NCA – Nurturing Happy Children

Understand how you can actively support children's happiness and wellbeing in ways that will have long-term impact.

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


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.

Nurturing Happy Children offers you and your team the core knowledge you need to be mindful of children's happiness and well-being.

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.

Through these sessions you will learn how to help children feel competent, confident and worthy.  You will gain a greater understanding of a child’s self-esteem, and the signs of anxiety.  And you will gain the support you need as you manage and nurture all your children.

Now more than ever we need to be aware of children’s happiness and sense of stability. Mindful of their well-being and everything we can do to support the long-term effects of it. 

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 – Helping children feel competent, confident and worthy

Two – Developing children’s social skills

Three – Understanding self-esteem

Four – Understanding child anxiety

Five – Managing children's anxiety

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 month 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.