Recognising the Significance of the First 1001 Days: What’s it got to do with me?

Recognising the Significance of the First 1001 Days: What’s it got to do with me?

Image of a pregnant woman, parents with newborn and first 1001 day report

This three-hour Workshop has been designed to draw attention to the pivotal importance of what happens in the first 1001 days of life; from the moment that the egg has been fertilised (conception), through to age two.

This period sets the foundations for pretty much everything that follows, including:

  • the emotional and psychological disposition of the child.
  • the ‘meaning of the child’ to the parent.
  • the quality of the parent: infant attachment and how this informs development of relationships.
  • the way the child interacts with the world, how they learn and subsequently develop, their life experiences etc.

Understanding the significance of this period applies to everyone, whether they work with young children over three years in Early Years Settings, Primary Schools and for when children reach their adolescence.

It is an equally essential thinking opportunity for those who work in Services focused on the first 1001 days of life, in Health, Therapeutic and Children’s Social Care Services.

What we will cover…

  • Bringing your professional thinking up to date, in line with The Critical First 1001 Days Cross- Party Manifesto document, imminently due for relaunch by the All Party Working Group at HOC on 14th December 2015.
  • Understanding exactly what a healthy, happy and by association successful, first 1001 days looks like.
  • Recognising how an ‘attachment-enriched’ relationship exponentially enhances the success of children.
  • The ‘vital statistics’ for a professionally competent workforce, both in terms of professional qualification and emotional intelligence.
  • The essential qualities of effective inter-disciplinary and cross-initiative working.

This Workshop is particularly suitable for Managers or Service Leaders responsible for designing the next wave of Service design.