Pupil Wellbeing in Early Years

Designed for practitioners working with babies, toddlers and young children, this training will give you a greater understanding of social and emotional development and how to support the children in your care.


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Course duration

12 hours

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Delivery method



Thrive-Online access

30 days free

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Price per place

£358 excl. VAT



Course Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will qualify as a Thrive-accredited Pupil Wellbeing Specialist.

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, our Early Years Licensed Practitioner training could be a fit.

Who is it for?

This course 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.

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.

Please note: This course was previously Building Emotional Health.

Prices are for courses starting on or after 1 September 2023. For settings that would like to commission a face-to-face training session, there is a flat rate charge of £450 per trainer per day (or part thereof) plus VAT.



I was keen to enrol on Thrive’s highly credited course. It’s motivated me to make small changes in the nursery that will go a long way."

Louise Gorman. SENCO, Co-op Childcare.



What you'll learn

During the virtual training sessions, you'll explore:

  • 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

Course structure

The course is structured into four virtual training sessions, each three hours long:

  • 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



Upcoming Scheduled Dates

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