Courses and Training

We provide a variety of learning opportunities for the children’s workforce.  These include our own JCCT Courses, supporting others to deliver training as well as providing bursaries for local training opportunities.

The 11th Knowledge Makes Change Seminar

If you were able to join the 11th Knowledge Makes Change Seminar, on Wednesday 11th November 2020, thank you for coming.  We hope you enjoyed hearing Debbie Garvey, author, trainer and speaker on early years, speaking on:

Emotional Wellbeing in Early Childhood: Exploring the neuroscience and how to support the emotional wellbeing of children and staff


Briefing paper

  • The briefing paper with more information from Debbie and where to go for help and support in Jersey is here

The 10th Knowledge Makes Change Seminar

Significantly Different and Substantially the Same: Examining Core Principles of Early Childhood Education within the context of retransition following the pandemic.”


If you did log on, we hope you found the evening both interesting and encouraging – with its calm and thoughtful consideration of the implications for early years of Covid-19 and the return to settings, and its confident and positive conclusion that  “Early years practitioners are professionals who know the children in their care, know what is best for them and are experienced in being flexible and adaptable to meet children’s needs in different circumstances and contexts”

Here is a link to the KMC seminar

Here is a link to the slides that were shown

Please click here to see the briefing paper with sources of further information and where to go for help and support in Jersey

The film of the seminar will be available before too long – we are still working on a few editing issues to get it ready to send to you.

The Children’s Workforce Training Directory is available here:

Training Directory from States of Jersey

‘REAL’ Training Opportunities

We are delighted to be able to offer some dates for ‘REAL’ training – please contact Kate ( for more information:

REAL Training for Trainers: 15th and 16th October (9.30 till 4.30)

Sharing REAL with Parents Training for Trainers – 10th, 17th and 24th November (3.30 till 5.00)

REAL Training: 21st and 22nd January 2021

REAL Maths Training for Trainers: 25th and 26th February 2021

REAL Maths Training: 22nd March 2021

At the moment, we are planning a combination of on line and ‘in real life’ delivery here at ‘Pips Place’.  Please call (629901) or email ( for details or to book a place.


Here is a new film showing the work of REAL over the last few years.

‘Making it REAL’ (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy)

Engaging parents in their children’s early literacy development has been shown to improve children’s outcomes and help to narrow the gap between disadvantaged and other children.

The diversity of experiences across all children and early years setting in Jersey means that the introduction of Making it REAL will enable practitioners to reach out to parents and families, building confidence and knowledge to support early home learning, with a powerful impact on children’s outcomes and on family literacy practice.  We are currently working with 611 parents and 735 children across the island and Making it REAL projects, events and wider engagement.

All nurseries and pre-schools in Jersey have been offered the opportunity to take part in an island-wide programme which includes a focus on literacy and maths and more than 500 families have taken part so far.

More information about the programme can be found here:

If you would like to know more about REAL training opportunities, please contact Kate at the Trust:


Knowledge Makes Change Seminar

The 10th KMC Seminar was planned for Thursday 11th June, due to Covid 19 we are exploring ways in which we can deliver this seminar virtually via a webinar.
Further details to follow.



The following training sessions have been postponed:-

  • Sharing REAL with Parents – Training for Trainers (19th & 20th May)
  • Sharing Real with Parents (23rd June)

Both sessions will be re-arranged as soon as we know when the current situation will end.

Scheduled training:-

  • Making it REAL (early literacy) – Training for Trainers – 24th & 25th September
  • Making it REAL – 15th & 16th October
  • REAL approach to early Mathematics – Spring 21

If you are interested in any of these (including the postponed sessions) please contact Kate at JCCT –

Registered and accredited childcare providers can apply for a £15 grant from us, following completion of their First Aid Training.

Simply fill in the application form and send it to us with proof of payment and a copy of your training certificate.  We have £1,000 available each year and so applications are available on a first come, first served basis.

Also, if you are choosing to train with St Johns Ambulance, call us to get their discount code before booking a place with them.  If you quote this when you book with them, you will qualify for a 10% discount on the course cost.

Here at the Trust, we are offering £1,000 to a student enrolled on the Foundation Degree or Degree in Childhood Studies (part-time) towards course fees, materials and expenses.

You may apply for this bursary if:

  • You are enrolled on the course;
  • You have ‘licence to practise’ and are currently employed in the private Early Years and Childcare Sector in Jersey;
  • You can demonstrate how you will apply your knowledge and skills within the Early Years and Childcare Sector in Jersey.

You can apply by:

  • Writing a letter of application to our Executive Director, Fiona Vacher;
  • Please include a current C.V. with your application letter;
  • You will need to provide a letter or statement of support from your employer.

Once your application has been received, you may be required to attend an interview here at the Trust.

If successful, you will be required to sign an agreement to repay the funds upon non-completion of the course.

Level 3 Award & Certificate in Work with Parents course (code 3599) is offered by the Bridge.  We are offering two full bursaries (up to the value of £600 each) to allow two candidates to join the next group of students.

This qualification has been developed to equip individuals working with children with the essential skills and knowledge required to support parents in their parenting role.

The course will build on a candidate’s understanding of children’s and parents’ social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs within the context of family life.

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