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Baby room - course for social workers and foster carers

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. Understanding 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. Ok to be playful at work!

What foster carers say

  • "permission to be the loving, caring adult in the child's life."
  • "learning about the impact a loving, stable relationship may have on the baby's development."
  • "feel I could voice my opinions more about impact on baby brain development even if made no difference to decisions I feel I could speak out."
  • "contact needs to consider the needs of the child. This is not considered and very young babies are left unsettled after returning home to carer."
  • "it was amazing how much the brain develops in the early years."
  • "fantastic course, lovely trainers, lovely carers!"

Book a session

To register for a session, email: [email protected]

Last updated 21 April 2023