Continuing professional development

Early Years CPD courses 

Explore our programme of Early Years CPD courses for practitioners run online or in person. The listing below shows both events run by the national organisation and those run by local branches.  Use the filter function if you want to see only national events or only events run by a particular branch. 

Click on an event to find out more details of course content, timings, location and price.  To book, log in to the booking app with your existing account or create a free one if you haven’t booked with us before.

Member discounts

If you’re not already a member, see membership options from £11 per quarter to benefit from the membership discount.

Terms and conditions of bookings

If you are booking on a course, please note the following:

Online event bookings and recordings

Once bookings for online events are confirmed, the named delegate(s) will receive a welcome email with login details for our eLearning platform: they will need to login with these details to access the course content, including the live webinar.

Please note that our online events may be recorded, so in order to participate you must agree to being part of that recording. If you do not wish to be identifiable, you may choose to keep your audio and video turned off and to amend the name field displayed so that your name is not visible. However, by keeping your audio and video turned off, you may restrict your ability to participate in the event. If you have any concerns, please contact us prior to the event to discuss these and how we can accommodate them.

Changes to the advertised programme

We will endeavour to run all courses as advertised, but reserve the right if necessary to make changes to the advertised programme, including change of speaker, change of date or venue, or cancellation. Where we have to cancel a course, eg because of insufficient bookings, we will give you a choice of transferring your booking to an alternative course, or receiving a full refund. We regret that we cannot be responsible for any costs incurred in relation to the booking of travel or accommodation related to the course.

Joining instructions for face-to-face courses

Joining instructions for face to face courses will be sent by email approximately two weeks before the course to the email address provided on booking.

Access and dietary requirements

Where available, catering will always include vegetarian options. Please inform us in advance of any other dietary requirements.

Please inform us of any access requirements.

Payment terms

Payment must normally be made by credit/debit card for sums below £30.  For orders over £30, organisations may request an invoice by providing a purchase order number and payment may be made by cheque or bank transfer. In all cases, payment should be made a full day before the course date.

If you want to cancel a booking

If you have booked a place on a course and subsequently wish to cancel this, please notify us in writing (eg by email). Refunds will only be paid as follows:

  • up to two weeks before the event: refund of course fees less an administration fee of 25% of the total
  • two weeks or less before the event: no refunds


If the named delegate is not able to attend, a substitution may be made at any time. Please inform us in advance of the substitute’s name and any change to dietary or access requirements.

For any other queries about your booking, please contact the office (see foot of webpage for contact details).

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Birth to 3 roadshow: Midlands – Play, curiosity and nurturing


Oxfordshire branch – How to recognise and support mathematical mastery in young children’s play: learning from the ‘Talk for Maths Mastery’ initiative


Birth to 3 roadshow: Bristol/ECHO – Keeping and holding 0–3-year-olds in mind


Birth to 3 roadshow: Lancaster and Morecambe – Art and creativity with babies and toddlers


Darlington branch – Brilliant books for under fives


South Yorkshire branch – Summer event for early years practitioners and children and families


Multi-sensory play for babies and children up to two


Aberdeen branch – Only one Earth: working with sustainability in the early years & Branch AGM


Introducing woodwork to your early years provision


Midlands branch – Professional identity: empowering the early years workforce


Birth to 3 roadshow: Cornwall and Devon – Engaging with parents and carers in supporting care routines of children from birth to 3


Northern Ireland conference – Inspiring practice and pedagogy


Developing Sustained Shared Thinking practices to enhance children’s learning


Exploring playful mathematical opportunities in the early years


Leading effective communication, personal development, and wellbeing


Interacting or interfering?: enhancing interactions in the early years


Ensuring progression in literacy from 3-6 through play and playful practice



Some events are free (including our research dissemination webinars) or free for members (our termly members’ briefing).

Branch events (organised by local volunteers) may be free for members, or available at a discount, and even for non-members represent fantastic value. See each branch event for the rate for members and non-members. 

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