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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.

Vaccinations - Keeping your setting safe

 

Alliance quality and standards manager Melanie Pilcher explains why vaccines are so important for young children. This article originally appeared in our Under 5...Read more

Why movement counts – a free book extract

 

Physical development is one of the three prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), alongside communication and language and personal, social and emotional development. These three areas have equal status, are...Read more

Minimum wage: keeping up-to-date with changes

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By Rachel Lawler
 

Ten things to consider when planning an outdoor play area

 

 

This is a sponsored guest blog from our friends at Kompan Schools, sharing their top tips when planning a new or updated outside...Read more

Inspirational early years practitioners - the Alliance Outstanding Member Awards Special Commendations 2018

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In 2018 we launched the Alliance's Outstanding Member Awards. The response was overwhelming and attracted an incredible calibre of nominations. As a result, the judging panel felt it necessary to create a new Special...Read more

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