Early years education recovery programme

Information on new continuing professional development, qualifications, and support and guidance for the early years sector, funded by the Department for Education.

Applies to England



The government is providing a package of workforce training, qualificationsqualifications, and support and guidance for the early years sector to aid staff and settings, and address the impact of the pandemic on the youngest and most disadvantaged children.

Designed to support all areas of the early years sector, the package offers:

  • continuing professional development
  • additional funding for qualifications
  • support and guidance to early years settings through stronger practice hubs, and experts and mentors
Published 20 October 2022
Last updated 1526 MarchMay 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated information about the modules available for early years child development training.

  2. Professional development programme phase 3 (PDP3) is now available.

  3. Updated 'Early years education recovery programme: supporting the sector', adding extra information to the 'Early years child development training’ section about who will benefit from the programme and explaining that the length of the programme will depend on user needs.

  4. 'Early years child development training' section has been updated with new programme information.

  5. 'Early years education recovery programme: supporting the sector' was updated with programme availability information for stronger practice hubs and PDP3.

  6. First published.