Alliance Annual Conference 2017

Alliance celebrates another successful Annual Conference and Volunteer Awards

The Alliance would like to extend a huge thank you to all staff, volunteers, members and others who attended our 2017 Annual Conference on Friday 16 June.
Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly...Read more

Early years education should target the poorest families, says OECD

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Alliance welcomes OECD report calling for focus on improved quality ahead of more places
Funded places for the early years should be aimed at the poorest families, according to a new report from the OECD....Read more

Early years funding falls in real-terms, despite government’s “record investment”

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Alliance FOI data reveals that 28% of local authorities have seen a drop in funding rates since 2012
Early years settings have seen a real-terms fall in funding levels between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in more...Read more

Ofsted statistics show fall in number of childminders

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Statistics show a 24% decline in childminder numbers since 2012
The government could struggle to fulfil its promise of 30-hours a week of childcare after the number of childminders in England has...Read more

Early years underrepresented on schools forums

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Alliance research shows that PVI providers are underrepresented on local authority schools forums
Research has revealed that 70% of schools forums in England have just one representative from the PVI sector...Read more