Free EduCare training

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We believe flexible and comprehensive training is invaluable in supporting practitioners to deliver quality services.

Our special partnership with EduCare, the award-winning CPD-training provider, gives Alliance members FREE access to valuable, distance-learning courses every year.

If you're a member of the Alliance, you'll get free access to EduCare for you and your team* including childcare workers and assistants, pre-school leaders, nursery assistants and cooks.

And our EduCare courses are now endorsed by the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE). CACHE is the UK's leading provider of vocational qualifications for the care and education sectors. 

*member early years settings can add 30 learners as standard. Further places can be added as required. Terms and conditions apply — please contact us.

Be the best Key Person bundleAlliance members get the following courses FREE as part of their membership: 

  • A guide to employing an Early Years Apprentice

  • Being Safe: Effective First Aid Management in your setting 

  • Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning 

  • Characteristics of Effective Leaders

  • Effective Safeguarding Practice

  • Effective Use of the Early Years Pupil Premium

  • Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings

  • Getting to grips with the EYFS (2017)

  • Implementing the GDPR 

  • Improving children's learning through play

  • Infection prevention and control in an early years setting

  • Managing Your Ofsted Inspection 2017

  • Promoting positive behaviour

  • Providing a Healthy Food Environment in Early Years Settings

  • Reflective practice in the Early Years

  • Setting up your Childminding Service

  • Special Education Needs and Disability

  • Supporting Children with SEND in the Early Years

  • Supporting Early Language Development

  • Sustained Shared Thinking in the Early Years

  • Speech, Language and Communication in the Early Years 

  • The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment

  • The Role of Trustees in Delivering the EYFS

  • Understanding Children’s Rights

  • Understanding and Addressing Behaviour in the Early Years

Please note: Before you can take part in EduCare courses you will need to ensure you have registered with EduCare's learning platform. 


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