'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 - New Guidance for Ofsted Inspections

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

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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.

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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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

Babies - The Importance of Creative Play

Discover the importance of creative play to provide the best learning opportunities for babies.

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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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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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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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Developing Outstanding Practice

Explore the elements of outstanding practice and how you can improve the quality of your practice with this course.

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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

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.

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How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare?

This NDNA childcare course will raise practitioner’s awareness of the importance of the adult role in supporting play and quality interactions.

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Promoting Positive Behaviour 

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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Attachment and the Key Worker

 A quality driven key worker approach positively affects children’s behaviour.

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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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Exploring Children's Schemas

This course will help you understand the importance of children’s schemas to their holistic development.

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Outdoor Maths and Literacy

Child counting sticks outsideExplore the developmental benefits of outdoor maths and literacy for children.

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Getting It Right For Every Child

This course will help you learn how to embed Getting It Right For Every Child into your setting.

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Pre-birth to Three

Sleeping babyEvery interaction counts – provide the highest quality care to babies and toddlers in your Scotland setting.

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