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Kickstart your career in early years!

Find out more about our FREE course starting in June 2024 - An Introduction to Working In Early Years Settings. 

Do you want to work with little ones, but not sure where to begin, or have no experience?

Book onto our FREE course starting in June in Sandy, Bedfordshire, which will teach you the basics and help to kickstart your career in early years. 

What's involved?

Over 6 weeks, you'll:

  • learn about the role of the early years practitioner and how early years settings operate

  • undertake practical activities to help you understand how different types of play support a child’s development

  • complete a short voluntary placement (minimum 4 hours) in a nursery so that you can get some hands-on experience

When and where?

Weekly sessions and voluntary placement will be at Laburnum Primary School and Nursery, Laburnum Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1HQ.

Weekly sessions will be on Wednesday mornings, 9.30am til 12pm, delivered over 6 weeks (must attend all sessions)

  • 5 June 2024

  • 12 June 2024

  • 19 June 2024

  • 26 June 2024

  • 3 July 2024

  • 10 July 2024 

The voluntary placement in the nursery will be arranged around your availability.

What's the cost?

This course is completely free for Central Bedfordshire residents who are 19+

Find out more or secure your free space

You can find out more about this course on our website, where you will also find the link to apply online.

Find out more and apply

Can't make these dates or not local to Sandy?

We are arranging dates and locations within Central Bedfordshire for this course to run from September 2024 onwards. 

Please register your interest to be added to our waiting list, to be contacted about new dates as and when they become available to book.

Register your interest for future course dates and locations

Find out more about Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Academy

Alongside our partner training providers, we can support you to access education and training to build skills that will improve employability, support career opportunities, and enhance wellbeing.

We deliver a range of short courses, qualifications, apprenticeships and employability support. Find out more on our website.


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