EduCare bundle: Be the Best — Safeguarding and Inclusion Lead

Be the best Safeguarding Lead

Our new EduCare online training bundle makes it even easier for your Safeguarding and Inclusion Lead to take their expertise and skills to the next level.

Be the Best: Safeguarding and Inclusion Lead contains nine Cache-endorsed, CPD-approved online training courses written by Early Years Alliance experts.

And once you complete all the courses, you can send off for a Certificate of Training (£15 non-members FREE if you are a member).

Course content

Effective Safeguarding Practice

  • The language of safeguarding
  • Referring concerns and the principle of early help
  • Child abuse
  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
  • Child-centred working
  • Take timely action
  • Reflection
  • Child protection
  • Staff suitability
  • Allegations of harm against a member of staff or volunteer
  • The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
  • Whistleblowing
  • Promoting good health
  • Managing children’s behaviour
  • Ensuring the safety and suitability of premises, environment and equipment
  • Concerns and complaints
  • Safeguarding, inspections and the Inspection Framework
  • Identifying abuse
  • Considering parental indications
  • Risks
  • Allegations against staff
  • The designated person
  • Multi-agency working
  • Information sharing
  • Referring concerns about adults who may be vulnerable to the local authority
  • Child Protection and Child in Need plans
  • Recording

Understanding and addressing behaviour in the early years

  • Defining behaviour
  • Influences on children’s behaviour
  • Addressing common behaviour issues using different approaches such as High Scope, facilitated support, changing behaviours and using rewards and sanctions
  • Identifying triggers for behaviour and the ‘ABC Check’
  • Early intervention
  • Persistent and challenging behaviours
  • Physical intervention
  • Reasonable force
  • Risks of physical intervention
  • Intervention procedures including what to record

Supporting with children with SEND in the early years

  • What SEND is
  • The law and SEND
  • The different models of disability
  • The different areas of needs
  • How to create an inclusive early years environment
  • How to develop partnerships that will help to support children with SEND

The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment

  • Understand the government’s counter-terrorism strategy and where the Prevent duty fits in
  • Learn what is expected of those in leadership positions in an early years environment
  • Identify what extremism and radicalisation are, who may be at risk and how to support them
  • Identify characteristics that may indicate a person is susceptible to radicalisation
  • Understand what providers must do to comply
  • How Ofsted has incorporated Prevent into the Inspection Framework
  • Understand what to do if you have a concern

Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings

  • What we mean by equality
  • Unacceptable attitudes and practices
  • Myth busting activities
  • Legislation and convention

Infection Prevention and Control in an Early Years Setting

  • Preventing and controlling infection in an early years setting
  • The importance of hand washing before and after regular activities
  • Good practice for hand washing and a range of other ways of preventing the spread of germs in an early years setting
  • Cleaning procedures
  • Following guidance
  • Key terms

Effective Use of the Early Years Pupil Premium

  • Background to the EYPP
  • The criteria for eligibility
  • Effective and imaginative use of EYPP
  • How Ofsted inspects effective use of EYPP
  • Preparing for inspection

Understanding Children's Rights

  • Understand the legislation designed to protect children’s rights
  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the 12 UNCRC articles that are most relevant in early years settings
  • The Human Rights Act, Modern Slavery Act and Equality Act
  • Your role in supporting children’s rights
  • Ofsted’s guidance on supporting children’s human rights

SEND Code of Practice

  • Explain the legislative reforms of 2014
  • What you must do in your setting to comply with the SEND Code of Practice
  • The Children and Families Act 2014 (Part 3)
  • The key principles underpinning the SEND legislative framework
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2017

*Alliance members: All these courses are already FREE to you as part of your membership* 

Non-members: You can buy the Be the Best: Safeguarding and Inclusion Lead bundle at the SPECIAL OFFER price of £160 £100 + VAT.
However buy an Alliance membership (from £112 for the year) and you will get the whole course bundle and Certificate of Training FREE plus all these other benefits for you and your team:
  • A further 19 Cache-endorsed EduCare online training courses for you and your team
  • Access to 24hr legal helpline Law-Call 
  • 10 issues of Under 5 magazine a year
  • 'EY Instant Update' emails to alert you of any policy, legislation or funding changes
  • Access to our competitively-priced insurance 
  • On-call support from our advisers
  • 20% off all our books and publications
  • Free mini guides on running an early years setting.

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Any questions?

Call us on 020 7697 2595 or email

Terms and conditions
  • In order to qualify for your Certificate of Training you must complete all nine courses in the bundle.
  • Each course has its own certificate. However if you would like the Certificate of Training to show you have completed the whole bundle, then submit all your completed course certificates to the Alliance Training Centre at and they will send you your Certificate of Training. An administration fee of £15 will apply. (Alliance members get the Certificate of Training FREE).
  • Once an order has been placed, you have 28 days to cancel the order and request a refund. Every refund request incurs a 25% cancellation administration fee. You are not eligible for a refund once you have started or completed any courses listed in the bundle.
  • EduCare Learning Limited is not able to issue refunds if you purchase the above package and subsequently decide to become a member of the Early Years Alliance.
  • Any refund requests must be made through the Early Years Alliance.
  • If you require a refund please email Please allow 30 days for processing.
  • If you require a refund to take up Alliance membership, you will not incur related fees.


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