What excited you most?

'Knowing what a difference, I as a nursery practitioner can make to babies early years, by understanding how much their feelings can influence their brain development.'

Nursery Practitioner, Northampton, 2012.

'Could not pick out one thing, enjoyed every session.'

Oakway Children's Centre


Key aims of the project:


Session one: Babies' Brain Development

By being knowledgeable about early development and learning, practitioners can be alert to the importance of paying close attention to the potential of individual babies.

Session two: Babies' Emotional Development

By being aware of emotional needs, practitioners can respond with sensitivity to babies and support them with loving and meaningful interactions.

Session three: Babies' Playing and Laughing

By being in tune with individual babies, practitioners can recognise the huge impact early experiences have on holistic development.


'Interaction is key to baby brain development.' 

Family Support Worker, Irthlingborough Children's Centre, 2011.


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Did you know...?

From a baby's point of view if someone loves you and sees you as lovely you are more likely to have lovely feelings and grow in confidence.

Build a trusting relationship by comforting your baby if they need you.

Laughing lowers stress and is an important part of a baby’s development.


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Email: vlawrence@northamptonshire.gov.uk
Write to: The Northamptonshire Baby Room Project, William Knibb Centre, Montagu Street, Kettering, Northants NN16 8AE
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