These are very unprecedented times we are living through at the moment, as part of the local authorities commitment to Continuous Professional Development we have identified a variety of materials for you, your staff and parents. We have since the Nutbrown review in 2014 recommended having a blended approach to our training programme, so below you will find a range of E-learning materials as well as Webinars, Blogs, Videos, Journals, Campaigns and Articles. This is not an exhaustive list, there are lots more on-line training providers available. We will continue to research and send you more information over the coming weeks/months.

Although the Local Authority does not endorse individual businesses we wanted to share with you a range of services available from the different types of organisations supporting the early years and childcare sector. 

Continuous Professional Development

Some courses may incur small charges, however the majority are free

MOOC's are Massive Open Online Courses that have been developed by Universities across the world and in most part are free. There is a whole range of courses, Early Years, Communication, Business, Life Sciences and Management to name but a few. They include Professional and Certificated courses to help build up knowledge that can then lead onto graduate degree's, post graduate and Masters. 

For more information visit:  MOOC Website

Nursery Nook is a company we have used in the past to deliver Loose Parts training at our Workshop Days, James has now designed a range of online e-learning resources including Webinars on his website. Packages range from £5 and include Loose Parts, Boys Boys Boys, Letters and Sounds, EYFS for new staff, Early Mathematics, Characteristics of Effective Learning as well as Effective Transition.

For more information visit:  Nursery Nook Website 

Alistair Brice Clegg (ABC) Alastair is an Early Years speaker, consultant, teacher and author. We have tried to get him on several occasions for our conference but he is booked up 3 years in advance. Alastair has an online training company you can purchase e-learning from, however he also has a number of free TED talks and discussions he has given on the website that you can access. Alastair also has a Blog that he is updating with useful information during these testing times as well as home learning activities.

For more information visit:  ABC Does Website  

Elizabeth Jarman Many of you will remember Elizabeth as she has presented workshops many times for us, if you visit her website you will find many interesting articles and Blogs.

For more information visit:   Elizabeth Jarman Website 

Early Years TV features interviews, discussions and presentations from leading theorists and practitioners all designed to help your professional development as an Early Years Practitioner and Educator. Discover the latest strategies, tips and techniques to improve and inspire your practice and better support the children in your care. 

For more information visit:  Early Years TV Website

The Aim Group, offer free online Level 2 qualifications, courses include, behaviour that challenges, autism, common childhood illnesses, equality and diversity, mental health awareness and learning disabilities.

For more information visit: The Aim Group Website 

East Riding Voluntary Action Service (ERVAS) support the community with online training through a project called BOOST, this is free training on subjects like, social media, equality and diversity, data protection and anti bullying online.

For more information visit: ERVAS Website

Hungry Little Minds is a national campaign to support parents and childcare providers with activity based resources for children from birth to five. You will find video clips, activities, songs and stories to support children's literacy skills.

For more information visit: Hungry Little Minds Website 

Tiny Happy People has been developed by the BBC to support children's communication skills. It has a wealth of fun practical activities, tips and advice for parents to support children whilst at home. 

For more information visit: Tiny Happy People Website 


Female Genital Mutilation e-learning

Safer Sleeping Training - Really useful to promote to parents as well

Safeguarding, Mental Health and Infection Control - Virtual college, free for aged 19 and over

Early Childhood Experiences - ACE - Really good introduction to this subject

Child Mental Health Support


The SEND e-learning is designed to support practitioners who work with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their families in East Riding of Yorkshire. The content includes an overview of the SEND reforms, Person Centred Thinking, Funding, Graduated Response, EHC plans, Outcomes, Preparing for Adulthood, Information Advice and Guidance, Local Offer, Personal Budgets and Disagreement Resolution. You will also find a whole host of useful information on the website.

For more information visit: East Riding LocalOffer Website 

Don't forgot training is also available through your Umbrella organisations, local colleges are also currently recruiting for the autumn term.

The  Early Years Alliance (PLA) - 01732 363070

East Riding College - 0345 120 0044

PACEY - 0300 003 0005

Bishop Burton College - 01964 553000

NDNA - 01484 407070

Hull College - 01482 329943

East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP) - 01482 396999 - Click HERE for website Click HERE for website

Doncaster College - 01302 553626