The Early Years Professional Development Programme (EYPDP) is a key element of the national government initiative to improve children’s outcomes in early language, literacy and mathematics. Fully funded by the Department for Education (DfE), it has offered training to thousands of early years practitioners since inception.

In September 2021, an adapted version of the EYPDP, ‘Building on Success’ was conceived as part of the UK government’s early COVID-19 recovery plan. The aim was to recruit more early years practitioners in pre-reception settings and offer a revised version of the training, with additional new content in response to the pandemic.

You can read more about the programme and how it’s going on the Education Development Trust website.