Adult role in supporting play and quality interactions

The childcare practitioner is central to brain development, attachment and emotional well-being in each young child.

Childcare practitioner at nursery

Course details

Duration: Full day
Who should attend: Suitable for all practitioners
Level: Intermediate

What will I learn?

This NDNA childcare course will show childcare practitioners how to help children become emotionally and intellectually ready to think and learn.

Key topics:

  • The latest research relating to brain development, quality interactions and the role of the adult
  • Forming secure attachments to help future relationships
  • Supporting children's learning through play and interaction
  • The benefits of child-initiated and adult-led play
  • Adult-led play and schemas
  • Consulting with children to improve children’s confidence
  • The benefits of shared sustained thinking on children's learning.


Prices are based on up to 16 delegates (we recommend 10 as a minimum). A small extra charge applies for extra delegates. You will receive a certificate of attendance to demonstrate your ongoing professional development.

  Weekday  Saturday 
   Full Day   Full Day 
NDNA Member   £699  £765
Non-member  £806  £885

Find out more:

For more information contact our training team by calling 01484 40 70 70 or email