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 for November and December
The language of feelings - how to support emotional literacy in your setting
Can we teach our children emotional literacy? Join us to discuss how we can help children identify and express emotion in themselves and others and how best to support that within our environment.
Tuesday, 2 November 2021:
Enabling environments to build resilience in children
Do we know how to build resilience and perseverance in our children? In this discussion we will be focusing on what you can do to help scaffold that resilience.
Thursday 18 November 2021:
Helping children look after their own bodies, health and wellbeing
Children learning to look after themselves builds self-confidence and instils a sense of achievement and independence. This interactive session allows us to discuss how we can best achieve this with both the family and the child.
Wednesday 8 December 2021: