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Our online benefit claim and calculator will not be available between 7.00pm on Friday 21 January and 9.00pm on Saturday 22 January due to maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Health Secretary has set out the next steps in the fight against Coronavirus. See the press conference at Youtube: Coronavirus press conference (19 January 2022).

Courses for nursery, daycare, out of school providers and childminders


Our Early Years courses are suitable for anyone working with young children in a school, nursery, childcare or childminder environment.

For a copy of our latest training directory please contact us.  

Training is delivered free of charge for PVI early years practitioners within the County Durham Local Authority, unless otherwise stated in the course outline. There is a charge for nursery schools and schools; please contact us for details.

Courses this term will be delivered online, with the majority of the live sessions being held through Microsoft Teams.  See Education Durham courses - terms and conditions for more information.

To reserve your place on a course, please email eywfd@durham.gov.uk for a booking form.

Contact us
Early years
03000 268 917
Our address is:
  • Early Years Workforce Development Team
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • DH1 5UJ