'Open' Training Courses: dates and locations available

Our childcare open training courses take place on set dates and locations across England, Scotland and Wales.

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 Call: 01484 40 70 70
Email: training@ndna.org.uk

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Business and management

Critical Evaluation

Inspection at nurseryDemonstrate to Ofsted how you evaluate the quality of practice in your setting.

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Peer Observations

Nursery worker observing their peer with child Methods to support practitioners with observing peers and ongoing observations to support supervisions, appraisals and development.

Effective Team Leadership

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

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Preparing for Inspection

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

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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The New Ofsted Inspection Framework – Are you ready?

children with practitioner Understand what the new framework means for your practice in England.

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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

Brilliant Babies – Working with 0-2 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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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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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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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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Promoting Positive Behaviour

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

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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

Building the Ambition

This NDNA childcare course will help you develop your understanding and working knowledge of the Building the Ambition guidance document.

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The National Standard: How it Works in Practice

person writing Discover the effective observation, assessment and planning skills required to meet each child's needs.

Curriculum for Excellence

Best practice for implementing Curriculum for Excellence.

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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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Observation, Assessment and Planning

Nursery practitioner being observed Discover the effective observation, assessment and planning skills required to meet each child's needs.