Membership

Who can join?

Our membership includes individuals and organisations in all parts of the early years sector across the UK and beyond. If you work in the field of early childhood education, join today.

Renewing or updating your membership?

You can renew your membership and update your contact details and branch affiliations using our self-service app.  If this is the first time you have used our new system, launched in December 2021, you won’t be able to log in straight away.  You’ll need to register as a new user and get your email verified first to ensure you are the authorised user for that membership account.  But don’t worry – it should just take a few clicks.

Benefits of membership

New members' pack

Includes recent issues of our Journal and 1/2 free books (excludes online-only members). Join with group or multi-site membership and get a free wooden Village Vehicle from Community Playthings too.

The Early Education Journal

Members get termly copies of the Early Education Journal (online only for online memberships, online and in print for full memberships). Group and multisite members get 2-6 copies, depending on membership option.

Fortnightly email updates

Fortnightly email member updates providing summaries and analysis of announcements affecting early childhood education practice and provision, including updates on our campaigns

Discounts on training and events

Members get free or discounted entry to our local branch CPD events and discounted rates for our webinars, conferences and events

Professional networks

Become part of a community of like-minded early years professionals. Meet colleagues at our local branch events and national courses and conferences

Pedagogic resources

Access to all our online resources to support teaching in the early years. Free access to videos about the 2021 EYFS reforms

Access to our jobs board

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

Free student memberships

Universities, colleges and training providers get free access for their full-time students on relevant courses.

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

Multisite main 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
  • 2 hard copies of our termly Journal