Social Mobility Commission report argues in favour of quality over quantity

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Government should focus on improving the quality of childcare places, according to new report
The government should focus on improving the quality of early years education, rather than...Read more

Childminder data accidentally shared on Childcare Service website

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HMRC error causes private details to be shared online
HMRC’s Childcare Services website accidentally made private details from several childminders, including home addresses, public this week.

Robert Goodwill is named as minister responsible for early years

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MP has been appointed minister for childcare and early years
The DfE has announced that the new minister responsible for childcare and the early years is Robert Goodwill. Goodwill will also serve as...Read more
Alliance Annual Conference 2017

Celebrating a successful Annual Conference and Volunteer Awards

Initial feedback from our 2017 Annual Conference has been overwhelmingly positive.

The Alliance would like to extend a huge thank you to all staff, volunteers, members and others who attended the event on Friday 16 June....Read more

Early years education should target the poorest families, says OECD

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Alliance welcomes OECD report calling for focus on improved quality ahead of more places
Funded places for the early years should be aimed at the poorest families, according to a new report from the OECD....Read more