Early Years Professional Development Programme

December 14, 2022

Speech and Language UK are working in partnership with Education Development Trust to deliver phase three of the DfE’s Early Years Professional Development Programme (EYPDP).

The EYPDP forms part of the government’s £180 million Early Years Education Recovery Plan to address the continued effects of the pandemic on young children. Phase three will start in February 2023 and provide training to 10,000 early years practitioners to improve practice and enhance outcomes. 

Better trained early years practitioners will mean more children who struggle to talk and understand words will get the vital support they need.

We are recruiting and training a team of highly motivated early years practitioners educators and speech and language therapists to deliver the programme and provide comprehensive high quality ‘train the trainer’ materials and support to ensure they have the required knowledge and skills to deliver the modules. 

If you are interested in joining the Speech and Language team to help deliver this exciting project you can apply below.

Early years practitioners working with children are invited to participate to help develop their practice, improve outcomes, and school readiness in Communication and Language, Early Mathematics and Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED). 

Eligible practitioners from all 152 local authorities in England will have the opportunity to access the continuous professional development (CPD) offering. 

The overall aim of the EYPDP is to train early Years practitioners (EYPs) in three modules: 

  • Communication and Language – via 7 e-learning units and 7 webinars. 
  • Maths via 6 e-learning units and 3 webinars. 
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) via 5 e-learning units and 5 webinars.