Services for Young Children

Plan your childcare training

Consider the following points when identifying your qualification/training needs

  • What qualification/ training do you need to be able to do your job effectively?

  • What is your preferred way/ time of learning? Can you attend a course on a Saturday or in the evening?

The Department for Education has published the Early Years Careers Pathway  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 578kB for staff already working in the early years sector to support their career development and for those interested in working in the sector to see the range of job roles on offer.

How to apply for a qualification course

  • Contact the training provider of your choice for further information and advice and check that the course times and details are suitable for you.

    • Use our College Courses guide to find college contact details - click on the college name and you will be taken to their website.

  • Discuss and approve your request with your setting manager/supervisor.

  • Apply to the training provider for a place on the course.

Services for Young Children (SfYC) Professional Options


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