Are you motivated to ensure children's ongoing holistic development, but feel you do not have a deep enough understanding about theory in the field?

Do you want to create nurturing and stimulating environments for the youngsters in your care?
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What are the key theories and perspectives in child development that are commonly studied in academic settings?

How do these theories contribute to our understanding of children's cognitive, social, and emotional development?
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Gaining expertise in child development theories empowers you with a solid foundation of knowledge, enabling you to make informed decisions and implement best practices in your role as a nanny.

Continuing your education and learning about child development theories demonstrates your commitment to professional growth and development. 

Develop a comprehensive understanding of child development theories that allows you to navigate the complexities of children's behaviours, emotions, and cognitive abilities.

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Theories of Child Development

Course Contents

Topics covered:
        1- Psychoanalytical Theories
        2- Cognitive Theories
        3- Biological and Attachment Theories
        4- Behavioural Theories 
        5- Social Learning Theories and Multiple Intelligences Theory 

This fully-online course comprises 5 in-depth weekly sessions, with programme materials available for 14 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.

Theories of Child Development educates students on the best ways to meet a child's unique cognitive, social and emotional needs by exploring the latest theories and perspectives on child development. The course explains the different factors affecting youngsters' growth and progress and teaches practicable tools for nannies to implement as they create beneficial environments.

Theories of Child Development

Course Features

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Study time: 75 hours

Assessment format: Exam and Essay

  • Course Overview

    Theories of Child Development offers students a comprehensive education on how to effectively address the distinct cognitive, social, and emotional needs of children. By delving into theories and perspectives in child development, participants gain valuable insights into understanding the multifaceted factors that influence children's growth and progress. This course equips nannies with practical tools and strategies that can be readily applied to create nurturing environments, fostering optimal development for the children under their care.
  • Certification Included

    Upon successful completion of this course, students earn an International Nanny Institute certificate. Gaining this qualification is an excellent way to impress future employers, as it is issued by a well-established, premium, leading nanny agency, International Nanny Ltd. 

Career Session

Enrol today and reap the benefits of a career webinar session with International Nanny founder, and recruiter expert, Dr. 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 Theories of Child Development course ensures you can:

Convert Child Development Theory into Practice

Learn about the latest child development theories and benefit the children you care for by transforming that knowledge into practical, beneficial games and activities proven to boost a child's progress. 

Create Stimulating Environments

Skill up your practical know-how, alongside your theoretical understanding of child development, and enhance your capacity to create beneficial environments in the homes and families you work within. 

Reassure Parents You Can Deliver Individualised Care

Increase your awareness and understanding of different educational perspectives in the field and become better equipped to provide personalised support to children of varying ages. 

Our students love us

I wish I had taken this course earlier because I learned so much and it was very engaging. 
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I enjoyed it very much. I am excited to take more courses!
Stephanie H.
I really enjoyed this course and was put together fantastically.
Uma I.
Very useful information and a good foundation of knowledge to apply to working with children, thanks!
Shena V.
I liked the course which was well explained and detailed. It makes you want to learn more.
Paris B.
The Theorie of Child Development course will help me with my job search. I'm so glad I completed the course!
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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!

If you are a professional nanny ready to enhance your theoretical understanding of child development and skill-up with proven tools - you are in the right place. Theories of Child Development is designed specifically for nannies to learn how to integrate the latest developmental theories into their childcare practice. Prove to employers that you have the tools and awareness to create safe and stimulating environments. Set yourself apart from the crowd with an internationally recognised certification that shows your ability to provide high-quality care to young children.

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

Theories of Child Development

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the different perspectives on how children grow and develop.

Theories of 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 recognised 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 revitalise 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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