Social isolation can be distressing and difficult for many families and has become enhanced since the start of COVID-19. 

One area where we have seen a worrying gap is in the interpersonal and enriching face-to-face support that can be given to children and their families, promoting learning and sustaining the good level of development (GLD) that we all want to see children achieve by the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Our Virtual Family Sessions of Storysacks and Rhyme Time are continuing with new sessions being added. 

We are introducing our Big Cook, Little Cook session with child friendly recipes to try at home, a new Yoga session, a Family Meditation session for some great calming and relaxing tips, and a new Adult Focused session showing free and found children’s activities to try at home.

All are available to view and share on the Early Years Alliance YouTube page.


Jungle Rhyme Time
Come and join Marie from the Early Years Alliance to have fun being a tiger, giraffe or monkey, along with lots of other animals. Can you make the noises of the jungle? Learn the sign language for the animals.

Big Cook Mediterranean Pasta
Come and join Laura from the Early Years Alliance to chop and mix, making a tasty and easy Mediterranean pasta with your children at home.

Understanding and Managing Behaviours
Come and join Natalie for an adult focused session about understanding and managing your children’s behaviours, with some great tips and advice.

Weather Rhyme Time
Come and join Marie for singing and rhymes all about the weather, with the sign language for each different weather.

Edible Paint and Mark Making Session
Come and join Kathy from the Early Years Alliance for tips and ideas to make edible paint and enjoy mark making with your children, to support their learning and development in play.

For more information on our virtual family sessions please don’t hesitate to contact

Virtual Family Sessions from Early Years Alliance