Training & Professional  Development 

Free Online E-Learning Courses


Early Learners uses Virtual College to access free and paid online courses. By registering you will have access to a range of free e-learning courses in subjects such as Safeguarding Children, Health and Well-Being and Careers Advice. Click on the 'take-a-look' button to see a selection of some of the most popular free online courses they offer.


Free courses include:

  • Awareness of Forced Marriage
  • Get Moving, Get Healthy
  • Keep Them Safe: Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Short courses are designed to support our employees continuous professional development, whether you’re just starting out in a career in the early years sector, or are an experienced childcare professional.  Further to this training our childcare managers are here to support you step-by-step to ensure you have a full understanding.  If you have any questions or require help please contact them.

Our Local Safeguarding Boards

Cheshire East 


Children Board



Children Board



Children Board

These links serve several functions:

  • Help develop safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Raising awareness of safeguarding amongst staff, children and families and the public
  • Monitoring and evaluating safeguarding arrangements and advising on improvement
  • Participating in the planning of services
  • Undertaking Serious Case Reviews and advising on lessons to be learnt
  • Undertaking Child Death Review functions