Short Courses

All early years training workshops are run by Brighter Horizons. The Courses listed below take place in our training centre in Billingshurst both during the day and in the evenings/at weekends to ensure they are open to all. If you are interested in any of the courses, but want the training to be delivered in your workplace, call us on 01403 786620 to discuss your requirements.

If you are looking for a specific early years course or workshop and you can’t see it listed below, please contact us too. We are well known for our friendly and flexible approach and will always do our best to provide the courses your business needs!

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Upcoming Courses

Training costs £45 for a full day and £35 for a half day
(please speak to us about fees for 2 or 3 day courses, such as Paediatric First Aid).

We operate a discount scheme for:

  • groups of more than 2 learners
  • childminders
  • delivery of training off-site to groups of more than 10 learners
  • those who are self-funded.

Please call us on 01403 786620 to if you require further information about our discount schemes.

The Essential (often ‘Mandatory’) Collection

CalendarSpaced Paediatric First Aid:
14th September 2019 (Full day in class plus 6 hours additional work at home)
This course is suitable for all practitioners who want to gain practical skills and the knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations which can arise when looking after children.
Calendar IconSafeguarding:
7th September 2019 (Half Day: Morning Session)
Our Safeguarding course is designed for any practitioner who works in an environment where children are present. We use case studies and scenarios based around legislation and guidance to emphasise individual responsibilities and reduce organisational risk.
Calendar IconSafeguarding with British Values and Prevent:
7th September 2019 (Full Day)
As well as our Safeguarding course in the morning, practitioners who register for the full day programme will attend an afternoon session that concentrates on British Values and Prevent. Early Years Providers are now expected to demonstrate understanding of four values introduced by the government in 2015 to keep children safe and promote their welfare: specifically in relation to terrorism and extremism.

The Toolbox Collection: Supporting Everyday Best Practice

Calendar IconUnderstanding Expected Development:
17th August 2019 (Full Day)
This course is for room leaders, and those working with different age groups, who want to develop their understanding of developmental milestones. 
CalendarSpacedEarly Talkers:
24th July 2019 (Evening)
On this course, practitioners will receive essential knowledge, valuable guidance and practical activities to ensure that the language skills of the children in their care are developing effectively.

SEND Courses:

CalendarSpacedSupporting Children with SEND Strategies and Research:
5th September 2019 (Full Day)
This course is suitable for designated lead roles or any practitioner involved in working with children who have additional needs.

OFSTED Ready and Business Support:

CalendarSpacedOFSTED Ready Series 1, 2 and 3:
2nd, 9th and 17th September 2019 (Full Days)
This course is designed to support senior childcare professionals who want to understand and successfully prepare for Ofsted inspection. It is offered as a three part programme to provide you with a complete understanding of all the requirements

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More information about the early years training programmes we offer

Click to find out information about the Essential Collection Click to find out more information about the Toolbox Collection Click here for more information about courses on Ofsted preparation
Click here to find out more information about SEND Courses Click here for information on workshops for parents and carers Click here to find how we can deliver training at your convenience

For more information on any of our courses, please contact Lauren Reddin on 01403 786620 or or visit Contact Us to send us a direct message.