Childcare training near you: dates and locations available

Some of our childcare training courses take place on set dates and locations across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Email: training@ndna.org.uk

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Business and management

Effective Team Leadership

Discover the fundamentals of people management and gain a professional awareness of your responsibilities.

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Supporting Staff Well-being and Resilience in Early Years

Practitioners talking This course provides strategies for nursery managers to improve the emotional intelligence and well-being of your team

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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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Preparing for your Ofsted inspection

Discover everything you need to get the best Ofsted inspection outcome at your childcare setting with this full day course. 

Early Years Best Practice

Adult Role in Supporting Play and Quality Interactions

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

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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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Self-Regulation - Supporting Well-being

An introductory course looking at self-regulation, how it is linked to behaviour and emotional development and how it can be supported in your setting.

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Behaviour Management

This course for early years practitioners will enable you to promote positive behaviour through strategies and positive role models.

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Developing Outstanding Practice 

woman with clipboard A full day training course for early years practitioners to recognise and identify outstanding early years practice.

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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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Phonics

Child holding letters Be confident in using phonics to help children learn to read and write.

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Characteristics of Effective Learning

Baby's feet in paint Understand the three key Characteristics of Effective Learning: engagement, motivation and thinking, and how they positively impact your setting.

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Quality Teaching in the Early Years

Early Years Practitioners are teachers. You teach children every day. This full day course will help you raise the quality of your teaching and demonstrate its impact at Ofsted inspections.

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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

Advanced Child Protection - Scotland

This NDNA childcare course will give you the skills to perform your role of designated lead for child protection.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Learn how to support personal, social and emotional development in each unique child.

Behaviour Management 

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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Building the Ambition

This NDNA childcare course will help you develop your understanding and working knowledge of the Building the Ambition guidance document.

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Curriculum for Excellence

Best practice for implementing Curriculum for Excellence.

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