The DfE is currently consulting on proposed changes to the EYFS with a focus on the proposed new early learning goals. But there are genuine concerns about whether the new goals can succeed, argues the Alliance's Melanie Pilcher.Read more
Between the launch of the Education Inspection Framework (EIF) consultation and the framework taking effect, Ofsted carried out more than 100 pilot visits to different types of early years settings. So what did they learn from them?Read more
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
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
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
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
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 '