Information and advice

Do you need advice on any aspect of managing and developing your childcare provision?

Whatever your role in early years education, our experienced Information Service Team, accredited to the Matrix Standard, offers free, independent and professional advice.

You’ll find clear, easy-to-access information and advice right here on our website, designed to keep you up to date with developments in legislation and best practice. For more in-depth information, you’ll find a range of books and resources devised and written by sector experts in our online shop.

Are you thinking of starting a new childcare provision?

Well then, welcome to the early years sector! Our guide to Setting up a Childcare Provision will give you sound advice on key choices and responsibilities to consider before you start, and how joining the Alliance will help you on your journey.

Need specific support?

If you have specific questions about running your childcare provision, you can email us at, or call our Information Service Team on 020 7697 2595.