Early years education and childcare training

Our aim is to support you, to help you make a difference for children, young people and their families, improve outcomes for children, and develop high quality, inclusive and safe early education and childcare provision.

Please note that as of 1 April 2022 all the safeguarding courses offered on this page will be free of charge to Nottinghamshire Early Years Providers. This will be reviewed on a yearly basis.

Featured Training: Provider Network Briefings (May)Who can attend?

The training below is open to practitioners who work in all early years provision in Nottinghamshire. Practitioners working outside the Nottinghamshire are welcome to attend.

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

Please do not show up at an event if you have not booked a place and received a confirmation letter or ticket, unless you are replacing a colleague. If you attend an event without booking through Eventbrite, the Trainer will send you away.

Waiting lists are available for all Early Years courses on Eventbrite.

If the course is full, please add your details onto the waiting list. Once a space becomes available you will receive an email.

You will then have one day to apply for the course, if you do not apply within 24 hours you will lose your place.

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.

Please read the application process guidelines before submitting your application.

Our expert team of Early Years Specialist Teachers and Early Years Advisors are able to offer training to settings on a broad range of topics in support of raising the quality of provision and the attainment of children aged 0-5 years.

We offer in house packages of training on:

  • managing children’s behaviour
  • observation, assessment and planning process
  • phonics for Early Years settings
  • count together – practical Maths

Please contact us by email at earlychildhoodservices@nottscc.gov.uk  for more information and to book in-house training. The costs will be discussed with you at the time of booking.

Should you have any other training needs that our current training programme does not cover, please contact us by emailing earlychildhoodservices@nottscc.gov.uk and we would be happy to discuss this with you.


All courses have a charge. The charges vary and are outlined in the details of the individual event. Payment for all courses is by using a debit/credit card at the time of booking. Fees will be non-refundable in the event of non-attendance or late cancellation.

The following costs apply to all of our training courses:

  • Early years providers, including childminders: £15.00

Online training provided by an external facilitator may be charged at a higher cost.

The charge for each course is outlined in the details of the individual event to which it applies. Courses are payable by credit or debit card at the time of booking. Please follow the instructions on Eventbrite. Invoices will not be sent for these courses.

Training courses

Please click on the course title for more information, or to book.

Course Title

Target Audience


Babies: Getting it right, from the start

Practitioners leading baby rooms and those working with children aged 0-2

22 June 2022

Childminder Focus Group


29 June 2022

Early identification and intervention

SENDCos / Qualified Practitioners (PVI)

7 June 2022

Extending the knowledge of the Early Years SENDCo

SENDCos in Early Years settings and childminders who have completed the Role of the SENDCo training course

14 June 2022

Mathematics in the Early Years

Qualified Practitioners in early years settings and child minders

23 June 2022

New to Early Years Foundation Stage

Practitioners new to working in Early Years Foundation stage

9 June 2022

New to the Role of Designated Safeguarding lead (PVI)

Practitioners new to the role of designated Safeguarding lead (PVI)

8 June 2022

Paediatric First Aid Training

All early years workforce

 13 and 20 July 2022 (*two day course)

Provider network briefings

Owners, leaders and managers working in Early Years settings (PVI) and childminders

17, and 26 May 2022

Safeguarding Refresher

All Early Years Workforce

18 May 2022

Safer Settings - Designated safeguarding lead Network

Designated safeguarding leads

9 June 2022, 13 June 2022, 16 June 2022

Sensory Processing

SENDCOs / key persons working with children with sensory needs

20 May 2022

Supporting Children with English as an Additional Language

Childminders, Qualified Practitioners (PVI)


22 June 2022


Autism Friendly Settings

All early years workforce

Dates to be confirmed

Creating enabling environments for children with sensory needs

SENDCOs / key persons working with children with sensory needs. Delegates should complete the Sensory Processing course before attending this training. 

Dates to be confirmed

Healthy Start Free Webinar

All early years workforce

Dates to be confirmed


Role of the SENDCo

Practitioners new to the role of SENDCo (PVI)

Dates to be confirmed

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