Services for Young Children

Funding your training

2016/17 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.

N.B. The e-learning offer is not available to providers who do not join the subscription scheme. SfYC subscription scheme - further information about the scheme.

If you wish to join the 2016/17 training subscription scheme you will be able to do so from Monday 8 February until midnight Friday 15 April 2016.

The cost of each training course credit is £80. Some courses will require more than 1 training credit when booking a place, so please ensure you purchase the correct number of credits for all the training you wish to access.

Safeguarding courses are no longer included in the training subscription scheme and will need to be paid for at the time of booking.

You can purchase training course credits via the online link or download a copy of the application form and send us a cheque or BACS evidence - these items will be available from 8 February 2016.

If you wish to participate in any training offered in 2016/17 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.

New providers - pre-schools, nurseries, childminders, out of school (e.g. those that register with Ofsted after 5 April 2016) can join the scheme throughout the year. Please contact Kirsty Stickley/ Kay Watling 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.

If you or members of your staff are interested in achieving ITT Early Years Teacher status please click on this link for more information: