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Course Overview

Whether you're involved in working with young children or just have a keen interest in the subject, it's crucial to acknowledge the importance of a child's emotional well-being.

You will learn about statutory requirements that are needed in early years settings, including the vital role of the key person in supporting children.

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Mental Health In Early Years

What will I learn?

This course is made up of three units:

  • Mental health for young children in the early years
  • The significance of attachment and adverse childhood experiences for young children in the early years
  • The role of the Early Years Practitioner supporting mental health and wellbeing for young children in the early years

This would be particularly useful in a career in nursery work, teaching assistance or as a learning mentor.

Eligibility Criteria

This course is government funded, you must meet the following criteria to be able to study for free:

  • You must currently live in England    
  • You must have been resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study    
  • You must be over the age of 19   
  • You must not be on an apprenticeship

There is a £125 cancellation fee if you enrol and do not complete or withdraw from the course. This fee is to cover administration costs. 


Don't meet these criteria?

Purchase this course for £499, and start your learning journey today. Flexible payment options available.

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17% children will develop a mental health issue by age 16
5.5% 2-4 year olds may have a mental illness
70% autistic children have a co-occuring mental health problem
75% children in care have a diagnosable mental health problem

Studying made simple!

We don't like to make things more complicated than they need to be... Our courses are designed to be flexible around your work and family life. 

Step 1

Submit your enrolment form

You'll get instant access to begin your course

Step 2

We'll start processing your funding application

A tutor will be assigned to support you through your course, they can be contacted via phone, text or email

Step 3

You'll receive text reminders when your work is due

Your work will be marked by your Tutor and returned to you within 7 days.

Step 4

Submit your work

Once you've finished your course, we'll apply for your certificate. This will be posted to your home address within 6 months of completing your course.

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If you'd like to enrol, we'd love to welcome you on a course with us! 

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