Listening to the voices of young children training

Recognising and including the voices and reflections of young children is at the heart of early years practice.

Children have a right to have their voice heard and listening to young children brings many benefits to both children and those who work and care for them:

  • Ensures the ethos of the unique child is kept central and appropriate provision and support is given to each child
  • Enables practitioners to interact and really know the children in their care
  • Supports young children to develop the sense that they are important and their voice is heard and can make a difference.
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Listening to the voices of young children

This one-day introductory course is for all those working young children who want to find out how to listen more effectively to young children and involve them in decisions which affect their lives, through everyday practice.

This introductory course will enable participants to

  • explore why we listen to young children and the benefits
  • think about how to consider the views, wishes and feelings of children and tune in to their needs and preferences
  • examine the concept of a listening culture
  • include ways of listening in your everyday practice.


To book a one-day on line course for a whole group:

Cost £1800* for 15-20 participants

*Please note that from the 1st January 2023, VAT will be added to the price quoted above

Please email [email protected] to discuss or book this training for a group