Early Years Professional Development Centre

The Professional Development Centre is a training venue for early years practitioners, with purpose built training rooms and interactive learning environments for children from birth to the end of their reception class and beyond.

The Centre also houses an information lounge to support practitioners professional development.  The Centre aims to help practitioners implement the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Practitioners can drop into the Centre during opening hours to look around. An early years advisor will be available to offer support if requested.

The training rooms can be booked, prices are available here

Lancashire childcare practitioners are welcome to book staff meetings, subject to availability.

Practitioners who's setting or school has not signed up to the Setting Service Guarantee (SSG) and visitors from outside Lancashire are very welcome. A charge of £11.00 per person is payable and includes refreshments. 


The Centre is open 9 until 4 Monday - Friday term-time and at other times by arrangement


Car parking facilities at the Centre are limited, where possible you are advised to car share.