FINE level 1: Foundation Toolkit

This is the first level in the FINE programme, 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.


Additional Bliss run FINE Foundation toolkit courses for 2019 will be posted once dates are finalised.

Courses organised by other FINE centres

The below courses are not organised by Bliss. Bliss are unable to answer questions regarding the application process, invoicing or event details. Please contact the relevant FINE centre by using the contact details associated with the course.

Dublin - Tuesday, 9 July and Wednesday, 10 July

Contact Mary O'Connor to book your place

Durham - Monday, 15 July and Tuesday, 16 July

Contact Lisa Robertson to book your place

Antrim - Thursday, 10 October and Friday, 11 October

Contact Claire McGinley to book your place

London - Monday, 25 November and Tuesday, 26 November

Register online with UCLH

Bristol - Thursday, 28 November and Friday, 29 November

Contact Becky Elson to book your place

If you have any questions, please contact the Training and Events team.

If you are interested in increasing your knowledge regarding family-centred care, find out about the FINE Level 2: Practical Skills

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