NCA – Nurturing Learning Children
Learn to ignite and nurture children’s passions for learning. With an interest in their world and confidence in their abilities.
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 Learning Children offers you and your team the core knowledge you need to focus children's learning in the early years right where it belongs.
It can be difficult managing expectations of children’s learning. Whether this is concern for their Learning Goals or a parent’s unrealistic expectations of what their child should be doing.
But of course, children need little encouragement to learn; they have been compelled to do it since before they were born. The trouble comes when our focus becomes misguided.
Learn to focus on the deep impact you are having on children’s learning and development; through all the age groups. Understand the important processes of learning establishing in the early years. And value this time in its own right; not as preparation or acceleration into stages yet to come.
Learning is something we do throughout life. And while its focus may change, the motivations and processes of learning established in childhood, remain. So embrace these from day one as you offer the experiences your children need.
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.
One – Supporting children’s learning
Two – Supporting lifelong learning
Three – Learning to Read
Four – Getting Mathematical
Five – ‘School readiness’ – what it should be all about
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.