Alliance Connect Events - July/August 2020

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Service Lead for Early Years and Prevention, Michael Jarrett on behalf of  Early Years Alliance's Service Manager Helen Middleton. This is for the attention of the Early Years Sector.

The next round of networking meetings will focus on the following topics and can be booked using the link for the relevant date/time:

Let's Talk September 

Are you in limbo or at a crossroad and unsure of how to plan for the Autumn Term?  If the answer is yes, then this could be the session for you.  We may not always have the answers but together we can look at how we can navigate forward.

Join other providers in the country to look at the challenges and share ideas.  The focus will be on: Showcasing your setting and visits from new families, Regulations, cohorts and bubbles, Staffing and Flexible Furlough, Settling in children​ new and previous, Any other topic.


  • Tuesday 18th August – 5.00pm

SEND and Inclusion During COVID-19

Nicky Gibson, the Alliance's Inclusion Manager, will be joining these network events to support the conversation around SEND and Inclusion during COVID-19. 

The Challenges of Operating a Viable and Sustainable Early Years Setting

What are your plans and thoughts to ensure you remain viable?  Join us to network with other providers on their concerns, issues and best practice.

  • Tuesday 21st July -   3.30pm

Grant Funding - Thinking Outside the Box

Tapped into some funding and which to share your experience with others or want to find out more about where to look for small grant opportunities?  Sarah Ellis, Development Manager for the Alliance, will be joining us at these two connects to give ideas and facilitate the discussions.   

  • Tuesday 28th July -   5.00pm

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.

Making the Most of Digital Marketing to Improve Your Sustainability

The Alliance's marketing team will be joining us to support the discussion and give practical advice on digital marketing.