Can the GCSE U-turn solve recruitment difficulties?


CEEDA are independent research experts who are currently running the About Early Years (AEY) research programme with support from the Alliance and other sector partners. Here Dr Jo Verrill, CEEDA's Managing Director,...Read more

Minimum wage: keeping up-to-date with changes

By Rachel Lawler

Myth vs fact: Data protection


Rebecca Reilly-Cooper, senior policy officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office, clears up some common data protection myths in this piece, which originally featured in the Alliance's membership magazine...Read more

Reporting back to the bad old days



Alliance chief executive Neil Leitch shares his thoughts on the recent 'Bold Beginnings' report from Ofsted, as well as the negative sector response to that report, and the discussions it sparked around the '

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Getting started with Tax-Free Childcare



Paul Blakeley, childcare provider liaison for HMRC’s Tax-Free Childcare programme gives an update on this new government scheme and how parents and providers can benefit.

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Why partnerships with parents are vital in the fight for better funding


Alliance chief executive Neil Leitch blogs about why working in partnership with parents is crucial if the early years sector is to secure fair funding now, and in the years to come.Read more

How can YOU influence early years policy?


By Caroline Graham

At the Pre-school Learning Alliance we want a society where every child enjoys opportunities to develop and learn through play.

Achieving this vision means early years providers must be properly supported...Read more

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