Babies and young children are going through a crucial part of their development journey. Explore and learn how to use evidence-based methods of supporting their ‘right-time’ development, so they are put on the path to an emotionally healthy childhood.
The practical application of the theory and concepts of the Thrive Approach are at the centre of what you will learn, as well as the use of Thrive-OnlineTM (TOL) for profiling, action planning, and measuring progress.
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Thrive in Early Years provides a ‘right-time’ approach to helping babies and very young children develop healthy, secure attachments and build emotional resilience. This course explores how to identify, at the earliest opportunity, the emotional developmental needs of a child so that differentiated provision to address those needs can be put in place quickly by those close to the child. You will be given simple, practical strategies to promote wellbeing and learning. By the end of the course you will feel more confident and competent to work with babies, young children and their parents and carers.
"Each week I feel my knowledge has grown and I have taken away something practical to implement straight away. A significant moment for me was delivering training to my nursery team as it gave me the chance to really consolidate my knowledge, as I was keen to accurately disseminate my own learning for the benefit of our children."
- Delegate Feedback
This course, leading to Thrive Licensed Practitioner status, is ideal for anyone working closely with babies and very young children in a teaching, healthcare or social care role, including childminders and nursery and pre-school staff.
There are no previous qualifications required to undertake this course, other than being comfortable with day-to-day use of a laptop or tablet, having a role working with young children and wanting to make a difference.
Price also includes: Thrive membership, professional licensing on successful completion of the course, plus two CPD webinars in your first year.
Specific requirements: To be professionally licensed you will need to be an authorised user of Thrive-Online through an annual whole-setting subscription. This subscription needs to be in place for day one of your training. Full attendance is required to gain Licensed status.
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.
Thrive in the Early Years supports the understanding of how to build emotional health and wellbeing in babies, toddlers and young children. This course explores:
The course is structured into 12 virtual training sessions, each 3 hours long, with 2 e-mentoring sessions:
Successful completion of this course leads to Thrive Licensed Practitioner for Early Years status. You will have acquired the additional skills and knowledge to implement the Thrive Approach to benefit all the babies, toddlers and young children you work with, helping you to feel more confident and competent in your work with them and their parents and carers.
To maintain your licensed status you need to attend Thrive CPD courses and actively use Thrive-Online. The annual criteria is to gain 10 CPD points and profile/re-profile a minimum of three individuals.