Consulting with Children

NDNA Scotland training

Meet the basic rights of the child through consulting with children.Teacher addressing child at nursery

Duration: full day
Who should attend: all childcare practitioners
Level: introductory

What will I learn?

Consulting with children helps give children a voice and ownership of what they involved in. It raises self-esteem and confidence and supports a process of learning and discovery. Practitioners attending this course will learn effective techniques for consulting with children.

Key topics

  • Key legislation in relation to consulting with children – UN Articles 12 and 13/ Children (Scotland) Act 1995/ Children & Young  People (Scotland) Act 2014 
  • Consider what we mean by 'consulting with children'
  • Identify why we need to consult
  • Understand the skills needed for active listening 
  • Develop ideas and skills for consulting with non-verbal children
  • Explore Hart’s Ladder of Participation and consider this against their own practice
  • Discuss the Thomas Coram Research.


Prices are based on up to 16 delegates (we recommend 10 as a minimum). A small extra charge applies for extra delegates. You will receive a certificate of attendance to demonstrate your ongoing professional development.

  Weekday  Saturday 
   Full Day   Full Day 
NDNA Member   £699  £765
Non-member  £806  £885

Find out more:

For more information contact our training team by calling 01484 40 70 70 or email