Discover our FREE Level 2 and 3 Early Years courses.

PLEYSS is a dedicated training programme, specialising in the Early Years Sector.   The programme aims to provide individuals with the opportunity to gain the essential skills to become more employable within the early years sector.

Starting a career in Early Years opens many career opportunities, from apprenticeships, regular employment to being your own boss!   Working in a childcare role  will give you the chance to support  children as they learn, develop, and prepare for school.

What are the Early Years?

Children aged 0-5 are known as the Early Year’s group.   This stage of a child’s life is crucial. They need to be ready for school and have developed the necessary skills to progress forward.   Individuals who work in Early Years play an important role in helping children from birth to school age reach their full potential.

PLEYSS is fully inclusive and aimed at anyone who:

  • is aged between 16-69 who is unemployed,
  • is living in London,
  • is not currently in education,
  • would like to pursue a career in the Early Years sector.

Course Information

The programme offers three different learning routes. Depending on the route, learners can achieve recognised qualifications, setting them up perfectly for full-time employment within the Early Years Sector.

All learners will receive Employability training as part of the programme. Paediatric First Aid is offered as part of the nursery based route. Learners will have the opportunity to choose from two Early Years qualifications; Level 3 Award in Preparing to work in Home Based Childcare, or Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People.

Benefits of the programme:

Our PLEYSS training programme can help to set up individuals for a successful career within the Early Years sector.   There are a variety of roles to choose from!   Whether it’s setting up a childminding business or working in a nursery, our training programme provides the perfect starting point for individuals looking to pursue their career in childcare.

Upon completion, all learners will be guaranteed an interview with an employer in an Early Years setting. based within London.

Progression routes

  • Our programme can be tailored to meet learner needs.  
  • Learners can achieve a recognised sector-based qualification up to level 3. 
  • Learners will receive Employability training, helping them to become more employable. 
  • Frequent employment support and a guaranteed interview. 
  • Full mentoring support to identify and address any learning barriers. 
  • The programme accommodates all academic levels including additional support to those with ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), numeracy, and literacy difficulties. 
  • FREE Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) membership to those embarking on the childminder/Nanning route.