Brilliant Babies: Working with birth-2 year olds

Every interaction counts – provide the highest quality care to babies and toddlers.

Course details

Duration: Full day 
Who should attend: Practitioners new to working with babies or those wishing to refresh their practice
Level: Introductory

What will I learn?

This NDNA childcare course will show practitioners how they help babies make sense of the world around them. Your role is vital in supporting healthy brain development, as you form secure attachments and provide stimulating environments.

Key topics:

  • The wonder of babies
  • Your role in babies’ brain development
  • The importance of attachment and “attunement”
  • The Characteristics of Effective Learning for babies
  • Communication and Language with babies
  • An enabling environment for babies, now including outdoors
  • Treasure baskets and heuristic play.


Prices are based on up to 16 delegates. A small extra charge applies for extra delegates.

You will receive a handbook along with a certificate of attendance to demonstrate your ongoing professional development. 

  Week day  Saturday 
  Half day  Full day Half day Full day
NDNA Member   £505  £699  £569  £765
Non-member  £631  £806  £712  £885

I found this course invaluable in refreshing my knowledge on how important it is to form secure attachments in the early years. It gave me new ideas and reassured me that we have a brilliant baby room and the activities we are implementing are designed for our babies to learn through all their senses and give them the best start on their developmental journey.

- Rebecca Clough, The Village Nursery