Building Babies' Brains - 1001 Champions

Course Category: Health and Wellbeing

Devon Community Learning Academy is pleased to share details of this excellent online course from Action for Children

Action for Children

This is an online course, on the following dates:
  • Tuesday 8th June– Virtual face to face - 1.15pm – 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 15th June– Virtual face to face- 1.15pm – 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 22nd June- Self learn session
  • Tuesday 29th June– Virtual face to face- 1.15pm – 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 6th July– self learn session
  • Tuesday 13th July– Virtual face to face - 1.15pm – 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 24th August – Catch up session – 1.15 – 2.15pm
Who is the course for?

Our fully funded Building Babies Brain course aims to support those who come into contact with 0-2 year olds increase their knowledge of baby brain development, bonding and resilience and to be confident in ‘passing’ this information on to parents/ carers and communities.

The training is for volunteers, toddler group volunteers, early years practitioners (pre-schools, nurseries, childminders, foster carers) whose role brings them into contact with children aged 0-2 years and their carers and community members/ volunteers who link in with families with children aged 0-2.

What will the training cover?
  • Understanding the importance of baby brain development, especially during the vital 0-2 years. We share the most up to date, evidence-based information in an accessible way. This course is about sharing and learning together.
  • Building confidence in passing this information on widely. Did you know that only a third of parents know this information? We want it to be ‘all our business’.
  • Supporting resilience. How you can help parents by looking after yourself, encouraging parents to look after themselves, so that they can look after their children.
  • Tools for being in relationships with others, including Dan Hughes PACE.
  • Signposting you to evidence-based resources that you can easily pass onto parents
  • Risk and trauma in the early years, and how to build resilience for lifelong skills
  • Self-care for wellbeing – recognising if you are not alright then you are not as available for the child / carer
HOw will the course be delivered?
  • A blended learning approach consisting of: digital, face to face interactive workshops; video learning and podcasts; and self-led learning fully supported by digital training notes, and trainer availability.
  • 6 sessions in total, lasting 13 hours plus a 1 hour introductory information podcast to be viewed before session 1
  • Your trainers have worked in children’s centres for the past ten years. Anna is a Thrive Train the Trainer, and delivers Solihull ‘Understanding Your Child’ programmes to parents. Georgie is a Thrive practitioner, who has also undertaken Transactional Analysis training.
  • Podcasts and videos from specialist speakers, including a Video Interactive guidance practitioner and clinical psychologists.
How to book

To book please fill out the application form below and send it to

Application form