Yes. The NEU represents members in both the maintained early years sector and in the private and voluntary sector. As well as offering representation, advice, support, and benefits such as CPD, the NEU also provides an early years forum and to support members with networking, organising, and peer-support. Find out how to get more involved at neu.org.uk/EYWhatsApp
Which membership type you are depends on your role and where you work.
The majority of members working in Early Years fall into the NEU support membership category. This will be the right membership type for you if you are an early years practitioner, a nursery nurse, room lead/manager, a midday supervisor, or a play supervisor. If you’re a teacher in an early years setting in the PVI sector, you will also be considered eligible for the support membership type.
If you work as a qualified teacher in a maintained nursery, children’s centre, or a reception class in a school, NEU standard membership will be the appropriate membership type for you.
If you are the head teacher of a nursery school, you would be in the NEU leader membership category.
If you’re uncertain of which membership type is appropriate for you or if you are having any difficulty completing the online form, please contact the membership team on 0345 811 8111 or at [email protected].