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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!


Following on from the popularity of our Alliance Connect online networking events, having listened to your views, wants and needs, we have now developed a programme of Virtual Classrooms.

Delivered over two or three 90 minute sessions, these courses have been specifically designed to be delivered online and can be accessed from the safety and comfort of your own space, whether that be at home or in the workplace, giving you an interactive experience with other providers to share ideas and support you to effectively deliver your provision.

SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER: 
get a 5% discount on all bookings made before the 31st of October

Click on the Our Services then Workshops and Training tab to find the links and register for the 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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Workshops and Training

Training workshop

Following on from the popularity of our Alliance Connect online networking events, having listened to your views, wants and needs, we have now developed a programme of Virtual Classrooms.

Delivered over two or three 90 minute sessions, these courses have been specifically designed to be delivered online and can be accessed from the safety and comfort of your own space, whether that be at home or in the workplace, giving you an interactive experience with other providers to share ideas and support you to effectively deliver your provision.

SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER: 
get a 5% discount on all bookings made before the 31st of October

How long are the courses?
Courses comprise either two sessions of 90 minutes or three sessions of 90 minutes depending on the topic.

How much do they cost?
Two-session courses cost £35 for Alliance members or £50 for non-members.
Three-session courses cost £52.50 for Alliance members or £75 for non-members.

How do I book onto a course?
To book a session click the link in bold for more details

Let's Talk about Change Considers how providers can support children and families to transition back into the setting, while thinking about meeting the emotional needs of children and adjusting to a new normal. 

Inspirational Leadership and Management  Looks at how to motivate and inspire your staff to be outstanding .

Cultural Capital  Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework requires you to develop children’s Cultural Capital - Learn what Cultural Capital looks like in an Early Years Setting.

Exploring the Educational Inspection Framework  Are you worried about when Ofsted is due? Do you want to know how Ofsted will inspect registered early years settings?

Let's Talk the Learning walk  Who is ready for the conversation with Ofsted? Want to find out more about ways you can showcase your provision?

Defining the Early Years Curriculum  Do you want to gain a more detailed understanding of the early years curriculum? 

Exploring Emotional Intelligence Through Outdoor Play  Do you understand emotional resilience? Do you want to enable children to risk take in a safe and secure way?

Domestic Abuse and Violence Awareness  Gain a greater understanding of how to identify and support those who may be at risk of, and those who may witness domestic violence.

Promoting Positive Behaviour  Are you confident you do all you can to support children’s positive behaviour? Do you need more information on supporting children who display more challenging behaviour?

Business Success in the Early Years  Explore how leadership, the quality of the setting, effective marketing strategy and sound financial management systems are all essential pieces of a sustainability jigsaw.

Discovering and Developing Loose Parts Play  Spark children's sense of wonder and joy by learning the best way to use the loose parts you have in your setting.


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

 

 

 

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. 

Alliance Connect Events - Autumn 2020

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.

What's New for SEND? - Tuesday 22nd September @ 19:00 - Click here to book
Making the most of Digital Marketing - Wednesday 21 October @ 19:00 - Click here to book

Working with children with EAL - Top tips and advice

Join us for a focus discussion where we will look at simple and useful top tips and strategies to support children in your setting who have English as an Additional Language. We will share resources and give ideas on best practice. We can refresh you on how this links to the EYFS requirements and give practical examples and actions for supporting children and their families.

Thursday 22nd October @ 10:00 - Click here to book

Grant Funding - Thinking Outside the Box

This networking event will have a focus discussion about best practice when applying for grants and where to look for small grant opportunities. We will explore factors that need consideration and share top tips for writing a successful application. ·

Monday 19th October @ 13:00 - Click here to book

Making the Most of Digital Marketing

The Alliance's Marketing Team joins us to support the discussion and give practical advice and top tips on best ways to use digital marketing to improve your occupancy through Websites, Facebook and external childcare search sites. FREE Digital Marketing Mini Guide for every attendee.

Tuesday 29th September @ 10:00 - Click here to book
Thursday 15th October @ 15:30 - Click here to book

What's new for SEND?

This networking event will have a focus discussion relating to the impact of Covid-19 on children with SEND, and their families. Explore with us practice challenges and talk through different ways settings can offer support. Engage with other providers, share ideas and find out more about other support networks. ·

Thursday 1st October @ 17:00 - Click here to book

Let’s Talk Committees, AGM's and voluntary managed Early Years Settings

This networking event will have a focus discussion about the challenges facing committees. We will explore concerns, issues and share best practice and important considerations regarding AGM's, working together, your responsibility and consider what is the new normal. FREE Top Tips Mini Guide for every attendee.

Wednesday 23rd September @ 19:00 - Click here to book 
Thursday 22nd October @ 19:00 - Click here to book

Operating a Viable Early Years Provision

This networking event will have a focus discussion about the challenges around operating a viable, sustainable early years setting. We will explore concerns, issues and share best practice and important considerations.

Monday 5th October @ 14:00 - Click here to book·
Tuesday 13th October @ 10:00 - Click here to book

Post-Covid Ofsted Inspections

Are Ofsted Inspections currently pushed to the back of your mind? Haven't thought about the 3 I's or the Learning Walk since March? If your answer is YES please be reassured that you are not alone!
January 2021 will soon be here so join us, and other providers to discuss how Ofsted Inspections might look in the 'new normal'. This is a great opportunity to network, share ideas and ease yourself back into the thought process of being Ofsted ready.

Friday 9th October @ 10:00 - Click here to book 
Wednesday 28th October @ 13:00 - Click here to book

Baby and Toddler Connect

We will be running 7 FREE online Baby and Toddler Connect sessions in September 2020. These events will aim to cover all aspects of returning to running your groups, address your concerns, what you need to consider and some ideas to make your groups as fun and interactive as possible. All of these sessions will last approximately an hour and are free for to attend! Numbers are limited so book early to avoid missing out!

Welcome back pack - preparing for opening
Join us to discuss how operating after lockdown and welcoming back families into our baby and toddler groups may look. We will be looking at the most current government guidelines and items to consider whilst completing your action plan/risk assessment

Risk assessments/health and safety in groups
To explore together what processes and procedures need to be in place to minimise the risk for families attending the group

Promoting positive behaviour in groups
Join us for an open discussion with Baby & Toddler group leaders about promoting positive behaviour within our community groups. We'll be looking at what behaviour is, how it functions, how we can positively influence it, whilst addressing any issues we may have along the way.

Tuesday 22nd September @ 14:30  - Click here to book 

Process rather than product activities
To explore together the importance of the process of play and how this supports learning and development

The importance of play
Explore and discuss the importance of play for children and how it helps their learning and development.  Discover how parents and carers can support children’s learning at home.


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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

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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

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:

 

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Toy phones

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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