Learning and Development

A career at Spring will allow you to continuously develop and extend your early years skills and knowledge. Whether it is professional qualifications, our vast in-house programs and access to free e-learning or local authority training, we actively encourage and support the continued learning of our staff.

Professional Qualifications

Whether or not you are already qualified to work within the early years, you will have access to our career springboard learning and development programme, giving you the opportunity to further your studies and undertake a professional qualification.


Our Springboard training scheme for apprentices new into the sector is a great way to join the team. To find out more about becoming an apprentice with Spring check out our apprenticeship page.

Management & Leadership Development

Whether you are an experienced manager or aspiring to be one, our management and leadership development training programmes will help and support you to be the best leader you can be.

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We are proud to be a ‘Care Leaver Friendly Employer - Gold Partner. We have applied the covenant principals across all our Nations to support care experienced people to get a job in our organisation and thrive while you are employed by us

As part of our promise and commitment we offer a guaranteed interview and constructive feedback to applicants who identify as care experienced and who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

Please click here to see our applicants guide

Action for Children are committed to interviewing applicants with a disability or health condition who meet the minimum criteria for the job.

The aim of this commitment is to encourage positive action, encouraging people with a disability to apply for jobs and provide an opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities at the interview stage.

If you have a disability or health condition and need to discuss reasonable adjustments for any part of this recruitment process, so you have the best opportunity to demonstrate that you can do the job or wish to discuss how we will put in place any adjustments if you were to be successful, please email recruitmentservice@actionforchildren.org.uk and a member of our team will be happy to help you.