NCA – Nurturing Secure Children

Understand and manage children's emotions and the behaviours they prompt.

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 Secure Children offers you and your team the core knowledge you need to manage children's emotions and the behaviours they prompt.

Managing emotions and behaviours is something children deal with every day. Because of this, their emotions will be experienced positively through happiness, love, and joy.  They will also be experienced through negative emotions of fear, anger and jealousy.  

When children feel these emotions at the right time, and to the right extent, they are a natural, healthy, and necessary part of growing up.  The trouble comes however, when these emotions are not being well managed.

Through these sessions you will learn to understand children's emotions, ready to support them as they are felt. Even when this triggers difficult behaviours.  Or become intensified by the behaviours of their friends.

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.

Is your child's sense of worth developing in healthy ways?

Course Outline

One – Understanding children’s emotions

Two – Helping children to manage their emotions

Three – Understanding children’s behaviour

Four – Managing children’s behaviour

Five – Managing emotions in a social world

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.