Private, voluntary & independent settings

Whether you’re a small stand-alone setting or a chain, a packaway sessional provider or a day nursery, Early Education offers you cost effective opportunities for staff development through local branch events and national training and events.  We can provide bespoke consultancy and training from our expert Associate trainers.  Our events provide opportunities for networking with other early years leaders and managers.  We are also a national voice, raising concerns on your behalf about early years policy and funding.

Being a member gives you:

  • discounts on training and publications
  • free or discounted access to branch events
  • our termly Early Education Journal and access to back copies online
  • fortnightly email bulletins to keep you up to date with regulatory changes, new research, reports and resources, and opportunities for getting engaged with our campaigns
Current cost and discounts for online learning has allowed my staff to access training they wouldn't otherwise be able to. They are coming in with new ideas and areas for discussion.
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Local branch events

Our local branch events provide low-cost twilight and Saturday morning events for you and your team to get some CPD, often including visits to other schools or settings

Courses and conferences

Our high quality, affordable national courses and conferences include a mix of online and face to face delivery options. Online sessions generally involve a gap task to ensure participants think about how to apply their learning within the setting and most can be watched “on demand” at a time to suit you.

In-house training and support

Our Associates provide bespoke training and consultancy. All our experienced and expert in their field, and we will aim to match you with the specialist expertise you need at a budget you can afford, whether for training events or ongoing support and consultancy.

Free online resources

Our online resources include a range of practice guides and resources, eg how to make best use of Early Years Pupil Premium and getting children outdoors and active.