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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable until 7.00am on Thursday 18 August: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit overpayments service and our welfare assistance form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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