Building babies brains – 1001 champions course

Action For Children’s fully funded Building Babies Brain course aims to support those who come into contact with 0-2 year olds to increase their knowledge of baby brain development, bonding and resilience and to be confident in ‘Passing’ this information on to parents/ carers and communities.

What does the training cover?

  • Understanding the importance of baby brain development, especially during the vital 0-2 years
  • Tools for being in relationships with others, including Dan Hughes PACE
  • What babies need to build strong, healthy and resilient stress regulation systems
  • The importance of self-care for wellbeing
  • How this supports communication / speech and language development
  • Building confidence in passing this information on widely. Did you know that only a third of parents know this information? We want it to be ‘all our business’
  • Signposting you to evidence-based resources that you can easily pass onto parents
  • Risk and trauma in the early years, and how to build resilience for lifelong skills

Please see the course overview for full details.

Who is the training for?

The training is for volunteers, peer supporters, toddler group volunteers, early years practitioners (pre-schools, nurseries, childminders, foster carers) or anyone whose role brings them into contact with children aged 0-2 years and their carers and community members/ volunteers who link in with families with children aged 0-2.


The next course has two face to face sessions in Sidmouth, two virtual sessions and two self learn sessions:

  • Tuesday 15th March – Face to face – Garden Room, Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NF
  • Tuesday 22nd March – Virtual
  • Tuesday 29th March – Self learn session (to be completed during week of the 29th)
  • Tuesday 5th  April – Virtual
  • Tuesday 12th April – Self learn session (to be completed during week of the 12th)
  • Tuesday 26th April – Face to face- Garden Room, Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NF
  • Tuesday 24th May – Virtual follow up session (1.30 – 2.15pm)

Book your place:

To book your place please complete the application form and return the form to: 

What people have said about the course

This was a lovely and informal course which has given me confidence in sharing all the lovely video clips and knowledge with others

Learnt lots of new ways to share knowledge and information with others and gained confidence to do so.

A very enjoyable and well led course.


If you have any queries please call Anna on 07826 876790 or email:

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