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FINE Level 1: Foundation Toolkit


This course is the first level in the Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education (FINE) curriculum, 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.


The next Foundation Toolkit courses will be held at the following locations:

London - Monday, 23 April and Tuesday, 24 April 2018 This course is fully booked

Sheffield - Thursday, 26 April and Friday, 27 April 2018 

Dublin - Thursday, 5 July and Friday, 6 July 2018 - contact Mary O'Connor for further information

London - Monday, 19 November and Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Manchester - Monday, 26 November and Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Birmingham - Tuesday, 26 February and Wednesday, 27 February 2019

How to apply

To register please complete the application form by visiting the following link. If you have any questions, please contact the Training team at

The cost is £300 per delegate.

Find out about our FINE Level 2: Practical Skills training.


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