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
EYFS in Practice - This five session training course will cover all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The course is suitable for practitioners who are new to childcare or existing practitioners who wish to refresh their knowledge of EYFS Congleton

September 2018,
February 2019

 Are you Ready for me Now I'm 2 - This is a four session course looking at the all areas of the EYFS with a particular focus on two year old learning and development. Congleton September 2018,
February 2019
Leadership and Learning Networks - An opportunity to find out more about the Early Childhood Integrated Hubs within your area and an opportunity to meet staff who will support you to deliver outcomes for children and families within your settings Congleton, Wilmslow and Middlewich September 18, October 18
SENCo Networks - These new networks will provide an opportunity for SENCos to work with Dr Kay Mathieson to further explore collabrative working with SENCos. This is a 2 session course, both days must be attended. Congleton and Holmes Chapel October 18,
Integrated Review - An opportunity for Health Visitor teams and Early Years Practioners to work together in localities to achieve the best outcomes for children. Holmes Chapel and Crewe November 18, January 19

More 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.