Flexible online DfE Early years child development training – new module

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Nov 10 2023

For childminders and nursery practitioners, having a deep understanding of child development can help you provide the best support to all children in your setting. The Department for Education has worked with early years experts to create a free, flexible online training course that can help build on your child development knowledge.

It has now been announced that a new Mathematics module has been added to the course, which includes:

  • Nurturing mathematical development from birth
  • Number including verbal counting, object counting and subitising
  • Patterns and relationships
  • Spatial reasoning, including shape, space and measures

This module is available along with 5 other modules covering child and brain development, personal, social and emotional development, communication and language and physical development. Further modules which will be added in the coming months.

Users can access the modules in any order at any time and will find this new module available from their ‘My Modules’ page. DfE still recommend that the modules are completed in consecutive order as the training has been designed to build on previous modules, starting with child and brain development underpinning all the others.

To learn more and enrol see Early Years Child Development training

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