In March the DfE published the Early Years Workforce Strategy. The main focus of attention has been on the decision to amend the current regulatory requirement that anyone holding the Early Years Educator qualification must also hold GCSE Maths...Read more
In this webinar Michael Freeston, Director of Quality Improvement and Melanie Pilcher, Quality and Standards Manager will reflect on the improvements to outdoor learning made across the early years in recent years. They will also consider...Read more
With so many changes in the sector, training and professional development is more important than ever. Michael Freeston, director of quality improvement at the Alliance, introduces a new solution: SMARTpd.
Ellie Lloyd, an apprentice with the Pre-school Learning Alliance, recently won NMT magazine’s Nursery Apprentice Award 2016. In this article, Velda Bartholomew, Operational Training Manager at the Alliance, reflects on the key factors which...Read more
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
Eve Smith, Training Administration Manager at the Pre-school Learning Alliance, discusses the upcoming changes to government-funded apprenticeships, and provides information on the governments apprenticeship levy.
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.