Early years and childcare training

Cheshire East Council offers a range of training opportunities for childcare professionals in the borough.

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User Guide for Early Years courses booking and online payments

Training courses

Training courses are offered by the Early Years and Childcare Team.  Please click on the green Childcare provider log in button above for further information and to book.

Training courses
Managing Feelings and Behaviour - greater understanding of behaviour and emotions in Children Holmes Chapel December
Phonics - aspects and phonological awareness, alphabet awareness, assessing phonics Holmes Chapel January
Signalong - The course is aimed at all practitioners looking to adopt an inclusive approach to communication and learning Congleton January
EYFS - this five session training course will cover all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage Congleton January
Are you Ready now I'm 2 - this four session course looking at the all areas of the EYFS with a particular focus on two year old learning and development. Congleton January
New to the Role of the SENCO -  this course is aimed at practitioners who are new to the role of SENCO to understand the current SEND legislation.  Middlewich January
Safeguarding Basic Awareness - provide basic information and understanding about safeguarding children and what to do if you suspect a child or young person is at risk of harm or being abused. Middlewich March
DSL cluster meeting - further development the DSLs understanding, knowledge and skills Wilmslow, Middlewich March

lMore training opportunities

You can keep a record of the courses you have attended by filling in the  Staff training overview document (MS Word, 36KB)

Newly published DfE Early Years Workforce Strategy

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS , including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.