FINE level 1: Foundation Toolkit

This is the first level in the FINE programme, which introduces the scope of family-centred developmental care and the evidence that supports it. This is a two-day course with presentations, demonstrations and interactive workshops.

Who should attend?

The course is recommended for anyone working with infants and families in hospital settings, including:

  • Neonatal nurses and midwives
  • Neonatologists
  • Nursery nurses
  • Medical staff
  • Healthcare assistants
  • Paediatric nurses
  • Therapists working with neonates.

What is included in the course?

The programme covers the scope and evidence supporting this approach and explores the practical aspects of implementation. Topics include:

  • Preterm brain, motor and sensory development
  • Parent infant relationship and parent’s journey
  • Observing and understanding infant behaviour
  • Kangaroo care
  • Baby-led feeding
  • Managing stress and pain.


Crewe – Monday, 16 and Tuesday, 17 March 2020 - Book today!

London – Monday, 20 and Tuesday, 21 April 2020 - Book today!

Scotland – Monday, 8 and Tuesday, 9 June 2020 - Book today!

Wexham (near Slough) – Monday, 15 and Tuesday, 16 June 2020 - Book today!

Manchester – Monday, 14 and Tuesday, 15 September 2020 - Book today!

If you have any questions, please contact

Courses organised by other organisations

The below courses are not organised by Bliss. Bliss are unable to answer questions regarding the application process, invoicing or event details. Please contact the relevant FINE centre by using the contact details associated with the course.

Essex - Friday, 24 January and Saturday, 25 January. Contact Michelle Sweeting to book your place

Northern Ireland - Monday, 3 February and Tuesday, 4 February. Contact Claire McGinley to book your place

Sheffield - Thursday, 23 April and Friday, 24 April. Contact to book your place

Northern Ireland - Thursday, 30 April and Friday, 1 May. Contact Claire McGinley to book your place

London (UCLH) - Wednesday, 20 May and Thursday, 21 May. Registration details to be confirmed. Contact Early Babies for further information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Training and Events team.

If you are interested in increasing your knowledge regarding family-centred care, find out about the FINE Level 2: Practical Skills

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