Building Emotional Health in Early Years

This course has been designed for practitioners working with babies, toddlers and young children to develop a greater understanding of how to support the emotional wellbeing of this age group. It will provide you with the practical knowledge of how to be in relationship with the children, and how this can help them to build their emotional resilience.

Key Information
  • Ideal for any practitioner working alongside nursery and pre-school aged children (0 to 5 year olds) in a teaching, healthcare or social care role, who is looking to introduce the Thrive Approach as a whole-setting wellbeing programme for right-time social and emotional development
  • Delivered as four 3-hour live virtual sessions
  • Successful completion of this course leads to Thrive Emotional Health Practitioner status

To be recognised as a Thrive Emotional Health Practitioner, you will need to be an authorised user of Thrive-Online, a profiling, measuring and monitoring tool, through a whole-setting subscription.

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Course Information

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Overview

Course overview

This course is designed for practitioners working with babies, toddlers and young children in order to to develop a greater understanding of how to support their emotional wellbeing of this age group. It will provide you with a practical knowledge of how to be in a relationship with the children, and how this can help them to build their emotional resilience.

To be recognised as a Thrive Emotional Health Practitioner, you will need to be an authorised user of Thrive-Online, a profiling, measuring and monitoring tool, through a whole-setting subscription.

Suitable for

Building Emotional Health in Early Years is ideal for any practitioner working alongside nursery and pre-school aged children (0 to 5 year olds) in a teaching, healthcare or social care role, who is looking to introduce the Thrive Approach as a whole-setting wellbeing programme for right-time social and emotional development.

Suitable for childminders, nursery assistants, nursery nurses, nursery practitioners, room leaders, team leaders, play leaders, pre-school staff and early years foundation staff. No previous qualifications are required.

If you need to reschedule your course attendance because you have Covid or have to isolate, the first rearrangement is free, a subsequent rearrangement will incur an admin fee of £50 plus VAT and any further rescheduling will be charged at £100 plus VAT.

If sessions need to be rearranged for any other reason, the first rearrangement is free and any further rescheduling will be charged at £100 plus VAT. 

For settings that would like to commission a face-to-face training session, there is a flat rate charge of £300 per trainer per day (or part thereof) plus VAT.

Please note prices are for courses starting on or after 1 September 2022. 

Content

Course content

The training will cover:

  • The Thrive Approach and its underpinning theory and established neuroscience
  • the links between social and emotional development and maximising learning potential
  • how to develop a whole-setting approach that supports the social and emotional health of all babies, toddlers and young children
  • appropriate expectations of behaviour at right-time development stages and how to support the development of these
  • how to use key relational skills in your work with babies, toddlers and young children
  • using the Thrive-Online assessment and action-planning tool to screen children for right-time emotional and social development
  • interpreting the Thrive-Online data to plan specific strategies and activities that support the wellbeing of all babies, toddlers and young children in your setting
  • incorporating strategies and activities into your everyday routines and structures
  • evidencing the progress of children and demonstrating the impact of the Thrive Approach
  • the role of Thrive Licensed Practitioners and how to support them effectively.

 

 

Structure

Course structure

The course is delivered as four 3-hour live virtual sessions:

  • Session 1 – Thinking about ourselves and our self-awareness.
  • Session 2 – Thrive as a right-time approach for supporting the wellbeing of all children.
  • Session 3 – Theory and practice for 0 to 18-month-olds.
  • Session 4 – Theory and practice for 18-month to 4-year-olds.
Outcomes

Course outcomes

Successful completion of this course leads to Thrive Emotional Health Practitioner status. By the end of the course you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to take a practical approach to embedding Thrive in your setting to support the wellbeing of all babies, toddlers and young children. You will be able to use the Thrive Approach as a daily resource to support age-appropriate social and emotional development for every child to improve their learning outcome.

If you would like to further develop your understanding of how you can support younger children with some of the struggles they may have with their social and emotional learning, you may be interested in the Thrive Early Years Licensed Practitioner training.

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