NCA – How long will it take?

The Nurturing Childhood Accreditation

Offering the key adults within every child’s life the knowledge, understanding and support required to nurture and develop every child’s full potential.

How long will it take?

The Nurturing Childhoods Accreditation is designed to support your ongoing development. 

Designed over three levels of accreditation, you will be supported on your journey as you…

Each of these levels consist of twelve modules, complete with training sessions and materials.  Offering you continuous professional development, reflection and action across a full range of early childhood care and educational development.

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Every setting has different development needs, and some modules will take you longer than others. Flexibility is then built in to the process.

While you can go at your own pace through the modules, each level of the Accreditation takes a minimum of 12 months to complete.

This allows sufficient time for the course materials to be combined with the tailored focus and development of the team. And for these developments to translate into realised improvements to the experiences of children.

Modules can be scheduled to suit the needs of the setting. But a monthly meeting and training session, combined with discussion and and active progression through the month is advised. This allows time for thought, assimilation and the required actions.

During the month, time will be required to complete the actions that you have identified. But these will become part of your continual self reflection and development cycle, your setting improvement plans and personal progression.

Because of the ownership and flexibility that is built into the accreditation, this is not intended to increase workload, simply help direct, focus and document it.

At every level, pick the pathway that is right for you

Developing Nurturing Childhoods

Pathway One ~ £650

Pathway Two ~ £1,050

Pathway Three ~ £1,550

Embedding Nurturing Childhoods

Pathway One ~ £750

Pathway Two ~ £1,150

Pathway Three ~ £1,650


Knowledge of how your child is developing and the processes their bodies and minds are going through. 


Understanding how your actions, comments and decisions affect your child’s responses now and in the future.


Supported with advice you can trust, you can parent with confidence and consistency.

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