Training for early years and childcare providers in Brighton & Hove

We have a programme of training courses for early years providers in the city. Our courses include safeguarding, paediatric first aid and a range of e-learning courses.

How to book courses for spring 2024

You can now book spring 2024 early years courses through Microsoft Bookings.

When you're asked to select a service, this is the course or training session shown on the booking page. Further down the screen, there's an option to show more services. This will show you other courses in the same category.

Once you’ve selected a course, if you can’t see a date in bold after searching through the calendar, it means that there are no more spaces available for that course.

We'll send you an invoice to pay for your course. This may be after you have attended the course. All sessions are non-refundable.

Book a course for spring 2024

Online courses

We also have the following online courses available:

  • Safer Recruitment
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Food safety and hygiene
  • Level 2 health and safety
  • Introductory training course for childminders

Book an online course

Department of Education online training

The Department for Education has some free online training which gives an overview of child development. It also has practical advice for supporting children in your setting.

This training is part of the Early Years Education Recovery Programme. 

Get guidance for people who work in early years, from the Department for Education.

Other early years and childcare training

The Virtual College have a short course about handwashing that costs £10 - Introduction to Infection Prevention and Control.

CEY Smart from PACEY has a range of short online courses that take around 10 minutes to complete. If you're not a PACEY member, you can trial CEY smart for free. However, you'll only have access to some courses.

More information

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Specialist training

The following specialist training is available:

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