FINE level 1: Foundation Toolkit

This course is the first level in the Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE) curriculum, 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.

The cost is £300 per delegate.

If you have any questions, please contact the Training team at


The next Foundation Toolkit courses will be held at the following locations:

Organised by Bliss

London - Monday, 29 April and Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - FULLY BOOKED

Additional FINE level 1 courses for 2019 will be posted once dates are finalised.

Organised by other organisations

Sheffield - Thursday, 13 June and Friday, 14 June. Register using the booking form. For any questions, contact

Dublin - Tuesday, 9 July and Wednesday, 10 July. Contact to book your place

London - Monday, 25 November and Tuesday, 26 November. Registration details to be confirmed

Bristol - Thursday, 28 November and Friday, 29 November. Contact to book your place

Find out about our FINE Level 2: Practical Skills training

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