Our courses

Welcome to the LEYF Training Academy, our world-class centre of training and research.

Whether it’s to champion sustainability in your nursery setting, to learn to cook some nutritious dishes for very young children with our Early Years Chef Academy, or to develop your understanding of child development with our Early Years degree, training with us means you can enhance your career while impacting children’s lives.

Come and learn with others from both the UK and abroad, and build your networks while receiving rewarding training from experts in the sector.

Courses at LEYF

LEYF offers a range of courses to extend your knowledge of Early Years and support your continued professional development.

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Sustainability in the Early Years

Complete our course and lead your nursery in creating sustainable impact.

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Early Years Chef Academy

We train chefs to be experts in child nutrition and to help children, staff and parents build healthy habits for life.

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Earn while you learn with the LEYF Apprenticeship.

LEYF Staff in a training room being taught the LEYF Degree

Early Years Degree

Find out more about LEYF’s degree in Early Years.

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Find out more about LEYF’s coaching programme.

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SEND training

Find out more about our SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) training and courses.