Education, support and research for early years autism


Puzzle Centre is committed to disseminating best practice in early intervention for young children with autism and related disorders.

We provide training workshops onsite for families and professionals throughout the year on a variety of methods and approaches used at the centre including SCERTS, as well as providing early year autism off-site training as partners of the Autism Education Trust’s South East Training Hub.

 For a comprehensive list of training courses currently available download our  Training Calendar 2018

Puzzle Centre delivers Early Years Autism Training across South East via AET Training Hub

The Puzzle Centre in partnership with the Buckinghamshire Learning Trust and Oxfordshire County Council  has been awarded the contract by the Autism Education Trust to be the South East Region Early Years Training Hub.

The training hub is now delivering a 3-tier programme for early years practitioners across the whole of the South East region of England.

The three tiers of training available are:

Tier 1. Making sense of autism – for all early years practitioners

Tier 2. Good autism practice – for practitioners working directly with children with autism.

Tier 3. Leading good autism practice – for leaders and managers


For further information go to www.learningtrust.net/autism

E: autism@learningtrust.net

T: 01296 387361

At Puzzle we are pioneering in our use of the SCERTS model, which refers to the importance of transactional support for children with autism. The training we offer to all family members and professionals focuses on how the relationships and interactions of all the individuals who work in partnership with a child and how they work together as part of a team. It also refers to how partners support children’s learning and development.

Puzzle Centre have both a one day and a half day course on how we implement SCERTS within our setting.  To find out more about these courses please download the full course information here:

One day Course – How Puzzle Implements SCERTS

Half Day Course – Introduction to How Puzzle Centre uses SCERTS

Monday 22nd January 12.30-4.00 pm – Introduction to How Puzzle Centre uses SCERTS.    

Venue: Bletchley, Milton Keynes           Cost per delegate :£45

To book click here

We also deliver training for students or practitioners from outside organisations.

  • Each term we have 2 or 3 different workshops at the centre which are suitable for parents or practitioners to attend.
  • These cost  £20 for parents and £35.00 for professionals to attend
  • We are able to offer bespoke training to outside organisations who wish to find out more about autism in the early years and the approaches used at Puzzle Centre.
  • Click here to download our TRAINING LEAFLET
    Please contact us directly by phone or email to discuss your requirements.
  • We also deliver whole day courses and conferences.

At Puzzle Centre

Puzzle offers training workshops at the centre for parents or practitioners approximately 3 times each term on a variety of topics related to supporting the development of young children with communication difficulties/autism.

Our range of courses on offer include:

PECS workshops (Stages 1-3)
PECS workshop (Stages 4-6)
Using Visual Support in the home
Understanding behaviour
Communication and Play
Introduction to Sensory Processing

If you would like to attend a course on any of the subjects mentioned above- or want to discuss if we can offer training on other areas, please do not hesitate to call Puzzle to discuss your particular needs.