Training for early years and childcare providers in Brighton & Hove

Welcome to the early years and childcare training programme for 2018

Below is the list of courses due to run this year. Courses are often added so please keep an eye on our facebook page for updates.

Places are booked using the Early Years channel on the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway. If your setting hasn't registered for an account, the manager or person responsible for booking training will need to set this up so that they can book staff onto courses, view who is due to attend and cancel places when necessary.

Courses coming up


Makaton Beginners 28 February
Counter Terrorism Security Awareness * 1 March (am)
Assertive and other skills for dealing with difficult conversations 6 March
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
Persona Dolls 15 March
Click and swipe: using technology in the early years 16 March (am)
How to maximise opportunities for learning 16 March (pm)
Resilience and mindfulness 21 March (am)
Safeguarding - Children in Need of Protection * 26 March
Mud, magic and messy play 27 March
Easter school holidays  
Safeguarding - children in need of protection  * 18 April
Giving children with EAL and their families a positive start 19 April
Speech, language and communication development 24 April
Supporting SEN in Foundation Stage settings 25 April (+ 2 further dates)
Everything you need to get the best inspection outcome 26 April
Look what we have done - involving children in learning displays 3 May
Safeguarding for lead practitioners * 8 May
Safeguarding - children in need of protection (for childminders only) * 12 May (Saturday)
Early movers 17 May
Equalities Awareness 18 May
Schemas introduction 24 May
Safeguarding - children in need of protection * 25 May
Safeguarding - children in need of protection * 7 June
Engaging with dads and male carers in the early years setting 11 June
Promoting Positive Behaviour 13 June
Understanding adoption 14 June
Forest Schools (introduction) 18 June
Paediatric First Aid 20 & 21 June
Further development of support for SEN in the Foundation Stage: communication and interaction 26 June
Supporting Children with Multiple Languages and Identities 28 June
Safeguarding - children in need of protection * 2 July
Prevent and British Values * 5 July
Boogie Mites Literacy - Ready for School (Letters and Sounds) 12 July
School summer holidays  
Safeguarding - children in need of protection * 18 September
Safeguarding - children in need of protection * 11 October
Safeguarding for lead practitioners * 19 October
Effective supervision of staff - safeguarding * 8 November
Safeguarding - children in need of protection * 20 November
Safeguarding - children in need of protection * 5 December

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 our training

Apart Safeguarding courses marked * 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
  • Equalities and BHISS courses are individually priced - please check the flyer
  • 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.

Cancellations and refunds

Before you book, it's important that you know about our terms and conditions around cancellations. If the Early Years team cancel training due to bad weather, low take up or any other reason, a full refund will be offered. If you apply and pay for a place on a course, but then later need to cancel, we are unable to offer a refund (but the place can be transferred to someone else within the setting).

How we will contact you

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

Need more information?

Please email the team at or 01273 294664

Links to specialist training

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