Nurturing Happy Children – Ongoing Continual Professional Development

Nurturing Happy Children will support you and your team to be mindful of children’s happiness. And understand how you can actively support it in the long-term. Through these talks you will then gain support as you reflect on your practice; and be guided as you use these reflections. Making informed decisions that are right for you, your children and your setting.

We all want children to be happy, to be confident and resilient. But for some this can be more difficult than others. And for children, who do not always know what is going on, a feeling of lost control can only serve to make matters worse.

A child’s happiness is deeply connected to those around them. But as we have seen, we live in a global community, which can have long-term and deeply felt impacts. Altering our sense of stability and well-being. So, now more than ever, we need to be mindful of children’s happiness, and everything we can do to support the long-term effects of it.

Through these sessions you will then learn how to Help children feel competent, confident and worthy. You will gain a greater Understanding of self-esteem, and Child Anxiety. And you will gain the support you need as you manage and develop these in your children.

The Nurturing Childhoods Format

Rooted in child development, each session follows the Nurturing Childhoods format of Knowledge, Understanding and Support. Because of this, as you work through the sessions and participate in discussions, you can reflect on your practice with informed confidence. And as you recognise the practices you need to celebrate – and with the help you need to challenge others – you can begin to make effective changes. Changes that will help improve your children’s experiences with you.

All the sessions within Nurturing Happy 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 Happy Children – Ongoing CPD

Nurturing Secure Children – Course Information

Nurturing Happy 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. Helping children feel competent, confident and worthy
  2. Developing children’s social skills
  3. Understanding self-esteem
  4. Understanding child anxiety
  5. Managing children’s anxiety

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. Giving you 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 Happy Children, please check out the other Ongoing CPD courses in this range; Nurturing Children, Nurturing Secure 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 Happy 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.

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