Childcare, Early Years and Child minding

Childcare, Early Years and Child minding 2020-10-08T16:47:05+00:00

CALAT is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all learners and staff, therefore delivery methods* of courses will be using blended learning techniques complying with government guidelines for social distancing in relation to Covid 19.

This may mean that your course content could be totally online or a combination of both classroom and online delivery. Initial assessments and enrolments will also be online or processed over the telephone using an online payment app. 

*It is important to note, with such a fast moving situation, any delivery may be subject to change and updated in accordance with government guidelines in relation to Covid 19.

Information / interview sessions and English & Maths assessments are now being held at Clock Tower Croydon for our Early Years and Care courses.

Sessions will take place each week from 14th Oct 2020 and then every Wednesday.

You need to book a place in advance by email as we are limiting numbers to adhere to Covid 19 guidance.


Please email to confirm a date and time, or if you have any questions.

Do NOT attend Clock Tower Croydon if you do NOT have a confirmed date and time for interview and assessment as you will not be seen and p
lease only attend if you have no symptoms of COVID 19, wear a facemask and follow all safety guidelines at our centres. 

If you are interested in making a really positive difference in children’s lives come and train at CALAT.

We offer a range of courses and opportunities for people interested in working with children and young people either in Early Years Settings, Schools or as a Child-Minder.

Our courses are delivered by highly qualified professionals who have a wealth of experience across the children’s and young people’s workforce. Our courses fully prepare you for employment or running your own business.

Be part of children’s learning and development from the very beginning!! (0-5 years old).

Our Early Year’s courses are taught by experienced tutors with a range of backgrounds in working with children and their families. They are enthusiastic about how to support children’s learning through play in a safe stimulating environment.

Our courses will support you in developing a career through class discussions, teacher-led presentations, case studies, video viewings, visiting speakers and even making playdough!!

In our level 2 and 3 courses you will also have the experience of volunteering/working in an Early Years setting to gain the skills to support the knowledge that you will gain during the course.

With our Childminding course you will develop a business plan that will support you in becoming a registered childminder.

Our courses are as follows:

  • L1 Bridging course for Level 2 Early Years Diploma
  • L2 Diploma for Early Years Practitioners
  • L1 Award in Caring for Children
  • L2 Certificate in Introduction to Early Years Education and Care
  • L3 Diploma for Early Year’s Educators


  • L3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home-based Child-care

If you want to know more about working in the Early Year’s don’t delay! Book onto an information and assessment session today!

For further information on Early Years or Health and Social Care courses and to apply, please email go on our website or call in to a CALAT centre for an application form.