Expressive arts and design

Stimulating resources and enabling environments help children express themselves in art and design.


Course details 

Duration: Full day
Who should attend: This course is suitable for practitioners responsible for planning and delivering drama, music and arts in early years settings
Level: Introductory

What will I learn?

This NDNA childcare course will give you the confidence to help children with their drama, dancing and singing. You will discuss activities using colours and textures that are so vital for children’s learning and development.

Key topics:

  • The importance of the characteristics of effective learning in relation to EAD
  • The difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • Experimenting with time, space, colour, texture, form and function
  • Providing stimulating experiences for developing creativity and imagination
  • The difference between process art and product led art 
  • Best practice examples for storytelling, design provocations, drama, music, technology and sensory explorations.
Book this childcare course for your nursery: Please call 01484 407070 for a quote or email


    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

“Excellent course, very informative and at the right level. I would definitely recommend.”
  - Trudy Burton, St. Mary’s Childcare Centre