Member benefits and packages

We are the largest and most representative early years organisation in England.

Our popular membership packages start from as little as £32 per year.

See why our members love being part of the Alliance:

Giving you benefits that matter

  • EduCare online programmes  - free access to 16 CPD-approved early years training for all staff and volunteers with significant discounts for Alliance members on many others.
  • Giving the early years a voice - we play a vital role in ensuring your interests are accurately reflected and strongly represented to policymakers including the government.
  • Information service  - practical advice and individual support from a dedicated information helpline.
  • Under 5 magazine - 10 issues of Under 5 magazine per year and regular enewsletters, keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments across the childcare sector.
  • 24-hour, confidential legal helpine  - giving you access to specialist legal advice for groups and childminders. LAW-CALL offers advice on areas such as employment, tax, VAT, leases and premises hire.
  • Special offers and discounts  - generous discounts and offers on our acclaimed publications, EduCare programmes, specialist resources and services by leading supplier brands such as YPO. 
  • Networking opportunities and a chance to influence the future direction of the charity - plus preferential bookings and up to 50% off discounts for Alliance-managed events, including our Annual Member Conference. You also have a chance to share your views and vote at our National Forum and AGM.
  • High quality training and professional development opportunites - a leading training provider, commended by Ofsted as being 'outstanding at meeting the needs of learners', we offer flexible learning opportunities including professional development and quality improvement support, free downloadable webinars, early years training and qualifications. 
  • Early years publications  - selection of free publications for all new members, and exclusive discount for all members.
  • Business support and training consultancy services - to further improve the quality of your provision including our new SMARTpd.


Our membership packages

Membership type

Price (including VAT) per year

Early years setting with one site*: For pre-schools, nurseries, children centres or other Ofsted registered childcare settings including schools requiring insurance.


Early years setting one site*: For settings overseas (outside the EU)


Baby and toddler groups: For unregistered groups or clubs that parents attend with their children, such as stay and play sessions or arts and craft groups


Childminders: For childminders registered on the Ofsted early years register


Individuals: For those working or interested in the early years sector


Corporate organisations: For organisations involved in the early years, such as local authorities and colleges


Schools: For schools offering early years provision


*Membership costs £25 per additional site for settings or groups which operate from more than one premises.


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