EYC training - Level 2 Health & Safety for childcare practitioners

An elearning course about health and safety for childcare practitioners.

The aim of this training

The aim of this training is to address the most common factors affecting the health, safety and welfare of childcare professionals, and young children in their care.

Who this training is for

This training is for all staff working in a professional childcare role including those from commercial nurseries, childminders, and those from not-for-profit or volunteer settings. 

This is an elearning course, which can be started at any time

This training provides learners with the basic knowledge for keeping themselves and those around them safe in a work environment, covering such important skills as using protective equipment, dealing with accidents and controlling risks. 

Key course topics: 

  • Childcare Health and Safety law 
  • Accident classification and reporting 
  • Risks and risk assessment 
  • Nursery environment hazards 
  • Play and play equipment hazards 
  • Manual handling 
  • Infection prevention and control 

This course meets the requirements for Health and Safety Executive, Environmental Health, employment law, and employers due-diligence requirements.  

It also incorporates statutory frameworks and quality practice guidance governing best practice within the childcare industry including appropriate OFSTED and EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage guidance.  


This e-learning training should take approximately 6 to 8 hours to complete (depending on learning speed).  

As an e-learning module the learner can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever they wish. The system will record their progress throughout. 


The learner will receive a Qualifi Accredited Certificate when they have successfully completed the course. 

Who should do this training 

This is specialist training – for childcare practitioners who need training in the fundamental skills of health & safety.  

Please note that only 3 practitioners per setting can apply for this course. 

Cost and application 

This e-learning course is available at a cost of £10 

This is paid to Brighton & Hove City Council with a credit or debit card, using the online application form and secure payment system. 

Once your application and payment has been received, you will be contacted with log-in details. Each learner can then access the e-learning course at their own pace and at times to suit them. 

Apply for this course

This e-learning is only open to staff working in Ofsted registered childcare settings in Brighton & Hove.

Apply for this course.