Leading Emotionally Healthy Early Years Settings

This course is for managers of nursery and pre-school settings working with very young children (aged from 0 to 5), who are looking to introduce a whole-setting approach to mental health and wellbeing. This will ensure all children have the best possible start in education.


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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 from

£583 excl. VAT



Course Outcomes

This training course will provide you, as a senior or middle leader, with a strategic overview of the Thrive Approach. It will help you to consider how best to develop a whole-setting wellbeing programme while enhancing your team’s knowledge with the latest thinking around emotional resilience and engaging babies, toddlers and young children in their learning. It will explore how you can create a culture and environment that facilitate the wellbeing of both children and staff.

The sessions will demonstrate how Thrive-Online, our profiling and action-planning tool, can be used to identify where children are in their social and emotional development, and identify strategies and action plans that will meet their needs. Of particular importance are the monitoring and measuring features of Thrive-Online, which can be used to evaluate the impact of Thrive, while also helping you to target limited resources where they are needed most.

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for managers, deputy managers and team leaders working in nurseries, pre-schools and play groups, plus those working in primary schools at Early Years Foundation Stage.

The training is highly recommended for settings new to Thrive as well as those looking for further guidance on embedding the Thrive Approach as a whole-setting programme for wellbeing.

Please note 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.



The benefits of Thrive have been huge. I find that creating a really special relationship is key to everything. Once we have worked on that trust, that’s the beginning of it all.”

Amelia Joyner, Leader, Cullompton Pre-School



What you'll learn

Guided by our experienced course leaders, you will explore how to strategically embed Thrive across your setting, building this into your everyday routines and structures. You will be provided with the support and resources needed to introduce Thrive to your team and implement a whole-setting approach to wellbeing.

    Course structure

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



    Upcoming Scheduled Dates

     Contact us to discuss how the Thrive Approach can help you