Early Years Alliance and Hope Education announce new partnership with autumn competition launch

The Early Years Alliance has today announced a new partnership with leading early years resources supplier Hope Education, which will see Alliance members exclusively benefit from 10% off all purchases from Hope, and 20% off their first order. 

In celebration of the new partnership, Hope Education is also offering Alliance members the chance to win one of three different top-quality prizes in a new competition which will encourage early years settings to share their autumn activities. 

The theme of the competition is ‘The Outdoors in Harvest Time’, As the days get colder, and shorter, and the leaves change colour, five settings will have the chance to win one of three fantastic prizes to help children continue to experience the fun of playing and learning outside at this time of year. 

All Alliance members need to do to enter is take a picture of an outdoor activity children at their setting are taking part in that celebrates the time of year, and send it to the Alliance with a caption, explaining what the children are doing and what they have discovered.  

The entries will be judged by an expert panel, with first, second (x2) and third (x2) placed settings winning:

Star prize – Mobile Green House (retail price £419.99) 

Second prize – Gardening bundle (retail price £208.13) 

Third prize – Outdoor Art bundle (retail price £60.91) 

Early years practitioners can enter on behalf of their setting by visiting the competition web page to submit their activity. The competition closes on Friday 5 November, with the winners to be announced shortly after. 

Announcing the competition Neil Leitch, CEO of the Early Years Alliance, said: 

“We are delighted to be able to announce this exciting new partnership by offering members not only an exclusive discount, but also the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes from Hope Education. Autumn is a wonderful time for children to explore the changing outdoor environment; we can’t wait to see how our ingenious members have been doing just that.” 

Commenting on the partnership, Chris Mahady, CEO of Hope Education said:  

“On behalf of everyone at Hope Education, I am thrilled to have formed a new partnership with the Early Years Alliance. Together, we will champion the early years sector, support providers, offer advice and provide high quality, affordable resources to all members.” 


Star Prize – Mobile Green House worth £349.99 (or £419.99 with VAT)  

This Mobile Greenhouse is perfect for young gardeners who enjoy getting their hands dirty. Children love watching things grow especially if they have planted the seeds themselves. The mobile greenhouse has a transparent covering for little ones to look through and is easy to transport to a sunny location. It measures L800mm x W600mm x H1150mm and has a 12-month guarantee.  

2nd Prize (x2) – Gardening bundle worth £173.44 (or £208.13 with VAT)  

This gardening bundle includes everything you need for your little gardeners. Including four sweeping brushes, six long handled tools, three short-handled tools, a wheelbarrow and a mini crate of wooden vegetables. 

3rd  Prize (x2) – Outdoor Art bundle worth £50.76 (or £60.91 with VAT)  

This outdoor art bundle includes everything you need to take art & craft outdoors, and includes eight leaf-shaped sponges, 500 paper leaf shapes, four carry caddies and 20 bottles of paint.


About Hope Education 

Hope Education is a leading supplier of resources for early years settings. It is constantly developing award-winning resources that are inspired, tested and loved by practitioners and designed to create purposeful invitations to play. From resources for babies, outdoor learning, and role play, right through to furniture and everyday essentials, they have everything an early years setting needs, tested to the highest standards.

About the Alliance

The Early Years Alliance is the largest and most representative early years membership organisation in England. A registered educational charity, it also provides high-quality affordable childcare and education to support children and families in areas of deprivation throughout the country.

The Alliance represents 14,000 members and supports them to deliver care and learning to more than 800,000 families every year. We deliver family learning projects, offer information and advice, produce specialist publications, run acclaimed training programmes and campaign to influence early years policy and practice.