Flying Start offers a range of free training opportunities to all professionals working in Luton

All courses are free for staff who work in Luton. However there may be a charge of £75 for non attendance or cancellation less than 5 working days before the training.

Five to Thrive

Course title:  Brain Development and Positive Parenting: promoting optimal brain development for babies and young children under 5 years

Length: One day training (9.15am-4pm)

Venue: The Leagrave Centre

Five to Thrive is an approach to support the children’s workforce to develop the skills and knowledge to work with families. Through the training practitioners learn the skills to build parental capacity by increasing their understanding of the emotional development of their baby. The approach is built upon the emerging evidence about neuro-science and baby’s brain development. It is a systemic approach to early intervention and positive parenting. It identifies the key parental activities contributing to brain development and promotes confident, reflective parenting. It enables practitioners to teach and model mindful interactions.

2020 training dates:

*2020 Face to Face training has been cancelled. Awaiting details of online alternative/ 2021 date*

For more information and to book on, please click on this link to the KCA registration page 2020

Please see the video below from Sue and Jo at Flying Start West Children’s Centre, explaining how they use Five to Thrive messages in their everyday work

For more information or assistance, call Flying Start on 01582 548356 or email

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