Local support with Alliance Connect
Supporting early years practitioners is a priority for us and we do this through our national network of nine Service Hubs.
Through our Hubs we offer practitioners a wide range of services including:
- specialist training and workshops
- business support services
- payslip services
- opportunities to meet and network through our Alliance Connect events.
You can find your local Service Hub and the relevant contact details further down the page.
Alliance members get some strands of support for free and some at reduced rates.
Important notice — Alliance Connect events and Covid 19
Because of restrictions due to Covid-19, Alliance Connect events are currently taking place online.
We want to ensure you will still receive important face-to-face support and advice from us at this difficult time.
You can find out about our online events below and book directly using the relevant links.
Thank you for your understanding and please be assured we are doing all we can to keep you connected locally.
What is an Alliance Connect event?
Alliance Connect offers free online networking sessions.
We have sessions for different groups involved in the early years such as baby and toddler groups, childminders, leaders and managers or parents.
Each session provides a chance for practitioners to come together, be updated where appropriate and network and share experiences and commonality.
All Autumn dates for Alliance Connect events have now passed. Spring dates to come in 2021.
Early Years Alliance Service Hubs
(Covering Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire)
(Covering Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex)
(Covering Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, South Yorkshire)
(Covering London, Kent and Medway)
(Covering County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Cumbria, Bradford, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, East Riding, West Yorkshire, Isle of Man)
(Covering Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Southampton, Portsmouth, Dorset and Isle of Wight)
(Covering Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Bristol)
(Covering Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire)