Discounted courses for members

These interactive courses can be accessed and revisited at any time. Course content include case studies, activities and opportunities to reflect on and develop practice.

Building your childminding business

Understand how to set up and run a successful childminding business

This online course is aimed at potential childminders who may have completed a pre-registration course other than the Level 3 Award in preparing to work in home-based childcare, or any established childminder that wishes to refresh their knowledge of all the elements of running a business. 


Effective induction, supervision and appraisal

Nursery managers and supervisors, and childminders with assistants will all benefit from this course. It aims to provide the knowledge and understanding needed to meet and go beyond the statutory requirements for induction and supervision.

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Child exploitation and online safety

This course looks at how children and young people use technology and the associated risks involved. It also provides the essential information to help practitioners protect children and young people from sexual exploitation and is a useful addition to any safeguarding training already undertaken.

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Basic food hygiene

It's important for anyone who prepares food in their setting to have a food hygiene qualification. This course covers the risks of contamination, food-borne illnesses and legal responsibilities, as well as correct food handling and storage; personal hygiene; preventative measures; and effective controls and procedures.

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Data protection

Childcare professionals who handle personal information about the children in their care must understand their responsibilities under the Data Protection Act. Our course will bring practitioners up to speed on handling personal information and how to act within the law. 

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Planning for next steps

This course will help childcare and early years practitioners understand how to support individual children’s learning and development by planning and ensuring clearly identified next steps.

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