Childcare training near you: dates and locations available

Some of our childcare training courses take place on set dates and locations across England, Scotland and Wales.

Please note: due to the coronavirus / covid-19 situation ALL NDNA face to face training has been postponed until autumn. If you have a question about an existing booking please call us on 01484 407070. We apologise for this inconvenience. See our range of webinars and online training in the meantime.

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Business and management

Effective Team Leadership

Discover the fundamentals of people management and gain a professional awareness of your responsibilities.

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Preparing for your Ofsted inspection

Discover everything you need to get the best Ofsted inspection outcome at your childcare setting with this full day course. 

Employment Law Changes 2020 – What these mean for your nursery

Judge's gavelThis workshop will provide a childcare-specific overview of the key changes to employment law and legal updates that will affect your nursery.

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Supporting Staff Well-being and Resilience in Early Years

This course provides strategies for nursery managers to improve the emotional intelligence and well-being of your team

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Inductions, Supervisions and Appraisals

Nursery staff member having an appraisalThis course covers how to conduct inductions, supervisions, appraisals and address poor performance.

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Leadership and Management

Nursery managerLearn the leadership and management skills needed to raise your setting's practice to outstanding levels.

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Early Years Best Practice

Adult Role in Supporting Play and Quality Interactions

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

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Characteristics of Effective Learning

Baby's feet in paint Understand the three key Characteristics of Effective Learning: engagement, motivation and thinking, and how they positively impact your setting.

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Phonics

Child holding letters Be confident in using phonics to help children learn to read and write.

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Baby Room Leaders

Lead your team to high quality practice for babies and toddlers.

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Cohort Tracking: Making Sense of it All

Learn how to collect, analyse and apply data on boys, children with SEND and children from disadvantaged backgrounds with this course.

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Quality Teaching in the Early Years

Early Years Practitioners are teachers. You teach children every day. This full day course will help you raise the quality of your teaching and demonstrate its impact at Ofsted inspections.

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Behaviour Management

This course for early years practitioners will enable you to promote positive behaviour through strategies and positive role models.

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Developing Outstanding Practice 

woman with clipboard A full day training course for early years practitioners to recognise and identify outstanding early years practice.

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Self-Regulation - Supporting Well-being

An introductory course looking at self-regulation, how it is linked to behaviour and emotional development and how it can be supported in your setting.

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Brilliant Babies – Working with Birth to Two Year Olds

Smiling, gummy babyThis NDNA childcare course will show practitioners how they help babies make sense of the world around them.

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Improving Autism Practice - EYFS

Autism puzzle heartThe course provides a step by step guide on identifying and supporting a child that you think may have autism.

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Safeguarding and child protection

Advanced Safeguarding for DSLs

Animation of children on grass in hand Gain the skills to be a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), this course also provides resources to deliver safeguarding training to your team too.

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Scotland

Advanced Child Protection - Scotland

This NDNA childcare course will give you the skills to perform your role of designated lead for child protection.

Employment Law Changes 2020 – What these mean for your nursery

Judge's gavelThis workshop will provide a childcare-specific overview of the key changes to employment law and legal updates that will affect your nursery.

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Behaviour Management 

This course for early years practitioners in Scotland will enable you to promote positive behaviour through strategies and positive role models. 

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Inductions, Supervisions and Appraisals

This NDNA Scotland course covers how to conduct inductions, supervisions, appraisals and address poor performance.

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Leadership and Management

Nursery manager Learn the leadership and management skills needed to raise your setting's practice to outstanding levels.

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Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Learn how to support personal, social and emotional development in each unique child.

Curriculum for Excellence

Best practice for implementing Curriculum for Excellence.

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Outdoor and Risky Play

Develop your knowledge and understanding of outdoor play and discover how to support children to take calculated risks in a safe environment at nursery.

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Wales

Early Childhood Education and Care Event (Wales)

Woman and child readingAn exciting agenda including updates from Welsh Government; the Curriculum 2022; Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) vision along with a practical session on physical literacy. 

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Outdoor and Risky Play - Wales

Child crawling in tunnelDevelop your knowledge and understanding of outdoor play and discover how to support children to take calculated risks in a safe environment at nursery.

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Preparing for the Curriculum 2022

Boy smiling in green topThe interactive session will increase your knowledge, understanding and confidence in observing children and planning next steps in learning when preparing for the Curriculum 2022.

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The Four Purposes and Beyond (Wales)

Babies in a circleAn overview on embracing changes and exploring good pedagogy within the Early Years setting.

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