Membership

Who can join?

Membership is open to individuals and organisations in all parts of the early years sector across the UK and beyond.

It’s our mission to support all practitioners and providers to offer high quality early childhood education for the benefit of all children.

Renewing or updating your membership?

You can renew your membership, update your contact details and branch affiliations using our self-service app. (Not sure how to log in?  See our FAQs.)

Benefits of membership

New members' pack

Kick start your CPD with recent issues of our Journal and 1-2 free books. Group/multi-site members get a free Community Playthings wooden Village Vehicle.

The Early Education Journal

The termly Early Education Journal draws on the latest research and excellent practice, to support you and your team to reflect and update.

Fortnightly email updates

Our bulletins save you time with handy summaries and links to all the recent news you need, including regulatory changes, funding and training opportunities, the latest research and campaigns updates.

Discounts on training and events

Continuously improve the quality of your provision with free or discounted entry to our local branch CPD events and discounted rates for our webinars, conferences and events

Peer support and networks

Get support from other practitioners and leaders as part of our community of like-minded early years professionals. Meet colleagues at our local branch events and national courses and conferences

Pedagogic resources

Enhance your provision by accessing our online resources to support teaching in the early years. Free access to videos about the 2021 EYFS reforms

Access to our jobs board

Fill vacancies with Free listings on our jobs board for group and multi-site members.

Supporting students

Support your students and trainees: universities, colleges and training providers get free membership for their students.

Membership Options

Group A Membership

£155

12 months

A membership for an organisation which gives you:

  • up to 5 contacts receiving our email newsletters and updates
  • up to 5 discounted places on any eligible branch or national events
  • 2 hard copies of our termly Journal

Group A Membership - Overseas

£167.5

12 months

A membership for an organisation which gives you:

  • up to 5 contacts receiving our email newsletters and updates
  • up to 5 discounted places on any eligible branch or national events
  • 2 hard copies of our termly Journal

Group B Membership

£260

12 months

A membership for an organisation which gives you:

  • up to 10 contacts receiving our email newsletters and updates
  • up to 10 discounted places on any eligible branch or national events
  • 4 hard copies of our termly Journal

Group B Membership - overseas

£272.5

12 months

A membership for an organisation which gives you:

  • up to 10 contacts receiving our email newsletters and updates
  • up to 10 discounted places on any eligible branch or national events
  • 4 hard copies of our termly Journal

Group C Membership

£335

12 months

A membership for an organisation which gives you:

  • up to 25 contacts receiving our email newsletters and updates
  • up to 25 discounted places on any eligible branch or national events
  • 6 hard copies of our termly Journal

Group C Membership - overseas

£342.5

12 months

A membership for an organisation which gives you:

  • up to 25 contacts receiving our email newsletters and updates
  • up to 25 discounted places on any eligible branch or national events
  • 6 hard copies of our termly Journal

Individual membership (annual)

£57

12 months

Provides full membership benefits including a hard copy of our termly Journal.

Get a £5 annual discount for payment by direct debit.

Individual membership (annual) - Overseas

£69.5

12 months

Provides full membership benefits including a hard copy of our termly Journal.

Individual membership (quarterly)

£15

3 months

Provides full membership benefits including a hard copy of our termly Journal. This quarterly option must be paid by direct debit.

Individual membership online (quarterly)

£7.5

3 months

Benefits as per standard membership, except access to our termly Journal is online only, not in hard copy. This option must be paid by direct debit.

Multi-site membership

£260

12 months

Multi-site membership allows users to take out discounted memberships for multiple sites (other nurseries within a chain, or schools in a federation, trust or other grouping) at a reduced cost per site. Membership costs £130 or less per school/nursery, with the cost per school/nursery reducing as the number in the group increases. Contact us for details and to set up a plan for the appropriate numbers.

Each site gets:

  • up to 5 contacts receiving our email newsletters and updates
  • up to 5 discounted places on any eligible branch or national events
  • termly mailing with 2 copies of our Journal