Forthcoming Events 

Summer Term Member Event

Is there are particular subject or a new piece of guidance you would like more training on or to pull together other members to discuss and share ideas?

Contact us with your ideas and we will work with you to facilitate your request and bring Alliance members together.  Please contact Gary Croxon, Service Manager on cambsandpboro@pre-school.org.uk 


News and updates 

Despite the snowy March weather, over 50 Alliance members joined us for our  Member Forum focusing on the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) at Hemingford Pavilion, located in the heart of the beautiful villages of Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots.

Member feedback was positive.  Comments included:

  • 'Relaxed approach; opportunities to interact; good amount of information'
  • 'Ability to listen to other view point and to see how that aligns with my thinking'
  • 'Presented in a clear and easy to understand manor; very relevant'
  • 'Provided information on how organisations should become GDPR compliant'
  • 'Raised awareness for our organisation on making sure we are GDPR compliant by 25 May'
  • 'I have a much better understanding of what I need to review / implement and add to our existing policies and procedures' 

If you would like further information on Alliance Member Forums or would like to discuss possible future topics please speak to Gary Croxon, Service Manager 01954 231 751 or email cambsandpboro@pre-school.org.uk 


NCFE CACHE Level 3 and Level 2 Early Years Qualifications

Pre-school Learning Alliance are planning to deliver a qualification course in your area – (courses are delivered where there is a demand, so please contact the training centre to register your interest and we will alert you to the next available course.) 

Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) and Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care. Click here to download the flyer.

Contact the Training Centre for more information and an application form.  

Tel: 01732 363070 or email: teresa.bond@pre-school.org.uk

 

A partner in a  Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities project covering Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Area

Community Connections is a programme supporting young people, older workers, low skilled workers, migrants and other hard to reach groups into education, employment or training. 14 organisations from different sectors each with its own specialist area of focus will work together to meet the multiple and complex needs of participants leaving a lasting legacy. We will actively encourage participants to engage in community events and take on volunteering opportunities in order to gain important experience and feel more connected with their communities. Participants will be more connected to the local labour market, more connected to local services and support organisations are better connected.  

This programme is match funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund

 

 

 

About us

As a Service Hub of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, we support approximately 300 members in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough including pre-schools, day nurseries, toddler groups, nursery schools, children’s centres and individuals.

We have been providing high quality support and advice to providers of early years education and childcare in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for more than 25 years. The type of support we offer ranges from Early Years Business Support including an efficient and cost effective payroll service to member events that focus on the great outdoors.

We also create and deliver bespoke workshops to individual settings and Children Centres that require more assistance on more complicated issues.

For any queries regarding Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Pre-school Learning Alliance please contact the Service Hub.

Email: cambsandpboro@pre-school.org.uk 

Tel: 01954 231751

 

 

Our Services

Local Vacancies

Work with us

Click here to see our current job opportunities

As a leading early years charity we employ over 2000 individuals throughout England. The number is...

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Services and Projects

Gary Croxon, Service Manager, Melanie Dingemans, Operational Manager, Tasha Day and Lynn Harvey, Childcare Management Officers direct and lead on service delivery.

Working in partnership with local families, Alliance members,...

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Payroll Service

We offer a fast, efficient and cost effective payroll service for Early Years and Childcare settings.

To ease the burden of administering monthly payroll, once a setting is registered, all they need to do is send us the required employee’s information each month.

We calculate the...

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Our Local Childcare

Sixteen pre-schools some of which offer out-of-school care are directly managed by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Pre-school Learning Alliance.  Click on the setting to view their webpage.  

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Committee Management Support Packages

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Pre-school Learning Alliance has developed a paid-for package to support management committees.

The Alliance team has specialist knowledge in the advice and support they offer to charitable and community groups managed by voluntary...

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Community Connections

A partner in a Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities project covering Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Area 

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Local Vacancies

Work with us

Click here to see our current job opportunities

As a leading early years charity we employ over 2000 individuals throughout England. The number is growing all the time. If you would like to make a positive contribution to the learning, care and development of very young children, we would like to hear from you.

Local Vacancies - Contact Us on cambsandpboro@pre-school.org.uk 01954 231751

Flexible Workers  

  • We are looking for flexible worker staff for our directly managed pre-schools, some offering a breakfast and after school club, across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Haverhill and Kings Lynn.  As a Flexible Worker you will be required to cover staff training and other absences (possibly at short notice), to support the team in providing inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the group and to maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment.

For an application pack please telephone 01954 231751 or email your name, address to cambsandpboro@pre-school.org.uk  

Guidance Notes for Applications 

The charity is committed to equal opportunities in employment

Post is subject to DBS Enhanced checks and satisfactory references

Registered as an educational charity.  Registered charity No. 1096526    

 

 

 

Services and Projects

Gary Croxon, Service Manager, Melanie Dingemans, Operational Manager, Tasha Day and Lynn Harvey, Childcare Management Officers direct and lead on service delivery.

Working in partnership with local families, Alliance members, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Suffolk Local Authorities and Children’s Centres, they ensure our services meet and exceed expectations.

Collectively they hold a range of qualifications including; Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management (awarded by Coventry University) Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years workforce, Early Years Practitioner and Level 3 Information, Advice and Guidance.

If you would like to discuss any of our services further or speak to us about how we can support your services please email cambsandpboro@pre-school.org.uk or telephone 01954 231 751.

Payroll Service

We offer a fast, efficient and cost effective payroll service for Early Years and Childcare settings.

To ease the burden of administering monthly payroll, once a setting is registered, all they need to do is send us the required employee’s information each month.

We calculate the tax and national insurance deductions, auto-enrolment payments and then payslips are sent to the registered person ready for them to pay their staff.

All year-end reports are produced including P60’s.

Alliance members benefit — no set-up fee

Our service includes:-

  • Initial set up of your employees and PAYE scheme on our specialist payroll software
  • Calculating Tax and NI deductions
  • Monthly submission of RTI to HMRC
  • Employee Auto-enrolment assessment
  • Enrol all eligible staff to your chosen qualifying pension scheme
  • Auto-enrolment payments
  • Producing payslips and payroll summaries
  • Processing new starters and P45’s for leavers
  • All year-end reports including P60’s
  • On-line filing of year-end return to HMRC

We have upgraded our Sage payroll software to support the pension auto-enrolment data. Information on auto-enrolment can be found by clicking here. 

To find out more about our service contact Caroline Bradshaw, Payroll Service Administrator by emailing cambspayrollservice@pre-school.org.uk or call 01954 231 751.  

Client Testimonials 

'We came to the Pre-school Learning Alliance Payroll Services in urgent need of professional support to assist with the administration and operation of our payroll, pension and PAYE.  The response was amazing, so understanding, so ready to help and just got on with doing their best for us. Every step of the way processes were explained and no question was minor.  Caroline, our payroll administrator is a consummate professional, in all her dealings with us and on behalf of our preschool.  Her attendance to detail and prompt reply have really helped us to improve the way we manage our setting.  For us the value of the Pre-school Learning Alliance Payroll Services are beyond question.'

'We have used this Payroll Service for the past four years and have found them to be extremely efficient and helpful. Any questions or queries have been quickly responded to and resolved. I recommend this service and would like to thank Caroline and the team for their excellent service and support.' 

'Whenever I have needed advice or support regarding payroll Caroline from the Pre-school Learning Alliance helped me efficiently and promptly.'

'Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Pre-school Learning Alliance payroll services are extremely efficient. Most months I had changes to the payroll for my company and this was never too much trouble for the Alliance. The payroll was always returned on time with all the documents and information regarding the HMRC submission.  Caroline was very proactive at sharing new updates such as pensions and changes to living wage increases etc.  I would recommend this payroll services to any company needing external support and expertise.'  

'Thank you for providing such a great service for our Pre-school. You have been so helpful when I have needed help with adding new staff members to the payroll system and you gave me a lot of help with the pension enrollment. If ever I have needed support as regards payroll you have been quick to reply to my emails and calls.'

'Great, professional service.  The experience and assistance provided is invaluable to our small charity run business.'

'Caroline has been our Payroll Service Administrator for a number of years. Her accuracy and dealings with our payroll and year end procedures are efficient in every way. She provides a reliable service and is always on hand to help and answer any questions. I would highly recommend this service anyone.'

'Our payroll is completed every month in both a professional and friendly approach.  Queries are dealt with efficiently.  It is a comfort to have someone so knowledgeable to turn to in the 3 years in which I undertook my voluntary role as treasurer'

'We have recently outsourced our payroll processing to Cambridgeshire Alliance Payroll Service.  As payroll novices ourselves, we were extremely appreciative of the advice and support received.  Trying to navigate through the realms of payroll, NICS, holiday pay and PAYE by ourselves proved to be a real mindfield. We couldn't have done it without Caroline's help.  Thank you.' 

Committee Management Support Packages

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Pre-school Learning Alliance has developed a paid-for package to support management committees.

The Alliance team has specialist knowledge in the advice and support they offer to charitable and community groups managed by voluntary committees, including:

• business and financial planning

• management

• recruitment and good staff management practice

• sustainability and funding opportunities, and

• promotion and marketing of their services to local families

• charity status and constitutions

• committee roles and responsibilities.

Packages available include:

Committee Action Plus includes two-hour visit, business health check and personalised action plan plus five hours follow up telephone/email support.

Telephone and Email Support purchased in hourly units.

Additional support packages are available on request including training workshops which can be delivered to individual settings or in cluster groups.

To discuss further please telephone Melanie Dingemans or Gary Croxon on 01954 231751 or email cambsandpboro@pre-school.org.uk

Community Connections

A partner in a Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities project covering Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Area 

Community Connections is a programme supporting young people, older workers, low skilled workers, migrants and other hard to reach groups into education, employment or training. 14 organisations from different sectors each with its own specialist area of focus will work together to meet the multiple and complex needs of participants leaving a lasting legacy. We will actively encourage participants to engage in community events and take on volunteering opportunities in order to gain important experience and feel more connected with their communities. Participants will be more connected to the local labour market, more connected to local services and support organisations are better connected.

Our focus is on families and the barriers to employment, training or job search.  Working with local early years providers, we will support families to access childcare and understand the funding available to allow them to undertake training, job search or employment. 

As a training provider of early year’s qualifications we can support them into apprenticeships or qualification training.

For more information on the project contact Mandy Beetlestone, Building Better Opportunities Community Connections Advisor on 07950 552324  or mandy.beetlestone@pre-school.org.uk or Gary Croxon Service Manager 01954 231751 gary.croxon@pre-school.org.uk  

This programme is match funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

Childcare

Pre-school Learning Alliance Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Service Hub
Century House
Market Street
Swavesey
Cambridgeshire
CB24 4QG
United Kingdom
Tel: 01954 231751