• Inclusion Audit
    How do we know we are being Inclusive? In order to fully understand about our practice we need to reflect on our own practice and on looking at our environment to ensure it promotes the inclusion of all children.
  • Teacher and Learning Audit
    Teaching and Learning Quality Audit has been designed as an optional tool for Private, Voluntary, Community and Independent Childcare provisions working with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014).





  • Early Years
  • EYFS
    The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a statutory framework that all early years providers work within. this section will support settings with useful documents and information.
  • Early Years Foundation Stage 2014
    The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014
  • Learning And Development
    The revised EYFS clarifies what providers must do in relation to working in partnership with parents/carers to promote learning and development of all children in their care and to ensure they are ready for school.
  • Welcome to Early Years
    The Early Years Team works within School Access and Learning as part of the Children and Adults Directorate.
  • About the Early Years Service:
    The Early Years Team works within School Access and Learning as part of the Children and Adults Directorate. The Team's purpose is to support the Family Nottingham Plan, support the provision of funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and deliver on the various statutory duties placed on the Local Authority by relevant legislation.
  • Early Learning Programme for 2 Year Olds
    Free early education for 2 year olds, known locally as the Early Learning Programme for 2 Year Olds, is a statutory entitlement for all eligible children.
  • Extended Entitlement (30 Hour Offer)
    30 Hours Funded Childcare for Working Parents of 3 and 4 year olds
  • Environmental Audits
    Continuous quality improvement should be part of daily practice for providers.
  • Education, Health and Care Plan



  • Healthy Eating
    Guidance has been developed to help childcare practitioners provide healthy, balanced and nutritious food and drink for children and young people.



  • Nottingham City Libraries
    Each of the 17 libraries across Nottingham City has a Children's Area with resources for all ages including picture books, learning to read books, gradually more demanding story books and information books at all levels for study and interest.


  • Multi Agency Request Form
    A Multi Agency Request Form (MARF) has been developed for professionals to use when making a referral to Children and Families Direct.




  • Early Years Pupil Premium
    The Early Years Pupil Premium for eligible three and four year olds was introduced on 1st April 2015.
  • Paediatric First Aid
     This course covers the twelve hour requirement of the EYFS framework. Valid for three years it is essential  training for practitioners working within the EYFS.  
  • Provider Support Framework
    The Provider Support Framework (PSF) identifies services available to early years and childcare settings in Nottingham from the Local Authority's (LA) Early Years team.
  • Project to Improve the Quality in the 2's Room
    Evaluation of the project focused on developing and improving the quality of provision for 2 year olds




  • PVCI Nurseries, Pre-schools , Childminders and OOSC Practitioners
    EYFS Statutory CPD Training courses, workshops and networks
  • Training
    Annual membership of the Early Years Leadership Network enables up to two Managers/Key leaders from your setting to attend three Leadership Network meetings per year.
  • Training
    Key Persons (Designated Senior Leads)
  • Training
    Annual membership of any of our Early Years Networks runs from each September. Membership renewal forms for 2017- 18 will be sent out in July 2017.
  • Training
    The SENCO specific annual membership enables appointed SENCO role holders to attend the three network meetings
  • Training
    Designed for practitioners involved in the recruitment of staff or volunteers, this short course looks at key principles of Safer Recruitment. It will support practitioners to actively try to protect children’s welfare when selecting new people for the workforce.
  • Training
    A practical workshop for those new to the SENCO role
  • Heroes and Monsters
    Heroes and Monsters : A day of superhero fun and thought provoking insights
  • Intro to Woodwork in the EYFS
  • Enabling Environments: The third teacher
    Pete Moorhouse is an Artist Educator and Early Years Consultant. He is an associate trainer for Early Education and is an Honorary Research fellow at The Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol researching creative and critical thinking in early years. He is the author of several journal articles and books and a Member of ICEnet – the International Creative Education Network.
  • EYFS Inspirational Dance and Movement Level1
    Helen Battelley is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer and speaker in Physical Development/movement in Early Education. Her training style is energetic, passionate and highly motivational. She has been working as a dance and movement specialist for over 19 years and continues to work directly with children. Helen was fundamental in the creation and release of Change4life’s ’10 Min Shake up cards’.
  • EAL
    Strategies for EAL in the Early Years
  • Neil Griffiths : Caught or Taught?
    Developing a Love of Reading - Following the fantastic feedback we had after Neil's appearance at our 2017 Annual conference we are pleased to bring him back to lead this highly thought provoking workshop. that will explain the many ways that adults can play a crucial role in helping develop children into life-long readers. Neil is known for his unique delivery , exceptional energy and his rare story telling gift. you are guaranteed that a time with Neil is an experience you will never forget!
  • Teaching and Learning for PVCIs
    Developing Teaching and Learning in your setting
  • Leadership Network (1)
    Termly Leadership Network
  • Schools and Academies: EYFS Teaching and Learning CPD Opportunities
    To book your place and find out more information on our EYFS Teaching and Learning CPD opportunities click on the links below: 
  • Phonics F1
  • Phonics F2
  • EYFS Briefings for Schools and Academies
  • EYFS Number Sense
  • EYFS Maths Mastery - An Introduction to Early Number Sense
  • New to the EYFSP: F2


  • Safeguarding & Welfare Requirements Tool Kit
    The Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements Tool Kit has been designed as an optional tool for Private, Voluntary, Community and Independent Childcare provisions working with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014).