Our sponsors and partners

We are delighted to be working with leading organisations in the early sector. To find out about opportunities to sponsor and support the programme please contact us


Founding Sponsor

We are delighted that the Pre-school Learning Alliance is taking a lead role as founding sponsor of the About Early Years programme.

“Having worked with Ceeda on a number of research projects, we are pleased and excited to be part of this exciting new venture. We know first-hand the value of robust, independent early years research and at a time of intense sector debate, About Early Years will provide a vital intelligence base from which to inform and influence early years policy.” Neil Leitch, Chief Executive, Pre-school Learning Alliance

Media Partner

"As the leading magazine and website for the early years community, Nursery World is delighted to be the media partner for About Early Years. For too long, policy and business decisions in the early years sector have been made without sufficient, robust data to inform them. With the new Early Years National Funding Formula in place, the full roll-out of the 30 hours programme underway, the Workforce Strategy released, and a whole host of cost pressures for providers, it is crucial that independent, large-scale research and analysis is available, and Nursery World is very keen to play its part." Liz Roberts, Editor, Nursery World"

Quality and Capacity Sponsor

An award-winning childcare social enterprise, LEYF aims to change the world one child at a time in our 38 nurseries. We offer high quality care and education to all children, regardless of their background.

Early Years Workforce Sponsor

At CACHE, we are continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making us the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, our qualifications help millions of learners raise professional standards across the sector. As a result, we have gained a deserved reputation for excellence and leadership.

Sector Data Sponsor

At Connect Childcare, we understand the need for robust and accurate data and never has a programme like this been needed more in the Childcare sector. We are extremely proud to be helping with the About Early Years programme.



Winners of a prestigious Europe-wide business award recognizing excellence, innovation and  creativity, the employee-owned, early years provider, Childbase Partnership, has always prioritized effective research and analysis as the basis for informed decision-making in an uncertain and volatile sector. We are proud to support Ceeda and sponsor this research project.


And all our generous supporters

  • We design and manufacture furniture and play equipment in the UK. Together with visionary educators, we have been creating beautiful learning environments for over 50 years.

  • Lifetime’s childcare apprenticeships develop the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies that are recognised across the sector, helping you to develop and retain high-calibre staff.