Are you eager to enhance your understanding of how children learn and develop?

Gain valuable insight into children's developmental patterns and maturation processes, and acquire tools to help them thrive!
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Are you wanting to advance your career in childcare? Want to strengthen your understanding of childhood milestones and behaviour patterns?

Could you benefit from refreshing your knowledge of age-appropriate expectations and activities for children of differnt age groups?
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Demonstrate your commitment to, and understanding of, how young children learn and grow.

Gain valuable knowledge about the key stages of childhood.

Develop a deeper understanding of how to create stimulating, nurturing environments for children of all ages.

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Child Development

Course Contents

Topics Covered
          1- Newborns
          2- Infants
          3- Toddlers
          4- Preschool and School-age Children

This fully-online course comprises four in-depth weekly sessions, with programme materials available for 8 weeks to allow students to work through contents at their own pace, in any location or setting. An interactive ebook and weekly assessment structure aids easy material revision, as does our extensive group forum where individuals can interact with the course assessors and other students.

Our Child Development programme is specifically designed to introduce students to the patterns of behaviour children exhibit from birth throughout their school years. This course enables professional nannies to become equipped with the toolkit, skills, knowledge and awareness required to care for children in an age-appropriate way. Learn how to recognise typical developmental stages and help children flourish holistically across a range of areas.

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Course Features

Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Study time: 60 hours

Assessment format: Exam and Essay

  • Course Overview

    Acquire specialised knowledge about the typical patterns and behaviours displayed as children grow up, with the International Nanny Institute's professionally accredited course. Crafted by experts in child development, this course offers an in-depth exploration of developmental milestones and educates caregivers on how to ideally support youngsters through their early years. 
  • Certification Included

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn an International Nanny Institute certificate. Issued by a reputable, quality, leading nanny agency, International Nanny Ltd, this qualification is a way to gain respect from prospective employers. 

Career Session

Enrol today and reap the benefits of a career webinar session with International Nanny founder, and recruiter expert, Zaida R. Pérez. In this session, you will gain valuable insights about career options and job opportunities. 
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Meet the Academic Team

Sam Sach

Sam is an Early Years teacher from the UK, with Qualified Teacher Status and Early Years Professional status. She has worked across the Early Years sector, including working as a nanny, and has a master's degree in Childhood Studies and Early Years. Sam currently works as a trainer and assessor for Early Years practitioners and Special Educational Needs coordinators, which fits well with her own passion for professional development and raising standards across the sector.

Tamazine Rosa

Tamazine is a qualified teacher with a background in early childhood development. She holds a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University, a PGCE from Sunderland University and a BDA Accredited Level 5 Certificate in Dyslexia. During the past 15 years, Tamazine has worked in both private and public sectors of early years and primary education and has held various positions including working as a maternity night nurse, a nanny, a caretaker/educator of young children with Special Needs and a Classroom Learning Specialist. 

Dr. Zaida Rodrigo Pérez

Dr. Zaida Rodrigo has over 20 years of experience in Higher Education, lecturing and researching at an International level.
Zaida holds a PhD in Management; she is a Chartered Marketer and has PGCE.
Zaida has been highly interested in psychology and child development. Therefore, she was awarded a University Certificate in Psychology from Derby University; she is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and has a dual Master’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Emotional Intelligence.

Investing in your educational and professional development by enrolling in the Child Development course ensures you can:

Acquire Age Appropriate Skills 

Learning how children develop across their milestones properly equips you to deliver age-appropriate, relevant care and activities. This awareness and resulting action illustrate you are a high-calibre candidate for any position. 

Confidently Deliver Safe Professional Care

Knowing you can keep a child safe, irrespective of their developmental level or stage is important. Gain the confidence to do this by consolidating your professional capabilities with our Child Development course.

Support Parents to Recognise Milestones

Not only can your awareness and understanding of typical developmental stages help children flourish holistically, but it can also greatly benefit parents as they raise their families. 

Our students love us

The course was...very good and interesting!
Nataliya V.
It was interesting, I learned new and good things, I will put some things into practice.
Marie P.
Educational and detailed.
Sonya J.
Thank you very much for the great course!
Ave M.
I found this course to provide excellent insight into the world of childcare. Having no previous knowledge before starting the course does not represent any difficulty in order to finish this course.
Sara C.
Very informative as a refreshment course as I am already qualified.
Nina A.

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Money-Back Guarantee

We want you to feel completely satisfied with your learning experience, that's why we offer a 15-day money-back guarantee! If, within the first 15 days of the course, you find that it doesn't meet your expectations or you're not enjoying it as much as we hope, just let us know, and we'll issue you a full refund. We believe in the value of our programme and are committed to providing a positive and enriching experience that will help build your knowledge and confidence. Your satisfaction is our priority!
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The time is now!

For those ready to expand their awareness of child development and position themselves as a well-educated, professional nanny to secure the ideal job - you are in the right place! Child Development is an extensive programme crafted to boost students' confidence, and allow them to obtain the relevant skills to ensure a child’s successful developmental progression. Acquiring this specialised certificate is a perfect way to demonstrate commitment to employers, enhance your earning potential and move ahead in your career. 

Are you ready to develop your skill set as a professional nanny?

Child Development

This course covers the stages and milestones of young children and teaches caregivers how to support children as they grow.

Child Development


Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I enrol in a nanny course?

In a competitive field like nannying, trust is paramount. By showcasing a recognized professional qualification on your CV, you distinguish yourself as a trustworthy and competent caregiver in the eyes of employers.
Moreover, our courses not only equip you with a comprehensive understanding of childcare but also provide you with a fresh skill set to excel in your future roles. You will emerge from our courses with enhanced expertise, ready to make a positive impact in your next position.

I already have experience with children, what can I gain by enrolling in an official International Nanny Institute course?

Whether you are currently working as a nanny or considering entering the field, it is never too late to enhance your professional profile and revitalize your skill set with a professional nanny qualification. Our courses are designed to introduce you to essential skills, concepts, and methodologies that can be seamlessly integrated into your daily routine, ultimately benefiting the children under your care. Embrace the opportunity to elevate your expertise and make a lasting impact in your role as a nanny.

Are all the courses fully online, or do I have to be present in a physical classroom?

All of our courses are entirely online. You can study on any device that has an internet connection, and there is no need to be present in a physical classroom.

Can I study offline or do I need internet connection?

Unfortunately our courses are not available offline, and you do need a stable internet connection in order to complete them.

Can I study on my iPad, tablet, iPhone or smartphone?

Of course, you can! The International Nanny Institute is fully responsive on all kinds of electronic and devices. For the best experience, you can use the mobile version of Google Chrome, if your device supports it.

What type of courses do you offer?

At the International Nanny Institute, our professional nanny courses are carefully developed to equip nannies for their caregiving roles. These comprehensive courses cover a wide range of topics, providing nannies with a deep understanding of effective childcare within a domestic environment.

How long will it take to complete the courses?

Our courses can take anywhere from 6 hours to 75 hours to complete depending on the course.

What happens if I don't pass the exams? Can I retake the course?

Rest assured, in the event that you do not pass the exams on your first attempt, there's no need to worry. You will have the opportunity to retake them. However, we highly recommend revisiting the readings, materials, and slide presentations, dedicating extra time to studying and adequately preparing for the exams. You are welcome to retake the exams as many times as necessary to ensure your success.

Once I complete the training courses, will International Nanny offer me a job?

Once you have successfully completed a course, you have the option to enhance your CV or resume with it and apply to a wide range of desired jobs or agencies. Additionally, as a student of our Institute, you are encouraged to explore the various opportunities available on the International Nanny website, giving you an added advantage with our Institute's certificate.
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