Hampshire Provider Training

Children's Links has developed a variety of FREE on-line training courses specifically for settings and childminders in Hampshire to help them deliver quality childcare. Courses cover a range of subjects that help providers meet EYFS welfare standards, develop their businesses and support partnership working. We are also working with providers to establish self-sustaining leadership and network systems.

Introduction to Childminding

This course helps people make a decision about becoming a
childminder and get started.

Topics include

  • Regulation and legislation
  • Policies and procedures
  • Children’s wellbeing
  • Providing a safe and stimulating environment

Safer Recruitment

This course will provide settings with the tools they need
to be able to recruit good quality staff in line with best practice.

It offers practical help with drafting job descriptions and
advertising and interviewing staff. It also covers legal requirements around
employment checks.

Delivering EYFS in a safe environment

This course will enable all providers to create safe and secure
environments that offer opportunities for ‘risky’ and creative play that
promote children’s learning.

Topics covered include

  • Relevant legislation
  • Principles of risk assessment
  • Record keeping
  • Practical procedures

Making Changes

This course will enable a better understanding of how to
plan for, and effectively manage, change.

It covers change management skills, leadership, coaching,
staff motivation and succession planning.


This course will help providers to ensure they have robust
policies that continue to be fit for purpose in an ever changing policy

It covers the principles of good policies and practical ways
of staying up to date.

Meeting employment obligations

This course provides a range of robust and achievable tools
that will help providers meet their legal and Ofsted requirements.

Topics covered include

  • Employment law
  • Performance management
  • Discipline and grievance
  • Financial obligations eg pensions

How to claim EYE funding

This course provides information for settings on the
eligibility requirements and practical help with the processes and forms.

Planning for the future

This course enables providers to feel more confident using a
range of business planning tools to help them run a successful setting.

It helps providers take a business approach and provides
tools for financial planning.

Collaboration and Partnerships

This course helps providers engage successfully with a wide
range of partners.

It covers the principles of partnership working and provides
practical ideas about how to engage with key partners.

We will also be working with providers to establish
self-sustaining leadership and network systems.

We have set up a members only Facebook page called Hampshire
Provider Training (Children’s Links)
and please check this out for further
information. Alternatively email hpt@childrenslinks.org.uk