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:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you now feel confident about the EIF and would prefer to focus on related business support, you can choose from these areas:
The consultancy is delivered within a 12 week period to ensure your team meets the requirements as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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.
We offer a range of CPD workshops and bespoke in house training for the early years sector.
To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01924 460930.
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.'"
Venue: Dewsbury training room
Price: Members £35/ Non Members £50
Meeting the Needs of Two Year Olds
Thursday 28th November - 1pm - 3.30pm
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:
Tel: 01924 460930
We can also offer a range of courses in-house at your setting. Please ask us for details by contacting us on email@example.com
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
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
To undertake this qualification applicants must:
A level 2 qualification childcare is desirable, but not essential
To register your interest please contact:
Tel: 01924 460930
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 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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01924 460930
We have a variety of family learning courses and can develop bespoke packages to meet individual need should this be required.
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.
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
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
Telephone: 01924 460930
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:
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:
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:
All our crèches are bespoke to your own requirements.
"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."
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 email@example.com or call 01924 460930
“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