Price: £350 + VAT

This multidisciplinary course introduces the scientific evidence, theory and practical implications of infant and family centred developmental care (IFCDC) .

The course is organised in two parts:

FINE 1:Part 1 – online training to be completed in your own time.

FINE 1:Part 2 – live online workshops in small groups on a set date.

Please see the main courses page for latest dates for live online workshops (FINE 1:Part 2).

It is mandatory that you complete FINE1:Part 1 before the live workshops in FINE1:Part 2. Please ensure when selecting a date on enrolment you allow yourself sufficient time to complete Part 1 – this should take approximately 3-5 hours to complete.

Please note for FINE1:Part 2, you must have individual access to video-conferencing.

Course Information

Course Aims: 

  • Explain the theory and evidence behind IFCDC

  • Introduce the key principles and themes that underpin best practice

  • Illuminate strengths and challenges in practice

  • Explore practical ways to enhance practice. 

Who is this course for?

  • This course is recommended for everyone working in hospital settings that care for preterm or newborn infants.

Learning Objectives

  • Be aware of the science and evidence supporting IFCDC.

  • Understand neurobiological and psychosocial influences on developmental outcomes.

  • Understand how observing babies informs best practice.

  • Understand how managing the environment influences early development.

  • Be more confident about promoting parents as partners in their infants care.

  • Implement strategies that improve the experience of neonatal care for families and infants.

  • Identify areas in their own practice that they would like to improve.

What is provided?

The course is organised in two parts

  • Part 1 – Online introduction

    • 10 pre-recorded lectures that you can complete in your own time.

    • Supplementary notes and exercises for each topic.

    • Topics include

      • Neurodevelopment

      • Behavioural Observation

      • Family engagement

      • Sensory development

      • Stress and pain

      • Sleep

      • Motor development

      • Kangaroo care

      • Early feeding experience

      • Nurturing staff

  • Part 2 – Live online workshops organised for small groups (see pre-set dates for attendance)

    • Interactive topics led by experienced practitioners with advanced training

    • Short presentations, demonstrations, workshops and discussion

    • Practical guides to download and share

    • Certificate of attendance