Childcare training

Professional development

There are childcare training courses that cater for all childcare practitioners (including childminders) looking to develop their skills and meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the common core of skills and knowledge for the children's workforce, and Ofsted.

Booking a place 

To view, book and manage training, please visit My Early Years Services at:

You can view all available training but you will need to log in to purchase a place on a course.  

We've created a short video to guide you through the process.  

Please note that courses start promptly so you should aim to arrive at least ten minutes before the start of the course. Arriving after the start time can cause disruption so please let us know if for any reason you may be late.

Childcare training venues 

Early Years Training Centre

Great Sankey Children’s Centre (old Victorian Primary school building)
Liverpool Road
Great Sankey

Access is via Barnes Close and there is a small car park at the back of the building. Please try to refrain from parking on Barnes Close. - Tea, coffee and water facilities are available at the venue.

Orford Youth Base

Capesthorne Road
Tel: 01925 851029 - Please report to reception on arrival

Westy Children's Centre

Tinsley Street
Tel: 01925 570870 - Please report to reception on arrival

Orford Park Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub

Jubilee Way 

Tel: 01925 572504  -  Free parking is available. Please report to reception on arrival

St Werburgh's Development Centre and Community Hub

Boswell Avenue 

Tel: 01925 458100 - Free parking is available. Please report to reception on arrival.

Woolston Neighbourhood Hub

Hall Road 
WA1 4PN                     

Tel: 01925 813939 - Free parking is available. Please report to reception on arrival.

Course evaluations

Why complete an evaluation form?

Please take the opportunity to complete an evaluation form after attending a course.  We use the feedback on these forms to make improvements to the courses and to assess training needs so that we can plan to deliver the right courses in future terms. 

It is therefore important that you are as specific as possible about what you liked or did not like about a course and whether you felt it met with your needs.  We know this can be difficult to do, especially if you have criticisms about a course, but we can’t make any changes unless we know what’s wrong.  The trainer will not be offended by any comments you make.  They are a valuable tool for ensuring the quality of our training programme. 

Please also tell us about any other training that you need and we will do our best to include it in a future programme. 

Of course, comments and suggestions can always be emailed to us at any time, please contact us via the Families Information Service.