“I would like to personally thank you. When I had worries you were there on the end of the phone, or by rapid response on email, and it was greatly appreciated”. PATA member.
PATA is a membership organisation with groups drawn from all childcare sectors; toddler groups, community playgroups, private nurseries, out of school clubs and children’s centres.
Staff working within these settings, the volunteers who help manage them, and the families that attend, are all PATA members and are welcome to access to our support.
Our member benefits are all designed to help take some of the strain from the issues that groups face. We are constantly updating our online content to keep you abreast of current legislation and practice so keep checking back in. We always welcome feedback and suggestions as to how we can improve our service so please contact us if there is something you would like to see.
Information, advice and guidance from our experienced team
Our small and friendly staff team have a wealth of knowledge that enables us to offer personal support to our members. Our knowledge of the sector, and specifically community groups, means we understand the specific and unique challenges faced by you and your team.
We pride ourselves on offering a unique service to your unique group and we are only a phone call away.
Access to discounted training courses
We offer high quality Continuing Professional Development short courses that offer great value for money when budgets are tight. We also offer bespoke training options that can be delivered within your setting to your whole staff team.
Free advertising of your job vacancies
Our vacancies page is viewed extensively and we have successfully helped our members fill hundreds of vacancies over the years. We also link with Glos Jobs, guaranteeing your advert will be seen by thousands of potential candidates.
Access to discounted payroll rates
PATA Payroll is a fast, friendly and accurate service provided by people who care about and understand your payroll. This is a highly valued service amongst our members.
PATA Chatter & enews
These termly publications are full of useful articles that help share good practice amongst our members and enable us to share wider sector news and issues. Display the Chatter in the setting for all your parents and staff.
Members only area
This is an important part of the support we offer as it includes a wealth of resources to support your group, including: information sheets, frequently asked questions; fees and wages survey. Our online content is continually updated.