Welcome to the Alliance blog, where you’ll find expert advice, best practice tips and ideas, thoughtful opinion pieces and successful case studies. For everyone who is passionate about the importance of Early Years.

What is the Muddy Puddle Teacher approach?


In a nutshell, it is an outdoor learning approach that uses natural materials to teach from EYFS to KS2, writes Sarah SeamanRead more

The benefits of outdoor play in the early years


Now more than ever, we must recognise the importance of outdoor play when it comes to the impact it has on early years development.Read more

National Week of Play - Saving the planet through stories

Stories can open a child’s mind and encourage them to realise that they can, and should, imagine anything they want.  Read more

National Week of Play — Nature's Treasure Baskets

Using resources from nature provides a more eco-sustainable approach to supporting our children’s learning and development, while at the same time connecting them with the amazing natural world we live in.Read more

National Week of Play: Creating socially responsible children

Social responsibility values motivate children to help others and contribute positively to society from the earliest years.  Read more