Subscribe to our emailsThe Early Years Alliance supports approximately 1200 members from the South East service hub office across Hampshire, The Isle of Wight,  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 CPD courses at competitive prices - £35 per place.

* Face to face 1st Aid training £70 per person for member settings (£80 for non-members)

* Toolkit packages for specialist support - ranges from Committee Induction Toolkit to Setting Health Checks

* NEW - Whole setting focus - specialised training for your setting to work on together for a half term

* Regular events for our members - networking, webinars, free training are features

* Bespoke workshops for individual settings - including First Aid, safeguarding and inset day training.

* The Family Development Programme in Portsmouth and Chichester

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


What's new in Sussex?

We are delighted to bring our popular Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) qualification to Sussex. A classroom based course with full support from a tutor and online learning platform. For further information, please complete this form and return it to southeast@eyalliance.org.uk or email us for more information. A short outline can be found here and a full booklet here.


Alliance Connect events are coming to Brighton!

Watch this space - we are planning new member events for 2020 - why not suggest the best venue and win a prize if we choose your suggestion?

To enter, please complete and return this form. In the event of two or more identical suggestions, we will have a draw to pick the winner at random.

To book on any Alliance Connect, click here


Download our training brochureWorkshops coming up 

More workshop information including Cultural Capital and EIF can be found on the training page.

You can view the brochure and course outlines, or download a booking form.

If you would like to book a workshop for your setting, please get in touch via email southeast@eyalliance.org.uk  or call 02392 325612 Check out our Training Page for more information, including prices.

 
1st Aid courses running in Portsmouth at £70 inc VAT per person for member settings.To book, please email southeast@eyalliance.org.uk
 
- Sat 29th Feb and 7th March 2020
- Sat 21st and 28th March 2020

1st Aid at your setting can be arranged - please contact us for more details.

Safeguarding in Hampshire - at your setting, (Please call for availability in other areas)

- 3 hour level 2 workshop - £420 for up to 12 attendees , further staff can be added for £35 each
- 3 hour level 3 workshop including designated person training - £420 for up to 12 attendees. Further staff can be added for £35 each.
- For your own setting exclusively, or link up and share with other local settings.

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (EYE) (QCF) -  we are planning two classroom based courses in 2020 in Hampshire and Crawley. For any informal questions or to register your interest, please email southeast@eyalliance.org.uk or call the Portsmouth office on 02392 325612. Information day dates to be confirmed.

For further information on our workshops and courses please contact us on southeast@eyalliance.org.uk or download the spring training brochure.


If you have a query please contact us:

Email southeast@eyalliance.org.uk or call 02392 325612 Mon to Thu 9am to 5pm, Fri 9am to 1pm.


 
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The Early Years Alliance South East Service Hub covers Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Dorset and the Isle of Wight

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About us

The Alliance South East Service Hub, supports approximately 1200 members across Hampshire, The Isle of Wight,  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 CPD courses at competitive prices - £35 per place.

* Face to face 1st Aid training £70 per person for member settings (£80 for non-members)

* Toolkit packages for specialist support - ranges from Committee Induction Toolkit to Setting Health Checks

* NEW - Whole setting focus - specialised training for your setting to work on together for a half term

* Regular events for our members - networking, webinars, free training are features

* Bespoke workshops for individual settings - including First Aid, safeguarding and inset day training.

* The Family Development Programme in Portsmouth and Chichester

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

Our Services

Training

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Individual support visits

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The Alliance recognises that support for providers within the early years sector can be variable.

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Our childcare services

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Alliance Connect

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Payslip service

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Download our training brochureEducation Inspection Framework Package

The new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) arrived in September 2019. Ofsted says the EIF has been amended to include greater emphasis on the needs of younger children.

It replaces 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.

Exploring the Education Inspection Framework (EIF) workshop

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.

It covers:

  • Key changes
  • The term Cultural Capital and what it means
  • The new judgement areas
  • Ofsted Inspector expectations of Intent, Implementation and Impact
  • The Important role managers and leaders play in the process
  • Paperwork necessary to support the process.

Cultural Capital workshop

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.

It covers:

  • What is the main theory behind Cultural Capital and how it has influenced Ofsted's definition​
  • What is meant by Cultural Capital
  • What Cultural Capital is not
  • How to enhance children’s learning using the concept of Cultural Capital
  • How to articulate how children experience the awe and wonder of the world through the seven areas of learning and development
  • How to demonstrate your provision enhances children's Cultural Capital.

Specialist EIF consultancy support

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.

Or

If you now feel confident about the EIF and would prefer to focus on related business support, you can choose from these areas:

  • Charity Health Check
  • Pre and Post Ofsted Inspection support
  • Business Sustainability Health check

The consultancy is delivered within a 12 week period to ensure your team meets the requirements as quickly and efficiently as possible.

So what does this cost?

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.

For more details please email southeast@eyalliance.org.uk  or call 02392 325612 Mon to Thu 9am to 5pm, Fri 9am to 1pm.


First Aid Courses

1st Aid courses running in Portsmouth at £70 inc vat per person for member settings.(£80 inc vat for non-members). To book, please email southeast@eyalliance.org.uk
- September dates tbc
- Or book your own course exclusively for your setting 

Workshops

We have a large number of new and updated workshops for Autumn 2019 including: 

  • Effective school readiness 

  • Observation, assessment and planning - develop staff at all levels - Updated for Autumn 2019

  • Cultural Capital - New!

  • Exploring Open-ended Play

  • Science in the Early Years (STEM)
  • Effective parental engagement - benefits of engaging parents and how to be confident to do so 

To access a simple list of planned workshops, download a list. Or view the whole brochure with course outlines and venues.

Workshop Prices:

Alliance members - £35 per place
Non-members - £50 per place

Not yet a member of the Alliance? Discover the benefits of membership, including free online training from EduCare for you and your team

We can also create and deliver bespoke workshops to individual settings or provide inset day training. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Regular Alliance Connect events

We strive to provide the best possible information and support for our members — please contact us if you would like to see events in your area.

Individual support visits

Meeting

The Alliance recognises that support for providers within the early years sector can be variable.

We have qualified development workers who can come and support settings with different aspects of your work.

We can provide a package for you on an annual basis, as well as bespoke one-off packages.

Individual visits for your setting can be booked at a cost of £75 + VAT for a 2 hour visit which will be followed up by a comprehensive written report.

Typically, this may be used for specific guidance for managers or committees for planning or induction.

Not ready for a visit?

Try out the free service SMARTpd - https://www.eyalliance.org.uk/smartpd SMARTpd is Cache endorsed and a finalist in the Nursery World Awards 2017.

If you feel that there is something else you would like us to provide for you, please contact us on 02392 325612  or email southeast@eyalliance.org.uk. and we will discuss your needs.

Our childcare services

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The Alliance directly manages 75 childcare services across England. 

To find childcare please use our Find Childcare Service

Or visit the website of:

Pebbles Pre-School

Pebbles Pre-school
Devonshire Baptist Church
Devonshire Avenue
Southsea
Hampshire
PO4 9EQ 
Manager: Kirstine Aldridge.

 

Westover Pre-School

Westover Pre-school
The 54th Scout Hut
Paignton Avenue
Copnor
Portsmouth
PO3 6LL 
Manager: Tracey Carling.

02392 696585

Alliance Connect

Coffee morning

Alliance Connect — the new name for our networking events

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

Practitioners 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.

Some events have guest speakers, debating subjects of interest or something that is causing concern in our area. 

Alliance Connect events are a way of supporting local settings, voicing opinions and having your voice heard.

Light refreshments available at all Connect events.

Lots of events are planned across our region for 2020. We are always happy to bring our team to your area - please contact us if you would like an event near you.

Download a booking form

Newsletters

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Local newsletters for the South East

Each term 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 get in touch.

Dec 2019/January 2020 - our New Year's Resolution is to compile a termly newsletter - what might you do in your setting?

Read our latest newsletter

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

Toy phones

To discuss any of our services please contact:

South East Service Hub Manager Aileen Kellam 

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