At the Early Years Alliance, we are pleased to offer competitive salaries and an attractive package of benefits, which empower and support the health and wellbeing of everyone who works for us.

Annual leave

25 days plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time staff).


If you join the Alliance, you will have access to a workplace pension.

Extra annual leave for long service

Two additional days after three full years of service, and three additional days after five full years of service (pro-rata for part-time staff).

Birthday leave

An extra day’s leave on or around your birthday each year to support your wellbeing.

Sickness pay

Enhanced sickness pay.

Bereavement leave and pay

Up to five days paid (pro-rata for part-time staff).

Hybrid working arrangements

Our hybrid working arrangements allow relevant staff to split their work time between their home and normal office workplace.

Childcare and early education discount

100% discount on early years places for staff working in our nurseries

Discount on O2 Refresh Airtime Plan

Savings of up to 25% when purchasing a new phone or tablet on O2.

Recruitment referral payment scheme

An introduction payment of £300 paid to staff that refer successful candidates to apply for a role with the Alliance.


Staff working within our settings have access to Famly, a nursery management information system.

Health promotion and employee assistance programme

Provides staff with: 

  • a healthy living programme including Healthy Eating, Getting Active and Mental Wellbeing;
  • access to 24/7 telephone counselling;
  • access to 24/7 legal and financial telephone support;
  • up to six face to face counselling sessions per plan; and
  • access to an online portal and app providing a comprehensive library of wellbeing resources.

Mental Health First Aiders

Access to qualified Mental Health First Aiders who provide additional support to staff.


Staff have access to EduCare which provides high-quality, concise and easy to use safeguarding and duty of care e-learning courses.

Paid apprenticeships

Our fully-accredited early years apprenticeship programmes help build your knowledge and skills while giving you firsthand experience of working in an early years setting.

Learning management system (LMS)

Staff can access a range of e-learning courses from Customer Services, Health & Safety, Workplace Communication to Equality and Diversity.

There is a suite of Health and Wellbeing courses from Positive Relationships to Dangers of Sleep Deprivation.

In-house training programme

Staff and managers can access tailored training based on our policies and procedures to support them in their role.

Courses range from Recruitment & Selection, Core Management Competencies, Coaching, Supervision Skills for Staff and Managers to Decision Making and Problem Solving and GDPR.