As a Service Hub of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, we support over 1000 members across East Anglia 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 across East Anglia for more than 25 years. 

The East Anglia area covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Essex.  However, we work closely with the other eight service hubs across the country and promote cross boundary working for members.  

You can contact us by email eastanglia@pre-school.org.uk or telephone 01954 231751


Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce - Spring 2019

Further details can be found on the training section of our website - go to Our Services (above) and click Training.   


 Ely Cathedral and Peterborough Cathedral - Celebration of Christmas 

Once again we will be hosting our ever popular Ely and Peterborough Cathedral events to celebrate Christmas. 

This year we invite families to these events which are being held on: 

  • 4 December at Peterborough Cathedral starting at 1pm and;
  • 11 December at Ely Cathedral starting at 1pm. 

We offered two of our member settings the exciting opportunity to deliver the nativity play at these outstanding venues.

Along with the sing along performance light refreshments will be available for you to enjoy and reflect on the nativity and what Christmas means to you.   

If you have any questions please get in touch with us on eastanglia.pre-school.org.uk or 01954 231751.  

We look forward to seeing you on the day. 


A partner in a  Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities project 

Community Connections is a programme in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that supports 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


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News and events

Dates for your diary 

Come alone and join us for a Celebration of Christmas, a nativity performed by a local pre-school followed by light refreshments. 

Peterborough Cathedral -  4 December

Ely Cathedral  - 11 December


Member forum focused...

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Training

LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA FOR THE EARLY YEARS WORKFORCE (Early Years Educator)

This recognised qualification is designed for the work-based learner in an early years care and educational environment, who are looking to develop their skills and knowledge to lead and manage in an early years...

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Support for providers

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Children's services

Directly-managed settings

The Alliance directly manages 80 childcare services across England. Visit the Find Childcare page on the Alliance website and enter your postcode or town below to find the...

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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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Contact us

Boy on toy phoneTo discuss any of our events, trainings or other services please call:

Service Hub Manager - Gary Croxon

01954 231751...

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News and events

Dates for your diary 

Come alone and join us for a Celebration of Christmas, a nativity performed by a local pre-school followed by light refreshments. 

Peterborough Cathedral -  4 December

Ely Cathedral  - 11 December


Member forum focused on GDPR

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 eastanglia@pre-school.org.uk 

Training

LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA FOR THE EARLY YEARS WORKFORCE (Early Years Educator)

This recognised qualification is designed for the work-based learner in an early years care and educational environment, who are looking to develop their skills and knowledge to lead and manage in an early years setting.  The Pre-school Learning Alliance are planning to offer this qualification in your area. 

Planned delivery in March, Cambridgeshire - Spring Term 2019 

  • Delivered over 12 to 15 months
  • Group sessions, one morning per week; meeting less frequently as course progresses
  • Working to a structured timetable and uploading evidence to an on-line portfolio
  • Direct observation within the workplace by a qualified assessor

To undertake this qualification applicants must:-

  • be 16 years or older; be working or volunteering in an early years childcare environment for a
  • minimum of 10 hours per week; have worked for at least 6 months in a level 2 position gaining
  • experience with key children and observing, activity planning, assessing and reviewing and have access to a computer or laptop for uploading work.
  • A Level 2 qualification in childcare is desirable, but not essential.

To register your interest in this qualification please contact Ria at the Pre-school Learning Alliance Training Centre Tel: 01732 363070  or Email: ria.clifton@pre-school.org.uk

                   Training Centre, First Floor, Bridge House, 97-101 High St, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1DR, 01732 363 070, training.centre@pre-school.org.uk

 

Support for providers

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.

Contact us

Boy on toy phoneTo discuss any of our events, trainings or other services please call:

Service Hub Manager - Gary Croxon

01954 231751

or email eastanglia@pre-school.org.uk

 

 

 

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Pre-school Learning Alliance East Anglia Service Hub
Century House
Market Street
Cambridge
CB24 4QG
United Kingdom