Welcome to the Merton Early Years and Childcare Training and Development Programme. Developed and delivered by experienced and qualified Early Years professionals, the training programme is for staff who are currently working in Ofsted registered nurseries, preschools and out-of-school settings, and for Ofsted-registered childminders. Our training is also suitable for school Early Years staff.

The programme focuses on training for Merton Early Years and childcare providers in safeguarding and working with children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). It also incorporates dedicated network meetings for Merton PVI managers, SEN Co-ordinators and childminders.

Spring 2023 Programme

Booking information

All sessions can be booked via Eventbrite. To book please follow this link:

Early years childcare training events (Eventbrite)

Click on the name of the session that you are interested in. If the session runs more than once, click on ‘Select a Date’ and select the date that you want to book for. Then click tickets, then click register and fill in your details.

You will need the Spring term booking code to book on all courses. If you do not have this code please email providers@merton.gov.uk

Universal Offer

Our Universal Offer is fully funded for all childcare providers in Merton. It includes:

  • Regular training bulletins. To receive bulletins please email us at providers@merton.gov.uk
  • Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme which supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and development in Early Years settings. You can find out more, including how to register on the HEYL website
  • The Wandle Early Years Hub Merton and Wandsworth Councils are working together with childcare providers as the Wandle Early Years Hub with an aim to increase the take up of free childcare places for 2-year-olds.
  • Merton’s Family Services Directory (FSD) provides lots of information about childcare providers, local support services, parenting groups, children's centres, community groups, places to go and things to do. All Ofsted registered Merton childcare providers are offered a free profile on the FSD to advertise their service to parents looking for childcare.
  • Merton Information for Families Facebook page offers an opportunity for childcare providers to advertise their vacancies every month to parents looking for childcare.

Contact us

Early Years, Family Wellbeing and Early Help Service
10th Floor, Civic Centre
London Road

Email: providers@merton.gov.uk