Adult role in supporting play and quality interactions

NDNA Scotland training

The childcare practitioner is central to brain development, attachment and emotional well-being in each young child.

Childcare practitioner at nursery Duration: Half day
Who should attend: Suitable for all practitioners

What will I learn?

This NDNA Scotland childcare course will show you how to help children to become emotionally and intellectually ready to think and learn.

Key topics:

  • Latest research relating to brain development, quality interactions and the role of the adult
  • Stages of attachment and how to support these
  • Different ways in which young children learn and how to effectively support this through play and interaction
  • Compare the benefits of child initiated and adult led play 
  • Illustrate strategies to use when participating in children’s play and consulting with children 
  • Analyse the benefits of shared sustained thinking on children’s learning. 


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 
   Half Day   Half Day 
NDNA Member   £505  £569
Non-member  £631  £712

Find out more:

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