In March 2017 the DfE published a revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework – the third revision to the original 2008 edition. The revised EYFS (DfE 2017) incorporates new legislation and statutory guidance introduced since...Read more
In March the DfE published the Early Years Workforce Strategy. The main focus of attention has been on the decision to amend the current regulatory requirement that anyone holding the Early Years Educator qualification must also hold GCSE Maths...Read more
In this webinar Michael Freeston and Melanie Pilcher will reflect on the improvements to outdoor learning made across the early years, and consider the greater emphasis being placed by Ofsted on providing a broader range of...Read more
With so many changes in the sector, training and professional development is more important than ever. Michael Freeston, director of quality improvement at the Alliance, introduces a new solution: SMARTpd.
Ellie Lloyd, an apprentice with the Pre-school Learning Alliance, recently won NMT magazine’s Nursery Apprentice Award 2016. In this article, Velda Bartholomew, Operational Training Manager at the Alliance, reflects on the key factors which...Read more
In response to the recent changes introduced regarding paediatric first aid, the Alliance has produced a guidance document explaining the requirements and how to evidence first aid activity in the setting entitled the First Aid Management...Read more
Eve Smith, Training Administration Manager at the Pre-school Learning Alliance, discusses the upcoming changes to government-funded apprenticeships, and provides information on the governments apprenticeship levy.