Child Development

In this lesson learners will gain an understanding of the concept of child development and how important it is to the work that we carry out with children. They will look at child development theories and learn how to apply them to situations within their setting. They will look at aspects of development including brain development and from this understanding will then consider how best to prepare activities for children and guide their learning. A work placement is not required to complete this course and the learning is appropriate for childcare practitioners from a range of settings.

Learning outcomes:

Learners will learn that children’s development actually begins from the moment of conception

Learners will learn that a child’s development is inuenced by the adults who care for them

Learners will learn to make themselves aware of the child’s needs covering all ve outcomes mentioned in Every Child Matters

Learners will learn that children will not develop in exactly the same way and that it is extremely important that every child is treated as an individual

Advantages of this course:

This course looks child development, the theories and theorists, and is important as it is essential to know how children develop when working with them. As no two children develop in the same way, and as children develop holistically – one area reacts another as they learn and grow – it is important to understand these areas to over appropriate learning experiences and levels of support.

Additional activities encourage the learner to react on the learning. There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge


Our CPD short courses are written by occupationally competent professionals and each lesson combines filmed tutorials, reading activities, quizzes and good practice examples for an engaging learning experience.


Many of our courses are endorsed learning programmes (ELPs) by awarding body, CACHE


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