Many Early Years providers choose to use our EduCare for Education® service for their setting. However, members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance are able to access a broad range of EduCare courses made in partnership with the Alliance as part of their membership.
The partnership between EduCare and the Pre-school Learning Alliance is the biggest-ever offer of free training by an early years organisation and is worth millions of pounds
Pre-school Learning Alliance members receive online training courses completely free of charge which support the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, foster equality and inclusion and promote positive behaviour in children. Members are also able to purchase additional Safeguarding and Duty of Care training courses from EduCare at a generous discount from an online shop.
The clear, concise courses, designed specifically for the Early Years sector, cover a wide range of topics including Understanding Children's Rights, Effective First Aid Management and The Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning.
The following courses are available to purchase online.
Theories underpinning the EYFS
This course looks at the psychological theories of early childhood learning and development that inform the Early Years Foundation Stage.Read more
Getting to Grips with the EYFS 2017
The course outlines key elements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, to support both new and experienced practitioners to understand and implement the EYFS in their provision.Read more
Effective Safeguarding Practice
The purpose of this course is to provide a sound understanding of effective safeguarding practice and ensure that if you are presented with a safeguarding concern you will know how to respond effectively.Read more
Implementing the GDPR
This course is for owners, trustees and managers operating a childcare service. It covers the key steps childcare providers need to follow to implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in their setting.Read more
Implementing the GDPR
This course outlines the key steps required to implement the General Data Protection Regulation in a childcare setting and will help you to understand:
- the new GDPR and its associated terminology
- the six GDPR privacy principles
- the key steps for complying with the GDPR
- the data controller fee
- record keeping duties
- GDPR consent
- data protection impact assessments (DPIA)
- ICO breach notifications
- how to promote good practice within your setting.
Understanding Children's Rights
Understanding Children's Rights is to help you understand the legislation designed to protect human rights, in particular the rights of children.Read more
The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment
The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment is designed to help you understand what the Prevent duty is and what you need to do to comply.Read more
Sustained Shared Thinking in the Early Years
The aim of this course is to provide a thorough insight into the early research methods of Sustained Shared Thinking, and how this research is used today.Read more
Supporting Early Language Development
Supporting Early Language Development looks at how language development starts, focusing on babies and toddlers up to the age of three.Read more
Successful Budgeting in your Early Years Setting
The aim of this course is to give you guidance and tips on preparing a budget and the information that you need to gather before finalising your budget.Read more
Setting up your Childminding Service
This course will guide you through the requirements, qualities, skills and abilities that you will need to become an effective childminder.Read more
Promoting Positive Behaviour
This course focuses on young children’s behaviour and will help you to identify, address and take a setting-wide, strategic approach to behavioural issues that may disrupt children’s learning and development.Read more
Improving Children's Learning Through Play
Improving Children's Learning Through Play is designed to help you develop your understanding of the different types of children's play and your role in encouraging it.Read more
Characteristics of Effective Leaders
Characteristics of Effective Leaders focuses on the knowledge, skills and characteristics which are needed to be an effective leader in the early years sector.Read more
Being Safe: Effective First Aid Management in your Setting
Providing first aid in your setting is a statutory requirement. The 'Being Safe: Effective First Aid Management in your Setting' course looks at what you must consider and do in your setting to manage it effectively.Read more
Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning
This course looks at the three characteristics of effective teaching and learning, described in the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017).Read more
Supporting Children with SEND
This course covers what SEND is, legal obligations, different models of disability, how to create an inclusive early years environment and effective partnerships that will benefit children in your setting who have SEND.Read more
Being a Key Person in an Early Years Setting
The aim of this course is to raise your awareness of the significance and value that you have as a key person in a child’s life.Read more
The Importance of Self-Evaluation
The purpose of this course is to help you understand what self-evaluation is, its key elements and the importance of self-evaluation when it comes to an Ofsted inspection.Read more
Providing a Healthy Food Environment in Early Years Settings
The course contains a range of helpful tips and tricks for providing healthy food at mealtimes and for lunch boxes. The course was written by experts at the Early Years Nutrition Partnership in conjunction with the Pre-school Learning Alliance.Read more
Infection Prevention and Control in an Early Years Setting
The course looks at what infection prevention and control means in an early years setting and provides an overview of good practice for cleaning procedures and a summary of key terms associated with infection prevention and control.Read more
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