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We run most of our courses at schools and settings where you can see excellent practice in action, not just hear it discussed in the training.  Check details of venue for each specific course and date, as these will vary.  

Please note: our office is located in St Albans, but we do not run any of our training at that location.


We run a large number of courses in London at a range of different venues, including:  

Margaret McMillan Nursery School and Children's Centre, Hornsey Rise, Islington, London, N19 3SF

Margaret McMillan Nursery School is a large inner city Nursery School and Children’s Centre situated in Islington, North London. It is a short walk (15 minutes) from Archway Tube Station on the Northern Line or Upper Holloway Railway Station, or a 10 minute walk from Crouch Hill Railway Station. There are buses that stop nearby, with connections available from Archway: for further information, please see the TfL website

Rachel McMillan Nursery School and Children’s Centre, McMillan Street, Deptford, London, SE8 3EH

Rachel McMillan Nursery School is a a world renowned, Ofsted Outstanding Nursery School. Opened in 1914 we are thought to be the first ‘Open Air’ Nursery School in England. It is a short walk (7 minutes) from Deptford Station, and there are buses that stop nearby: for further information, please see the TfL website.

Thomas Coram Centre, 49 Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2NY

Thomas Coram Centre opened in 1998 and is Camden’s only maintained nursery school. We are situated in the heart of Bloomsbury in an area of economic, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity. Thomas Coram Centre is committed to promoting a play-based, integrated curriculum which supports children to maximise learning potential, develop confidence, self-motivation to explore, and become independent learners. We use our expertise to ensure our environment is stimulating and children experience success as they start their education through a balanced child-centred curriculum. We have strong links with both the Coram Family and the Foundling Museum. The Kinder children also enjoy weekly Forest School sessions at a local wildlife reserve. We are situated 10 minutes (walking) from King Cross underground station / 3 minutes from Russell Square underground station.
For further information, please visit their website


St Edmund's Nursery School & Children's Centre, Washington Street, Girlington, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 9QW

St Edmund's Nursery School serves the community in Girlington, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, where the school, children's centre and daycare located on site each hold multiple Outstanding Ofsted judgements. As lead for Bradford's Birth to 19 Teaching School Alliance, a key provider of training and CPD for both maintained and PVI sectors, we strive to offer the very best quality of training and professional development opportunities for the adults working with Bradford's children and young people. For more information, please find further details on their website.


Ely & Caerau Children’s Centre, Michaelston Road, Ely, Cardiff  CF5 4SX

We are partnering with Ely & Caerau Children's Centre (ECCC) to deliver our training in Wales. The ECCC receives hundreds of visitors each year from the UK and abroad as the Foundation Phase practice is widely recognised as exemplary. They are an integrated centre offering childcare, maintained nursery education, parent/community groups and partner groups all working together. Delegates will have an opportunity to view the provision while attending courses. For more information on how to get there, please see Google Maps.

Other venues

We're planning to take our training to a much wider range of venues around the UK. In 2020, we'll be hosting training in Birmingham, Bradford, Cardiff, and Sunderland. Member schools and settings are welcome to get in touch to find out about how to get on our hosting list.