The Alliance North of England Service Hub supports approximately 1,400 members across the north of England including pre-schools, nurseries, toddler groups, childminders and individuals.

We offer practical early years advice and support including:

  • Specialist up-to-date information and training on various topics including safeguarding, first aid and toddler group guidance
  • Bespoke workshops to individual settings that require assistance on more complicated issues
  • Regular member forums to encourage local providers and professionals to get together to share their ideas and experiences
  • Collaborative working with other local organisations and the local authority to help support local early years providers effectively
  • Competitively priced First Aid training
  • Regular member forums and free training for our members
  • Bespoke workshops for individual settings - including First Aid, safeguarding and inset day training

 

For more information hover your mouse over the Our Services tab to view the dropdown menu showing what we do. 

The Alliance North of England Service Hub covers County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Cumbria, Bradford, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, East Riding, West Yorkshire and the Isle of Man.

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Early Years Inspection Framework workshops
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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 other workshops download our training brochure

To book please email events.north@eyalliance.org uk or call 01924 460930


 

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Family Learning courses

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Children's services

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Supporting parent and toddler groups

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Crèche services

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We offer a mobile crèche service, providing a high standard of childcare in your choice of setting.
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Meeting rooms

We have various meetings rooms availabe to hire.

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Building Better Opportunities - Action Towards Inclusion

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Workshops and Training

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We offer a range of CPD workshops and bespoke in house training for the early years sector.

To find out more email events.north@eyalliance.org.uk or ring 01924 460930. 

Or download our training brochure
 

Nutrition in the Early Years — “Very good delivery of important information and good opportunities to interact with others and share information.”

'"I would highly recommend 'Tricky conversations' and I have returned to work and suggested to our team, that if this is re-delivered to attend, as I found it most useful to support our roles when engaging in conversation.'"


Early Years CPD coming up in NOVEMBER...

Venue: Dewsbury training room
Price: Members £35/ Non Members £50
 

Meeting the Needs of Two Year Olds
Thursday 28th November - 1pm - 3.30pm

 

Early Years CPD coming up in DECEMBER...

Venue: Dewsbury training room
Price: Members £35/ Non Members £50

Science and Wonder in the Early Years
Tuesday 3rd December 9.30am - 12noon

Charity Essentials - Voluntary Management Committees
Tuesday 3rd December 1pm - 3.30pm

To register your interest and for more information please contact:
Email: events.north@eyalliance.org.uk
Tel: 01924 460930


In-house Training

We can also offer a range of courses in-house at your setting. Please ask us for details by contacting us on events.north@eyalliance.org.uk
 


Level 3  Award in Paediatric First Aid

This course is designed for anyone wanting to become qualified in administering first aid to children and infants. For the purpose of child carers within England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this qualification will fulfil requirements under the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage issued by the Department of Education and Skills.

This course is ideal for anyone who works with or comes into contact with infants and children in their voluntary roles. This course is also ideal for parents and families with young children.

This qualification consists of:
1. Emergency Paediatric First Aid H/506/0792
2. Managing Paediatric illness,injuries and emergencies D/506/07910

Tuesday 3rd & 10th December 2019 
9.30 to 4.00pm
You must be able to attend both dates and they will be held at Dewsbury Training Room
The cost of the full course is £67 + VAT

We can also arrange a  First Aid course tailored to your availability


Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Eary Years Educator)

This recognised qualification is designed for the work‐based learner in an early years  care and educational environment, who are looking to develop their skills and knowledge to lead and manage in an early years setting. 

The Alliance are planning to offer this qualification in your area - Next planned delivery DEWSBURY Autumn 2019

  • Delivered over 12 to 15 months group sessions, one morning per week; meeting less frequently as course progresses
  • Working to a structured timetable and uploading evidence to an on‐line portfolio
  • Direct observation within the workplace by a qualified assessor

To undertake this qualification applicants must:

  • be 16 years or older
  • be working or volunteering in an early years childcare environment for a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • have worked for at least 6 months in a level 2 position gaining experience with key children and observing, activity planning, assessing and reviewing
  • have access to a computer or laptop for uploading work.

A level 2 qualification childcare is desirable, but not essential

To register your interest please contact:
Email: events.north@eyalliance.org.uk
Tel: 01924 460930


HENRY

Did you know that part of our work is delivering HENRY (Health, Exercise, Nutrition for the Really Young) courses in the local area in partnership with the children's centres?

We have two fully trained facilitators who can deliver the eight-week course to groups within the North of England service hub area.
If you would like to know more about the programme and the cost of running a course in your setting then please do get in touch. 

Alliance Connect

Coffee morning

Alliance Connect meetings are an opportunity for members to meet, share ideas and connect with fellow members.

Member groups are able to get together as and when suits them. They can be informal meetings of like-minded people who wish to share information; have a good moan about early years(!); or discuss new changes/challenges.

Alternatively they can be a regular event in your Alliance calendar and have guest speakers, debating subjects of interest or something that is causing concern in your area. The choice is yours!

However you wish to organise them, these events are a way of supporting local settings, voicing your opinion and having your voice heard and it is important that these communities are led by yourselves, the volunteers and members of the Alliance.

Alliance Connect
Early Years Networking Events

Light refreshments available at all connect events


November 29th - Harrogate (Bilton Community Centre)
12noon - 4pm

What is Cultural Capital?

What is 'Cultural Capital'? and what does it look like in an early years setting? 
The essential knowledge children need to be effective citizens’ is how Cultural Capital is described by Ofsted. 
In this Cultural Capital workshop taster session, find out how the term is linked with the new Education Inspection Framework and where it sits in the EYFS. 

 Richard Knight - Early Years Service Officer, Early Years Alliance


November 29th - Hull (Victoria Dock Village Hall)
12.30pm - 3pm

Music Workshop - Lets Talk Music

Marie Dyer - Lead Play and Learning Worker


To book your place please email

events.north@eyalliance.org.uk or phone 01924 460930

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Family Learning courses

We have a variety of family learning courses and can develop bespoke packages to meet individual need should this be required.

Courses include:

  • Let's Get Started
  • Let's Learn Together
  • Happy Families Happy Toddlers
  • Healthy Tots Cook and Grow
  • Sticky Science
  • Busy Bods
  • Confidence Building
  • Learning through play (Child development course)
  • Challenging behaviours
  • School Readiness

Growing up Healthy and Safe Project in the North East

The project us delivered in toddler groups and has three core sessions and add on modules that are delivered based on local needs.

  • Advice and guidance on ensuringthe toddler sessions are safe and healthy groups where families feel supported
  • Advice on healthy eating portion (portion size,hidden sugars, eatwell plate...)
  • Keeping active
  • Healthy finances
  • Home safety
  • Dental care
  • Smoke free families
  • Pre and post-natal alcohol dangers

All sessions include messy play,music and movement. Sessions on healthy eating include making snack together and meal in another session.
Family cooking courses are also delivered in primary school and community buildings . This is a four part session and involves making dessert, 
main course and leraning about budgeting and making healthier choices.

For further information contact 

Email: north.events@eyalliance.org.uk


Youth Music in the Coastal North

Are you a toddler group, nursery or pre-school setting on the North Yorkshire coast?  Would you like to be a part of a new funded music project?

The North East has been awarded a grant from Youth Music for a two year project starting in spring 2018. Growing through Music in the Coastal North will fund the Alliance to provide musical opportunities in early years settings to encourage language and communication development in young children. The project runs down the north east coast from Durham down to Lincolnshire. 

We have just delivered the first three projects and a great time was had by all - leaders, children, parents and Alliance staff. 

"Interactive, creative and helps children "

"Helped my child in talking to others"

"We really enjoyed seeing all of the animals come out of the bag each week, my son found it really exciting"

"helped my child to get involved and making him feel it was ok to get stuck in and play with different things"

"We learnt lots of new songs"

If you are interested in your setting being involved please contact Shelly Richardson for further details

Email: north@eyalliance.org.uk

Telephone: 01924 460930

Children's services

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Supporting parent and toddler groups

In partnership with Bradford Metropolitan Council we have been funded to offer support to over 90 community-based parent and toddler groups. 

We provide support and guidance to leaders of both new and existing groups and deliver early years activities to the families that attend them.

Areas that the project covers include:

  • Preparing children for transitions
  • The importance of language and communication skills
  • The need to keep children fit and healthy
  • The benefits of play as a means of learning and understanding the world
  • The benefits of volunteering
  • How to reduce accidents and injuries in the home and outside
  • Working in partnership with other agencies and forming links between community based organisations

Directly-managed settings

The Alliance directly manages 75 childcare services across England. Visit the Find Childcare page on the Alliance website to view the whole list.

Nurseries are managed locally so that children under five and their families can benefit from a range of services and support when they need it, in a convenient location that reflects the needs of the community .

The North of England Service Hub currently manages five settings:

Linthwaite Clough Community Childcare

Cedar Block, Linthwaite Clough School

Chapel Street
Linthwaite
Huddersfield HD7 5NJ
Tel: 01484 841994 or 07899 838637
Email: linthwaite@eyalliance.org.uk 

 


Thornton Lodge Early Years Centre                                                

Brook Street

Thornton Lodge

Huddersfield, HD1 3JW
Tel: 01484 548392 or 07981 048615
Email: ThorntonLodge@eyalliance.org.uk 


Lydgate Pre-school         

Lydgate Road

Batley

WF17 6EY
Tel: 01924 476464
Email: Lydgate@eyalliance.org.uk


Lightcliffe Pre-school   

The Annex
Christ Church, Brighouse Road
Hipperholme
Halifax
HX3 8AA
United Kingdom
Tel: 01422 207930 or 07816 216292

Crèche services

Baby on xylophone

We offer a mobile crèche service, providing a high standard of childcare in your choice of setting.
Our experienced crèche teams travel to your venue equipped with a range of resources and activities to suit all ages involved.
We are dedicated to meeting the needs of all the children in our care, and we provide everything to ensure that all the children at your event are entertained and cared for to a very high standard.
The children will have fun in a safe and monitored environment during their stay with us.

Our mobile crèche includes:

  • Fully qualified members of staff
  • High quality creche sessions at affordable prices
  • Delivery of infant massage sessions  
  • Age and stage appropiate appropriate equipment for the children
  • Insurance
  • an exciting array of activities
  • Health and safety risk assessments
  • Healthy snacks
  • Booking and registration procedures
  • First aid equipment
  • Excellent staff to children ratios
  • Working to Ofsted national guidelines
  • Working in line with EYFS national guidelines

All our crèches are bespoke to your own requirements.

Feedback from our crèche sessions

"Crèche has been very good and it has made a big difference to my family."
"Brilliant and my daughter has loved going."
"My child is so disappointed that today is her last day! Many thanks for working so closely with us to make sure that all the children have lovely experiences."

"My daughter has really enjoyed crèche and playing with the toys and the other children. The crèche workers have been lovely in looking after her."

 

 

Meeting rooms

We have various meetings rooms availabe to hire.

We have a meeting/training room at our Dewsbury office available to hire during the day. 

The room has its own kitchen and toilet area

The meeting room can seat 25 in 'cafe' style with tables and 50 in theatre style.We also have a smaller room at  our Bingley office

Refreshments/lunch can be organised.

Please email events.north@eyalliance.org.uk or call 01924 460930   

Payslip Service

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Let us help your organisation fulfil its legal requirements when calculating employees pay and deductions and reporting to HMRC. The North of England Service Hub has been supporting members with a payslip service since 1999 and has many satisfied customers;

‘’May I take this opportunity to thank you for the many years of excellent service and help we have received from both yourself and the Alliance.’’  — Treasurer, Barnetby Under Fives        

Our payslip service includes:

• Calculating Tax and NI deductions

• Statutory payments (including sick, maternity, paternity or adoption pay)                                                                                                                                                                                                        

• Enrolling eligible staff to your chosen qualifying pension scheme                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

• Monthly submission to HMRC

• Producing pay slips and payroll summaries                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

• Processing new starters and P45’s for leavers                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

• All year-end reports including P60’s

• On-line filing of year-end return to HMRC

For further information and a quote please email north@eyalliance.org.uk or telephone 01924 460930

Contact us

Boy on toy phoneTo discuss any of our events, trainings or other services please call:

01924 460 930 or email north@eyalliance.org.uk

Service Hub Manager - Kath Duffy

Service Administrator - Asmah Mayet

 

 

Building Better Opportunities - Action Towards Inclusion

“The Early Years Alliance are an intervention partner for the Action towards Inclusion programme in the East Riding of Yorkshire. This three year project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. The Alliance is offering well-being interventions, providing support to participants who meet the relevant criteria. 

For more information about the Action Towards Inclusion Programme please contact: 

Richard Knight - Project Lead 

T. 01924 460930 

E. richard.knight@eyalliance.org.uk 

Childcare

North of England Service Hub
Unit 5, County Workshops
Wood Street
Dewsbury
West-Yorkshire
WF13 1QU
United Kingdom
Tel: 01924 460930