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Due to Covid-19 and the impact of lock-down, all our Alliance Connect events are now taking place online. We are also developing some bite-size CPD training sessions, more information about this will be coming out soon. We want to ensure you still receive that important face to face support and advice from us at this difficult time.

You can find out more about planned online events happening locally over the coming weeks under Alliance Connect here and also in our new monthly News Updates.

Join us for our FREE interactive online Alliance Connect sessions, these have been designed to support you through the challenging times we are all facing. 

With a key focus on:

  • Maintaining your provision and staying open
  • Supporting practitioners, children and families to return to your setting
  • Let's talk home based childcare (or childminding)
  • Preparing your premises and the early years environment

Click on the the Alliance Connect tab to find the links and register for the above sessions!


Let's Learn Together @ Home

Please join us for an activity-packed programme offering loads of ideas on how to keep your little one happy, motivated and learning over the summer.
Click here for more information.


Ask your MP to demand an urgent coronavirus financial support package for the early years sector

The early years sector is facing significant financial pressures during the coronavirus pandemic. With an emergency Budget reported to being taking place shortly, we are calling for the government to commit to an urgent dedicated financial support package for the childcare sector.

Click here to ask your MP to speak out on your behalf in Parliament.


Local Authority Advice and Guidance - Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information 

Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole Council
Brighton & Hove City Council
Dorset Council
East Sussex County Council
Hampshire County Council
Isle of Wight Council
Portsmouth City Council
Southampton City Council
Surrey County Council
Swindon Borough Council
West Sussex County Council
Wiltshire County Council
 


The Early Years Alliance South East Service Hub supports approximately 1200 members across the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, East and West Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire and Surrey.

These include pre-schools, day nurseries, toddler groups, nursery schools, children’s centres and individuals.

We have been providing high quality support and advice to providers of early years education and childcare for over 40 years.

We offer:

  • A comprehensive choice of quality workshops at competitive prices from £35 per place
  • Classroom based First Aid training £70 per person for member settings (£80 for non-members)
  • Regular events for our members - networking, webinars, free training are features
  • Bespoke workshops for individual settings - including First Aid, safeguarding and inset day training which can be carried out in your setting

For more information click on the Our Services menu and look through the dropdown menu.

For more information on any of the above please contact us:

Email southeast@eyalliance.org.uk or call 02392 325612 

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Our Services

Workshops and Training

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Welcome to our online classroom

We have developed two new online workshops to

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Childcare Provision

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The Alliance directly manages 75 childcare services across England. Visit the ...

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Alliance Connect

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Join us for our FREE interactive online Alliance Connect sessions, these have been...

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Payslip Service

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Reduce the time and burden on your business or group by using the Early Years Alliance payslip service.

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Workshops and Training

Training workshop

Welcome to our online classroom

We have developed two new online workshops to assist with making the most of an outdoor environment and transitioning children back into your provision post-lockdown.

Provision without walls - early years practitioners will have the opportunity to discover how outdoor learning can help to overcome some of the challenges the sector faces post-lockdown.

Each workshop takes place over two one hour sessions and will be delivered online by highly qualified tutors.

Dates & times: 

Check back here for future dates.

Let's talk about change - are you concerned about welcoming children back into the setting after time away? Wondering how you can support children so they are ready for the next stage? 

Each workshop takes place over two one hour sessions and will be delivered online by highly qualified tutors.

Dates & times:

Check back here for future dates.

Cost per workshop:

  • Members: £25 per person
  • Non-members: £40 per person

SPECIAL OFFER: Book both workshops and receive a 10% discount off the total cost!

BOOK HERE

 


New FREE 'Wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak’ EduCare bundle

The Alliance and EduCare are working together to offer even more practical support to providers in this difficult time. It contains FIVE CPD-recognised courses. These specially selected courses give practical advice on ways to understand and manage anxiety, low mood and depression over the coming months. It also includes guidance on online safety.

Find out more here


FREE TO ALLIANCE MEMBERS: Good Practice in Early Years Infection Control

To help settings during this difficult time, we have made Good Practice in Early Years Infection Control freely available to all Alliance members.

Click here or log in to the Members' Area to read an online copy of the publication.


Due to Covid-19 and the impact of lock-down, all our Alliance Connect events are now taking place online. We are also developing some bite-size CPD training sessions, more information about this will be coming out soon.  We want to ensure you still receive that important face to face support and advice from us at this difficult time.

You can find out more about planned online events happening locally over the coming weeks under Events here and also in our new monthly News Updates.

If you need more information please contact us by emailing southeast@eyalliance.org.uk

 

 

 

Childcare Provision

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

Here in the South East, the Service Hub manages two settings. For more information please visit the nurseries' websites.

 

Pebbles Pre-school

Our setting offers a loving and caring environment for your child to feel secure, we follow children’s individual needs and work with them and you to support their learning.
We understand that parents are the children’s first educators therefore we promote shared learning such as photos from home, observations from home, these are then included in your child’s learning journey.

We also have Pebbles the Bear, who loves to come on adventures to children’s homes, from having a bed time story, to a winter walk, to even going on holidays – the bear enables the practitioners to engage with your children and what is important to them at home. 

     

 

 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play, and first hand experiences. We actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the Pre-school. 

Contact the nursery on 02392 824172 or pebbles@eyalliance.org.uk


Westover Pre-school

The Early Years Alliance provides flexible, affordable and quality childcare across England.

Westover Pre-School is an Early Years Alliance childcare service located in Portsmouth. 

We offer 32 Ofsted-registered places and we are yet to be assessed by Ofsted.

Our committed, friendly and well-qualified nursery team provides high quality care and learning opportunities for children aged between 2 - 5 years. 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play and actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the nursery. 

Contact the nursery on 02392 696585 or westover@eyalliance.org.uk

 

Alliance Connect

Coffee morning

Join us for our FREE interactive online Alliance Connect sessions, these have been designed to support you through the challenging times we are all facing. 

With a key focus on:

  • Connecting you with other providers
  • Sharing concerns and key questions
  • Sharing practice
  • Supporting each other
  • Looking ahead

Click on the link below to register for the session you would like to attend:

Let's Talk September 

Are you in limbo or at a crossroad and unsure of how to plan for the Autumn Term?  If the answer is yes, then this could be the session for you.  We may not always have the answers but together we can look at how we can navigate forward.
Join other providers in the country to look at the challenges and share ideas.  The focus will be on: showcasing your setting and visits from new families, regulations, cohorts and bubbles, staffing and flexible furlough, settling in children​ new and previous.

Tuesday 14th July @ 10:00 - Click here to register
Tuesday 14th July @ 17:00 - Click here to register
Thursday 13th July @ 10:00 - Click here to register
Tuesday 18th July @ 17:00 - Click here to register

SEND and Inclusion - During Covid 19

Nicky Gibson, the Alliance's Inclusion Manager, will be joining these network events to support the conversation around SEND and Inclusion during Covid 19. 

Wednesday 8th July @ 17:00 - Click here to register
Thursday 23rd July @ 10:00 - Click here to register

The Challenges of Operating a Viable, Sustainable Early Years Setting

What are your plans and thoughts to ensure you remain viable?  Join us to network with other providers on their concerns, issues and best practice.

Thursday 16th July @ 15:30 - Click here to register
Thursday 16th July @ 19:00 - Click here to register
Tuesday 21st July @ 15:30 - Click here to register

Grant Funding - Thinking Outside the Box

Tapped into some funding and which to share your experience with others or want to find out more about where to look for small grant opportunities? Sarah Ellis, Development Manager for the Alliance, will be joining us at these two connects to give ideas and facilitate the discussions.

Tuesday 28th July @ 17:00 - Click here to register
Thursday 30th July @ 15:30 - Click here to register

Focus on Childminders

All Early Years Providers are welcome to any session that we host, but we also know that some of the challenges are different when you are working out of your own home.  With this in mind, we holding a dedicated Alliance Connect event for home-based childcare.  Come and join other childminding providers and share your experiences and ideas.

Wednesday 22nd July @ 19:00 - Click here to register
Wednesday 12th August @ 19:00 - Click here to register

Making the most of digital marketing to improve your sustainability

The Alliance's marketing team will be joining us to support the discussion and give practical advice on digital marketing. 

Tuesday 4th August @ 10:00 - Click here to register
Thursday 6th August @ 17:00 - Click here to register
Tuesday 11th August @ 15:30 - Click here to register


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Years Alliance New You Tube Recordings Week Beginning 20th July 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To watch our webinars and other videos - find us on YouTube here


Alliance Connect — the new name for our networking events

Alliance Connect events are an opportunity for members and non-members to meet, share ideas and connect with fellow early years practitioners.

They are informal events bringing together like-minded people who wish to share information and discuss changes/challenges.

Our events have workshop tasters, guest speakers and debate subjects of interest. 

Alliance Connects are a way of supporting local settings, sharing opinions and having your voice heard.

Light refreshments available at all Connects.

We are always happy to bring our team to your area - please contact us if you would like an event near you.

Newsletters

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Each month we send out a newsletter with interesting national and local articles plus other information.

If you would like your setting to be featured, show off your best practice, share an initiative or good news, please do get in touch: southeast@eyalliance.org.uk

June Update
May Update
April Update
March Update

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Payslip Service

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Reduce the time and burden on your business or group by using the Early Years Alliance payslip service.

We offer a comprehensive, secure payslip service for pre‑schools, full daycare nurseries, out of school clubs and other community groups across England and Wales.

The service includes:

 

Enquire about our payslip service

Contact us

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Please contact us

Telephone: 02392 325 612

Email: southeast@eyalliance.org.uk

Childcare

South East Service Hub
Paulsgrove Community Centre
Marsden Road, Paulsgrove
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6 4JB
United Kingdom
Tel: 02392 325612