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Services for Young Children

Funding your training

2017/18 Training Subscription Scheme

Services for Young Children offers early years and childcare Ofsted registered providers the opportunity to participate in a training subscription scheme to access a range of early years related continuous professional development training courses. The scheme operates on the basis that course places are purchased in advance and then used in the period April - March each year. In addition to the taught courses on offer, joining the subscription scheme also provides access to 4 e-learning downloadable training resources per provider.

Safeguarding courses are no longer included in the training subscription scheme.

If you wish to participate in any training offered in 2017/18 and do not join the scheme, please note that you will be required to pay £110 per training course credit at the time of booking.

The purchase window has now closed for the 2017/18 Training subscription scheme.

EYFS course bookings will be made accessible to book from week commencing 20 March 2017.

New providers - pre-schools, nurseries, childminders, out of school (e.g. those that register with Ofsted after 28 April 2017) can join the scheme throughout the year. Please contact Kirsty Stickley for more details.


If you/your staff require qualifications at Level 2, Level 3, Level 5 or Level 6 it will be necessary to self fund or take out a Student Loan. Your local college/training provider will be able to provide you with more information about a Student Loan. You may find these links useful.

More information about achieving ITT Early Years Teacher status

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