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Training for Professionals

Information about all training opportunites for Early Years professionals are provided below.

Please contact the Childcare and Early Education Service if you would like to advertise any training opportunites for Early Years Practitioners.

Bi-Borough Childcare and Early Education CPD for Early Years Practitioners


The Childcare Act 2006 places a duty on English local authorities to provide information, advice and training to childcare providers (section 13). The requirements for early years providers, where applicable, may include participating in training or other quality improvement programmes. Availability of information, advice and training is focused on childcare providers identified as needing to improve the quality of their provision and should promote high quality provision.

The Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Consultancy Service (BBEECS) is committed to improving outcomes for all children who live in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and City of Westminster. Training advice and guidance will ensure that providers are:

  • meeting the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage;
  • meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities, vulnerable and disadvantaged children; and
  • effective in safeguarding and child protection.

The Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (BBEECS) provides continuous professional development across the sector. It also includes an offer of support for providers with onsite visits, bespoke action plans, preparation for inspection support, role modelling, developing positive learning environments, as well as provider forums, networking events and up to date advice and guidance on policies.

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare (BBEECS) Training Offer

The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres, schools and independent sector providers, meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted minimum requirements.

Courses are aimed at: 

  • School staff working within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Day nursery, and pre-school staff
  • Childminders
  • Playworkers in after-school, breakfast, holiday clubs/playschemes
  • Owners and managers
  • Governors, headteachers

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare (BBEECS) Training Brochure and Calendar

Please have a look at the current 'CPD Training Programme' brochure and the 'Training Calendar'. 

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare (BBEECS) Training Booking Information

Specified courses are listed within the early years training brochure on a termly basis. Please find relevant brochure for this term here. In order to book onto a course, whether as a member or on a pay as you go basis, you will need to log into and book the training through the website. Log ins will be emailed to all Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster settings, and can also be requested from the online system or by emailing:

Enquires regarding individual inset training for your setting or any other queries please email.

If you have any further queries please contact:

Silvia Zeroual
Early Education & Childcare Training Coordinator

Training email:

Training is available for all early years providers. For more information, full details of training available, full price list, membership offer, terms and conditions please download the brochure. 

Business Skills

A range of courses are available on topics such as employment law, sources of funding and marketing.

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383 Ladbroke Grove

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Community Speech and Language Therapy Service - Training for Professionals Parents and Carers

Please find our current training offers for information.

We hope to see you on our courses soon!

Sharon Brown 

Speech and Language Therapy Assistant | Administration 

Children & Young People’s Community Speech & Language Therapy 

Evelina London Community Children’s Services  

Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 

Sunshine House, 27 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UH 

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Mobile: 07598550581 

Website: Evelina Community Speech & Language Therapy 

Follow our live Chattertime sessions on facebook – Tuesdays at 10:30 and Thursdays at 2:15 

You can also see them on You Tube – search Southwark Children & Family Centres 

Early Years SEND Local Offer

Family Healthy Weight Care Pathways

The Family Healthy Weight Care Pathways are an aid for healthcare professionals and those who work with children to provide obesity prevention and weight management support to those aged 19 and under in Westminster.

Federation of Westminster Special School Training and Outreach Service

Offers an excellent range of continued professional development for educational settings, parents and a wide range of partner services.

This includes seminars delivered by our advisory teachers and therapists as well as some of the most experienced researchers and practitioners in the world of SEND. The service facilitates a range of SEND whole school approaches e.g. SCERTS, TEACCH, Protective Behaviours, Elklan and MindUp.

Schools and Early Years settings have regular opportunities for sharing good practice through SENCO Forums.

From September 2019 this support will be extended to the Bi-borough under one management structure. This will include joint working with RBKC Autism and Early Years Intervention Team and RBKC sensory impairment advisory teachers.

All courses and events are promoted bi-monthly through School Bulletin and Local Offer.

For current annual CPD offer click here

Federation of Westminster Special School Training and Outreach Service

QEII Jubilee School

Kennet Road

London W9 3LG

Telephone: 020 7641 5825

Head of Service:

Bi-borough Autism Team Leader:

Bi-borough Sensory Impairment Team Leader:

General Training Enquiries:

First Aid Courses

Early Years practitioners must complete an approved 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Course every three years. Bi-Borough Childcare and Early Education service offers Paediatric First Aid courses, but where not possible to attend, please contact the following training organisations to enquire about more first aid courses:

Kensington and Chelsea College,,

Tel: 020 7573 3600

St Johns Ambulance,

Tel: 0844 770 4800

Red Cross,

Tel: 0844 871 8000

Safe and Sound,

Tel: 020 8445 8998

Healthy Early Years London (HEYL)

Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an award scheme sponsored by the Mayor of London which supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and education in early years settings. Building on the success of the local Healthy Early Years programme, HEYL will help to reduce health inequalities by supporting a healthy start to life across themes that include healthy eating, oral and physical health and early cognitive development. HEYL complements and enhances the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage framework, adding to the focus on children, families and staff health and wellbeing.

Health Education Partnership have been commissioned to provide free training and support to participating settings in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. Training courses include:

  • Achieving the HEYL Bronze award
  • Achieving the HEYL Silver and Gold awards
  • The Eat Better Start Better Guidelines and menu planning in the early years
  • Step into Purposeful Physical Play
  • A whole setting approach to emotional wellbeing
  • Promoting good oral health in the early years (in partnership with CLCH oral health team)
  • Plus more!

For dates, times and booking please visit: RBKC FIS or Westminster FIS and open heading “Training Opportunities and Workshops for Professionals”

For more information contact:

Viktorija Zdanoviciute
Healthy Early Years Lead
Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster
Tel: 07889583667

Local Safeguarding Children Board

Training offer available here:  Training and resources | lscp (

with courses such as:

  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children (level 1)
  • Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Child Protection (level 3)
  • Awareness of Harmful Practices
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Meet the LADO
  • and many more, please see the link above.

All of the LSCB courses are open to practitioners in Westminster, RBKC and Hammersmith and Fulham. Free for local authority staff, childminders and voluntary sector.

There will be a charge for private and independent providers.

For further information contact

Prevent Duty Training

Click here for a link to e-learning for Prevent Duty Training  for safeguarding vulnerable people from radicalisation.

Short Breaks training for Providers

What are Short Breaks?

Short breaks enable disabled children, young people and adults to have time away from their carers, explore new opportunities, have fun and broaden their social networks whilst promoting independence. They can provide families with an opportunity to have a break from their caring responsibilities, and can last from a few hours to a few days, evenings, overnight and weekends.

St Quintin's Centre for Disabled Children offers training for carers on short breaks programmes.

The training runs as a series of sessions across the year. The topics of the training days include:

  • Understanding of learning and disabilities, including supporting challenging behaviour, personal care, and sensory processing
  • Makaton training and engaging with children
  • First-aid, risk assessment and fire evaluation
  • Safeguarding, and data protection
  • Help dealing with difficult situations, building resilience, and stress-management
  • Equality, diversity and mental health awareness

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service

The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service is provided by Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH).

The service provide assessment for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and/or problems with eating, drinking, and swallowing. Following diagnosis, the service may provide therapy for children and young people whose difficulties have a significant impact on their functional, everyday communication skills.

The aim is to make sure that children and young people reach their speech, language and communication potential, whatever their level of ability and preferred communication method.

The service is delivered on the principle that all children and young people’s communication skills are best developed through interaction with the people who are most familiar with the children and young people, and in their everyday situations and environments. There is also a strong focus on early identification and intervention.

Team members work collaboratively with parents and carers, as well as education, early years, and health colleagues. They provide training and advice for parents/carers and key staff, and work alongside others in the children’s workforce to create communication supportive environments and to support individual children. This is to ensure a whole system approach to meeting speech, language and communication needs.

For Practitioners

A range of training options are available to schools and early years settings to help support all children and young people’s communication. Further details about the training available and costs involved can be found in this Summary of Training Options document.

Early Years Speech and Language Therapy Training Courses

This is a three-part training course offered by the CLCH, aimed at early years practitioners and other staff working with children in the early years. Downloads available.

Foundation Training- this one day introductory course will provide early years practitioners with an overview of speech, language and communication development from birth to five years.

Advanced Training – Communication Partners: Developing Language Skills in Small Groups: Level 1- this 2 ½ hour course will provide early year practitioners with an overview of how to plan and run language groups to support children’s speech, language and communication development.

Advanced Training – Communication Partners: Developing Language Skills in Small Groups: Level 2 -   this 2 ½ hour course will provide early practitioners with an opportunity to build on knowledge already acquired from Level 1 to learn about a wider range of activities to support language development.

Contact details:

Who to contact: Speech and Language Therapy Service

Telephone: 020 8102 4009

Where to go:

Speech and Language Therapy Service
Parsons Green Centre

Tri-Music Together – Music in the EYFS training sessions

The Tri-borough Early Years Music Consortium (TBEYMC) is currently building on the success of phase 1 of the Tri-Music Together (TMT) workforce development project that took place 2016-2018. In phase 2 of the TMT project (2019-2021) we are continuing to offer a range of CPD opportunities for musicians and Early Years educators.

We encourage anyone interested - EY educators, SENCO, School-based Music Teacher, Curriculum Leads, Childminder, Freelance Musicians etc. - to register themselves at this link: This new online database will help keep everyone connected with information about the opportunities for CPD and other aspects for networking

Who are our courses for?
All those that are working in Early Years - Early Years Practitioners, Teachers and Musicians working or wishing to work in EY.

Cost of sessions:

Professionals connected to, or working with, state-maintained settings/arts organisations within one of three boroughs – Hammersmith & Fulham; Kensington & Chelsea; Westminster:

  • One day course: £70
  • Half day course: £30

For all other professionals outside of the three boroughs:

  • One day course: £90
  • Half day course: £50

For information about courses and booking procedures, please visit:

One legacy of  the TMT project is Musical Development Matters in the Early Years – FREE guidance, available to download here:

If you have any questions, please contact:
Nicola Burke
, EYFS Strategic Lead, Tri-Music Together


Telephone: 07782 244 056

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Last Updated 25/06/2021

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