Raising developmental concerns with parents

Are you confident in raising your concerns about a child's development with their parents?

What's the aim of the course?

To help you understand the practical and emotional aspects of raising your concerns about a child's development with their parents.

Who's the course for?

Nursery workers, childminders, nannies and childminding assistants in England and Wales.

Why should I do this course?

Observation, assessment and planning enables you to identify children's interests, assess their level of development and plan for their next steps. Through your assessments you may notice that a child’s progress is less than expected and it can be difficult to know how best to raise these concerns with parents. 

This free course from PACEY begins by defining stages of children's development, recognising that children will follow the same sequence but at different rates. Here you can also make links to areas of learning from your home nation's framework.

A child's development may be delayed for a number of reasons. It could be a short term delay and as a result of changes in the family circumstances. However if the delay is persistent or unexplained it is important that you feel confident in knowing what to do.

Hearing someone's concerns about their child can be difficult for parents. The next part of the course explores the emotions involved in working with parents when raising your concerns. This is supported with case studies and scenarios  for you to work through. You will also have the opportunity to reflect on the skills you need to be professional in these situations.

Lastly you will have the opportunity to think about how you might create a resource for parents that can provide useful contacts.

How to access your training

Log in to MyPACEY to be transferred into our online training platform. You can then start the free training courses and do them on any internet-enabled device. Further courses are available to buy, depending on your membership type.

If you're not yet a member, you can either join PACEY now, or you can buy this course separately, for £19.99 by calling 0300 003 0005.

Here's what some of our members thought  


"This course covered more that I thought it would. I was pleasantly surprised. I have taken more from this course than I expected... thank you!"

"Really nice to refresh and look over case studies."

"It was good and to the point. It wasn't made complicated. Not too long with short examples. Easy to understand. It was handy to be able to save some of the material e.g. early support, and to be able to bookmark websites."