Training for early years and childcare providers in Brighton & Hove

Welcome to Early Years and Childcare training

To book onto our courses, you first need to register for an account on our Early Years Channel.

It’s really important that the manager or person responsible for booking training registers on the Early Years Channel first. This will mean that they can book staff onto courses, be able to view who is due to attend and cancel places.

Courses available

Course dates

Safeguarding  - Children in Need of Protection * 9 January
General Data Protection Regulation workshop (GDPR) * 15 January
Further Development of Support for SEN at the Foundation Stage: Sensory and/or Physical Needs 16 January
Overcoming shyness and selective mutism 23 January
Equalities Awareness * (this course is now full, waiting list in operation) 26 January
General Data Protection Regulation workshop (GDPR) * 29 January

Supporting Special Educational Needs in Foundation Stage Settings

30 January (+ 2 further dates)
Prevent Duty and  British Values * 1 February
Safeguarding - Children in Need of Protection * 5 February
Thinking Together: Sustained Shared Thinking 6 February
Paediatric First Aid 7 & 8 February
Further Development of Support for SEN at the Foundation Stage: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Development : Managing Behaviour 20 February
Counter Terrorism Security Awareness * 21 February (am)
Safeguarding for Lead Practitioners * (this course is now full, waiting list in operation) 22 February
Makaton Beginners 28 February
Persona Dolls 1 March
Counter Terrorism Security Awareness * 1 March (am)
Sing a song, tell a tale 2 March
Assertive and other skills for dealing with difficult conversations 6 March
Early Movers 8 March (am)
Safeguarding - Children in Need of Protection * 9 March
Further Development of Support for SEN at the Foundation Stage: Communication & Interaction: Social Communication/ASC 13 March

Understanding and working with challenging behaviour

14 March
Click and swipe: using technology in the early years 16 March (am)
How to maximise opportunities for learning 16 March (pm)
Feather and flight! 20 March
Resilience and mindfulness 21 March (am)
Safeguarding - Children in Need of Protection * 26 March

E-learning courses

These e-learning courses can be completed at any time.

Beginners guide to finance*
Safer Recruitment e-learning*
Safeguarding & Child Protection - an Introduction for Childminders*
Female Genital Mutilation (provided by the Home Office) *
SEND Support Courses*
Supporting 0-2 year olds in the EYFS
Supporting 2 year olds in the eyfs 
Food safety and hygiene e-learning
Level 2 health and safety
Supporting 3-5 year olds
Let's Look at Writing
Making Maths Matter

Cost to attend Early Years and Childcare training

Apart from courses marked * which are free to attend, these are the standard charges to attend courses on the Early Years and Childcare training programme:

  • A full day course is £60 and a half day is £40 per person for Brighton & Hove childcare providers (One day BHISS courses are £20 as per course flyer)
  • A full day course is £100 and a half day is £60 per person for Brighton & Hove schools, non childcare providers and organisations outside of the city
  • Details of the cost of our e-learning courses can be found on the flyers.

Tea, coffee and water is provided at all of our courses.

Please note we accept two applications per setting for free courses.

 All places are booked and paid for through the Early Years Channel.

Cancellations and refunds

If we cancel or reschedule a course, a refund will be arranged or the payment can be transferred to another course.If a childcare provider applies and pays for a place on a course, but then later wants to cancel, we are unable to offer a refund (but the place can be transferred to someone else).

How we will contact you

We always contact participants at the email address provided on the application form. Please note that sometimes our emails might be delivered to your junk/spam folder so please check this folder if you haven't received information from us.

Need more information?

Please email the team at ceyc.cwdt@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 01273 294664

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