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Are you interested in opportunities to:-

  • Be an advocate for children's rights to early childhood care and education?
  • Learn about Early Childhood Care and Education in Europe and Worldwide?
  • Get articles and research papers?
  • Attend National, European and International conferences and meetings?
  • Meet and network with early childhood professionals from all over the world?

If so, you need OMEP.

OMEP is an international NGO dedicated to working on behalf of children in Early Education and Care. OMEP works with other Early Years organisations and has consultative status with UNICEF, UNESCO, Council of Europe and ECOSOC. OMEP has members in every continent and holds annual meetings both in Europe and internationally.

OMEP (UK) is registered as a charity under English law.

Membership package includes:

  1. Network of contacts in Early Childhood Care and Education in the UK and Worldwide
  2. Updates and research papers
  3. Newsletters
  4. A voice in OMEP nationally and internationally
  5. A hard copy of the International Journal of Early Childhood published by Springer is available at a cost of £25 per year. Alternatively you may opt for an e copy.

The current Annual Membership Fees are:

Individual (academics, childminders, researchers) £30
Concessionary rate for students, volunteers and retired colleagues £15
Small Group membership (schools, nurseries, playgroups, family centres) £35
Institutional membership (National bodies, Colleges and Universities) £60

If you are interested in becoming a member of OMEP UK then you can

You can pay for your membership by cheque or you can use PayPal to subscribe using all major payment cards.

If you would like further details about the organisation then please contact The Secretary at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If you wish to make a one-off donation to OMEP, you can do so using the PayPal button below