Policy

The EIF: Conveying intent, implementation and impact in your curriculum

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The Education Inspection Framework (Ofsted 2019) places greater emphasis on your approach to curriculum with Ofsted stating that ‘curriculum’ is what is taught and ‘teaching’ is how curriculum content is taught.Read more

Cultural capital in the EIF: what you need to know

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The term Cultural Capital has been added to Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework (EIF), due to come into effect in September. Here, Alliance quality and standards director Michael Freeston explains what it means for the early years.Read more

A new inspection approach

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Gill Jones, early education deputy director at Ofsted, shares some updates on the new Education Inspection Framework, coming into place in SeptemberRead more

Can the GCSE U-turn solve recruitment difficulties?

 

CEEDA are independent research experts who are currently running the About Early Years (AEY) research programme with support from the Alliance and other sector partners. Here Dr Jo Verrill, CEEDA's Managing Director,...Read more

Minimum wage: keeping up-to-date with changes

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By Rachel Lawler
 

Myth vs fact: Data protection

 

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper, senior policy officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office, clears up some common data protection myths in this piece, which originally featured in the Alliance's membership magazine...Read more

Reporting back to the bad old days

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Alliance chief executive Neil Leitch shares his thoughts on the recent 'Bold Beginnings' report from Ofsted, as well as the negative sector response to that report, and the discussions it sparked around the '

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Getting started with Tax-Free Childcare

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Paul Blakeley, childcare provider liaison for HMRC’s Tax-Free Childcare programme gives an update on this new government scheme and how parents and providers can benefit.

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Why partnerships with parents are vital in the fight for better funding

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Alliance chief executive Neil Leitch blogs about why working in partnership with parents is crucial if the early years sector is to secure fair funding now, and in the years to come.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

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