Supporting early years practitioners is a priority for us and we do this through our regional offices across the country and our Alliance Connect online service.
We offer practitioners a wide range of services including:
- specialist training and workshops
- business support services
- payslip services
- opportunities to meet and network through our Alliance Connect events.
Alliance members get some strands of support for free and some at reduced rates.
Important notice — Alliance Connect events and Covid 19
Because of Covid-19, Alliance Connect events are currently taking place online.
We want to ensure you will still receive important face-to-face support and advice from us at this time.
You can find out about our online events below and book via our EYA portal.
Thank you for your understanding and please be assured we are doing all we can to keep you connected locally.
What is an Alliance Connect event?
Alliance Connect offers free online networking sessions.
We have sessions for different groups involved in the early years such as baby and toddler groups, childminders, leaders and managers or parents.
Each session provides a chance for practitioners to come together, be updated where appropriate and network and share experiences and commonality.
Alliance Connect sessions
Alliance Connect: supporting the holistic child
The five aspects of the holistic development of a child in the EYFS is the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual development. Join us to discuss how we help support a ‘whole’ child learning approach through curriculum and pedagogy.
Wednesday 16 February 2022 10am - 11am
Wednesday 16 February 2022 4pm - 5pm
Alliance Connect: The benefits of risk taking and risky play
Why is risk taking important and why is it important that we teach our children to be adventurous?
Join us for a discussion about why we shouldn’t let our own fears stop us from letting the children in our care assess their own environment for risk and to take them.
Wednesday 16 March 2022
Alliance Connect: sowing the seeds - a chance to discuss eco-sustainability
What does eco-sustainability mean to you as a provider? Where are you on your journey to be more eco friendly?
Join us as we explore and share ideas as to what eco- sustainability means for the early years sector.
Thursday 17 March 2022