Child development and the role of the adult

Child-initiated learning encourages children to develop thinking skills as well as to become aware of the ideas of others.

Course details

Duration: Full day 
Who should attend: Those who want a refresh on child development and your role within the setting to support children’s learning 
Level: Practitioners

What will I learn?

This NDNA course will help  further develop practitioners knowledge and understanding of child development and the importance of the adult role in supporting children’s learning. 

Key topics:

  • Examine the theoretical perspectives on child development to support practitioners in their work with young children
  • Highlight the factors that affect children’s learning and development
  • Improve knowledge of child development
  • Understand the range of ways young children learn and the role of the adult in supporting children’s learning through a balance of child-initiated and adult-led experiences
  • Explore ways in ensuring effective adult support. 


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

Find out more:

For more information contact NDNA Cymru on 01824 707823 or email