Birmingham Nursery
Schools Teaching School Alliance

Birmingham Nursery
Schools Collaboration Trust

Charitable Incorporated Organisation — Registered Charity No. 1164133

Chair of Trustees - Beth O'Neill


Quality. Excellence. Education.

The Work Of The Birmingham Nursery Schools Collaboration Trust 

The Birmingham Nursery Schools Collaboration Trust (BNSCT) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation or CIO (Registered Charity No. 1164133) offering a training and facilities resource to support those providing education and educational activities in private, voluntary or independent and maintained settings across Birmingham and the Midlands.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Training of early years’ workforce by providing training to those employed by schools and nurseries

  • Training and support for multi-agency workers

  • Training for pre- and post-graduates and also involves working with local universities to train their education students

  • Acting in a consultative capacity to the Local Authority/BEP to support schools in special measures and those who are ‘inadequate’ in Ofsted rating for safeguarding as well as schools with good and outstanding Ofsted reports

  • Working with the Local Authority to provide parents with comprehensive information about their child’s entitlement to early education places

  • Supporting the Local Authority to secure sufficient childcare for working parents and free of charge early years provision for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds

  • Providing leadership support to the Early Years Foundation Stage

  • Providing support and training to private nurseries and childminders and school to school support in relation to parent involvement and workshops

  • Leading and administering the early years’ network to provide steering groups responsible for early years’ provision where support is inadequate

  • Co-ordinating services for the under fives at district level 

Our Charitable Objectives

 The advancement of education for children in the early years (birth to 7 years) in such ways as the charity trustees think fit (but not exclusively) by:

1. Promoting their care and safety

2. Promoting their education and parental involvement

3. Providing services to support them and their families and cares