EIF workshop dates for Autumn*

  • Monday 7th October - 9.30am to 12pm Exploring the EIF, Fosse Neighbourhood Centre, Leicester
  • Monday 7th October - 1pm to 3.30pm Cultural Capital, Fosse Neighbourhood Centre, Leicester
  • Friday 11th October - 9.30am - 12pm Exploring the EIF, WEA Centre, Sheffield
  • Friday 11th October - 1pm - 3.30pm Cultural Capital, WEA Centre, Sheffield
  • Monday 14th October - 9.30am - 12pm Exploring the EIF, Newstead Childcare, Nottingham
  • Monday 14th October - 1pm - 3.30pm Cultural Capital, Newstead Childcare, Nottingham
  • Monday 21st October - 9.30am - 12pm Exploring the EIF, Strutts Centre, Belper
  • Monday 21st October - 1pm - 3.30pm Cultural Capital, Strutts Centre, Belper

To book please email eastmidlands@eyalliance.org.uk or call 0116 229 1994

*Individual EIF workshops cost: £35pp for Alliance members. £50pp for non-members. Or see below for our full EIF consultancy package.


Education Inspection Framework PackageWomen having a meeting

The new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) will come into place in September 2019. Ofsted says the EIF has been amended to include greater emphasis on the needs of younger children.

It will replace its “quality of teaching, learning and assessment” with a new “quality of education” judgement. The Early Years Alliance has developed a package of support to help early years practitioners navigate the changes and can be delivered on-site direct to you and your team. 

The package includes two specialist workshops Exploring the EIF and Cultural Capital  plus our new publication Exploring the Education Inspection Framework available in September.

Exploring the Education Inspection Framework (EIF) workshop

This workshop supports managers and leaders to better understand the requirements of the EIF. Participants will explore terms such as ‘intent, implementation and impact’. It will consider how the curriculum should look and offers support on ways to deliver successfully in their own provision.

It covers:

  • Key changes
  • The term Cultural Capital and what it means
  • The new judgement areas
  • Ofsted Inspector expectations of Intent, Implementation and Impact
  • The Important role managers and leaders play in the process
  • Paperwork necessary to support the process.

Cultural Capital workshop

Integral to Ofsted’s new inspection framework, the term Cultural Capital is described by Ofsted as being ‘the essential knowledge children need to be effective citizens’. This workshop considers the origins of the term and supports practitioners to recognise how the EYFS already supports Cultural Capital.

It covers:

  • What is the main theory behind Cultural Capital and how it has influenced Ofsted's definition​
  • What is meant by Cultural Capital
  • What Cultural Capital is not
  • How to enhance children’s learning using the concept of Cultural Capital
  • How to articulate how children experience the awe and wonder of the world through the seven areas of learning and development
  • How to demonstrate your provision enhances children's Cultural Capital.

Specialist EIF consultancy support

We also offer you six hours of face to face, on-site consultancy from a qualified and experienced early years advisor.

We will work closely with you to support you to implement your workshop learning to ensure it is embedded into your daily practice. You can choose how to receive this support to best suit your needs including phone, face to face or email.

Or

If you now feel confident about the EIF and would prefer to focus on related business support, you can choose from these areas:

  • Charity Health Check
  • Pre and Post Ofsted Inspection support
  • Business Sustainability Health check

The consultancy is delivered within a 12 week period to ensure your team meets the requirements as quickly and efficiently as possible.

So what does this cost?

You can buy this package with either one or both of the workshops. The package includes our new Exploring the Education Inspection Framework publication, due out in September.

For further information on the EIF package or EIF workshops, please contact us at eastmidlands@eyalliance.org.uk or call 0116 229 1994

For further information on our training programme, please see the Training page under Our Services


The East Midlands Service Hub supports nearly 600 members in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire including pre-schools, day nurseries, toddler groups, nursery schools and individuals.

The type of support we offer ranges from providing training for voluntary-managed committees, to providing support on recruitment issues. 

We provide high quality, specialist support and advice to early years practitioners, professionals and providers of childcare, including outreach services for children and their families across children's centres in Nottinghamshire.

Our In Safe Hands package is tailored to individual requirements - particularly those early years settings struggling with Ofsted management outcomes. We create and deliver bespoke workshops for individual settings who may require extra assistance and training support on more complex early years issues.

We also manage several pre-schools and nurseries across the area, mostly in hard to reach or isolated areas. This ensures that every family across the area receives flexible, affordable and appropriate childcare services to best meet their needs.


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The Alliance East Midlands Service Hub covers South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

About us

Our team Structure

Service Manager, Bev O'Keefe, can be contacted directly by email to bev.okeefe@eyalliance.org.uk, or by telephone on 07713 318455.

Our teams operate from two offices:

Newstead office

Newstead Childrens centre

Tilford Road

Newstead Village

Nottingham NG15 0BU

Tel: 01623 722 472

Leicester office

Unit F, Linwood Centre

Linwood Lane

Leicester LE2 6QJ

Tel: 0116 229 1994

To email the offices and Service Administrators email to: eastmidlands@eyalliance.org.uk

 

Based at the Newstead office are:

Karen Hilton, Early Years Development Manager - Bassetlaw Children's Centres project. Karen can be contacted on 07930 488808, or email karen.hilton@eyalliance.org.uk

 

Based at the Leicester office are:

Annette Lewis, Service Administrator

Tracy McCarthy (nee Wilson), Under Fives Project Manager, email tracy.mccarthy@eyalliance.org.uk

Alison O'Carroll, Finance Officer, email alison.ocarroll@eyalliance.org.uk

Canute Fernandes, Finance Assistant, email canute.fernandes@eyalliance.org.uk

 

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ALLIANCE CONNECT CONFERENCE - LEICESTER

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The Alliance is a leading early years training provider in England supporting over 2,000 learners every year.

The 2016 Ofsted report stated that ‘Excellent strategic and operational management resulted in achievement of good outcomes for learners’.


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Children's services

The Alliance manages 80 settings across the country. To find a setting in your area please visit the Find Childcare page on the Alliance website.


 

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Crèche services

Leicestershire

Our well-respected crèche service in Leicestershire is used by a variety of groups to support training courses, family learning and health projects.

Recent client evaluations have rated our service as Excellent and two testimonials say:

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ALLIANCE CONNECT CONFERENCE - LEICESTER

STRIVING FOR OUTSTANDING, EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN EARLY YEARS SETTINGS

Saturday 23rd November 2019 - 9.30am to 2.30pm - Thorpe Astley Community Centre, Lakin Drive, Leicester LE3 3RU

Early Bird Rate (book before 23rd October):  Alliance Members - £30;  Non-members - £45

Booking after 23rd October:  Alliance Members - £35;  Non-members - £50

Buffet lunch included

Special Offer:  Free publication for an Alliance member for every non-member they refer to book

Conference to include: Keynote Speaker

Makaton Taster Workshop

Speech and language WorkshopS

For more information and to book your place, email eastmidlands@eyalliance.org.uk    or    Telephone:  0116 229 1994

 

 

Toy Library and Story Sacks (Leicester)

We were delighted to receive funding from the Shire Community Grant to run a Toy Library in the South Wigston and Wigston Magna areas of Leicester.

The toy library ran successfully from March 2017 until March 2018 and the project has now come to an end.  However, with the help of our volunteer we are able to continue with the toy library at Little Conkers, at the Salvation Army in Wigston on Thursday mornings.

Staff and volunteers at the Kings Centre in Wigston have also kindly agreed to continue to offer the toy library on our behalf to their parent and toddler groups.

As part of the toy library service we extended our range to offer a fantastic Story Sack library for pre-schools, playgroups and nurseries. The toy library and the story sack service are now available free of charge to all Alliance members in the East Midlands and for a small charge, to non member groups. Any group who is interested in using this service are welcome to contact us on the details below:

Email: eastmidlands@eyalliance.org.uk

Telephone No: 0116 229 1994

Address: Unit F, Linwood Centre, Linwood Lane, Leicester, LE2 6QJ


Toy Swap Shop in Market Harborough

With support from the Shire Recycling Grant and Leicestershire County Council, our Toy Swap Shop has been running successfully in Market Harborough since March 2018. Bring along the toys and games that you no longer want and exchange them for something else, absolutely free!

swap shop picture

Volunteers at the Congregational Church Parent and Toddler Group have taken over the running of this project on our behalf and it is available between 10 and 12 on Friday mornings. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Venue: Congregational Church, High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

 

Training

The Alliance is a leading early years training provider in England supporting over 2,000 learners every year.

The 2016 Ofsted report stated that ‘Excellent strategic and operational management resulted in achievement of good outcomes for learners’.


Childcare Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce is delivered by the Alliance as a distance learning course.

There is a charge for the course but learners aged 19 and over can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Alliance member employees benefit from a £150 discount on the cost of this course.

Please contact us for further information on 0116 229 1994, or email eastmidlands@eyalliance.org.uk


In-house training

The Alliance offers opportunities for all settings to access in-house training for staff to be trained together in their setting. We can arrange course delivery on weekdays, Saturdays or evenings with a range of courses tailored to meet your specific needs.

12hr courses: Paediatric First Aid Training

5 hour courses: Introduction to Safeguarding Children

2.5 - 3 hour courses: Safeguarding for the Designated Person and a variety of early years workshops

Please contact us for full details and current prices.


Workshops and training courses (Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield)

Our workshops and training courses are very competitively priced. Half day courses are £35 for Alliance members and £50 for non-members; first aid courses are £65 + VAT for Alliance members and £75 plus VAT for non-members. Our comprehensive training programme for the autumn term is as follows:

  • Paediatric First Aid 2 day course - 12th and 19th October 9.30am to 3.30pm both days, Newstead, Nottingham

  • Exploring the EIF - 21st October 9.30am to 12pm, Strutts Centre, Belper

  • Cultural Capital - 21st October 1pm to 3.30pm , Strutts Centre, Belper

  • Inspiring Leaders - 24th October 9.30am to 4.30pm, Newstead Childcare, Nottingham

  • Designated Person Safeguarding refresher - 11th November 10am to 1pm, The Old Cooperative Nursery, Gotham

  • Hold my Hand - 21st November 9.30am to 12.30pm, Emerald Centre, Leicester

  • Designated Person Safeguarding Refresher - 25th November 10am to 1pm, Totley and Dore United reform church, Sheffield

  • Supervision and Appraisal - 28th November 9.30am to 12.30pm, Elizabeth Park, Thurmaston, Leicester

Please contact us for further details or to request a booking form at eastmidlands@eyalliance.org.uk or telephone us on 0116 229 1994

 


ALLIANCE CONNECT - Conferences and meetings in your area

ALLIANCE CONNECT CONFERENCE - LEICESTER

STRIVING FOR OUTSTANDING, EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN EARLY YEARS SETTINGS

Saturday 23rd November 2019 - 9.30am to 2.30pm - Thorpe Astley Community Centre, Lakin Drive, Leicester LE3 3RU

Early Bird Rate (book before 23rd October):  Alliance Members - £30;  Non-members - £45

Booking after 23rd October:  Alliance Members - £35;  Non-members - £50

Buffet lunch included

Special Offer:  Free publication for an Alliance member for every non-member they refer to book

Conference to include: Keynote Speaker

Makaton Taster Workshop

Speech and language WorkshopS

For more information and to book your place, email eastmidlands@eyalliance.org.uk    or    Telephone:  0116 229 1994

Children's services

The Alliance manages 80 settings across the country. To find a setting in your area please visit the Find Childcare page on the Alliance website.


 

The East Midlands Service Hub manages the following childcare services:

Bestwood Childcare 

Brinsley Childcare

Bulwell Childcare

First Steps St Matthews Pre-school 

Greasley Beauvale Childcare

Kilton Childcare

Langar Childcare

Langley Mill Childcare

Meden Vale Childcare

Newstead Childcare

New Woods Childcare

Red Lion Childcare

Saffron Pre-school

Selston Childcare

William Gladstone

West Bassetlaw Childcare

Crèche services

Leicestershire

Our well-respected crèche service in Leicestershire is used by a variety of groups to support training courses, family learning and health projects.

Recent client evaluations have rated our service as Excellent and two testimonials say:

"Thank you for supporting us to support these particularly vulnerable families."

"Thank you for your continuing support, crèche staff have been brilliant".

Creche picture Leicester

Bespoke service

All our crèches are bespoke to your own requirements, so please contact us to discuss your needs and to obtain your tailored quote. 

Our crèches include:

  • Staff qualified to level 2 or 3 with safeguarding training
  • age appropriate activities for the children
  • insurance
  • an exciting array of  resources and play experiences
  • excellent staff to children ratio

Contact us

For further information and to receive your quote, please contact us on

Email: eastmidlands@eyalliance.org.uk

Tel: 0116 229 1994

Contact us

Boy on toy phoneOur team Structure

Service Manager, Bev O'Keefe, can be contacted directly by email to bev.okeefe@eyalliance.org.uk, or by telephone on 07713 318455.

Our teams operates from two offices:

Newstead office

Newstead Childrens centre

Tilford Road

Newstead Village

Nottingham NG15 0BU

Tel: 01623 722 472

Leicester office

Unit F, Linwood Centre

Linwood Lane

Leicester LE2 6QJ

Tel: 0116 229 1994

To email the offices and Service Administrators email to: eastmidlands@eyalliance.org.uk

Based at the Newstead office are:

Karen Hilton, Early Years Development Manager - Bassetlaw Children's Centres project. Karen can be contacted on 07930 488808, or email karen.hilton@eyalliance.org.uk

Based at the Leicester office are:

Annette Lewis, Service Administrator, eastmidlands@eyalliance.org.uk

Tracy McCarthy (nee Wilson), Under Fives Project Manager, email tracy.mccarthy@eyalliance.org.uk

Alison O'Carroll, Finance Officer, email alison.ocarroll@eyalliance.org.uk

Canute Fernandes, Finance Assistant, email canute.fernandes@eyalliance.org.uk

 

 

 

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East Midlands Service Hub
Unit A, Linwood Centre
Linwood Lane
Leicester
LE2 6QJ
United Kingdom
Tel: 0116 229 1994