Canavan Byrne gives you access to a training service with over 20 years experience in the childcare sector, training that is relevant, practical, focused and gives you real value for money.

All our training courses are designed to take account of the very latest good practice standards in the Early Years childcare sector and can be booked directly on this website.


If you need training for a larger group INSERVICE TRAINING will save your service money AND you'll get onsite training tailored to your specific requirements.

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Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid

Inservice Training Public Training €70

We recommend completing this Paediatric First Aid course to complement the compliance requirement to have a FAR qualified person in the Early Years setting.


Implementing Aistear Workshop

Inservice Training Online Training €30

This workshop uses a curriculum based on children's emerging interests to support their learning and development, with Aistear themes as the framework to the curriculum.

Introduction to Play Therapy

Play Therapy

Inservice Training Public Training €40

This workshop will develop an understanding of the use of Play Therapy. It uses the medium of play, rather than talk, to help the child learn to express themselves.

Positive Behaviour

Positive Behaviour

Inservice Training Public Training €40

This is a practical workshop for Early Years practitioners. Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Early Years setting (0-6 years) helps build respectful relationships with others.

First Aid Responder

First Aid Response

Inservice Training Public Training

FAR certification course (2 years) is for anyone wanting to learn how to recognise and care for people with life-threatening injuries before the arrival of healthcare practitioners.

Fire Safety Awareness

Fire Safety

Inservice Training Online Training €40

This course trains participants how to act safely in the event of an emergency fire. Certificate valid for 2 years. All staff should do this Fire Safety awareness course.

New Data Protection Regulations


Inservice Training Public Training €35

Are you Ready for the GDPR? This workshop prepares Early Years Services for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018.

Manual Handling

Manual Handling

Inservice Training Online Training €40

Compliant with the Safety Health & Welfare Act, Manual Handling of loads regulations (General Applications) 2007. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Preparing for DES Inspection

DES Inspection

Inservice Training Online Training €30

This workshop provides participants with an overview of the DES (Department of Education & Science) inspection process and how to achieve the expected outcomes on the new quality framework.

Preparing for Tusla Inspection

Preparing for Tusla Inspection

Inservice Training Public Training €40

This information session is designed to help you and your staff team to prepare for the TUSLA inspection, and covers the Childcare Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 .

Effective Room Leader

Effective Room Leader

Inservice Training

Making the transition from the role of practitioner to the role of Room Leader or Senior Practitioner can be daunting. This course will develop your skills and confidence.

Food Safety Essentials

Food Safety Training

Inservice Training Online Training €70

This FSAI Level 1 course covers the mandatory food safety skills required before working in a kitchen or handling food.

Child Safeguarding Training

Child Protection Awareness Raising

Inservice Training Public Training €50

This awareness raising course, delivered by a highly experienced safeguarding trainer, ensures that all those caring for children have an awareness of child protection.

Supporting Transitions within the ECCE Setting

Supporting Transitions

Inservice Training Public Training €45

This workshop deals with supporting daily and regular transitions in early childhood, and is one of the curriculum pillars in the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide.

Creative Mindfulness

Creative Mindfulness

Inservice Training

This Creative Mindfulness workshop is suitable for anyone working with children. A practical, uplifting and thought provoking workshop to bring calm, joy and well-being to the classroom.

Inclusion of Children with Additional Needs

Inclusion of Children with Disabilities

Online Training €50

This introductory online course is aimed at those wishing to take a step towards successful inclusion of all children into their Early Years service.

Encouraging Language Development

Early Language Development

Inservice Training Public Training €160

Teacher Talk™ Training. Learn how to promote communication and social development for all children including those with language delays or second language learners.

Start Your Own EY Business

Start your own business

Inservice Training Public Training €300

This course, delivered by experts in the field, will provide you with all the information and practical tools to establish an early years business (preschool, nursery, afterschool).

Music Play

Music Play

Inservice Training Public Training €50

Teach music through songs, games and fun activities which will engage your children and give them an excellent grounding in musical skills.

Childhood Speech & Language Development

Childhood speech language

Inservice Training Public Training €80

Trainer: Tricia Curtis. Learn to recognise common differences in speech & language development while supporting those children awaiting therapy with helpful activities and resources.