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.
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.
And our EduCare courses are now endorsed by the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE). CACHE is the UK's leading provider of vocational qualifications for the care and education sectors.
*member early years settings can add 30 learners as standard. Further places can be added as required. Terms and conditions apply — please contact us.
This new CPD-recognised course will benefit anyone working in a childcare setting.
- emotional wellbeing during the settling-in process
- ideas for create a calm and enabling environment
- trauma-informed practice and how it can influence behaviour
- how to create secure attachments and promote staff wellbeing
- practical activities which encourage emotional wellbeing in your own setting
Price: FREE to Alliance members as part of their membership package.
Non-members can buy for a special price of just £10.50.
Alliance members can access the course by logging into the EduCare learning platform.
This Alliance CPD-recognised online course will benefit anyone working in a setting or supporting families in the early years.
- creating language-rich learning environments
- stages of language acquisition
- interacting with children
- developing relationships with parents and carers
- conversations with parents and carers.
Alliance members can access the course for FREE by logging into the EduCare learning platform
Non-members can buy it for just £10.50 from EduCare.
REVISED! Managing your Early Years Inspection
One of our most popular courses, Managing your Early Years Inspection has been revised and is available to members.
It gives valuable advice and support on:
- Key inspection principles and main judgements
- Best practice to ensure you’re always prepared
- What an inspector looks for
- How to improve your current Ofsted grade.
Price: Free as part of your Alliance membership
Non-member price: £27 excl. VAT
Alliance members get the following courses FREE as part of their membership:
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)
Implementing the GDPR
Improving children's learning through play
Infection prevention and control in an early years setting
Managing Your Early Years Inspection 2020
Providing a Healthy Food Environment in Early Years Settings
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
Speech, Language and Communication in the Early Years
The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment
The Role of Trustees in Delivering the EYFS
Understanding Children’s Rights
Understanding and Addressing Behaviour in the Early Years
Yoga Activities for Very Young Children
Please note: Before you can take part in EduCare courses you will need to ensure you have registered with EduCare's learning platform.