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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.

Case study - Effective Leadership - free book extract

 

In this free extract from the Alliance publication, Effective Leadership for High Quality Early Years Practice, Michael Reed, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for...Read more

How can YOU influence early years policy?

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By Caroline Graham

At the Pre-school Learning Alliance we want a society where every child enjoys opportunities to develop and learn through play.

Achieving this vision means early years providers must be properly supported...Read more

Planning an early years event - Picnic in the Park (part 2)

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Claire Viola, County Administrator at the Bedfordshire and Luton Pre-school Learning Alliance office, spoke to us about her experiences planning the fantastic annual Picnic in the Park event in Luton, and shared her top tips for new event planners on running a successful event. Check out part 1 to read more about the background of the Picnic in the Park event, as well as Claire's tips on where to start when planning an early years event.Read more

Planning an early years event - Picnic in the Park (part 1)

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Claire Viola, County Administrator at the Bedfordshire and Luton Pre-school Learning Alliance office, spoke to us about her experiences planning the fantastic annual Picnic in the Park event in Luton, and shared her top tips for new event planners on running a successful event.Read more

Hungry Caterpillars cooking group — Small Grant, Big Difference

Volunteer Shelley Whitney tells us about how the Small Grant, Big Difference funding enabled her to set up the Hungry Caterpillars cooking group, and explains how this has benefited children and families in the local community.

The children in the local community have benefitted immensely from the Small Grant, Big Difference funding, and I hope this article will explain in further details how, and share some of our ideas for success with other groups.Read more

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