ABOUT US

The Pre-school Learning Alliance North West Service Hub covers a wide area from South Cheshire up to and including Carlisle, over to the Isle of Man and the borders of Greater Manchester. 

We provide specialist early years support and advice to families with young children, practitioners and professionals across 22 local authorities in the area.

We actively support over 800 Alliance members who manage a range of childcare services such as parent and toddler groups, pre-school, children's centre and nurseries.

For over 30 years, the North West Service Hub has delivered childcare services to meet the needs of local communities across the area.  We provide a wide range of services from delivering high quality, comprehensive training to tailored information and advice to support for new early years businesses to ensure their sustainability. We also offer more focused constitutional advice for voluntary pre-school settings.

We also offer a range of competitive early years business support packages (subsidised by us) and, depending on the requirements of the individual childcare provider, can work directly with owners to provide bespoke training which best meets the needs of their families.

Our training workshops cover everything related to the early years from back-to-basic courses such as Introduction to the EYFS to more focused training around promoting positive behaviour and voluntary management committee training for pre-schools.  

 

About us

ABOUT US

We are the North West Hub of the Pre-school Learning Alliance covering  a wide area from South Cheshire up to and including Carlisle, over to the Isle of Man and the borders of Greater Manchester. 

We have in our area 22 local authorities and support 831 members ranging from individual memberships, parent and toddler groups to private, voluntary and independent members.

We have been providing a service to our membership and others including local authorities for over 30 years.  We provide a wide range of services from general constitutions questions to how to market your business successfully, to providing a comprehensive training package.

We also offer varied support packages (at a cost) depending on the requirements of the individual setting from working with the management committee to providing bespoke training packages, based again on individual requirements of the settings.

We provide a wide range of training workshops covering practical back to basic courses i.e. Introduction to the EYFS , science in an early years setting to promoting positive behaviour and voluntary management committee training.  

Our Services

Cheshire

TRAINING

FREE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY — There is  an information day on Tuesday 28 November at Bridgehall Community Centre, Stockport. 

This event is for those interestied in gaining a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Early Years...

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Cumbria

Training courses currently available are:

Tuesday 31st October - Science in Early Years - 5 - 8 in Carlisle

Tuesday 21st November - Innovative use of information and communication technology - 5-8 in Barrow

Wednesday 29th November - Promoting Positive...

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Lancashire

If you have any training courses you are particularly interested in please call 07872 376132 or email Karen.gardner@pre-school.org.uk.

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Children's Services

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Cheshire

TRAINING

FREE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY — There is  an information day on Tuesday 28 November at Bridgehall Community Centre, Stockport. 

This event is for those interestied in gaining a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Early Years Education and Care qualification — and is totally free of charge. 

If you would like to know more, please contact the Pre-school Learning Alliance's Training Centre on 01732 363070 or email training.centre@pre-school.org.uk

We also have the following courses available:

Tuesday 7th November - SEND Workshop 7 - 9

Thursday 9th November - Management Committee Induction - 7- 9

Thursday 30th November - Management Committee Induction - 7-9

Friday 1st December - Science in Early Years - 9.30 - 11.30

Tuesday 5th December - Winter Workshop 7 - 9

For more information please contact Asmah.mayet@pre-school.org.uk   


THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who has completed their annual audit. The information relating to training is currently being used to inform next term's training programme.


ANNUAL FORUM

We recently held our annual forum in Hartford, Cheshire where the main topic was how to carry out effective observations using a variety of methods including electronic devices. This was attended by 12 settings and the event received very positive feedback. 


WE HAVE A WINNER!

The Pre-school Learning Alliance's annual conference was  held in London in June 2017. Part of that fantastic day was the Alliance's  National Volunteers Award ceremony. We were delighted that Marjorie Constantine from one of our member settings in Runcorn, Cheshire  was awarded Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. She was presented with her award from TV presenter Kate Garraway.  Marjorie was awarded this prestigious award because of her commitment and dedication to supporting the management committee of the setting.

Cumbria

Training courses currently available are:

Tuesday 31st October - Science in Early Years - 5 - 8 in Carlisle

Tuesday 21st November - Innovative use of information and communication technology - 5-8 in Barrow

Wednesday 29th November - Promoting Positive Behaviour - 5 - 8 in Barrow

For further information please contact Asmah.mayet@pre-school.org.uk.


Annual Audit

Thank you to everyone who has recently updated the audit. The information relating to training is being used to inform next term's training programme.


Networking opportunities

Details of some event coming soon!

Lancashire

If you have any training courses you are particularly interested in please call 07872 376132 or email Karen.gardner@pre-school.org.uk.

 

Children's Services

Childcare

Pre-school Learning Alliance North West Service Hub
Unit 5, County Workshops
Wood Street
Dewsbury
WF13 1QU
United Kingdom
Tel: 07872 376132