Below are some resources which you may find helpful.

More information about FINE

Exploring the influence of FINE 2, Practical Skills for Family Centred Developmental Care, on practice.

Gibbs, D, Warren, IM. Implementing infant and family-centred developmental care: Exploring the impact of an innovative educational initiative. Acta Paediatr. 2022; 00: 1– 9.

Report on the positive perceptions of staff on the impact that FINE training has on infants, parents and their own confidence and job satisfaction.

Warren I, Mat-Ali E,  Green M, Nyathi D. 2019, ‘Evaluation of the Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE) programme in the UK’ Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 25(2): 93-98.

An outline of the basic principles, core themes and step-by-step agenda of FINE.

Warren I, 2017, ‘Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education: an innovative, educational pathway for neonatal healthcare professionals.’ Infant. 13(5): 200-203.

Background reading to the FINE topic “Nurturing Staff”.

Warren I, 2017, ‘Creating a Holding Environment for Caregivers’, The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 31 (1):51-57.

Background to the EVIN Scale, one of the tools included in FINE.

Warren I, Hicks B, Kleberg A, Eliahoo J, Anand KJS, Hickson M. 2016, ‘The validity and reliability of the EValuation of INtervention Scale: preliminary report’. Acta Paediatr, 105: 618-622.

Evidence based standards for infant and family centred developmental care

EFCNI European Standards of Care for Newborn Health. Infant and Family Centred Developmental Care.

Infant- & family-centred developmental care

There are 10 sections in this valuable report that explain the evidence based rationale, benefits, and components, with stepwise guides to delivering key areas of infant and family centred developmental care.

Developmental Care Standards for Infants in Intensive Care. Report of the First Consensus Conference on Standards, Competencies and Best Practices for Infant and Family-Centered Developmental Care in the Intensive Care Unit.

Evidence based recommendations for best practice in six sections covering key areas of infant and family centred developmental care.

Recommended Standards for Newborn ICU Design. Report of the Ninth Consensus Conference on Newborn ICU Design.

Update on the earlier editions of the evidence based standards for the physical and developmental environment of the neonatal nursery.

Bliss Baby Charter

FINE training is recommended to health professionals by Bliss, primarily through their Bliss Baby Charter audit programme. Within the first of seven principles, units are requested to evidence their developmental care practices, the foundations of which are covered in FINE training.

NIDCAP (Newborn Individualised Developmental Care and Assessment Program)

The NIDCAP Federation International (NFI) provides advanced training in neurobehavioural observation and care planning and a programme for assessing  and developing infant and family centred developmental care in the neonatal unit. The NFI endorses FINE as preparation for NIDCAP training. The website has a variety of information sources for parents and professionals and  lists its worldwide network of training centres, many of which are also FINE training Centres.

Books for Parents

You can purchase copies of our books via the Bookshop page.

“Caring for your Baby on the Neonatal Unit” is a beautifully illustrated handbook for parents, guiding them step-by-step to understand what their baby expects and needs from them, teaching them to have faith in themselves and the vital part they play in their baby’s care, no matter how small or fragile they might be.

Available to purchase as an individual copy or as a bulk order.

“First Steps for Parents on the Neonatal Unit” is a little booklet that helps parents to understand how they can participate in their baby’s care at the start of their journey when they may feel overwhelmed by the amount of information presented to them and need some simple guidance.

Available to purchase as a bulk order.

First Steps for Parent in the Neonatal Unit Booklet

You can view a PDF preview booklet here.


Free downloadable course flyers

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Quick look at the FINE courses

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Introducing a new FINE programme

We are delighted to announce the launch of the ‘First Steps in Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education’ eLearning program developed in collaboration with the Australasian NIDCAP centre. This short programme, which takes approximately 1 hour to complete, is an interactive introduction to the key principles of Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE). 

Access is via the following link: The program cost is $99AUD per registration (Approximately €47, £57, $64USD).

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