Early Years

Many Early Years providers choose to use our EduCare for Education® service for their setting. Members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance are able to access a broad range of EduCare courses 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 to the early years and childcare sector.

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.

Sign up online to access Alliance membership, or view the range of popular e-learning early years courses below available to purchase from EduCare.

Training courses

The following courses are available to purchase online.

Implementing the GDPR

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.

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Being a Key Person in an Early Years Setting

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.

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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:

  1. the new GDPR and its associated terminology
  2. the six GDPR privacy principles
  3. the key steps for complying with the GDPR
  4. the data controller fee
  5. record keeping duties
  6. GDPR consent
  7. data protection impact assessments (DPIA)
  8. ICO breach notifications
  9. how to promote good practice within your setting.

Additional information

Being a Key Person in an Early Years Setting

Getting to Grips with the EYFS 2017

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.

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Supporting Children with SEND

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.

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Getting to Grips with the EYFS 2017

Supporting Children with SEND

Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning

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).

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Being Safe: Effective First Aid Management in your Setting

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.

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Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning

Being Safe: Effective First Aid Management in your Setting

Characteristics of Effective Leaders

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.

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Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings

Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings

This course introduces the key equality principles and legal requirements which apply to all staff working in early years settings.

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Characteristics of Effective Leaders

Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings

Improving Children's Learning Through Play

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.

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Managing your Ofsted Inspection

Managing your Ofsted Inspection

The purpose of the course is to familiarise early years settings with the common inspection framework.

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Improving Children's Learning Through Play

Managing your Ofsted Inspection

Promoting Positive Behaviour

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.

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Reflective Practice in the Early Years

Reflective Practice in the Early Years

The purpose of this course is to help you consider the many benefits of reflective practice as a learning tool.

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Promoting Positive Behaviour

Reflective Practice in the Early Years

Setting up your Childminding Service

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.

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Successful Budgeting in your Early Years Setting

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.

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Setting up your Childminding Service

Successful Budgeting in your Early Years Setting

Supporting Early Language Development

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.

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Sustained Shared Thinking in the Early Years

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.

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Supporting Early Language Development

Sustained Shared Thinking in the Early Years

The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment

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.

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The Role of Trustees in Delivering the EYFS

The Role of Trustees in Delivering the EYFS

This course is written to help you understand the key roles and responsibilities of trustees in governing a setting operating as a charity.

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The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment

The Role of Trustees in Delivering the EYFS

Understanding Children's Rights

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.

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Understanding Children's Rights

 

Benefits of training with EduCare

Compliance

Ensures staff are always up-to-date on key duty of care issues helping you maintain a safer, more compliant service.

CPD

Verified for CPD

All training courses have been verified to provide learners with CPD hours.

Progress Monitoring 

Administrators and managers can monitor learner progress with powerful management reports.

Full Coverage

Staff who may be in different locations, with varying work patterns, can all access the same content.

Certification

Personalised, certificates can be downloaded by each learner upon successful completion of any course.

24-7 Access

All courses are delivered online and can be accessed by anyone, at home or at work, 24-7.

Helpful

Our UK based Customer Services team are available to answer queries by phone, email or online chat

Unlimited access 

All new starters, support staff, volunteers, governors and parents can access training throughout the year. Unlimited really means unlimited.

Informative 

All our training courses are designed to be simple, clear and concise.

Peace of mind 

Training will be regularly updated as standards are introduced or modified.

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