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E-learning for those Involved with Early Years and Childcare

The Early Years and Childcare Service has developed an initial suite of E-learning to compliment our extensive range of face to face training, all of which aims to develop your Early Years and Childcare knowledge and skills.

All of our E-learning has been developed by our experienced and knowledgeable advisers who are uniquely placed to understand the principles of good early years and childcare practice, have a clear insight into Ofsted’s areas of focus and have extensive experience of delivering a range of high quality training and support.

We are continually developing more E-learning courses, all of which have been quality assured and trialled by practicing early years professionals.

This training can be used to provide part of an induction or as ongoing training for Early Years and Childcare professionals at all levels and in any type of provision.

Basic awareness training and outline of professional responsibilities to safeguard children and promote their welfare. To include an understanding of the Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) Threshold Criteria and how to make a referral to Specialist Children’s Services and an Early Help Notification. This course is only for Registered/Eligible Childminders.

Priced at £25 +VAT per person.

Please click on this link to take this E-learning course: Safeguarding Basic Awareness for Childminders

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page with helpful Log In guides too.

This E-learning will support new and existing practitioners to develop their knowledge and skills in building essential meaningful relationships with families, leading to enhancing family involvement in children’s learning.

Please refer to pricing section below.
If you would like to purchase this for yourself or your setting, the price range is:

  • 1 x log in - £26.50 +VAT (per person per course)
  • 2 x log ins - £21.20 +VAT (per person per course)
  • 5-10 x log ins - £15.90 +VAT (per person per course)
  • 11-20 x log ins - £10.60 +VAT (per person per course)

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Enhancing Family Involvement in Children’s Learning Introductory Learning Module

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page with helpful Log In guides too.

This course is designed to give new entrants into the Early Years and Childcare workforce an introduction to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It would also be a valuable course to be included within an Early Years and Childcare setting induction programme and for a refresher for those practitioners re-entering the workforce.

Please refer to pricing section below.
There is a sliding price scale, depending on the number of log ins you need, to make it as cost effective as possible:

  • 1 x log in is £26.50 +VAT (per person per course)
  • 2 x log ins are £21.20 +VAT (per person per course)
  • 5-10 x log ins are £15.90 +VAT (per person per course)
  • 11-20 x log ins are £10.60 +VAT (per person per course)
  • If you need more than 20, you will start at the bottom and work up again, depending on your additional requirements, eg if you need 25, you would buy 20 x log ins at £10.60 + 5 x log ins at £15.90, totalling £291.50 +VAT.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for Practitioners

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page with helpful Log In guides too.

This FREE and easy to follow course is designed to support registered settings to understand what the term ‘Local Offer’ means, where it comes from and their legal obligations around their responsibility to publish their own Local Offer.
This course will support providers to reflect on their current offer for children and families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and enable them to write a ‘family friendly’ account of that, using the 12 questions template on the Kent Children And Families Information Service (CFIS) website.

This course is FREE.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Introduction to The Local Offer for Early Years Providers

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page with helpful Log In guides too.

This course aims to support Early Years practitioners, children centres, schools and parents/carers in their understanding of School Readiness and how they can support children with the transition into school.

Please refer to pricing section below.
There is a sliding price scale, depending on the number of log ins you need, to make it as cost effective as possible:

  • 1 x log in is £26.50 +VAT (per person per course)
  • 2 x log ins are £21.20 +VAT (per person per course)
  • 5-10 x log ins are £15.90 +VAT (per person per course)
  • 11-20 x log ins are £10.60 +VAT (per person per course)
  • If you need more than 20, you will start at the bottom and work up again, depending on your additional requirements, eg if you need 25, you would buy 20 x log ins at £10.60 + 5 x log ins at £15.90, totalling £291.50 +VAT.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: School Readiness

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page with helpful Log In guides too.

This E-learning course provides an introduction to the statutory requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework together with an overview of the role and responsibilities of the Ofsted registered person with regards to the provision of early years education and childcare.

Please refer to pricing section below.
There is a sliding price scale, depending on the number of log ins you need, to make it as cost effective as possible:

  • 1 x log in is £26.50 +VAT (per person per course)
  • 2 x log ins are £21.20 +VAT (per person per course)
  • 5-10 x log ins are £15.90 +VAT (per person per course)
  • 11-20 x log ins are £10.60 +VAT (per person per course)
  • If you need more than 20, you will start at the bottom and work up again, depending on your additional requirements, eg if you need 25, you would buy 20 x log ins at £10.60 + 5 x log ins at £15.90, totalling £291.50 +VAT.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Early Years Foundation Stage for the Registered Person

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page with helpful Log In guides too.

This E-learning course is FREE, and is a simple informative overview of the Best Practice Guidance, its contents and how it can be used, along with links to corresponding BPG audits. It is aimed at everyone in the early years and childcare workforce.

This course is FREE.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Getting to Know Your Early Years Best Practice Guidance

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page with helpful Log In guides too.

This module has been created to strengthen practitioners' understanding of the importance of the characteristics of effective teaching and how they underpin and support children’s learning and development. It is aimed at all practitioners, including those in early years settings and children centres, as well as childminders and teachers.

The expected learning outcomes include:

  • Analyse and explore the characteristics of effective learning
  • Reflect on the role you play and how the environment inspires children to learn
  • Recognise the potential of open-ended and real-life experiences and how these can motivate and engage children.

Please refer to pricing section below.

There is a sliding price scale, depending on the number of log ins you need, to make it as cost effective as possible.

1 x log in is £26.50 +VAT (per person per course)
2 x log ins are £21.20 +VAT (per person per course)
5-10 x log ins are £15.90 +VAT (per person per course)
11-20 x log ins are £10.60 +VAT (per person per course)

If you need more than 20, you will start at the bottom and work up again, depending on your additional requirements,
e.g. if you need 25, you would buy 20 x log ins at £10.60 + 5 x log ins at £15.90, totalling £291.50 +VAT.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning E-learning.

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page with helpful Log In guides too.

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page with helpful Log In guides too.