Delivered by Ellie Collar

Upcoming Course:

  • Wednesday 28th September (9.30pm - 12.30pm)

This course is delivered online. Our online courses are delivered by Microsoft Teams. Joining instructions for all online courses will be sent 1-2 days prior to the course start date. You will then have ongoing access to the system with the course materials after the course has finished.

To book a course, please find the date you desire on our booking page and select 'book now'

Course overview:

Supporting positive behaviour in the early years is a different challenge to supporting behaviour at any other age. Why? Because in early years we are working with a brain going through the most intense and rapid development period of its life!

Find out how different levels of the brain develop at different ages and stages, and how those levels relate to the developing physical, communicative, emotional and cognitive skills that promote positive relationships and behaviour for young children. Most importantly, try out some new ways to observe your child and their experience from a developmental perspective to give them the best support.

Course aims:

  • Know the key stages of development of the brain in the first four years, and how each stage grows specific skills and readiness for positive behaviour
  • Know how to differentiate your support to meet your child’s developmental stage of need
  • Understand how lower brain maturity and physical development play a powerful part in confident, happy children who can easily regulate themselves, and know some ways to play to strengthen lower brains!
  • Understand how human brains react under stress and how this can guide you in finding more effective ways to support a child
  • Know how to analyse an ABC chart in greater depth to find the patterns and clues that may help you plan more effectively to support a child
  • Know how to recognise signs of escalation and create a whole team approach to support your child to de escalate, to manage their feelings, and to help them learn to communicate their needs and use these strategies themselves