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.


We are pleased to announce our dates for upcoming FINE courses:

Birmingham – Monday, 13 and Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Crewe – Monday, 16 and Tuesday, 17 March 2020

London – Monday, 20 and Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Edinburgh – Monday, 8 and Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Manchester – Monday, 14 and Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Registration for these courses will be open soon. If you have any questions, please contact

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.

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. Contact Gillian Kennedy with any queries

Bristol - Thursday, 28 November and Friday, 29 November. Contact Becky Elson to book your place

Essex - Friday, 10 January and Saturday, 11 January. Contact Michelle Sweeting to book your place

Essex - Friday, 24 January and Saturday, 25 January. Contact Michelle Sweeting 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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