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Inspired by Babies training programmes.

Brain architecture and Early childhood
This professional development event will promote and encourage reflection and discussion of scientific research, child development and supporting best practice of practitioners working with babies and 2 year olds. The day will provide the opportunity to make links and connect the importance of earliest child development and support practitioners to gain enhanced knowledge and understanding for 'Tuning into two year olds.'

Tuning into 2 year olds
The course will provide information and insight for those working with 2 years olds and their families in relation to ahieving a deeper understanding of ways to promote all round development for two year olds. Recognising and responding to the complex nature of the developmental journey of 2 year olds and responding to their needs. Understanding the varying influences on a child's earliest developmental stages within the family context and beyond. How to enhance the impact of the role of the key person for disadvantaged 2 year olds.

Exploring wellbeing in the early years
This course will be of interest to all those involved in the provision of early years education and childcare services. It will be of particular interest to practitioners who wish to develop a greater understanding of wellbeing in the early years and their contribution to it. It will provide information and insights into the dynamic nature of well-being. The new Ofsted schedule for inspections of registered early years provision will be seeking to make a key judgement on the settings contribution early years providers make to children's well being.



Select your chosen IBB course of interest from the links below:

IBB 2 Day Practitioners course.

IBB 4 Day Facilitators course.

Tuning into Two Year old's.



A 2 day Practitioners course, For groups of practitioners from different settings.

Course Description:

Inspired by babies is a two day course to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of the importance of working with babies and children under 2 and how this critical phase of development shapes many aspects of a child’s future. The course will also support practitioners in working with vulnerable 2 years olds through the new government funding to understand the complex nature promoting the 3 Prime areas of Personal, social and emotional development and Communication and language and Physical development as identified in the review of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The programme aims to empower practitioners to prioritise their positive relationships with the children and their parents. Theoretical knowledge is shared and put in context of everyday practice.

The training covers:

  1. Babyhood and child development.
  2. Well being for babies and their carers.
  3. Attachment and attunement in everyday practice.
  4. Brain development and the importance of love.
  5. Early interaction, communication and play.

Aims to support participants to:

  1. Understand the impact of all experiences during a babies first few months and years and the role early years practitioners have on these.
  2. Develop an improved understanding of early child development.
  3. Understand that brain development, relationships and communication are key to offering high quality provision.
  4. Improve practice in developing close, responsive and respectful relationships with children and their parents as a key person.
  5. Recognise the value of reflection and self awareness as fundamental in contributing to well being when working with very young children.
  6. Be able to offer consistent, individualised and attuned responses to babies in meeting their needs.


A 4 day Facilitators course For training the Facilitators.


The purpose of the professional development for facilitators is to enable the project to be delivered locally. In order to do this they will be introduced to:

1. The theory, which underpins the ‘Inspired by babies project’ and the importance of ‘Tuning into Two Year olds’.

2. The delivery style and ethos of the project.The range of materials available and tailor them to meet the needs of their chosen settings.(Facilitators receive a USB memory stick with materials to be adapted for delivery)

3. Ways in which the materials can be used, delivered and developed to meet the needs in the local authority.

4. A range of other sources of support and information which can be used for on going development in relation to babies and under 3’s.

5. The Four Days allow for an introduction to a set of ‘Core Materials’ relating to six specific themes.

6. There is also an opportunity to look at and read ‘Supplementary Materials’ which can be used to reinforce participant’s knowledge and understanding.

7. The participants are also required to plan brief delivery sessions based on the days in put.

The six themes:

The child so far; development and experiences

Brain development and early experiences

Attachment relationships and the key person

Attunement and building empathy and resilience

Early communication and play

Physical developmentEach theme will also be related to the 3 Prime Areas of the revised EYFS and the revised OFSTED regulation framework.



Tuning into Two Year old's.

Target Audience; SENCO’s and staff working in settings as part of the Two year old offer.

Day 1. Introduction

Day 2. Development

Other additional sessions can be developed to support the CPD needs of individual settings and staff team’s.

The course will provide information and insight for those working with disadvantaged 2 years olds and their families in relation to:

Achieving a deeper understanding of ways to promote all round development for two year olds.
Recognising and responding to the complex nature of the developmental journey of 2 year olds and responding to their needs.
Understanding the varying influences on a child’s earliest developmental stages within the family context and beyond.
How to enhance the impact of the role of the key person for disadvantaged 2 year olds.

Day 1

Being 2, what 2 year olds need us to understand.
Perspectives on child development and theory underpinning good practice.
The impact of early experiences on brain development and future outcomes.
Developing the key persons role in supporting disadvantaged 2 year olds and their families through building positive relationships and understanding the importance of attachment relationships.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Prime Areas as cornerstones for disadvantaged 2 year olds.

Day 2

Developmental needs or special educational needs; what is early intervention and why is it important for 2 year olds.
Observation and getting to know 2 year olds from the inside out!
Emotional well being, resilience and empathy.
Emotional regulation and understanding and containing a 2 year olds strong feelings.
The role of the environment and its impact on learning and development of 2 year olds.
Engaging parents and sharing the wonders of being 2

 


Interested in any of the above? Contact IBB here


Further IBB News

Congratulations to all the ladies of Haringey as they complete the first Facilitators course.