The UCH Education Centre

Course Title

UCLH Foundation Toolkit for Family Centred Developmental Care FINE Level 1


Family centred developmental care improves the experience of infants and parents during neonatal care and has the potential to enhance health and development outcomes.

 This 2 day course, which has strong practical and interactive components, will

  • Provide a comprehensive overview of the theory, scope and evidence for family centred developmental care
  • Help you to evaluate practice
  • Raise awareness of your own practice and help you to identify goals for your continuing development

The course is designed to reflect recommendations in the DOH (2009) Toolkit for High Quality Neonatal Care, and to help units work towards BLISS Family Friendly Accreditation.

This course is recommended for everyone working with infants and families in hospital settings.

  • Neonatal nurses
  • Medical staff
  • Nursery nurses
  • Health care assistants
  • Paediatric nurses
  • Midwives
  • Therapists working with neonates

Topics include

  • Models of developmental care
  • Brain development
  • Observing babies
  • Family participation
  • Stress and pain
  • Sensory environment
  • Motor development and positioning
  • Positive Touch
  • Kangaroo care
  • Early feeding experience



Course Dates Fee(s)

19/11/2018 to 20/11/2018

Full course rate - £300.00

Course Director Course Convenor

Dr Gillian Kennedy




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