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.

Are you GDPR compliant? Take our test!


Are you compliant with the GDPR, the data protection regulation that came into effect from May 2018 across the EU?

To find out, determine the personal data your setting holds and the purposes for collecting and processing it...Read more

Top line-up of early years experts announced for Childcare Expo Midlands



With less than a month to go until Childcare Expo Midlands returns to the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, a fantastic line-up of education and early years experts have been confirmed to give CPD seminars and workshops on Friday 28th...Read more

Vaccinations - Keeping your setting safe


Alliance quality and standards manager Melanie Pilcher explains why vaccines are so important for young children. This article originally appeared in our Under 5...Read more

Why movement counts – a free book extract


Physical development is one of the three prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), alongside communication and language and personal, social and emotional development. These three areas have equal status, are...Read more

Minimum wage: keeping up-to-date with changes

By Rachel Lawler