Pasionate about Working with Children?

We've got the course to help you get there!

Welcome to the Early Years Academy! Our 8 – 12 week training course gives you an introduction to the exciting world of working with children. You’ll gain the vital skills and knowledge needed to work in the Early Years sector, an internationally recognised qualification, and we’ll match you with a local employer to help you gain valuable work experience.

A clear pathway into apprenticeships and employment.

Our aim is to help more high quality young people into the Early Years sector. Which is why we’ve teamed up with nurseries, schools and childminders across the country to help offer apprenticeships and job roles to those who complete our course to a high standard.

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We operate in various locations around in England. Please select the location you are interested in when you fill out the enquiry form.

Nurseries we work with:

and many more across the country.

More information:

  • Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all of our programmes are offered remotely until further notice. We use technology platforms to ensure you have tools during your training, learning and assessment to meet your needs.
  • The Early Years Academy is fully government-funded. There is no cost for you to pay.
  • Due to funding you MUST be aged between 16 – 24 to be eligible for this course. UNLESS you are applying for the Birmingham / West Midlands location for which there is no age limit.
  •  You will receive a weekly allowance of £50 to help with travel costs, food expenses etc.

'You'll get this great experience and a starting point in your career'

- Courtney, former student