Early Years Workforce Development and Training

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We support people employed in the early years and childcare sector to:

  • Gain qualifications in childcare and playwork, from initial qualifications through to management , degree and Early Years Teacher Status.
  • Develop their careers through professional development. Courses are available to support staff in schools delivering the foundation stage, pre-schools, out of school clubs, childminders, committees, owners, managers and governing bodies.

Our training programme for professional development courses and qualifications is published in July, with regular training programme updates throughout the academic year. Courses are provided by the council's Early Years and Childcare Workforce Development Team and other training providers which are detailed in the training programme. 

  • Qualifications from introductory to degree level
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Equalities and Inclusion
  • Special Educational Needs (SEND)
  • First Aid
  • Conferences and Masterclasses
  • Early Years Foundation Stage 

Funding may be available to support qualifications training. You can read about funding in the training programme. The Workforce Development Team administers and allocates financial support towards qualifications fees.

Early Years and Childcare Training and Support Programme 2019-2020




Early Years Training Centre

Email: eyctraining@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01223 706349