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Workforce Development

The Achieving for Children Workforce Development Team offer a range of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities to support all members of the children's workforce including the Early Years Sector. Training and workshops are organised into programmes such as Practitioner Skills, Curriculum Support, Leadership & Management and Health & Safety. Full information about all sessions can be found using our online booking system CPD Online.

The Workforce Development Team also offers training for new childminders and nannies through its CACHE centre. The CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Homebased Childcare is suitable for anybody wishing to start their own home-based childcare business. It consists of 8 half-day sessions across either 4 full days or 8 evenings. For more information contact the Workforce Development team on 020 8831 6353 or email

All the training and development oportunities are available on the AfC CPD Online website (opens a new window.


Four steps to success

Logging in

You may already have an account; if so use these details to log in.

If you do not have an account you can set this up when you first visit AfC CPD OnlineYou will need to link your account to your organisation, which you should find listed on the system. Please call us if you need any assistance with this stage.

Select your relevant sector

When you have logged in to AfC CPD Online, follow the link click to the sector that best fits your role (eg Early Years and Childcare, Education Services, etc).

Complete/update your details

Please check carefully as we will use these details to contact you with course information. Your account details can be viewed and updated from My CPD Online on the menu bar.

Search and book online

There are many ways to browse and search for courses - using the event calendar, quick name search, or the full search events menu with multiple options.

What you can do at AfC CPD Online
  • search and view course information – including available spaces
  • book a place or be added to waiting list
  • request alerts by email of new events
  • view details of events due to attend and events attended
  • download course handouts and certificates
  • print training catalogues
  • complete training evaluations and impact questions online
Need more help?

If you experience any difficulties accessing information please visit our FAQs. If these do not answer your query get in touch with the Workforce Development Team.

Children's Workforce Development Team

Phone: 020 8831 6353