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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 01392 712058


 

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.

 


Alliance Connect

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!


Virtual Classroom

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.

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.

 

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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.

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.

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.

Promoting Communication and Language - Learn how to support all children in your setting to develop their speech and language skills. This workshop will support your setting to promote good communication and language development in young children.


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.

Childminding and Business

Childminding and business can be a balancing act. Join our Connect event to focus on achieving that balance and discuss with others the challenges this brings.

Wednesday 9th December @ 19:00 - Click here to book

Let’s Talk More Committee Matters

In September and October we hosted our first ‘Let’s talk committees’ Alliance Connect event. You said you wanted more opportunities to network and discuss, to keep up to date with news from the sector, to ask questions regarding issues that are important to you as volunteers and to share ideas with other volunteers. Join us for: Sector updates, Managing staff - your key questions and key responsibilities of trustees and committee members

Thursday 19th November @ 19:00 - Click here to book
Monday 30th November @ 19:00 - Click here to book

Let’s Talk January

January is fast approaching! Join our interactive Alliance Connect networking session to discuss all things January. Together we can talk about government guidance updates, local restrictions, new children starting, sustainability and welcoming Ofsted back through the doors.

Tuesday 1st December @ 16:30 - Click here to book
Thursday 10th December @ 14:00 - Click here to book

Terrific 2’s

Join us for this interactive Alliance Connect networking session with focus discussions about how we can celebrate the awe and wonder of 2-year olds. Together we will talk about some of the developmental characteristics of 2 – 3 year olds, think about the signs of attachment, chat about the important role of the key person and ask the question - is settling in a process or an event?

Monday 16th November @ 14:00 - Click here to book

Whatever the Weather

How do you provide outdoor learning whatever the weather?
Join this interactive session for sharing ideas and overcoming challenges to enable exciting outdoor learning all year round.

Tuesday 8th December @ 17:00 - Click here to book


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

Read our most recent newsletter here...

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

November Update
September Update
July/August Update
June Update
May Update
April Update
March Update

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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

Baby at computer

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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Contact us

Service Manager for the South East Service Hub, Juliette Moran, can be contacted directly by email juliette.moran@eyalliance.org.uk or by telephone on 07849 093513

Training & Support Co-ordinator, Sue Brian, can be contacted on 01392 712058 or email southeast@eyalliance.org.uk

 

Childcare

South East & South West Service Hub
Palace Gate Centre
3 Palace Gate
Exeter
Devon
EX11JA
United Kingdom
Tel: 01392 712058