Early Help and Early Years Training

Early Help and Early Years Training

If you want work in a group setting you may need a qualification or show you are willing to gain a qualification. Click to find more information about qualifications. You could also find further information from your local college of Further Education.

If you work in childcare and early years provision in Newcastle, or are a childminder or childminding assistant in Newcastle you can access free training from the Early Help and Early Years Training Programme.


We are pleased to announce we have developed some online training which is accessible to Early Help and Early Years practitioners.

We are in the process of developing more so watch this space!

To book a place on a online course please follow instructions in the 'How to book' section below.


Online courses available are:

Equality and Diversity in the Early Years

Food Hygiene (you will need to fill in a booking form for each time you access)

Early Help Module 1 

Early Help Module 2

Relationships Matter-Reducing Parental Conflict

Reforms to EYFS-September 2021


Child Development

Supervision Training 

Preparing for OFSTED 

Supporting Childrens Emotions 


Solihull Training

Early Help Modules

Bite size sessions on: Curriculum, Learning Walk, Leadership and management, Heuristic play and loose parts, Fantasy Play, Creative Play.



Updated 4th December 2023


How to book

To gain access to the e-learning portal please follow the instructions in the document below to set your self up as a iLearn user.

Click here to view instructions

If you have any problems please contact:

wfdadmin@newcastle.gov.uk or Workforce Development Admin, room 213, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH


Once you have set up your log in please keep this safe it is your individual access to all of your e-learning courses.


Other training you might be interested in:

  • If you are interested in becoming a Childminder in Newcastle please see flyer here for further information.

     To Book onto the Childminder Briefing you can do so by following the link here.

  • Free safeguarding training is available to all practitioners in Newcastle settings through the Newcastle Safeguarding Board. Click to find further information about safeguarding training.
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