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There are many high quality training providers. Choose a training provider based on factors such as course relevance, quality, cost and convenience.
We signpost the ones listed here because they are a partner organisation, or have worked with us already, or have been recommended by a reliable source such as another local authority.
If you are engaging any trainer or consultant always:take up recent references
- have an agreement in writing with the learning provider, specifying all costs
- get information about accreditation in advance
- make sure you know how to complain if necessary.
Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board training
For information about:
- a free basic/foundation level e-learning package
- other e-Learning resources
- the London Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Training Pack
- booking onto LSCB courses
- the LSCB training brochure for 2015/16 click here
Inset days on Safeguarding Training
Both our regular Safeguarding trainers can provide Inset days to individual settings.
Common Assessment Framework Training
The Multi Agency Teams (MAT) provide free training to early years and out of school providers. Please
for all enquiries.
Paediatric First Aid
Paediatric First Aid training no longer has to be approved by the local authority.
"Paediatric first aid training must be relevant for workers caring for young children and where relevant, babies.... Providers can choose which organisation they wish to provide the training (preferably one with a nationally approved and accredited first aid qualification or one that is a member of a trade body with an approval and monitoring scheme) but the training must cover the course content as for St John Ambulance or Red Cross paediatric first aid training and be renewed every three years" (EYFS, March 2014).
for a list of Lambeth recommended paediatric first aid training providers. Our regular training provider, Safe and Sound, offers a 10% discount to all Lambeth providers. Please remember to use the discount code Early555 when you book your place.
Many first aid training providers also offer courses in Health and Safety, Risk Assessment and Food Safety.
Check whether your local Children's Centre offers any training, support or other resources which you could access.
Lambeth Speech and Language Therapy
This service offers training to parents/carers and staff working with children eligible for their services.
Contact Angela Henry: Mary Sheridan Centre for Child Health Tel: 020 3049 6021 or email:
Kwango Safeguarding Children training is a free e-learning package available to all Lambeth practitioners click here
National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)
There are a variety of full-length and shorter courses for managers and practitioners, including the 'let's look at...' series which are bite-sized courses focusing on specific areas of early years practice.