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We know you want the very best care for your child.

For the last 50 years we have supported around 14,000 Alliance member groups who deliver quality care and early education to over 800,000 families every year, through baby and toddler groups, children's centres, childminding professionals, creches, pre-schools or full daycare in nurseries.

All of them are committed to your family and we work closely with parents and carers to ensure every child’s time at one of our members' early years service is the best it can be: safe, secure, stimulating and fun

We also directly manage 65 early years settings, the majority of which are in socially and economically deprived areas of the country.

To find early education and care providers in your area contact your local council's Family Information Service or use

In this section you will find:

Information about the 30 hours funded early education entitlement

Family Time Tips — free play ideas for you and your child

Choosing the right early years setting

Explore Alliance early years services

Getting involved in your child's development

Articles about your pre-schooler's development on our Family Corner website