Business management

Employing an early years apprentice for your setting

Employing an apprentice can be an effective way to bring new skills to your early years setting and grow your workforce, writes Velda Bartholomew...Read more

The Early Years Pupil Premium - making the most of it

As educators, we want to make sure we use our Early Years Pupil Premium Funding (EYPP), in the most inclusive and effective way possible to make it stretch — so how can we do that?Read more

Six months since lockdown: how we have supported you

On 23 March 2020, England entered a nationwide lockdown period in response to the coronavirus crisis. Six months on, we look back at how the Alliance has been working to support members in this difficult time...Read more

Are you getting the most out of your software?

Software providers and Alliance partners Famly spoke with Sarah Mackenzie, chief academic officer, at N Family Club, about using digital tools in the settingRead more

Why we must recruit more men into the early years — and how we can do it

Latest figures show that in England and Wales only 3% of staff in early years education are male. Dr Jeremy Davies from MITEY (Men In The Early Years) outlines why this is such a big problem and how we can address it.Read more

Preparing your childcare setting against flooding

Serious weather-related events can have a disastrous effect on the running of your setting. This post outlines the ways you can prepare, how to protect your assets and what to do if the worst happens.Read more

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