Childcare Workforce Development

In order for Flying Start childcare staff to be delivering to the highest possible standard it is important to support then with good quality up to date training.

The Flying Start  Childcare Workforce Development team are responsible for providing the training required in order for the childcare settings to meet the National Minimum Standards and regulations as required by the Care Standard Inspectorate for Wales.

Flying start Childcare staff are also able to receive training for Continuous Professional Development.  Training subjects include Speech and Language, Story telling, Behaviour Management, Emotional well being and Busy feet and much more.

The training programme also supports existing childcare workers who need to update their qualifications.

Leaders/managers of a flying start setting must be qualified to a level 4/5. Qualifications held must be recognised and listed on the Early Years Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) available on the Care Council Website.

Other staff in the flying start settings should be working towards a level 3 Childcare Qualification

All training received is evaluated to ensure that it meets the needs of the attendee

You can visit the Workforce development website for further information or contact Sandra Fergusson on  02920351703 or Jackie Hannay on 02920351705