Nurturing Children – Ongoing Continual Professional Development

Nurturing Children offers you and your team core knowledge that everyone working with children needs to know. Through these talks you will gain support as you reflect on your practice; and be guided as you use these reflections to make informed decisions that are right for you, your children and your setting.

You will learn how your children’s brains are bodies are growing and developing. As well as understanding the importance of every engagement you have with them. And as you reflect on your practice, you will recognise the little things that can make the biggest difference as your children grow.

There are sessions on early communication, play and the importance of getting physical. As well as how to embrace change and reflective practice. With the knowledge you gain, you will be ready to nurture your children during these precious years as you communicate, engage and play with confidence. With all you need to refocus attention back on every child in your care.

The Nurturing Childhoods Format

Rooted in child development, each session follows the Nurturing Childhoods format of Knowledge, Understanding and Support. This means that, as you work through the sessions and participate in discussions, you can reflect on your practice with informed confidence. And as you realise the practices you need to celebrate – and with the help you need to challenge others – you can begin to make effective changes to your practice.

All the sessions within Nurturing Children also have complementing sessions available for your parents. Allowing you to work together, as you develop the potential of every child.

Introduction to Nurturing Children – Ongoing CPD

Nurturing Children – Course Information

Nurturing Children – Ongoing CPD consists of 5 sessions, each of which should take around an hour to complete. These sessions, together with the activities and discussion opportunities, work well as a series of 1 hour evening sessions. Alternatively, you may choose to do them together across several full days of training. 

  1. Understanding Children ~ from the inside out
  2. Reflective practice and making changes
  3. Playing with children
  4. The importance of early communication with children
  5. Time to get physical

Underpinned by DfE Professional Development Standards

Within the Nurturing Childhoods structure of Knowledge, Understanding and Support, you will gain evidence and expertise from a range of fields. You will also have activities to work through, and questions that challenge your current thinking. This also means that as you collaborate, reflect and revisit, you have the support of trusted experts, alongside the personal knowledge of your setting. Everything you need to effect lasting change.

Certificate of Attendance
  • Professional development should be –
    • Focused on improving and evaluating children’s outcomes.
    • Underpinned by robust evidence and expertise
    • Include collaboration and expert challenge
    • Sustained over time
    • Prioritised by the leadership team

Ready for more?

If you have enjoyed Nurturing Children, please check out the other Ongoing CPD courses in this range; Nurturing Secure Children, Nurturing Happy Children and Nurturing Learning Children. All of which complement the process of becoming a Nurturing Childhoods Accredited setting.

Want to take your practice further?

Would you like to get further recognition for the reflective practices and targeted improvements that you and your team are putting in place? This Ongoing CPD course is a great introduction to the Nurturing Childhoods Accreditation. And with discounts available once you have completed Nurturing Children, start your journey towards becoming a Nurturing Childhoods Setting today.

So, when you are ready to embark on the setting wide Accreditation, upgrade your course and begin celebrating the structured reflections and changes to practice that you are making. With personalised action plans to drive improvements throughout the setting, handouts to support communication with your parents, and certificates for completion, you will have all you need to make a recognised difference in your setting. And as the only accreditation with accompanying materials and courses for your parents, together, we can develop the potential of every child – today.

Course Instructor

Dr Kathryn Peckham Dr Kathryn Peckham Author

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