About us

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The Pre-school Learning Alliance is the largest and most representative early years membership organisation in England.

A registered educational charity, the Alliance represents 14,000 member settings and supports them to deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.

Our vision

The Alliance’s vision is a society where every child enjoys the same opportunity to learn through play. We believe families should be at the centre of policy-making and we work hard to empower parents to become more involved with their child's learning and development.

Our mission

  • help children to succeed
  • create the childcare which families need
  • build learning communities

How we achieve this

We work with Alliance members to:

  • Champion childhood and children’s right to play
  • Advocate for children, families and all childcare providers
  • Put the family first to enhance children’s life chances
  • Encourage safeguard-led practice
  • Raise standards and quality of childcare
  • Ensure families have choice and information to make the right decision about the childcare they need  
  • Provide high quality training support and advice.

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