Local support

Alliance divisional teams offer focused, practical support to Alliance members located across England.

These local teams support a network of 45 Alliance subcommittees who work in close partnership with over 150 external partners including local authorities, community and partner organisations and funding agencies to deliver a range of specialist early years services for local families. This enables us to develop services that are reflective of local communities and more responsive to the very different needs of families across the nation. 

Working with sub-committee colleagues, Alliance divisional teams develop and manage specialist early years projects, grow and improve early years support networks and set-up services for parents with young children in their areas. We do this through our member networks, parent forums, and volunteer cluster groups; building business opportunities with local providers and in some cases, partnering with other national organisations to enable services to expand and more effectively meet the needs of the families.

Alliance early years services delivered locally include family advice centres, adult learning programmes, bespoke services for families with complex or different needs in isolated or hard to reach communities, as well as children’s centre, crèche, pre-school and nursery management in mainly deprived areas.

We engage with local communities and are able to develop and maintain informal networks of support for parents and local providers including the offer of practical advice, for example, for anyone wishing to set-up baby and toddler groups and drop-in services.

To find out more about local early years support available for you and early years events happening in your area, please contact your nearest divisional team.

North division

Covers: Cheshire, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Greater Manchester, The Humber, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, West Yorkshire.

Pre-school Learning Alliance North Division
Office 52
Sugar Mill Oakhurst Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS11 7HL
Tel: 0113 271 8710
Fax: 0113 2702441
Email: northdivision@pre-school.org.uk

East division

Covers: Bedfordshire and Luton, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Derbyshire, Essex, Southend and Thurrock, Hertfordshire, Leicester and Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk. 

Pre-school Learning Alliance East Division
Century House
Market Street
Swavesey
CB24 4QG
Tel: 01954 232 327
Email: eastdivision@pre-school.org.uk

South division

Covers: Inner and Outer London Boroughs, Berkshire, Channel Isles, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent and Medway, Surrey.

Pre-school Learning Alliance South Division
50 Featherstone Street
London
EC1Y 8RT
Tel: 020 7697 2599
Fax: 020 7700 1324
Email: southdivision@pre-school.org.uk

West division

Covering: Bath and North East Somerset, Birmingham, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, North Somerset, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Worcestershire. 

Pre-school Learning Alliance West Division
5 Lower Temple Street
Birmingham
B2 4JD
Tel: 0121 643 0063
Email: westdivision@pre-school.org.uk