CPD opportunities

Our training service aims to support childcare settings in Leicester City with raising quality through workforce development by offering continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities.

We provide the following CPD courses which support the requirements within the Early Years Foundation Stage, the regulatory framework inspected by Ofsted. 

Summer CPD courses

The following CPD opportunities are being offered to childminders and early years settings in order to support them with the implementation of the EYFS reforms.

All courses will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.

There are no charges being made for training this term due to the impact of the Covid pandemic on the Early Years sector and the implications of this on preparing to respond to the forthcoming changes.

To book a place on any of the courses below please complete the EY training booking form and submit.

As places will be limited, we ask that no more than 2 from a setting book onto any course type. Bookings will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.

Leadership and management

  • EYFS Reforms: Leading the change
    Change can bring challenges. It’s inevitable. But it also brings opportunities. Your role as an early years setting leader, is to navigate your staff team through the changes that can be expected with the reforms scheduled for Autumn, emerging beyond the summer feeling inspired and motivated to tackle the new EYFS head on. During this session, we will be considering both creative and pragmatic strategies for engaging practitioners in reflecting on practice and driving forward change.

    • Thursday 10 June - 10am to 12 noon
    • Tuesday 15 June - 12.30pm to 2.30pm


  • Educational Programmes: Creating a broad and balanced curriculum
    This session will help practitioners to explore changes to educational programmes and consider different approaches to designing a curriculum.
    It will provide an opportunity to reflect on educational programmes, what they include and how they differ from the early learning goals. The session will also examine how curriculum guidance can be used to complement the new educational programmes and shape activities and experiences in the early years.

    • Wednesday 9 June - 12.30pm to 2.30pm
    • Thursday 17 June - 10am to 12 noon
    • Wednesday 23 June - 6pm to 8pm


  • Assessment in the revised framework: What will it look like in your setting?
    The reforms encourage practitioners to use their professional judgement in assessing children’s progress and avoid excessive paperwork and collection of physical evidence.

    This course will give you opportunity to reflect on the systems you have in place, the effectiveness of the methods of assessment used and consider how you may refine this in order to achieve an approach that you and your setting feel confident in, as well as enabling as much practitioner time as possible interacting with the children. 
    • Friday 11 June - 10am to 12 noon
    • Wednesday 16 June - 6pm to 8pm

Quality Forum

Find out more information about the latest Quality Forum sessions and how to book on.

Statutory Training

For information about the Safeguarding Competency framework visit the Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Board

How to book

To reserve a place on an CPD course by completing the EY training booking form