Nursery World 2022: Come and visit our Best Practice Clinic


After two years the Nursery World Show is back — bringing together the early years community under one roof. With a mix of CPD-certified sessions, free-to-attend workshops, visitor attractions and networking opportunities, it’s the perfect place to rediscover the magic of early years.Read more

Creating a popular pop-up children's space at events


Laura Wilkinson shares a story of providing a successful bespoke pop-up children's space at a breastfeeding festival in Milton Keynes.Read more

CBeebies’ star celebrates Childcare Expo Midlands' 10th birthday


To celebrate Childcare Expo’s 10th birthday, CBeebies presenter Sid Sloane will open the show and provide entertainment for visitors.Read more

One week until Childcare Expo Manchester


Childcare Expo opens its doors at EventCity in Manchester next week taking place on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June. Special guests include Shadow Early Years Minister, Tracy Brabin MP, who will be giving a free opening keynote speech.Read more

Taking the lead: the role of a designated lead for safeguarding in the early years


Rachel Buckler, managing director at Safeguarding Training Ltd and co-founder at the Early Years Hub, explains the role of a designated lead for safeguarding in the early years....Read more

Bonfires, fireworks and fire pits - 6 top tips for planning safe fire activities


Autumn is the time of year for bonfires and fireworks, and many practitioners contact us to find out how they can introduce fires to their activities whilst safely managing risk.

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Top line-up of early years experts announced for Childcare Expo Midlands



With less than a month to go until Childcare Expo Midlands returns to the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, a fantastic line-up of education and early years experts have been confirmed to give CPD seminars and workshops on Friday 28th...Read more

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



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

Bake it Better GOSH charity fundraising - Maia’s story



Every year, Great Ormond 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



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


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