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Providing First Aid training

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In response to the recent changes introduced regarding paediatric first aid, the Alliance has produced a guidance document explaining the requirements and how to evidence first aid activity in the setting entitled the First Aid Management...Read more

SMARTpd

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Introducing the Alliance’s bespoke approach to professional development: SMARTpd

Michael Freeston, Director of Quality Improvement at the Alliance, introduces the Alliance's new approach...Read more

What is the Apprenticeship Levy and who has to pay?

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Eve Smith, Training Administration Manager at the Alliance, discusses the upcoming changes to government-funded apprenticeships, and provides information on the governments apprenticeship levy.

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Alliance Case Study

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Lisa Stratford shares her experience of studying as an apprentice, discusses her progression through level 2, level 3 and higher education, and reflects on how the scheme has helped to shape her career so far within the sector.

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NCFE Cache

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The importance of portion sizes in the fight against childhood obesity

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Melanie Pilcher, Policy and Standards Manager at the Alliance, considers the findings of a recent survey from the Infant and Toddler Forum (ITF), which highlights portion sizes as a key public health strategy in the fight against...Read more

The Impact of GCSE English and maths requirements on recruitment and retention in the early years sector

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Chrissy Meleady, Chair of the Early Years Trailblazer Group considers the findings of a recent survey of nursery employers on their experiences of the new GCSE English and maths requirements for newly qualified staff to be counted in the EYFS...Read more

Alliance Case Study

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Richard Knight shares his experience of working with the Alliance, and discusses his progression through the Alliance's Early Years Traineeship and Level 3  childcare and early learning course....Read more

Essential value of Continuing Professional Development

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Michael Freeston reflects on the changing nature of continuing professional development available to early years practitioners.

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Reflective practice as a way of being

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By Karen Hanson and Karen Appleby, Principal Lecturers within the Centre for Early Childhood, Institute of Education, The University of Worcester.

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