Wellbeing in the early years

Essential information for people working with young children

Laser Learning


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

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When you ensure a child’s wellbeing at the earliest point, you’re giving them the best possible chance of being a confident, resilient adult.

Wellbeing links to emotional development and plays a fundamental role in building relationships and communicating with others. Learn about how early years settings can support wellbeing, factors that impact on wellbeing, wellbeing and the EYFS, and building self-confidence and self-awareness.


Learning outcomes

  • You will understand what is meant by ‘wellbeing’ and ‘resilience’
  • You will understand the importance of encouraging wellbeing in the early years
  • You will know how to develop a child’s self-esteem
  • You will be given recommendations for supporting the health and wellbeing of children in the early years, including the actions that should be taken by early years settings

Advantages of this course

  • A mentally healthy child is one with a clear sense of identity and self-worth, the ability to recognise and manage emotions, to learn, play, enjoy friendships and relationships, and deal with difficulties. This course highlights the factors that impact on wellbeing, both positively and negatively, and how transitions can affect wellbeing.
  • The presentation section of this course considers the key aspects of wellbeing – attachment, relationships, emotional security, health, and resilience. There is an additional presentation on developing self-esteem in children.
  • In the Activity section of the course, you will be given an opportunity to react to scenarios, conduct your own research into how stress can affect children, and read more about mental health problems in early childhood.
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge

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?

Early years practitioners working in a range of settings.


A computer, mobile, or tablet and an internet connection

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Mehak Adnan Ali asked:

Does this course includes certificate and CPD hours?


Hello Mehak, Thank you for your question. Once you have completed your course and successfully passed the multiple choice quiz you will be able to download and print a certificate, which is dated. You will always have access to this course once you have purchased, and you can go back in a view the material in the future and sit the quiz again and get an updated certificate, for no extra charge. This will count as valid CPD.

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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.

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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.

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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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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