NCA – Birth to Five Matters

“Guidance by the sector, for the sector”
Get to know the benefits and scope of the non-statutory guidance Birth to 5 Matters .

Birth to 5 Matters is a CPD Booster session. These shorter sessions are designed to offer you some quick inspiration or targeted support in specific areas of your practice.


Through these sessions you will gain the support you need as you reflect on your practice.  Making informed decisions that are right for you, your children and your setting.

Birth to 5 Matters is a non-statutory guidance that can be used alongside the EYFS. Supporting practice and delivering on its requirements and responsibilities.

Birth to Five is a comprehensive set of resources that reflect current research and meet the needs of practitioners. It is written to respond to current issues in society, to meet the needs of children today and to lay a strong foundation for their futures.

“Written by the sector, for the sector”

And having led one of the specialist writing teams, I look forward to taking you through this comprehensive resource.

Reaffirming core principles and recognising young children at the centre of all we do

In this CPD Booster course I will introduce you to the comprehensive range of free materials that are available through Birth to 5. I will help you to understand the purpose of them and the ways in which they were intended to be used. Offering you a range of support to enhance your practice.

These materials will help you consider the experiences you offer children, supporting all areas of their learning and development. With guidance and support as they make progress toward their Early Learning Goals (ELGs), but also laying the foundations as they develop themselves as a lifelong learner.

And with tie-in courses available for parents, and further training and accreditations for you, these sessions will support you to as you nurture all your children during their early years.

How you can use this course

CPD Boosters are designed to be used with a smaller number of targeted staff.  Or to address an area of particular interest.

You may have some issues within the nursery that you need some guidance on.  Or a parents evening coming up where this will be your area of focus. 

Or maybe it is time for appraisals and you need to address those gaps!

What makes this course different

Supported by cutting edge research, each session is underpinned by the Department for Education CPD Standards.

Online sessions allow you to arrange training for a time and place that suits you.  In the environments you are developing.

With all the course materials you need to embed your new approaches.

Who this course is for

Sessions focus on a wide range of topics and are written for staff at all levels.  Allowing you to work together as you embrace a unified approach. 

You may like to encourage staff with a particular interest.  To offer guidance on a project they are leading on or to support a given role.

And with direct links to the Parenting Courses, you can work with your families to offer children the experiences they need to flourish. 

As you work through the sessions and participate in discussions, you will come to realise the practices you need to celebrate – and gain the help you need to challenge others.

Supported to reflect on your practice, use these sessions to structure the constructive developments you can make.

You will even get a certificate for completing the course. So lets get started.


Getting to know the standards and the benefits of a Nurturing Childhoods course

Underpinned by the DfE Professional Development Standards, each session is structured to offer you the knowledge, understanding and support you need to re-examine your practice with confidence. 

With activities for you to work through, and questions to challenge your current thinking.

One month access ~ £20

If you would like to use the course to refresh your teams practice, purchase for one month and share the sessions together.

Six month access ~ £70

If you would like to give yourselves time to implement the suggestions, you can purchase the Six month access plan

Two year access ~ £100

Alternatively, to fully embed Lifelong Learning into your practice, purchase the 12 month package.   

Become a Nurturing Childhoods Partner and access setting wide, wrap-around CPD

Getting to know Dr Kathryn Peckham

If you would like to find out more about how we can help, please get in touch.