Cumbria County Council

Early Years Organisation:Cumbria Childrens' Services
Region: North West

EYPs and EYPS candidates in Cumbria County Council are eligible for free membership of the EYPSf, courtesy of the Cumbria Childrens' Services.

Your EYPS advisers at Cumbria CS will be able to confirm your eligibility and send you registration instructions. Once you have these, simply click the register link at the top of this or any EYPSf page and complete the registration screen following the instructions you are given. To make contact with your Cumbria CS administrative contact or adviser please email Email Amanda Coates or use any of the contact methods below. When emailing, you should give them:
  • Your name
  • Your EYPS candidate number
  • Your setting name or place of work

If you need help with making contact or registering, please email the EYPSf

Primary administrative contact

Amanda Coates
email address: Email Amanda Coates
Telephone: 01900 706130

Postal Address

Early Years and Childcare Team
Supporting Children and Families
Children's Services
Childrens Centre
Moorclose Road
CA14 5AP

Useful Links

Cumbria County Council website

EYPSf Local Support Network Forum

Cumbria County Council FSF Scheme webpage

CETAD - Lancaster University email or ring 01524 593318

University of Cumbria - for information email or for an application form email

For individuals who have gained EYPS and are entitled to the EYPS Provision Award for their setting (£9000 until 2011) then contact ku.vog.ccairbmuc@rrats.leahcar

Please note this fund is not available to settings who have been in receipt of the Quality Premium and Recruitment Incentive from the Transformation Fund.

In addition to the above we also provide funding for practitioners to attend Level 3 to Level 5 qualification training if they are employed in the Private, Voluntary or Maintained Sector.  For information they should email Rachael Starr or telephone 01228 221240

We also provide funding for practitioners to achieve the Certificate in Early Years Foundation Stage Practice (CEYFSP) contacts for this and Level 3 to 5 training in Cumbria is:

Kendal College - email or telephone 01539 814713

Carlisle College - email or telephone 01228 822703

Furness College - email or telephone 01229 825017

Lakes College West Cumbria - email or telephone 01946 839300

National Extension College - email or telephone 01223 400200 (used for distance learning)

RWP Training - email ku.oc.pwr@nimda or telephone 01228 593446 (provide only CEYFSP only)