NICHED Professional Development

Every Child Matters

NICHED is committed to supporting each child's emotional development and learning, as outlined within the current legislative framework: EVERY CHILD MATTERS . Each child needs to be supported by effective practitioners, so they can achieve the best in life.

Professional Practitioner

NICHED Professional Practitioners engage children and their families in cycles of positive behavioural changes, supporting self-esteem, emotional intelligence and positive learning dispositions. NICHED Professional Practitioners work actively to promote the learning and development of children in their care & education. Professional Practitioners are fully trained in supporting children's personal, social and emotional development, using key developmental & psychological theories & models of professional practice. NICHED Professional Practitioners understand the psychological & therapeutic benefits of play, and with their expertise in educational & developmental psychology are effective in supporting each child's individual needs.

The NICHED Professional Practitioner programme consists of 2000 hours of training, tutorials and case-study supervision. Students are supported by their Personal Tutor in the integration of theory with practice.

All NEW students begin their Structured Professional Development (SPD) with us in the Foundation Certificate Programme. On successful completion of each SPD, students can advance to the next level.Entry level to our programmes is a degree in a relevant subject area, & relevant professional experience.

Clinical Play Therapist

Further specialist training & professional development is available for experienced education, health & social care professionals to train as Clinical Play Therapists through clinical supervision,case-study research,distance-learning study & regular tutorials. To reduce stress levels in children, we listen relaxing music between classes. This training programme is delivered in partnership in clinical settings. Participants undertake specialist research projects and case studies including: attachment disorder, autistic spectrum, developmental delay, anxiety and post traumatic stress, sensory integration, family systems treatments.

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Our Resources Page

We have created an extensive on-line library of articles, links and research documents to support your study with us. You have the most up to date, in depth analysis and research supporting your professional development. Look at our Resources page which has a small selection from our extensive on-line library.

Professional Development in Early Years, Childcare & Education

> Foundation Certificate
> Diploma Certificate
> Intermediate Certificate
> Advanced Certificate
> Professional Practitioner

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