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trainer rates


does anyone have an idea of what the average daily/hourly rates are for a freelance trainer in early years
wendy hindmoor

5 Responses

  1. Early rates
    As a new trainer you can expect £400-£500 daily rate, However it would strongly depend on the course your providing, whether your using your own course materials and also your location. Hope this helps and good luck.
    X C

  2. day rates
    They sound about the right level to me for associate work. If you are working direct then I would look to about £750 plus to cover the extra costs etc.


  3. ‘earl years’ – new or child care?
    Hi Wendy,
    When you ask for ‘early years’ do you mean you are a new trainer, or do you mean in the ‘early years’ sector (childcare)?

    If the former then your day rate should reflect the experience you have, the value you can add, and the confidence you have to sell yourself.

    If the latter, then this is traditionally one of those sectors where there are lower rates, usually because people entering this market do not understand how to value such services, and the purchasers do not understand what they are buying in terms of value – they usually focus on cost.
    Hope this helps

  4. depends on your basis
    Hi Wendy

    There are two ways that you can work as a freelance trainer – as an associate or as a direct provider.

    You should expect to get less as an associate (typically £350 – £450) per day, as you haven’t had to invest time in winning the work. If you are just starting out, this is a great way to get yourself ‘up and running’

    As a direct provider, it is normal to charge £450+ to help claw back all of the ‘non-paid’ time you have put in.

    Obviously, this depends on your specialism, demand and location (I assume trainers in London charge more for example).

    Good luck,

  5. Trainer Rate
    About four years ago I wrote an article about trainer rates and the issues, I can let you have a PDF of this.


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