If you’re a childminder, whether working alone or with others, Early Education offers you a chance to be part of a network of like-minded professionals who want to share their knowledge and experience and provide a mutually supportive community.

We provide a wealth of resources and opportunities for professional development and a national voice to represent your views to government.

Being a member gives you:

  • budget-friendly options for specialist early years CPD through national and local events and online training you can access at a time to suit you
  • time-saving fortnightly bulletins that cover all the developments you need to know including regulatory changes, new research, reports and resources, and opportunities for getting engaged with our campaigns
  • online resources and our termly Journal to support all aspects of early years practice
"Love the members' discounts. The cost and accessibility of online courses has enabled me to attend a range of training events."
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Local branch events

Our local branch events provide a great way to hear from a guest speaker, maybe visit a school or setting and meet others in your area

Courses and conferences

Our high quality, affordable events include a mix of online and face to face options. Delivery is flexible with weekend and evening sessions and opportunities to catch up “on demand”. Hear from expert speakers, build your knowledge and skills and engage in discussion and reflection about your practice.

Free online resources

Online resources including blogs, articles and topic-based guides to key aspects of early childhood education and care such as getting children outdoors and active and making best use of Early Years Pupil Premium

EYFS reforms 2021

Everything you need to know about the implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage in England.