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  1. Building warm, loving and responsive relationships with children has traditionally been seen as a key aspect of early years practice, particularly in extended day care. The role of relationship at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage when children enter school has had considerable less attention. The concept of 'professional love' is rarely discussed in relation to Reception Class teachers even though there is a body of research that indicates that prioritising these relationships supports children's cognitive development as well as their social and emotional development. This session will highlight some of the fascinating research findings in this area, the tensions within teaching in early years in school and the early findings from my pilot study on professional love in a Reception class context. For further details please click here
  2. Provide the highest quality care to babies and toddlers What will I learn? This NDNA online introductory childcare course will support practitioners to understand what high quality provision looks like for babies and toddlers. Course details Duration: You can claim three CPD hours towards your professional development. This course is certificated on completion. Course key topics • Prime areas of learning and development • The importance of the key person • Forming secure attachments • The unique child • Best practice and schemas For further details please click here
  3. Child Development 3: Motor Skills

    upport children who are showing signs of difficulty with physical development. What will I learn? This online NDNA childcare course will show practitioners how to identify delays in motor skills development. The course looks at the warnings signs of motor skills development, such as anger outbursts and strategies to support this type of behaviour. Course key topics • The impact motor skills have on a child’s development • The differences between gross and fine motor skills • Motor skills connection with physical skills • Identify warnings signs of difficulties • Activities to promote motor development skills • Strategies to support motor skills development. For further details please click here
  4. Child Development 2: Sensory Skills

    Reduce incidents of adverse behaviour by enhancing sensory processing skills What will I learn? This online NDNA childcare course will provide insight and strategies for managing children with adverse behaviours, such as biting. If a child has a problem developing their sensory processing skills, it has a huge effect on their behaviour. Course key topics • Knowledge of the 7 senses • What sensory processing skills are and the impact on child development • How sensory processing skills develop • Identify warnings signs of difficulties • Activities to promote sensory processing development • Strategies to support sensory processing skills development. For further details please click here
  5. Support children with their speech and language development. What will I learn? This online NDNA childcare course looks at how children develop speech and language skills in the early years. It covers how to spot difficulties and what you can do to help. Course key topics • The impact of speech and language skills on a child’s development • Attention and listening, receptive and expressive language • Auditory processing and memory • Milestones and stages • Identifying warning signs of difficulties • Activities to promote development • Assisting children with speech and language skills difficulties For further details please click here
  6. Beginners' Guide to Nursery Finance

    Understand the financial aspects of running a nursery business. What will I learn? This online course provides an understanding of effective financial processes to those with financial responsibility. Course key topics: • Effective financial controls and record keeping • Legislation requirements of nursery finance • Financial management software benefits • What sustainability indicators are? • Manage bad debt • Funding sources For further details please click here
  7. Let's look at Phonics

    Phonics is a method of teaching children the relationship between written letters of the alphabet and the sounds of spoken language. Let's look at Phonics is a short introductory course that will give practitioners a basic understanding of phonics. Key topics include: • Phonic sounds and the sound groups • The letters and sounds programme • Using phonics in children's stories • Activities to use with staff to improve knowledge of phonics • Activities to use with children For further details please click here
  8. EYFS: Introduction to the EYFS

    Learn the basics of the EYFS and begin your career in childcare What will I learn? This online childcare course gives you the basic information you need to understand the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). You will also learn about Development Matters and the Common Inspection Framework. This course is ideal for people new to the sector. Course details Duration: You can claim three CPD hours towards your professional development. This course is certificated on completion. Course key topics • The EYFS safeguarding and welfare requirements • The EYFS learning and development requirements • Development Matters statements • The Common Inspection Framework • Two year-old Progress Checks. For further details please click here
  9. The UK's first online health and safety course developed especially for childcare practitioners by our partners, The Safer Food Group. • All online – study when you want to, 24/7 • Only takes around 6-8 hours to complete • 16 practical chapters featuring videos of real life nursery situations • Accredited by Qualifi and recognised by OFQUAL • Ideal for anyone working in childcare • Just £10.50+VAT for NDNA members! This health & safety in the workplace course has been specially developed for childcare settings. In partnership with the Safer Food Group, the Health and Safety for Childcare Practitioners covers your safety at work, the safety of the children in your care, and the safety of visitors to your childcare premises. For further details please click here
  10. Childcare Food Hygiene Training

    NDNA and The Safer Food Group are working in partnership to offer two online food hygiene training courses. These courses are unique to childcare and use clips filmed within an early years setting. These are the UK's lowest cost, fully accredited Food Hygiene training courses for early years. Both certificates are accredited by Qualifi, a leading National UK Awarding Organisation and the syllabus is approved by UK Environmental Health Officers. For further details please click here
  11. Mud, the park, or the woods outdoor activities that help children learn maths! What will I learn? This NDNA online course will help you link every outdoor situation to learning about numbers, shape, space and measure but keeping it fun at the same time! Course details Duration: You can claim three CPD hours towards your professional development. This course is certificated on completion. Course key topics • The weather and other natural resources • Going to the park, the beach, or the woods • Mud check out the chapter on Mini Mud Mathematics • Using bikes and trikes to understand maths in motion • Audit tools and action plan templates For further details please click here
  12. Motivating Boys - a quick guide

    What will I learn? This short online course will support practitioners with how boys learn. It covers how to plan your environment to ensure it excites and motivates both genders. Boys learn differently to girls and early years practitioners can play a key part in reducing the achievement gap. The course includes lots of practical ideas and activities. Key topics include: • Why there is a need to focus on boys? • Plan your environment to excite and motivate both genders • The impact of a female dominated profession • Gender differences and brain development • Boys motivations and what motivates boys in your setting • Ways to engage boys in literacy through play for further details please click here
  13. Outstanding Practice

    Provide the highest quality childcare for children and families with this online course from NDNA. What will I learn? In this online course you will understand how to take your practice to outstanding levels of quality. This course, relevant to all nations, will support you to provide exemplary practice, enabling you to gain or maintain the highest quality of care for children and families. Key course topics: • Key factors that lead to outstanding practice • The importance of leadership in establishing a vision • Continuous improvement • Working well with parents and external professionals • The learning environment • Reflecting on and improving your own practice. This course is available to all nations. This course was developed by Liz Elsom, Early Years Consultant and previous Ofsted Divisional Manager for Early Years Policy. For further details please click here
  14. Understand your requirements under the Prevent Duty and promote fundamental British Values appropriately. "NDNA's Prevent Duty and Fundamental British Values course is great, very informative guidance for all early years practitioners to follow!" - Red Balwn Nursery The information contained in this short course is applicable to all childcare practitioners. Key topics: •Explore the context of the Prevent Duty •Highlight how Prevent links with your other policies and procedures •Discover what is meant by Fundamental British Values •Identify how these values link to everyday Early Years practice. For further details please click here
  15. Promoting Positive Behaviour

    Techniques to promote positive behaviour and address challenging behaviour What will I learn? Behaviour is learnt, but it is also a product of the environment. Behaviour can be considered as a form of communication. NDNA’s online course will give practitioners the skills to promote good behaviour in young children. It will also help you interpret and correctly address challenging behaviours, such as tantrums, biting and not sharing. The course offers interactive activities to help you understand theories of behaviour, drag and drop activities to support learning, video content, plus a final quiz to test your knowledge. Key course topics • What is behaviour? • The theory of behaviour • The role of the adult • Creating positive environments • Behaviours at different stages • Dealing with challenging behaviour For further details click here
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