Our Early Years schools and PVI training is designed to help you to meet many of your statutory responsibilities around staff training and inspire practitioners to improve the practice and outcomes for children.

The highly effective professional development courses we offer are underpinned by the latest research as well as DfE and Ofsted thinking.


What Early Years training do you offer?

The HFL Early Years team offers a wide range of training that can be tailored to meet the specific development needs of your school or setting.

Our programmes include:

Termly training programme

This inspiring termly training programme responds to current challenges, trends and data facing early years practitioners and teachers in PVI settings and schools.

It includes statutory focused courses such as First Aid, Safeguarding, Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) moderation, working with Under 2s, as well as EYFS specific subject knowledge courses.

In addition to these standalone courses, we also offer specialised early years training programmes to support and develop the quality of your team, including:

  • Leadership and Management Programme
  • The EYFS Induction Programme
  • Annual Early Years Schools Programme
  • Terrific Talkers
  • Succeeding with Reading Programme

The majority of our termly programme training courses are interactive sessions delivered via live webinar and these provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions and taking part in collaborative activities and tasks with other participants.

We offer face to face training when the content of the course requires this type of delivery to ensure positive outcomes for practitioners.

Visit the HFL Education Hub to see the latest Early Years schools and PVI training available.


In-house training and INSET days

This type of training session offers the benefit of whole staff training and the opportunity to have the training tailored to your individual group or school requirements at your own convenience.


eLearning Early Years courses

Our eLearning courses can be accessed and completed at a time that suits you. These courses are fully interactive and include slides, video, and animation to support effective learning.

EYFS e-Learning Induction Programme


National conferences

Our national online conferences bring together some of the country's leading early years specialists to share their expertise and experience through inspiring and motivating keynote speeches. Interactive workshops give context to the early years topics practitioners and teachers are passionate about.

The online format of our conferences allows anyone working within your school or setting to attend and benefit from high quality continuing professional development without the need to travel.

Recordings of sessions are available for a further 28 days on demand.


What benefits will our Early Years training bring?

Our training programmes offer a varied, cost-effective, interactive, and engaging approach to continuing professional development that helps you to meet your statutory responsibilities while also ensuring your teams are up to date on current Early Years policy and thinking.

The training sessions are delivered by highly experienced and knowledgeable Early Years specialists who have extensive Early Years experience, enabling participants to leave their training session with real learning to take away and put into practice.



Find out more

If you’re interested in discovering more about how our Early Years training can add value in your school or PVI setting, please contact us or visit the HFL Education Hub.


Contact our Early Years team today to find out how we can help you.