Case studies

Reducing plastic in nursery settings — stories of success

To mark the end of Plastic Free July, we're sharing some amazing stories of nurseries who have radically reduced or cut out single-use plastics.Read more

Should your early years setting go meat-free?

With a growing number of families cutting down on meat, or ditching it altogether, Under 5 magazine editor Rachel Lawler speaks to vegetarian settings to find out how they are making a vegetarian menu work.

This article originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of Under 5. Find out more and subscribe to the magazine here.Read more

World Book Day: how to make a great book corner

 
 
Melanie Pilcher, quality and standards manager at the Alliance, shares some ideas for creating a book corner, or story area, to help encourage children to develop a love of books and reading. This is an...Read more

Case Study - Developing reflective practice and leadership skills

 

In this guest blog from Steven White of Tiptoes Nursery, he shares with us a case study example of using reflective practice and the...Read more

Renewing your early years insurance: things to consider

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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

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

Case study - a day in the life of an Ofsted inspector

 

Jude Sanders, early years regulatory inspector at Ofsted, takes us through an average day in the life of an early years inspector.

This article originally appeared in the Alliance's ...Read more

Child-centred and led learning – dispensing with the circle time

 

Jessica Gosling, founder of Step to Pre-school, has years of experience teaching in both the early years and primary schools, in the...Read more

Working in a ‘temporary’ parent and toddler setting

 

Jessica Gosling, founder of Step to Pre-school, has years of experience teaching in both the early years and primary schools, in the...Read more

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