Membership includes:

  • advice, support and legal representation for workplace issues;
  • insurance for your personal items in the workplace;
  • access to hundreds of online of resources;
  • industry news through regular members’ magazine and email updates;
  • campaigning for our members in the education and childcare sectors;
  • workshops and CPD opportunities; and
  • access to fantastic cost-savings through our rewards scheme.

Voice is the education and early years section of Community that provides specialist membership services for the education and early years sector.

As a student, you can try before you subscribe with FREE membership throughout the duration of your training course. You will be covered by us during your placements and any work undertaken as mandate of your course/qualification. Don't miss out on this FREE no obligation offer – we don’t take any payment details when you join as a student, so you won’t have to remember to cancel your membership if you choose not to stay with us once you’ve qualified. If you join as a student member, you will also be covered for free in your first 4 terms of teaching by us, then receive your second year of employment for a reduced subscription rate!

Join today and secure the protection that you deserve!


Student Membership is available to anyone studying a full-time vocational qualification in education or early years within the UK. Available to students 18 years or older for the duration of their studies. FREE membership ONLY covers students for course related or mandated work placements. Students are not covered for paid or voluntary work they undertake in addition to that which their course mandates/requires. Students can upgrade to a paid membership that will cover them for all paid and placement work should they chose. If your course requires you to be employed within early years or education as an entry requirement, you are eligible for the FREE student membership, but you will be required to offer evidence of this requirement.

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