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.


Additional Bliss run FINE Foundation toolkit courses for 2019 will be posted once dates are finalised.

Courses organised by other FINE centres

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.

Sheffield - Thursday, 13 June and Friday, 14 June.

Register using the booking form. For any questions, contact Jennie Schooling

Dublin - Tuesday, 9 July and Wednesday, 10 July.

Contact Mary O'Connor to book your place

London - Monday, 25 November and Tuesday, 26 November.

Registration details to be confirmed by UCL

Bristol - Thursday, 28 November and Friday, 29 November.

Contact Louise Gould to book your place

The cost is £300 per delegate.

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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