About Us

It’s no secret that high quality childcare comes from staff that have took part in high quality training. At the Early Learning Partnership training and assessment centre (ELP) we strongly believe that the most effective way for staff to acquire such skills is through “hands on experience” with ongoing support and engaging theory based lessons. We aim to provide this opportunity and inspire, educate and train our future nursery nurses and childcare staff as they embark on their career in childcare.

The Early Learning Partnership Training and Assessment Centre is a newly opened facility dedicated to providing the highest quality childcare training in South Tyneside. Nurtured in our local community, we draw upon over 16 years’ of experience in Early Years to provide the best learning opportunities to all of our students. The ELP Training and Assessment Centre is now working in partnership with Transform and Aspire, who have over 25 years experience of learning and development.

We are a Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE) registered centre and deliver a range of qualifications from level 2 - level 4 (You can find a list of all of the qualifications we offer on our Qualifications page). We also have an exciting, comprehensive CPD training programme that will ensure that all our learners can meet all of their training needs.


We have partnerships with numerous nurseries around South Tyneside and Northumberland including Ofsted outstanding rated nurseries which we use to aid our training and to provide working placements for our students. We believe having hands on experience while training is the best way to support a students learning and allow them to reach their full potential. Our partnerships enable us to give our students the opportunity to grow their skills in the very best provisions.