Pre-school Learning Alliance is now the Early Years Alliance
To reflect the growing range of early years providers we support every year, we've changed our name from the Pre-school Learning Alliance to the Early Years Alliance.
We want to give a united voice for all our members: from pre-schools to childminding professionals, day nurseries to baby and toddler groups, sector partners and beyond.
Commenting, Neil Leitch, chief executive of the Alliance, said: “We are incredibly excited to be officially rebranding as the Early Years Alliance. In these difficult times, a united sector voice is absolutely critical and our new name reflects our determination to offer just that.
“What’s more, this rebrand reflects our commitment to delivering the practical support that all our members, from across the sector, need: whether that’s helping pre-schools to improve their charity’s structure, providing comprehensive business support to nurseries or fighting for unfair ‘related children’ funding rules affecting childminders to be scrapped.
“Over the coming year and beyond, we’ll be reviewing all our member offers and working hard to ensure that we are delivering the best possible support for our members, no matter what part of the sector they are from.”
As an Alliance member you will continue to enjoy all the very special benefits available to you — with some fantastic NEW offers on the way too!
Look out for exciting, positive changes happening at the Alliance over the coming year.
Together let's make an even bigger difference.
The Early Years Alliance is the largest and most representative early years membership organisation in England.
A registered educational charity, we represent 14,000 member settings and support them to deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.
We offer information and advice.
We produce specialist publications.
We run acclaimed training schemes.
We campaign to influence early years policy and practice.
Our vision is a society where every child enjoys the opportunity to learn through play. We believe families should be at the centre of policy-making and empowered to become fully involved with their child's learning and development.
To support early years providers deliver high quality, affordable and sustainable care and learning to families, and to ensure that all children, regardless of background, are given the best possible start in life.
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.