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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

Due to an increase in the running and administration costs relating to training events, non-attendance and late cancellation fees will be raised to £50, commencing from 1 October 2014.

We ask that applicants hold dates in their diary at the point of application.  To book on an event click on the Eventbrite link within the event description. Confirmation of your booking will be sent immediately to your email address.

Cancellations are undertaken through your Eventbrite account. To avoid a £50 late cancellation fee, cancellations must be made over 5 working days prior to the start of the event.

Invoices for the above charges will be sent from the central administration office. Payment must be received within 28 days.

Non-attendance of courses

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From 1 October we will administer a £50 charge for non attendance or late cancellation 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 £50 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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