Free EduCare training

We believe flexible and comprehensive training is invaluable in supporting practitioners to deliver quality services.

Our special partnership with EduCare, the award-winning CPD-training provider, gives Alliance members FREE access to valuable, distance-learning courses every year.

And it's not just individual members — if you're a member of the Alliance, you'll get free access to EduCare for you and your team* including childcare workers and assistants, pre-school leaders, nursery assistants and cooks.

* members can add 30 learners as standard. Further places can be added as required.Terms & conditions apply, please contact us for more information.

New FREE course available now!

EduCare Implementing the GDPR course

Please note: Before you can take part in this course you will need to ensure you have registered with EduCare's new learning platform introduced last month. See below for details.

Important changes to your training with EduCare

EduCare has launched a new and improved platform for Alliance learners.

Access to the previous system is now no longer available. Visit to find out more.

The new learning environment is even more accessible, secure and engaging for Alliance users.

If you are the main contact for Alliance membership, you should have already received an email containing login information which enables you, as administrator, to access the new system and upload your learmer details. If you have not received your login email, then please get in touch here

If you are not the main contact (administrator) and would like to access your learning then you should, in the first instance, speak with your administrator. They can simply add you as a learner, giving you immediate access to your learning.

Or, if you are an Alliance member but have not yet registered with EduCare to receive your FREE CPD-training, you do not need to do anything. The main contact named on your membership application form will automatically receive an enrolment invitation email from us.


Alliance members receive the following courses FREE:      


      A guide to employing an Early Years Apprentice  ~  Being Safe: Effective First Aid Management in your setting  ~ Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning ~ Characteristics of Effective Leaders ~ Effective Safeguarding Practice ~ Effective Use of the Early Years Pupil Premium ~ Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings ~ Getting to grips with the EYFS (2017) ~  Improving children's learning through play ~ Managing Your Ofsted Inspection 2017 ~  Promoting positive behaviour ~ Reflective practice in the Early Years ~ Setting up your Childminding Service ~ Special Education Needs and Disability ~ Supporting Children with SEND in the Early Years ~ Supporting Early Language Development ~ Sustained Shared Thinking in the Early Years ~ The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment ~ The Role of Trustees in Delivering the EYFS ~ Understanding Children’s Rights


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