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Important member update (15 January 2021)

Following the outcome of the supreme court ruling on business interruption issued on 15 January 2021, we understand that our Member Policyholders will have a number of queries. The insurers have not yet issued their response. However, we have been given this message from RSA:

In the event that your members would like to speak to someone within Claims, the BI Operational Hub number is - 0330 102 4100. There is then an IVR option for COVID which should be selected to get to the appropriate personnel.

If members would rather contact us via email, this is monitored real time

Most Alliance members already insure with us. 

You should too.

Why do you need insurance?

In even the best-run early years provision, accidents can happen and problems can arise.

You need insurance to protect your setting if: a member of staff or volunteer makes a claim for injury, a child is hurt, your property is damaged, you're a victim of theft or property belonging to another person is damaged.

Alliance insurance has supported nurseries, childminders and all early years providers for over 50 years.

Choosing Alliance insurance gives you the peace of mind to operate successfully in the knowledge your business is protected.

We work in partnership with Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA) to provide a suite of insurance packages tailored to you.

The cover is constantly reviewed by our team and updated by RSA to ensure we offer the widest protection at competitive rates. 

And we can be flexible and amend or extend our cover bandings to meet your individual setting's circumstances and requirements.

What's more, we offer monthly Direct Debit to spread the cost.

Why choose us?

* Early Years insurance market specialists

* Backed by RSA, one of the world’s largest, most trusted insurers

* Over 300 years’ insurance experience

* Dedicated UK-based early years Insurance team

* Award-winning Claims service

* Immediate cover, no arrangement fee

* From bouncy castles to fundraising events – we've got you covered!

Who do we cover?

The most important types of cover are standard for all of our insurance.

There are optional add-ons within each category too.

Just click on the category below that's relevant to you.


Nurseries and daycare insurance from the Early Years Alliance Nursery insurance for sessional pre-schools  Childminders insurance Baby and toddler groups insurance   

Creches insurance with the Early Years Alliance Children's Centres insurance with the Pre-school Learning Alliance  Play schemes and clubs insurance


Interested in a no-obligation quote?

Get a quote on the online portal Email us

"It’s so nice to have everything in one place — the Alliance offered free advice about accepting a child with very complex needs into my setting. Then they forwarded my information to their Insurance team who could talk to me about the additional requirements necessary to accept this child. I didn't have to explain everything twice. This made everything a lot simpler."


G Manser, Grove Pre-school, Colchester


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Early years settings - useful information and documents

Insurance booklet - 2022-23

Policy summary

Form for new members, early years settings

Important notice to policy holders: new business policy - all cover levels

Important notice to policy holders:  all cover levels excluding 5 and 9

Important notice to policy holders: Changes to your Professional Indemnity Insurance policy

Professional Indemnity Insurance (policy wording)


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