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Early Years PDP Expression of Interest

Thank you for your interest in Early Years PDP programme, part of the DfE's Early Years Education Recovery programme.  We want to reach as many eligible Settings as possible in the Local Authority areas signed up to the programme.

If you are interested in the programme, please fill in this form and we will be in touch as to next steps and information about the programme. Please note, we are currently recruiting for the final cohort of the programme, due to start training in March 2024.

More information about the programme can be found here -

  • Each participant accepted on to the programme will be expected to meet weekly learning commitments up to a total of 60 hours across a 7-8 month period (total of 10 working days) from cohort start date and as a manager I am happy to support them to attend live webinars and complete online eLearning.
  • Each participant is expected to complete all required elements in order to receive the OCN London endorsed certificate of completion.
  • Participation in the Programme will be funded by the Department for Education and that my Local Authority will provide the backfill for the Practitioner(s) participating. I am aware that I have flexibility as Setting Manager to use the funding to release the practitioner(s) during the working day, or to fund overtime payments for practitioners who complete the programme outside of working hours.
  • Participants put forward for the programme have not completed previous iterations of the Early Years PDP programme