What excited you most?
'Knowing what a difference, I as a nursery practitioner can make to babies early years, by understanding how much their feelings can influence their brain development.'
Nursery Practitioner, Northampton, 2012.
'Could not pick out one thing, enjoyed every session.'
Oakway Children's Centre
Key aims of the project:
Session one: 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.
Session two: Babies' Emotional Development
By being aware of emotional needs, practitioners can respond with sensitivity to babies and support them with loving and meaningful interactions.
Session three: Babies' Playing and Laughing
By being in tune with individual babies, practitioners can recognise the huge impact early experiences have on holistic development.
'Interaction is key to baby brain development.'
Family Support Worker, Irthlingborough Children's Centre, 2011.