Free* online early years and childcare training courses

View our free online early years and childcare training courses below including:

Online Safety in Early Years – free course


Stay safe online with our free Online Safety in Early Years online course:

  • Gain strategies and ideas to develop and support online safety with children, staff and parents
  • An in-depth e-safety audit

Access this course here

Supporting children's interests - the developmental benefits of the new Teletubbies series

Teletubbies online course

We have worked with the creators of Teletubbies to create this online course exploring the developmental benefits of the new series.

This course also shows how the new Teletubbies series links to framework standards. 

Access the course ​here

Early Years Foundation Stage Introduction*


Learn the basics of the EYFS and begin your career in childcare with our free Online EYFS Introduction online course:

  • Learn the EYFS safeguarding and welfare requirements 
  • Understand the EYFS learning and development requirements 
  • Development Matters statements 
  • The Common Inspection Framework 
  • Two year-old Progress Checks.  

Access this course here

Supporting Well-being in the Early Years Workforce – free course

Learn strategies for improving the health and well-being of you and your team with this 'Supporting Well-being in the Early Years Workforce' online course:

  • Learn what well-being is
  • Understand workplace well-being
  • Identify early years stress
  • Discover workplace well-being strategies 

Access this course here

Beginners' Guide to Nursery Finance*

This online course provides an understanding of effective financial processes to those with financial responsibility and includes:

  • Learn what well-being is
  • Understand workplace well-being
  • Identify early years stress
  • Discover workplace well-being strategies 
Access this course here

Managing Effectively*

This online course provides an understanding of how to manage staff successfully. It covers the skills and qualities needed for effective leadership and raising staff performance and includes:

  • The skills required of an effective leader and manager 
  • Apply leadership and management techniques to improve quality 
  • Motivating staff and building team cohesion 
  • Provide feedback to address performance related issues 
  • Develop the workforce.

Access this course here

Marketing and Sales*

This free NDNA online course will help you develop an effective marketing strategy for your nursery business. The course covers the key principles of marketing to maximise sales opportunities and includes:

  • The impact of marketing on the sustainability of the business 
  • Identifying marketing and sales opportunities 
  • Identify your unique selling point (USP) 
  • Developing a marketing and sales strategy 
  • Evaluate your marketing and sales strategies. 

Access this course here​

*these courses are free to full NDNA Nursery members.