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.

Data protection: does your early years setting need to register?

The ICO is contacting educational settings that have not yet registeredRead more

Warning on HMRC scam phone calls targeting early years providers

Many settings have received phone calls from an “enforcement officer" at HMRCRead more

Update on Covid-19 support for the early years

Latest updates on our work on mass testing, vaccinations, funding, baby and toddler groups and moreRead more

Early years providers and Covid vaccinations: an Alliance FAQ

Over recent days, there has been a lot of confusion around whether or not early years providers are now eligible for Covid-19 vaccination under the umbrella of ‘social care’.

The below FAQ aims to clear up some of the confusion on...Read more

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


Melanie Pilcher shares some fun ideas for celebrating Chinese New Year in your nursery or early years setting.Read more