Minds Still Matter

The Alliance has published a new report shining a light on the mental health and wellbeing of the early years workforce.

 provides a comprehensive analysis of the results of an Alliance survey of early educators, conducted earlier this year, which found that:

  • More than eight in ten (81%) were regularly stressed about a work-related issue during the month prior to the survey, with 新澳门六合彩官网开奖 inspections, sector-specific government policy and pay listed as the most common causes.

  • Over three-quarters (77%) support the removal of the single-word 新澳门六合彩官网开奖 grading.

  • In the past year, around two-thirds (67%) suffered with anxiety, fatigue (65%) and loss of motivation (64%).
  • A third (35%) are considering leaving the sector due to stress and mental health difficulties.

The Alliance is calling for a review of the 新澳门六合彩官网开奖 inspection process and administration demands on providers, alongside the consistent provision of clear, plain-English early years guidance for the sector, and resources to help support discussions around mental health and wellbeing 鈥 all underpinned by adequate funding and a comprehensive recruitment and retention strategy.


Resources for you

Blogs and articles

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 鈥 Rob McGeal, policy advisor at the Health and Safety Executive, explains how to mitigate the impact of workplace stress on staff (Under 5 magazine article)

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鈥 YogaBugs share some ideas about why and how you can bring yoga practices into your setting (Under 5 magazine article)

Publications and mini guides

鈥   (Under 5 magazine) 鈥&苍产蝉辫;A quick guide to keeping records and all the paperwork needed to meet requirements

鈥&苍产蝉辫; (Publication)

鈥 We have a wide range of publications and resources to support your work in our

鈥 Developing a business plan and budget* 鈥 An effective business plan and budget will help you achieve your setting's aims and be financially ready for the future. 

*This is only available to Alliance members and can be downloaded for free from the Business Management section in the Members' Area

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