward your interest to the appropriate adviser.

The adviser will:

  • Offer one-to-one support in family and friendly locations, supporting your search for training and employment

  • Help with ‘Better Off’ in work calculations

  • Offer self-employment advice and guidance

  • Support pre-employment childcare costs

  • Advise on locally available registered childcare provisions and costs 


PaCE adviser contact details
PaCE Good News Story 1
PaCE Good News Story 2
PaCE information leaflet
Contact form

PaCE Good News Story Template​

Privacy Notice – Welsh Government Grants

“I cannot express enough how grateful I am and how much I appreciate the opportunity I was given with PaCE. I can honestly say it has changed my life so much in the 4 months. The support from your team member, both personally and professional has been invaluable to me, she will never know how much It meant to me and the difference she made. I am a completely different person from the one who met her that first day, she believed in me so much and helped me build in confidence and self-esteem. My mindset and outlook on everything has changed."

Contact us: +4429 2068 8722   /   /  CASCADE, 1-3 Museum Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BD

Cysylltwch â ni: +4429 2068 8722   /   /  CASCADE, 1-3 Lle Amgueddfa, Caerdydd, CF10 3BD

© 2016 CASCADE / Cardiff University. Created with

© 2016 CASCADE / Prifysgol Caerdydd. Wedi'i chreu gyda