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.

How to talk to children about coronavirus


How to respond to children's questions about coronavirusRead more

Equality in the early years


How Gender Action is challenging gender sterotypes in early years settingsRead more

Coronavirus – what you need to know


*This page was last updated on 30 March 2021*

Get coronavirus guidance and information for those working in nurseries and the early years — includes links to government public health website and resources.Read more

New resource: Emotion Coaching in the Early Years

Being an emotion coach requires adults to respond fully to young children’s expressions of their feelings and to help them to learn to regulate them for themselves — not just to make them feel better but as a crucial part of their development into fulfilled, balanced human beings.Read more

Why we must recruit more men into the early years — and how we can do it

Latest figures show that in England and Wales only 3% of staff in early years education are male. Dr Jeremy Davies from MITEY (Men In The Early Years) outlines why this is such a big problem and how we can address it.Read more