Training and development for Childcare providers and Schools

Education Participation and Skills (EPS)

Early Years Learning and Development Support

We are committed to offering a support, challenge, and advice service that ensures schools and settings are able to deliver high-quality learning opportunities within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We have enthusiastic and highly skilled Early Years Advisory Teachers with a range of expertise who can provide advice on the learning and development aspects of the EYFS. 

Pay as-you-go services

A comprehensive menu of bespoke support services is available on a pay-as-you-go basis. The support, advice, and challenge we offer can also be tailored to your own needs and priorities demonstrating an effective use of time and good value for money. 


We will provide you with access to a team of highly qualified professionals who:

  • have considerable experience and success in helping to improve outcomes for children
  • have excellent local knowledge and appreciation  of the context in which you work
  • have an understanding of how integrated early years services operate across the city

Who is eligible?

This service is available to all schools and Early Years settings


Full information and rates for services are available on application.

For more details email or call 01752 307430.

Quality Improvement briefings

EYFS Quality Improvement briefing for Schools 19 October 2021

EYFS Quality Improvement briefing for Early Years settings September 2021

Introduction to the reformed EYFS information session for schools

EYFS information session for schools video 6 July 2021

Leaders and Managers briefing

Leaders and Managers’ meeting

Audience: Owners, committee members, managers, directors and leaders of PVI early years and childcare settings, childminders, senior leadership team, and Foundation Stage leaders or governors in maintained schools, nursery schools, and academies are all welcome. This meeting is an opportunity to share headline updates. 

Leaders and Managers briefing video 10 February 2022

Part 1

Part 2

Leaders and Managers briefing video 15 June 2021



Childminder and Wraparound Childcare briefing

EYFS Quality Improvement Briefing March 2022

Part 1

Part 2

Childminders and Wraparound Childcare briefing video 31 March 2021

EYFS reforms briefing for childminders

EYFS reforms briefing for early years and childcare settings