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Diploma in early childhood development

  • Routine ready

    In this lesson the student will gain a profound understanding of a baby's experience outside the womb and how this can affect their behaviour. The importance of routine in settling a baby will be discussed and the student will obtain the skill to create a daily routine that will aid in having a more settled baby

  • Comprehending crying

    In this lesson the student will learn more about why babies cry and how they use this system to warn us that something is bothering them. We investigate the various reasons why babies cry and develop an elimination list to help us narrow down and find the reason for baby's cries.

  • Successful sleeping

    In this lesson we delve into the art of successful sleeping. We discuss how much and how often babies should be sleeping, look at various ways to help babies fall asleep and sleep safely and master the skill of swaddling.

  • First feeds

    In this lesson the student will learn more about how much and how often babies should be feeding in the first few months. We explore the requirements for introducing solids and learn more about feeding safety.

  • Blissful burping

    This lesson explores why babies need to be burped and the many different ways that this can be done. We discuss various methods for burping a baby in terms of positioning, execution as well as pro's and cons to each method so you will be able to chose the best method for you and baby.

  • Keeping clean

    In this lesson we will learn how to interpret the contents of a nappy, how to clean baby safely and effectively and learn more about how appropriate nappy care can keep a baby healthy and happy.

  • Constant cuddlers

    We explore the world of the fourth trimester and how this can affect baby's behaviour in those first few months of life. We look at ways to help both carer and baby get through the day without compromise and learn the skill of baby massage.

  • Tummy time

    We finally make sense of tummy time in this lesson. We look at why babies should be doing tummy time and for how long and when to start introducing tummy time. We discuss the various ways that tummy time can be done to accommodate a baby's needs (yes even a baby with reflux!) and explore how to have a happy tummy time experience for you and baby.


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Really enjoying my childhood development course. Can the wait to do more!


Really enjoying the childhood development course. Only half way through but it's great! Opened my eyes about a few things and looking forward to putting it into practice.


Childhood development course. Great beginner course for anyone who wants to improve their childhood development knowledge for personal or job reasons.Amazing, interactive instructors take time to answer questions and give clear and comprehensive lessons.

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