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12 April 2022
9.30 am – 4 pm

One-day course

A sound knowledge of child development is essential when working with children. Having knowledge about typical patterns of development helps to identify where there are concerns that a child may be ‘off track’ & may need additional support. A good understanding of development can help keep children safe, promote wellbeing, assist in assessment and inform which interventions/support is most suited to their needs.

This course is for anyone working with children from 0-12 who want to increase their understanding of what to expect of children at certain stages of development.


  • Understand the growth and development of children 0-12 years
  • Consider growth across different domains of development, including brain development
  • Consider  factors that contribute to delaying or interrupting a child’s development
  • Explore the impact that adversity and trauma can have on child development
  • Explore the importance of play in the development of children
  • Consider the available tools to observe and assess a child’s development, and the options to support a child’s developmental needs
  • Reflect on how to support parents and carers to promote positive outcomes for children

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