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.

Renewing your early years insurance: things to consider


Time to renew your nursery, childminder or other early years setting insurance? In this blog, Vikki Mondovi, insurance manager at the Early Years Alliance, covers the key things you need to consider when renewing, and shares a case study on how reviewing what is covered when your renewal comes around can save a lot of hassle (and money!) should you ever need to make a claim.  Read more

No time for a story?


Mary Medlicott is a professional storyteller, storytelling trainer and...Read more

Happy staff, happy setting


Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, early years nurture and wellbeing...Read more

Celebrating the wonderful world of books!


Here's our round up of World Book Day celebrations, including some of the fantastic creative activities Alliance member settings enjoyed on the day, with the classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen...Read more

How Outdoor Play Can Be Beneficial for Children with Special Educational Needs



Emma Homan is an Educational Copywriter for Pentagon Play, who specialise in creating outdoor learning environments for schools and children with special educational needs. In this...Read more