CALAT Croydon Adult Learning and Training

Childcare, early years and childminding


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 childminder.

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


We offer:

  • 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 Years Educators
  • L3 Award in preparing to work in home-based child care

Dates and locations

There are multiple options on offer:

  • different venues across the borough, as well as online
  • course duration from 10 to 31 weeks
  • at times to suit you – day, evening and weekends

How to apply

For further information and to apply, please email