Training for Childcare Providers, Foster Carers and Social Care work

If you work in a childcare setting, or want to work with children, then there is a variety of support available to you. 

Cymryd Rhan is commissioned by Powys Children and Young People’s Partnership (CYPP) to provide business support to childcare businesses across Powys, including Day Nurseries, Childminders and parent & Toddler groups.

Cymryd Rhan works with all childcare providers to mentor, advise and carry out a “business health check”, which looks at all aspects of how you run your service from training to funding and staffing to policies and procedures.  We are then there to provide any additional support, training or samples of paperwork, etc that you need to help your setting develop.  We use the nationally recognised PQASSO quality system as a basis for our work. All groups will be able to undertake the PQASSO quality award if they so wish in addition to the support we provide.

Powys Family Information Service is a statutory service for parents and prospective parents to find out about childcare available to them in the county, as well as any other information a family may need. Working closely with CSSIW they have up-to-date information on all registered provision in Powys, as well as a lot of the provision that don’t need to register. Advertising on their childcare search is free to all childcare provision in Powys.

All 3 services work together regularly share information to provide childcares with a joined up approach. 

Details of training and development opportunities funded by the CYPP can be found here.  

Qualification Application Process

If you wish to apply to undertake a qualification within the new Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) you must complete a QCF Diploma Booking Form. Before you can submit the form it must have appropriate approval by Line Manager.  All completed application are to be sent to:



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Before you can foster for Powys, you and your family will have to have some training to make sure that you’re suitable.

Find out more about training

Powys’ Social Care Workforce Development Programme (SCWDP) supports and provides training and development opportunities for people working within social care.  Our key aim is to increase the amount of staff across the whole social care sector with the qualifications, skills and knowledge they need for the work they do.

Details of training and development opportunities can be found here.

Communication Plan

Powys regional partnership adopt a range of methods for effective communication and consultation. The communication plan highlights a list of stakeholders, who the Integrated Training Brochure and plan are disseminated to and details of the timescales/ calendar in which information is disseminated to partners, stakeholders and those who encompass the social care workforce sector in Powys.


Download the Communication Plan 2017/ 2018 (pdf)

Download the Communication Plan 2016 / 2017 (pdf)