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Training for professionals

Please find in the sections below information about training opportunities for professionals:

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare (BBEECS) CPD for Early Years Practitioners

The Childcare Act 2006 places a duty on English local authorities to provide information, advice and training to childcare providers (section 13). The requirements for early years providers, where applicable, may include participating in training or other quality improvement programmes. Availability of information, advice and training is focused on childcare providers identified as needing to improve the quality of their provision and should promote high quality provision.

The Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Consultancy Service (BBEECS) is committed to improving outcomes for all children who live in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and City of Westminster. Training advice and guidance will ensure that providers are:

  • meeting the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage;
  • meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities, vulnerable and disadvantaged children; and
  • effective in safeguarding and child protection.

The Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (BBEECS) provides continuous professional development across the sector. It also includes an offer of support for providers with onsite visits, bespoke action plans, preparation for inspection support, role modelling, developing positive learning environments, as well as provider forums, networking events and up to date advice and guidance on policies.

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare (BBEECS) Training Offer

The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres, schools and independent sector providers, meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted minimum requirements.

Courses are aimed at: 

  • School staff working within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Day nursery, and pre-school staff
  • Childminders
  • Playworkers in after-school, breakfast, holiday clubs/playschemes
  • Owners and managers
  • Governors, headteachers

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare (BBEECS) Training Brochure and Calendar

Please have a look at the current 'CPD Training Programme' brochure and the 'Training Calendar'. 

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare (BBEECS) Training Booking Information

Specified courses are listed within the early years training brochure on a termly basis. Please find relevant brochure for this term here. In order to book onto a course, whether as a member or on a pay as you go basis, you will need to log into and book the training through the website. Log ins will be emailed to all Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster settings, and can also be requested from the online system or by emailing:

Enquires regarding individual inset training for your setting or any other queries please email.

If you have any further queries please contact:

Silvia Zeroual
Childcare & Early Education Training Officer

Training email:

Training is available for all early years providers. For more information, full details of training available, full price list, membership offer, terms and conditions please download the brochure. 

Business Skills

A range of courses are available on topics such as employment law, sources of funding and marketing.

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6 Canalside House

383 Ladbroke Grove

London W10 5AA

Early Years Send Local Offer

SEND Local Offer

Download the SENDco Surgery Flyer for details training opportunities.

Emotional wellbeing and mental health offer for non-MHST school and colleges

Please follow the link below for full details:

EWMH offer for non-MHST schools and colleges

Federation of Westminster Special School Training and Outreach Service

Offers an excellent range of continued professional development for educational settings, parents and a wide range of partner services.

This includes seminars delivered by our advisory teachers and therapists as well as some of the most experienced researchers and practitioners in the world of SEND. The service facilitates a range of SEND whole school approaches e.g. SCERTS, TEACCH, Protective Behaviours, Elklan and MindUp.

Schools and Early Years settings have regular opportunities for sharing good practice through SENCO Forums.

From September 2019 this support will be extended to the Bi-borough under one management structure. This will include joint working with RBKC Autism and Early Years Intervention Team and RBKC sensory impairment advisory teachers.

All courses and events are promoted bi-monthly through School Bulletin and Local Offer.

For current annual CPD offer click here

Federation of Westminster Special School Training and Outreach Service

QEII Jubilee School

Kennet Road

London W9 3LG

Telephone: 020 7641 5825

Head of Service:

Bi-borough Autism Team Leader:

Bi-borough Sensory Impairment Team Leader:

General Training Enquiries:


First Aid Courses

Early Years practitioners must complete an approved 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Course every three years. Bi-Borough Childcare and Early Education service offers Paediatric First Aid courses, but where not possible to attend, please contact the following training organisations to enquire about more first aid courses:

St Johns Ambulance,

Tel: 0844 770 4800

Red Cross,

Tel: 0844 871 8000

Safe and Sound,

Tel: 020 8445 8998

Morley College, First aid - Morley College Courses

Tel: 020 3820 6482

Healthy Early Years London (HEYL)

Please access information on upcoming training opportunities on the link below:

Healthy Early Years London (HEYL)

For further information about training (dates, times and booking) please visit:

If you have any questions, please contact:

Viktorija Zdanoviciute
Healthy Early Years Lead
Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster
Tel: 07889583667

Local Safeguarding Children Partnership

Training offer available here:

with courses such as:

  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children (level 1)
  • Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Child Protection (level 3)
  • Awareness of Harmful Practices
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Meet the LADO
  • and many more, please see the link above.

All of the LSCB courses are open to practitioners in Westminster, RBKC and Hammersmith and Fulham. Free for local authority staff, childminders and voluntary sector.

There is a charge for private and independent providers.

For further information contact

Prevent Duty Training

Click here for a link to e-learning for Prevent Duty Training  for safeguarding vulnerable people from radicalisation.

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service

Please click the link below for information on SLT training opportunities:

SLT training for professionals

Tri-Music Together – Music in the EYFS training sessions

If you are looking for support to develop the music practice and provision in your setting please contact the Tri-borough Music Hub to discuss your needs.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Nicola Burke
, EYFS Strategic Lead, Tri-Music Together


Telephone: 07782 244 056

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Last Updated 03/05/2022

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