A page dedicated to providing IBB Facilitators with the latest information

Welcome to the IBB dedicated Facilitators page which aims to support you to keep up to date and share items of interest, we will be adding information, articles and research which you may find useful and thought provoking for your ongoing development as a facilitator. We would also welcome items of interest from you which can be emailed to us at office@cpconsult.co.uk which will then be added to this page to share with fellow facilitators.

HarvardListening to a Baby’s Brain: Changing the Pediatric Checkup to Reduce Toxic Stress

By Carol Gerwin
This article is one in a planned multi-part series of journalistic stories commissioned by the Center, “Tackling Toxic Stress.” The series will examine how policymakers, researchers, and practitioners in the field are re-thinking services for children and families based on the science of early childhood development and an understanding of the consequences of adverse early experiences and toxic stress.


Raising awareness about the never changing emotional needs of the under threes in our ever changing soiety



BEBS‘The science within’ what matters for child outcomes in the early years
Better Evidence for a better Start
The Social Reseach Unit at Dartington.
In order to give children a better start in life we think it is important to begin with the science. This helps us understand how children develop and what affects their development, and gives us a better sense of what we need to do and why. Here we pull together the evidence from various fields to illustrate how adversity in a child's home and wider environment translates into poorer outcomes in the areas of nutrition, language and social and emotional development. In doing so, this so-called 'science-within' framework provides pointers to diverse activities that could promote positive outcomes for children from conception to three years

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Learning begins early.

By the time most kids start preschool, aged around 3, the most important building blocks for learning have already been put in place. That’s why this edition of Early Childhood Matters focuses on learning from birth to 3 years old. Articles examine how children learn in their first three years and survey what we know about current policies and interventions to promote learning in this age group. There are country contributions focusing on Brazil, Colombia and India among others, and articles addressing the role of fatherhood, potential uses of mobile technology in early learning, a Vygotskian perspective on the issue, and the WHO intervention "Care for Child Development". Download a copy here. (Takes a moment or two).

Mother on the naughty step


15/5/13. Mothers on the naughty step: The growth of the parenting advice industry Seventy years ago, paediatrician Donald Winnicott started to give humane, non-judgmental advice to mothers. But today's gurus seem to do little more than admonish parents. An article from 'The Guardian'.




Conception to the age 2 - The age of opportunity Addendum to the Governments vision for the Foundation years: ' Supporting families in the foundation years'. (Takes a minute or two to load).



15/5/13. Establishing a level foundation for life: Mental health begins in early childhood. (Takes a few moments to load).