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Baby room - course for practitioners

Key themes

This course consists of 3 sessions in 3 months.

You will learn how:

  • experiences shape infants' brains
  • experiences shape all our brains
  • what we feel affects infants' brains

Session 1: Babies' Brain Development

By being knowledgeable about early development and learning, practitioners can be alert to the importance of paying close attention to the potential of individual babies.

Learn how every experience shapes the brain and the brain adapts to the environment it finds itself in.

Session 2: Babies' Emotional Development

By being aware of emotional needs, practitioners can respond with sensitivity to babies and support them with loving and meaningful interactions. Understand how crying is a baby’s way of letting you know they are here and need you.

Session 3: Babies' Playing and Laughing

By being in tune with individual babies, practitioners can recognise the huge impact early experiences have on holistic development. Learn that playing is learning. Laughing relieves stress. Singing releases 'feel good' chemicals in our brains. It's ok to be playful at work!

What practitioners say

  • "It has reminded me of the importance of play, fun and interaction parents need to have with their children to enable the child to develop well."
  • "I have enjoyed expanding my knowledge of the development of the baby's brain."
  • "I never really thought about fears in babies and we have changed how we run things in the baby room, for example, reducing the number of people who come into the room. No longer picking babies up from behind, feeling confident to cuddle them."

Course information

1Tuesday 10 September 202410am to 12:30pm
2Tuesday 15 October 202410am to 12:30pm
3Tuesday 12 November 202410am to 12:30pm


Moulton Community Centre
Sandy Hill


£175 per delegate.

How to book

Please make sure you can attend all 3 sessions before you book.

Contact us

Email: [email protected]

By post

The Northamptonshire Baby Room Project,
Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service,
One Angel Square,
Angel Street,

Order a manual

Find out more about the practitioners' manual.

Last updated 03 May 2024