About The Childcare Company

Launched in May 2008, The Childcare Company now not only offer Childcare courses and training, but also Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS), Playwork, CPD Short Courses and Paediatric First Aid, all using our cutting-edge online learning programme, the Laser.

The Childcare Company Online Training

Online Training

Our Laser learning programme allows you to access all the teaching and learning resources for your course online. This means you can access your learning and portfolio at any time you wish and can revisit learning as many times as you need to. It also allows us to deliver our training both nationwide and internationally.

The teaching and learning resources are made up of tutorials, videos, good practice examples, presentations, multimedia activities, activity sheets and reading. Everything you need for your course is in one place and you can upload your work to your online portfolio to be marked by your Tutor.

Your Tutor will be in contact with you every week and in most cases the contact time with your Tutor is greater than going to college. It means you have one-to-one learning sessions with your Tutor, rather than having to share your time with a class full of others.

Why Choose The Childcare Company?

The Childcare Company team have extensive experience in running independent day schools and nurseries, and the company Directors opened one of the very first free schools in 2011. The writers of our learning resources frequently write for trade press on education issues and have also advised Government on specific issues.

Course content incorporates the EYFS and is updated as necessary in line with any changes.

We are a green company; we care about making our children’s planet a viable and beautiful place. We pursue paper-free alternatives from our industry partners, such as awarding body CACHE.

The Childcare Company works closely with large nursery chains, private training providers, local authorities and government funding bodies all over the country.


Our technological vision is cutting -edge, both within the childcare industry and in the wider online education sector. We intend to lead childcare training into a new era by incorporating Web 2.0 principles into our virtual learning environment (VLE); in doing so we will equip our learners with the necessary skills to become lifelong, independent learners.


We can help you to comply with your obligations to offer a range of childcare training methods. For some learners, college or Saturday classes are just not an option. Accessing learning from home is the only practical solution. Many learners have expressed to us a desire to embark upon a training programme that is individualised to their needs and that takes into account their preferred learning styles. We work closely with every learner to ensure that we are providing training that suits their needs.