OOSA Academy


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The all new OOSA Academy is where school aged childcare providers can access a collection of hand-picked, specialist online and live training courses and CPD all in one place.

Visit www.oosaacademy.co.uk where both members and non-members now have access to courses and training across three tiers of engagement:

  • induction level courses from our Emerging Practice stream. Providers can create their own induction bundles for new staff, or just have a taster of a new topic
  • sessions for those who have some experience but want to develop their knowledge or skills in our Enhancing Practice stream
  • training courses and programmes for ambitious practitioners wanting to master their practice in our Expert Practice stream

OOSA Academy contains a wide range of topics from childcare business, inclusive practice, behaviour, mental health, HR, legal issues, playwork, practical activities, working with parents, safeguarding, Ofsted preparation, quality improvement and many, many more!

It’s a developing range and some courses are still in development, but there will be something for everyone at each level of practice.


OOSA Academy will include access to free content!! Each term we will host an OOSA Briefing to update on a topic of interest including safeguarding, Ofsted, business issues and inclusion.

These briefings are all included in the membership subscription and will be recorded so members can encourage their whole team to watch. Three whole team training events are now included in the OOSA membership and accessed via OOSA Academy!


Members will not have to pay any more to access the OOSA Briefings, OOSA Forum and the other free content available from our training partners. You will be getting more from your subscription than ever before. There will be non-member pricing for all training and courses and OOSA members are eligible for discounted prices.

For those who wish to purchase additional courses and content for your team or yourself, OOSA Academy will be on a ‘pay as you go’ model. There will be a range of pricing reflecting the content of the session you’re purchasing. As ever we aim to keep the pricing as accessible as possible, but it is our partners who set the pricing for their content.

We don’t believe that you should have to pay for what you don’t need. We want you to be able to plan and choose training and CPD that your staff will enjoy, value and use to develop practice, so you only buy what you need as you go along…. simple!

We have plans to introduce extra functionality to the Academy for managers and owners with large staff teams, but we want to make sure we get the basics right first so we aren't passing those development costs on to our membership. Best value is important to us!


Firstly, you’ll need to set up an account on OOSA Academy website. This is a personal account, not an organisation account. Each person accessing, every member of staff you want to access training, member or not will need to set up their own account so they can access and complete the training and receive their certificates.

Exclusive member only content can be accessed by clicking through from this page.

To access your member only pricing, you will need to use your OOSA Member discount code which you can find on this page. This discount code changes regularly so please do check first! Please log in using the link at the top of the page. 


If you have not yet joined the Out of School Alliance, you can sign-up today and start enjoying the benefits of membership right away.


Other Material:

OOSA Training and Masterclasses

As part of our continuing commitment to members, we are pleased to offer short online training courses specific to the out of school sector. Here you can find details of the training and masterclasses available and members can find recordings and materials from member only free events.  

EYFS: The Playwork Way (eBook only)

Our EYFS The Playwork Way Masterclass interactive workshop focuses on one of the hottest topics for our sector. Understanding what exactly is required by out of school settings working across Early Years and School Aged Childcare is one that many providers continue to struggle with. This masterclass will outline the requirements, what they mean in practice and how to successfully implement them in a way that will not only give you confidence for Inspection, but will provide great playful environment for the children in your care. We are not currently ruinning the live interactive workshop session as previously advertised, but if you would like to buy the 27 page eBook separately (it's included in the interactive masterclass) you can purchase via the button below. Non members price is £25 (inc. VAT) but if you're a member this is reduced to £20 (log in to purchase at members price).