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Application process for Early Years training courses

Training opportunities

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Browse the training directory. You can book on any course using the link in each course.

Target groups

The target groups for the training are practitioners working with children from birth to five, older children and young people including:

  • practitioners in private, voluntary and independent settings

  • teachers and teaching assistants in maintained schools & academies

  • SENCOs and others working with Foundation Stage children with
    special educational needs in private, voluntary and independent

  • childminders

  • playworkers

  • all childcare practitioners in Ofsted registered private, voluntary and
    independent settings

  • workers in Children’s Centres

  • foster carers.

Please do not turn up to training courses without first booking on to the course.

Guidelines for applying

  • You can book on any course using the 'how to book' link in each directory entry.

  • Please book early to avoid disappointment. 

  • Put the date in your diary.

  • Confirmation of booking will be sent to your email address when you apply.

  • Read and follow the booking information shown under each course. This helps as many people as possible to take advantage of the training.

  • If you cannot go on a course make sure you follow the instructions in the booking information under each course. Failure to do so means you may be charged a £15 non-attendance fee.

Non-attendance of courses

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We may administer a £15.00 charge for non-attendance of courses.


You will be sent an invoice for payment from our central administration office and we will expect payment to be made within 28 working days. The £15.00 fee will cover the trainer, venue and any refreshment costs incurred. 

All training is provided to enable practitioners to meet the statutory requirements of the EYFS.

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