NCA – Nurturing Children

Understand how a child’s mind and body grows during these foundational years

Our online courses help you to know and understand children, while supporting you to care with confidence and consistency. 


Learn to root all your practical decisions, environments and engagements in core child development. Mindful of the processes that are occurring. Ensuring your children, rather than any other factor, is at the core of all you do.

Nurturing Children offers you and your team the 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.

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.

Give yourself the time to fully embrace effective practices as you work together to embrace a unified approach.

Worksheets, handouts and posters provide the support you need to communicate your new approaches with your parents and visitors. 

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.

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Course Outline

One – Understanding children from the inside out

Two – Reflective practice and making changes

Three – Playing with children

Four – The importance of early communication with children

Five – Time to get physical

How you can use this course

This course consists of 5 sessions, written to offer you all the knowledge, understanding and support you need. 

Designed to be delivered over five evenings of CPD, or a couple of days training. 

Allowing you and your your team to collectively learn, discuss and develop throughout your practice.  

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 the baby, toddler and preschool ages and are written for all staff at all levels.

Allowing you to work together as you embrace a unified approach. 

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 ~ £150

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 ~ £450

If you would like to give yourselves time to implement the suggestions, you can purchase the six months package. 

Two year access ~ £750

Alternatively, to fully embed Lifelong Learning into your practice, purchase the 24 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.