Nursery training: Self-Regulation – Supporting Well-being

‘Self-regulation should now be considered a more important indicator of educational performance than IQ.’*

Self-regulation is vital for emotional well-being. It helps to transition between tasks without fear or confusion. It inhibits impulses. Self-regulation helps children to cope with frustration, delay or distractions. Practitioners will learn strategies for helping children to regulate their own emotions and behaviour.  

Research has suggested that the highest achievers in school are those who have become regulators of their own learning.

According to the new Early Years Inspection Handbook, nurseries will be judged on how they help children to “manage their own feelings and behaviour, and how to relate to others.”

Practitioners will also be expected to take appropriate action to support children that “struggle with regulating their behaviour.”

Course details 

Duration: Half Day

Who should attend: All childcare practitioners

Course key topics

  • How children develop the key skills needed for self-regulation
  • What the research tells us
  • Assess the EYFS for links to supporting and developing self-regulation
  • How attachment supports children’s self-regulation skills
  • Strategies for scaffolding children’s self-regulation

The handouts from the course include ideas for scaffolding children’s self-regulation and ideas for creating “calm zones.”


Prices are based on up to 16 delegates (we recommend 10 as a minimum). A small extra charge applies for extra delegates.  You will receive a certificate of attendance to demonstrate your ongoing professional development.

 Weekday Saturday 
  Half Day  Half Day 
NDNA Member  £525 £592
Non-member £673 £759

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For more information contact our training team by calling 01484 40 70 70 or email