Women in a training sessionThe Alliance North of England Service Hub supports approximately 1,000 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, go to the Our Services menu above.               Subscribe to our emails


Latest news and events

Early Years Forum - limited places available - to book see below

Don’t feel alone with the new Ofsted Framework!

Be ahead of the game and join us for an interactive Webinar

with Alliance Quality Improvement Director MICHAEL FREESTON

and Policy and Standards Manager MELANIE PILCHER

focusing on what the new Ofsted framework will mean for you.

Thursday 25th April

3.30pm - 5.30pm (4pm prompt start)

Play@Churwell

High Street

Morley

Leeds

LS27 0BY

Alliance members : £5

Non- members : £15

 All attendees will get the cost reimbursed off the price of a workshop in the Summer Brochure !!!!

For booking infomation please email events.north@eyalliance.org uk or call 01924 460930

Free training in Teesdale

The Alliance, in partnership with Teesdale Area Action Partnership and Durham Community Action, are launching free training for volunteers and charities within the Teesdale area.

The following workshops are available:

TCR Hub Barnard Castle

Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees

 14 May 2019

 9am - 12noon

Safeguarding

 7th May 2019 9am-12noon

For booking infomation please email events.north@eyalliance.org uk or call 01924 460930


 


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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Boy reading a bookYouth Music in the Coastal North

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Events

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Music Maker- Wakefield

Our forum will be based our music and its...

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Family Learning

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

Courses include:...

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Children's services

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...

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Crèche services

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...

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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...

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Payslip Service

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Contact us

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

01924 460 930

or email...

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Latest News

Boy reading a bookYouth 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: Shelly.Richardson@eyalliance.org.uk

Telephone: 07710394003

 

 

Training and Qualifications

Ring 01924 460930 for our latest training brochure  - to receive an e-copy click the following Subscribe to our emails
We offer a range of training covering childcare topics which include:
  • Effective School Readiness
  • Maths Garden
  • ICT in Early Years
  • British Values
  • How Children Learn and Develop
  • Managing your Ofsted Inspection
  • Charity Essentials- Committee roles and responsibilities
  • Effective Supervision and Appraisal in an early years setting
  • Meeting the needs of 2 year olds
  • Superheros 
  • Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
  • Role of the SENCO
  • Is it Autism?
  • Data Protection - GDPR
  • Finance training for Committee's
  • Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Bespoke training -  We have tutors available within the service hub area to deliver training
  • Level 3  Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early years educator)

To enquire about any of our training courses please call us on 01924 460 930 or email events.north@eyalliance.org.uk

'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'


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 Spring 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, asessing 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@eyallaince.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. 


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


Up coming Paediatric First Aid Courses

PF117 - 14th and 21st May   9.30am to 4pm

PF118  - 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th June - evenings 6.30pm to 9.30pm

PF119  - 2nd and 9th July   9.30am to 4pm



PF120 - 7th June  9.30am to 4pm             Emergency First Aid at work  

 

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


Training Workshops

The  Alliance in partnership with Teesdale Area Action Partnership and Durham Community Action are launching free training for volunteers and charities within the Teesdale area.

The following workshops are available:

TCR Hub Barnard Castle                               

 

Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees

 14th May 2019

 9am- 12noon

 

Safeguarding

 7th May 2019

 9am-12noon

 
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

 

 

Events

tea and biscuits

 


 

Music Maker- Wakefield

Our forum will be based our music and its implications around early year’s .We are happy to have Marie Dyer present a workshop in which she will demonstrate practical ways of embedding music and using props in music sessions. This will include: dancing scarves, lycra, puppets, instruments and signing.

Thursday 9th May 2019

12.30pm -3pm (network opportunities from 12 noon
)

Batley Road Playgroup

Phoenix Youth Centre

Batley Road

Wakefield


‘Loose Parts’

ENHANCING YOUR ENVIRONMENT TO

FACILITATE OPEN-ENDED PLAY

Emma Smith, Early Years Consultant and Owner of Roseville Nursery will:

  • Explore how adults can support and extend learning opportunities while children have autonomy to dictate their learning.
  • Will look at some open-ended play and the benefits.
  • Discuss how developing an effective approach goes much deeper than just changing your environment and introducing new resources.

Thursday 20th June

6.45pm - 8.30pm

Victoria House

Victoria Square

Lythe

YO21 3RW


 

Light refreshments provided at all our forums

Cost

Alliance Members - £5.00

 Non-members - £15.00

 

To book your place please email

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

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Family Learning

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

 



 

Children's services

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 80 childcare services across England. Visit the Find Childcare page on the Alliance website and enter your postcode or town below to find the nearest nurseries to you.

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

Cookridge Pre-school 

Cookridge Primary School
Tinshill Drive
Cookridge
Leeds
LS16 7DH

United Kingdom

Tel: 0113 3862503 or 3862509

Email: Cookridge@eyalliance.org.uk

 

Crèche services

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 creche 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    Meeting room

Payslip Service

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

 

 

Childcare

North of England Service Hub
Unit 5, County Workshops
Wood Street
Dewsbury
West-Yorkshire
WF131QU
United Kingdom
Tel: 01924 460930