Course overview

Anyone who has ever experienced the positive effects of yoga will immediately recognise the benefits that can be transferred to young children. From relaxing and calming to bonding and relieving ailments, toddler yoga is a wonderful tool to have in your nursery and childcare training locker.

Undertaking a certificate in using toddler and pre-school yoga in childcare settings will enable you to help young children experience the well-being properties of yoga and sensory inspired sessions.


Teaching toddlers and pre-school children sensory and yoga-inspired classes can be a rewarding and a fantastic addition to your nursery or pre-school. We keep the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) in mind throughout our programme.

What is toddler and pre-school kids yoga?

Our sensory and yoga-inspired programme is a great way of introducing young children (18 months to 5 years) to stretches, movements, stories, songs, relaxation and sensory play and its many benefits. Our course weaves basic yoga-inspired poses and movements and sensory play into songs, traditional and modern stories making it fun and engaging for both toddlers and parents.

Our programme has a strong emphasis on child development as well as teaching key development and life skills through the movement, sensory play, story telling and songs. This course is designed with the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) in mind and can help to support language, communication and literacy though story telling and song, physical movement through yoga-inspired moves, mathematics through shapes and counting, understanding the world through sensory play and expressive arts and design through the fun, inspiring sensory and movement based classes.

Below is a brief outline as to what our certificate in using toddler and pre-school in childcare settings entails and if you have any further questions then please contact us today.

What’s the primary aim?

Our main aim is to provide nursery staff and childcarers with the basic knowledge and understanding of toddler and pre-school yoga so they can then safely practice offer toddler and pre-school yoga sessions with children under their care after prior consent from parents.

How long does it run for?

We offer both face to face and distance learning options on this course.

Our face to face course on toddler and pre-school yoga for nurseries and childcarers course runs for just over 7.5 hours. This is run at various locations across the UK including Manchester, London and Brighton. Or we can come to you for an in house course at your own venue.

Our distance learning course has 6 modules and students have up to 4 months to complete it - however many complete this much more quickly than this.

Want to book your online course? Please click here.

Who is it suitable for?

Nursery staff, child minders, residential unit carers, foster carers and anyone else working with young children.

What does the course cover?
  • Principles, history and benefits of yoga-inspired movement and sensory play
    • Preparing your sessions
    • Safety aspects of teaching movement and sensory play with toddlers
    • Health considerations for your classes
    • Poses, postures, movement and stretches
    • Story telling and song
    • Toddler moves to aid child development
    • Sensory play
    • Breathing techniques for little people

This course does assume an understanding of child development for children age 0-4 years.

How does the distance learning course work?

The online course consists of 6 theoretical and practical modules covering exactly the same content as our face to face course option. Once you have booked you will be sent an invite to join your course on our online learning academy which can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Our experienced toddler yoga tutors will be overviewing your work along the way.

How is the distance learning course assessed?

Each module has an assignment of a Q and A paper. There is are also practical video demonstrations which you can watch, practice, pause an replay to enhance your learning. One of our experienced tutors will review this and email you feedback.

How long does the distance learning take to complete?

Each module takes around 1-2 hours to complete dependant on how quickly you learn and how much time you have. The great thing is with the online option is that you work at your own pace, in your own environment with our experts on hand by email should you need them. You have up to 4 months to complete the course.

What qualification do I get at the end?

You'll receive a 'Certificate in using toddler and pre-school yoga in a childcare setting.'

Where are the face to face courses held?

We have courses running in London and Manchester.

Want us to come to you?
This course can be run in your place of work. We offer this as an in house course and one of our experienced trainers will come to your venue.

How much does it cost?
  • Distance learning price - £149
  • Face to face at your childcare setting or over Zoom with your group: £995 incl VAT for up to 10 participants.
    Larger groups can be accommodated at an additional cost. Travel may be additional dependant on location.


If you have any questions about this or any of the courses we offer, please contact us online or ring 01273 702 496 for more details.

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