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Early years child development training

This free online training provides an overview of child development and offers practical advice for supporting children in your setting, including reception years.

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About this training course

Each training module on this site covers an important area of child development and has been written by early years experts, working with the Department for Education.

Why should I take this training?

This training:

  • is free
  • is for childminders and nurseries
  • combines theory with practical tips and ideas to use in your setting
  • includes opportunities to reflect on your practice
  • reinforces your understanding through learning check questions and tests
  • links to additional resources
  • offers the opportunity to download certificates of completion
  • has been developed by expert practitioners