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Training courses for early learning and childcare staff

The early learning and childcare service organises a series of Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL) opportunities which may be accessed by people working within early learning and childcare services, including volunteers and committee members.

All training courses are advertised on the ECS Learning Hub within the Early Learning and Childcare section.

Core training

These are the PKC essential courses which all childcare professionals should complete:

Forest Kindergarten training

Perth and Kinross Council in partnership with Perth College are running a number of Forest Kindergarten trainings this year.

This qualification meets the needs of practitioners who would like to set up regular off-site visits to a local wood or nearby green space for children in their care. The National Work-based Award in Forest Kindergarten at SCQF level 7 recognises the value of woodlands as an integral part of the learning process for  children and covers the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to develop a forest kindergarten.

This qualification will be run via online learning materials which take a flipped classroom approach followed by an intense 3 day outdoor experience.  This is a substantial time commitment, please ensure before completing an application form that you have the support from your Head Teacher, or Manager and you can be released to undertake the 3 day outdoor experience.

The course will run April, June and September for 12 participants on each and is free.

As places are limited applications must be submitted before 26 February 2021.  Applicants will be invited to share their application with a panel in March and places allocated to successful individuals.  There will be one round of interviews for April, June and September. 

Contact details

Childcare Strategy Team

Perth Grammar School Community Wing, Perth, PH1 5AZ
Tel 01738 472350