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Welcome to the Nurturing Childhoods Academy 

Together, let us nurture the potential of every child


The Nurturing Childhoods Academy is an online community and learning platform designed to help parents, teachers, and caregivers better understand and support the development of children.

Our mission is to provide anyone caring for children with the knowledge, understanding and support they need to nurture a child throughout their childhood.

Through our courses, accreditations and communities we empower parents, teachers and caregivers to create safe and nurturing environments.  And with the support of webinars, engagements and materials, we strive to develop the full potential of every child.

Resources for every stage of the journey

Nurturing Childhoods Community

Join parents, teachers and carers in an online community and share your journey.  Receive top tips and advice, attend regular talks and access personalised guidance whenever you need it with an early childhood consultant on your team.

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Nurturing Childhoods Accreditation

Nurturing children, whether you are on your own or in a large setting can be tough.  Especially when focus seems to be on everything but the important things.  Gain recognition for deeply important nurturing and make the changes that really matter.

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Nurturing Childhoods Talks and Courses 

Whether you are a confused dad, a befuddled gran or a mum about to loose the plot, learn how children grow and develop throughout their early years.  And see the impact of your deeper knowledge reflected in the experiences and outcomes of your children.

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Perfect for every Parent and Carer

For anyone caring for children and looking for guidance, inspiration or a friendly ear.

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Perfect for Practitioners and Teachers

Looking to gain recognition and take their practice to the next level.

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Perfect for Supporting Every Family

Midwives, social workers and family support looking for new materials.

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Our Aim

To support parents and settings all over the world as they create a safe and nurturing childhood for children to grow and thrive.

So, whatever your interest in the early years, you have come to the right place.   


Dr Kathryn opened my eyes to understanding my child and knowing what we do has a big impact right from the beginning. Thank you!

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The most important job in the world!

Caring for children in their early years is the most vital influence anyone will have on their lives.  With the decisions and experiences you give them having a lifetime of impact.  Despite this, they do not come with a personalised guidebook and rarely do what might be expected, making these years seem tough.  But it doesn't need to be.

I Work with families, settings and schools, helping them to identify and celebrate the impact of effective childhood experiences.  And using these as preparation for all of life’s learning, development and personal growth.


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These courses have been really valuable.  Thank you for being so informative!


I can’t begin to express the deep transformation that occurred in every aspect of my life

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Do you have children in your life?

Would you like to understand their actions and emotions?

Would you like guidance that makes a real difference?

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What does it mean to be a nurturing parent? 

With all the advice coming at you, how do you know what it takes to be a good parent?  Is there any such thing?

In this course we will be looking at what kind of parent you want to be, how you can discern good advice and make the changes you need to begin good practices from the start. 

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Managing emotions without losing your cool


Why is your child having a melt down every time you go to the shops?  And why did they bite their friend?

In this course we look at emotions and helping your child to manage them for themselves.  Alone and with friends as they develop their voice and the confidence to use it.

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Of course your child is feeling anxious ‚Äď its part of growing up


Is your child reluctant to leave your side, to go off and play?  Do they have nightmares or lots of worries?

In this course we will be looking at what it means for your child to feel competent, confident and worthy.  The effects this has on their self-esteem and managing levels of anxiety.

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Let’s get ready to play… Wait, what now??


When your child asks you to "Play with me!" do you know how?  And we are not talking electronics of any kind!

In this course we are looking at what it means to really play with your child. How important it is to get physical, the resources you need - and don't - and how to get some sleep afterwards!

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How to nurture great communication ‚Äď The lynch pin of future success


Do you know how important conversation is?  How about the way you praise or the activities you share?

In this course we are looking at communication; how you do it, how often you do it and the impact on your child when you don't.  And just how damaging screens are to the process.  

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The real way to give your child a head start to learning


Do you want your child to love reading?  To be great at maths and science?  To want to study??

This course looks at preparing children for school in ways that make a real difference. Starting as babies as we look at nurturing their desire to read, to get mathematical and stay motivated.

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