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:

  • Childminding (including Childminding briefing sessions)
  • Foundation course working with Children and Adults
  • L1 Award in Caring for Children
  • L2* Certificate in Introduction to Caring for Children and Young people
  • L2* Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • L2* Diploma for Early Years Practitioners
  • L3* Diploma for Early Years Educators

For all courses you will need to attend and information and assessment session.

* To enrol on Level 2 or Level 3 Care diplomas you will need to be working within the sector or have a current workplace. 

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