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The Childcare Strategy offers a variety of learning qualifications and training opportunities to all registered childcare providers in Aberdeenshire.



The learning qualifications and training opportunites available for January to December 2013 are:

Accredited training:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ)
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Training and Development
  • Childhood Practice Awards (BACP)
  • Professional Development Award (PDA)


Core training:

  • National Care Standards
  • Child Protection Training
  • Elementary Food Hygiene
  • Food Hygiene Refresher
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland's Children and Families
  • The Cycle of Observation, Assessment and Planning Supporting Implementation of Pre-birth to Three and Early Level Curriculum for Excellence
  • Risk Assessment
  • Object Handling
  • Infection Control and Bloodborne Viruses
  • Induction Training for Childminders


Continued Professional Development (CPD):

  • Nutritional Guidance for Early Years - Snack
  • Nutritional Guidance for Early Years 2 - Menu Planning
  • Skipping
  • Stay and Play and Multisports
  • Orienteering
  • Promoting Positive and Managing Behaviour
  • Supporting Speech and Language Development in Early Years
  • Storytelling - Part 1
  • Storytelling - Part 2
  • Sing-a-Ring


Our Learning and Development Outline gives information about each of these courses, including when they will run:



How to Apply

If you would like to apply for any of these courses please complete the training request form. If you are applying to be considered for accredited training the form must be signed by your line manager.


Training Request Online Form

Complete our online form:



Or download the form:


Send the completed form to:

Childcare Strategy
Craigearn Business Park
Morrison Way
AB51 0TH

Email: childcare@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01467 628579

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