Education and early years

We represent and support people working in all sectors of education and early years from nursery to tertiary, including further and higher education. Our dedicated education and early years team have the training and experience to help guide you through any challenges or issues you are facing at work.

We represent; Nannies*, Early Years and Childcare Professionals,  Heads and Leaders, Teachers and Tutors, Support Staff, Lecturers and Researchers, and Education Students. We are recognised and have members across thousands of schools, universities, colleges, and nurseries across the UK.

Membership benefits

We have thousands of members, whose strong collective voices join together to help secure a better working world for everyone working in education and early years. Right now, our focus is on improving pay across the sector. You can join our campaign here.

Our legal and casework services are provided by a team of expert education and early years officers and reps. Their work includes local and national government negotiations to secure better policies, terms and conditions within the sector. Common issues we represent our education and early years members for includes disciplinaries and competency issues, early retirement, assault at work, TUPE, discrimination and more.

As a member of Community, you not only have bespoke advice and representation  in your corner, you also get access to training and development opportunitiesexclusive discounts and offerslegal and financial support for when times get tough and much more.

Find out more about all of our membership benefits here.

What does it cost?

Whatever your income or the support you need, our rates will work for you and start from just £5.07 per month. You can find our full list of subscriptions here.

Are you a full-time student in education and early years? Join today for FREE.

We’re fighting for a better working world, and we want you to join us.

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*The safety of children, parents and nannies themselves is crucial. That is why Community insists that all nanny members are qualified and have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as a CRB disclosure). We are supporters of ‘Regulation Matters’ which calls for the registration of all childcarers in the UK.

Have a question or want more information? Contact us at or call us on 0800 389 6332.


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