With so many changes in the sector, training and professional development is more important than ever. Michael Freeston, director of quality improvement at the Alliance, introduces a new solution: SMARTpd.
Ellie Lloyd, an apprentice with the Pre-school Learning Alliance, recently won NMT magazine’s Nursery Apprentice Award 2016. In this article, Velda Bartholomew, Operational Training Manager at the Alliance, reflects on the key factors which...Read more
Are you new to leadership in your setting? Have you been a leader for some time and could you do with an opportunity to reflect on your role? Are you planning to study at Level 3 and 4? If so, this highly engaging and practical book is the...Read more
In response to the recent changes introduced regarding paediatric first aid, the Alliance has produced a guidance document explaining the requirements and how to evidence first aid activity in the setting entitled the First Aid Management...Read more
Eve Smith, Training Administration Manager at the Pre-school Learning Alliance, discusses the upcoming changes to government-funded apprenticeships, and provides information on the governments apprenticeship levy.
Lisa Stratford shares her experience of studying as an apprentice, discusses her progression through level 2, level 3 and higher education, and reflects on how the scheme has helped to shape her career so far within the sector.
Melanie Pilcher, Policy and Standards Manager at the Pre-school Learning Alliance, considers the findings of a recent survey from the Infant and Toddler Forum (ITF), which highlights portion sizes as a key public health strategy in the fight...Read more
Chrissy Meleady, Chair of the Early Years Trailblazer Group considers the findings of a recent survey of nursery employers on their experiences of the new GCSE English and maths requirements for newly qualified staff to be counted in the EYFS...Read more