Early years training and qualifications

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A career in childcare is not always easy.  To support you on your journey, we offer high-quality early years training to provide you with the knowledge and skills to perform at your best and advance your career as an early years practitioner.

Ofsted inspectors observed that Alliance learners improve their employment prospects, develop strong vocational skills and gain confidence with dedicated support from our tutors.

Early years training just for you

We provide online, distance learning, classroom and work-based fully-accredited training opportunities from introductory to advanced levels. Browse the options below to see which would suit you best.

Early years qualifications  Professional Development Network for early years sector

EduCare early years online training courses for members  smart pd bespoke training packages for early years sector

Training offer

Contact us

Our advisors and tutors are here to help you choose the right training.

Email training.centre@pre-school.org.uk or call 01732 363070.


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The Alliance has sub-contracting arrangements with other training providers to broaden and enrich its offer to members and the public. Subcontracting partners will have a strong record of success, and share the ethos and values of the organisation, in particular in their commitment to learners, and their personal and professional development, and to the Alliance’s learning communities.

This document aims to provide clear information about Subcontracting Fees and Charging Policy that will be used when the Pre-school Learning Alliance works with subcontractors that deliver funded training and qualifications on behalf of the Charity.