Training and development - early years

The Early Years and Childcare Services Universal Training offers a diverse range of training opportunities. It supports the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is available to:

  • all Hounslow childcare practitioners working in Ofsted registered private, voluntary and independent sector
  • day nurseries
  • playgroups
  • child minders
  • and professionals working with children aged 0 - 5 years

Support is also provided to practitioners with Early Years Teacher Status (formerly Early Years Professional Status or EYPS) and this includes:

  • salary enhancement benefits for Early Years Teacher status
  • financial support to assist Early Years Teachers to develop quality provision

Find and book a course

The  Early Years Training Brochure 2017 brochure provides information on training courses.

All bookings must be sent by email to the workforce development team.

Early Years and Childcare Training Providers

If you are looking to study and Early Years and Childcare related course we recommend the following training centres in the borough of Hounslow:

You are not obliged to use these training providers. Other training institutions will offer nationally recognised childcare qualifications as well.

Please take care when picking a provider and research each institution extensively.

Checking Qualifications

For those delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage you can check if your qualification is full and relevant on the Department for Education Qualifications List

If you are recruiting childcare staff with an international qualification, take a look at the UK NARIC  website for details of the "Statement of Comparability". This is an officially recognised document that confirms the recognition of an overseas qualification and its comparable level in the UK.

Early Years Teacher Status

Early Years Teacher Status or EYTS (formerly Early Years Professional Status or EYPS) is the graduate level professional accreditation programme for leading practitioners in the early year’s sector.

Contact us

If you have any questions about any of the matters above or require further information not given on this page please contact:

Telephone: 020 8583 2728 or 020 8583 2735

Or by email