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Play, Nurturing and Curiosity Course

CPD certified online training Contains 3 modules

Childminding UK has achieved the Princess Royal Training Award 2022. This course consists of 3 modules that have been produced by Award winning trainer Ben Kingston-Hughes of Inspired Children.

£30   (member price £10)

About this course

We are delighted to have worked with Ben to produce this high quality video training. Ben is passionate about how children's brain development affects their play, learning and development.

This course contains 3 modules:

Play In this module we look at the profound importance of play for children. From evolutionary biology to brain growth, emotional well-being and even life expectancy the modules explore play not as an optional extra to childhood but as a fundamental foundation for all aspects of development. It is easy to say that Play is good for children but maybe what we need to be saying is that Play is profound, essential and life changing. This module gives us the knowledge to not just provide stimulating play opportunities for our children but to be able to stand up for a child’s right to play in a society that often undervalues this vital process.

Curiosity This module takes learners into the fascinating world of Curiosity. The module take a detailed look at this essential function as an instinctive part of the human brain and shows that providing stimulating, curiosity filled environments has the most incredible impact on our children. Sitting still listening to a grown-up is the least effective form of learning and these modules look at how engaging real-world curiosity through active learning can literally change the shape of our children’s brains making them learn more and crucially making them want to learn more. The module also look at curiosity as a fundamental building block for creativity, innovation and problem solving as well as an integral aspect of a vibrant and joyful childhood. This is what learning should really be about!

Nurturing Now more than ever children need to feel safe, cared for and important. This thought-provoking module look at the nurturing and attachment systems in every child’s brain and shows how childminders can profoundly impact on their children’s well-being, mental health and behaviour. The module look at the catastrophic damage caused by fear, anger and anxiety and show what we can do to support vulnerable children through positive interactions and secure attachments. Brand new research shows that just one positive adult can make the difference between a child thriving and a child struggling. This module can help childminders to be that one amazing adult.

Topics covered

  • Curiosity Module
  • Nurturing Module
  • Play Module
£30   (member price £10)
I can relate everything you say to very real experiences with children and the evidence is there Previous learner from Bens Training

This course contains 3 modules:

About CPD Accreditation

Step one

Once successfully completed we'll send your name, email address and details of this module to the CPD Accreditation Service.

Step two

The CPD Accreditation Service will email you a certificate showing the number of CPD hours you have earned.

Step three

You can store or print the certificate as a record of your Continuing Professional Development.

About this online training

How long do I have to complete the training?

This course will be available for one year from the date of purchase and can be accessed and completed as many times as needed during that period.

After one year, access can be purchased again at a discounted rate


Can I buy this training as a gift?

Yes, but please make sure you create a new account for the recipient and purchase whilst logged into that account. This ensures certificates are issued in the correct name.