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The baby room

Essential information for people working with young children

Laser Learning


£30 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
3 hours
Access to content
Lifetime access
No formal qualification
Endorsed by CACHE.
Additional info
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Baby room practitioners have a uniquely significant role because they influence sensitive human beings during the most formative period of life.

This is a tremendous responsibility and privilege. This course looks at some of the special traits and complex skills a baby room practitioner needs to develop.

This course was created in partnership with Community Playthings.


Endorsed by CACHE.


Learning outcomes
  • Tasks and responsibilities of the baby room practitioner will be outlined to learners, an important one of these being communicating with parents and carers
  • The learner will gain an understanding of how children start learning from birth, and how the first years of life are the most crucial in development of mind, body, and spirit
  • This course will give learners an overview of all of the ways that a young child learns – through tactile and sensory play, music, repetitive movement, motor activity, and communication with parents / carers and peers. The learner will gain an appreciation of play as a way for young children to develop an awareness of the world around them
  • The importance of sleep and rest for babies is stressed to learners and the concept of outdoor sleep is discussed
Advantages of this course
  • Babies engage life actively with all of their senses and emergent physical abilities. This is their way of learning about the world and much of their play consists of practising newly discovered motor skills. This course will outline the different types of play and give learner’s some ideas for stimulating play activities for babies.
  • As a practitioner, you are a valuable resource for the developing child. This is a big responsibility, especially given the significance of the first few years of a child’s life to their future wellbeing, and this course will help you to feel prepared for caring and supporting the healthy development of young children; as well as giving you a pool of activities and knowledge to draw on when required.
  • Reading texts, website, and video resources are utilised to explore the baby room in more detail and additional activities encourage the learner to reflect on the learning

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Laser e-Certificate (included in the course price). You will also have the option of purchasing a CACHE certificate for an additional £21. This certificate must not be confused with nationally regulated qualification achievement.

Endorsement statement: Our short course has been reviewed by a Subject Specialist in childcare and endorsed by CACHE demonstrating the quality and rigor. This is an unregulated programme and is not a nationally recognised qualification.

After purchasing this course on Reed, a customer service representative from Laser Learning will email you with an access code and instructions on how to redeem it on the Laser Short Course website. You will need to register on the Laser Short Course website if you have not done so already.

If the purchase was made within business hours, you should expect your access code email within 1-2 hours. If your purchase was made outside of business hours, you should expect your access code email the next working day.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at early years practitioners.


A computer, mobile, or tablet and an internet connection.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.