Events

Bake it Better GOSH charity fundraising - Maia’s story

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Every year, Great Ormand Street Hospital Children's Charity asks people across the UK to get baking to raise money for the charity. Fundraising is vital to children like Maia (above), supporting life-changing research and...Read more

Pivotal Points of Development – For Unlocking Learning in Early Years

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Ali McClure is a respected, experienced early years consultant who specialises on development in boys, learning and behaviour. Her unique...Read more

20% off seminars at Childcare Expo Manchester

 



Childcare Expo Manchester is once again set to take over EventCity this June. If there is one show guaranteed to give you inspiration, this is it. Running over two days, 15 – 16 June, the third northern event promises a...Read more

Happy staff, happy setting

 

Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, early years nurture and wellbeing...Read more

Celebrating the wonderful world of books!

 

Here's our round up of World Book Day celebrations, including some of the fantastic creative activities Alliance member settings enjoyed on the day, with the classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen...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.

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

Happy children — taking care of young people's wellbeing

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.

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

Planning an early years event - Picnic in the Park (part 2)

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Claire Viola, County Administrator at the Bedfordshire and Luton Pre-school Learning Alliance office, spoke to us about her experiences planning the fantastic annual Picnic in the Park event in Luton, and shared her top tips for new event planners on running a successful event. Check out part 1 to read more about the background of the Picnic in the Park event, as well as Claire's tips on where to start when planning an early years event.Read more

Planning an early years event - Picnic in the Park (part 1)

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Claire Viola, County Administrator at the Bedfordshire and Luton Pre-school Learning Alliance office, spoke to us about her experiences planning the fantastic annual Picnic in the Park event in Luton, and shared her top tips for new event planners on running a successful event.Read more

The Alliance Volunteer Awards – a surprising experience!

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In 2016, Nessa Rackham won the Alliance's coveted Volunteer of the Year Award for her work in creating and running the Daisychains support group for parents. Here she tells us all about the experience - what it was like to be nominated, attending the awards ceremony at our Annual Conference in London - and taking home the trophy!Read more

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