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Welcome to the Alliance blog, where you’ll find expert advice, best practice tips and ideas, thoughtful opinion pieces and successful case studies. For everyone who is passionate about the importance of Early Years.

Bilingualism in the Early Years – a free book extract

 

Early years settings have an important role to play in supporting children as emerging bilinguals, working with parents to enhance opportunities across the spectrum of their language development. In this free extract from...Read more

Case study - a day in the life of an Ofsted inspector

 

Jude Sanders, early years regulatory inspector at Ofsted, takes us through an average day in the life of an early years inspector.

This article originally appeared in the Alliance's ...Read more

Celebrating Chinese New Year - ideas and activities for early years settings

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Melanie Pilcher, quality and standards manager at the Alliance, shares some fun ideas for celebrating Chinese New Year in your setting.

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Happy children — taking care of young people's wellbeing

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Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, early years nurture and wellbeing trainer, and early years consultant, explains how you and your staff can take care of children’s mental health.

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Child-centred and led learning – dispensing with the circle time

 

Jessica Gosling, founder of Step to Pre-school, has years of experience teaching in both the early years and primary schools, in the...Read more

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