Five to Thrive

Five to Thrive Vision

Through working collaboratively with a range of early years and family support professionals the Five to Thrive principles will be embedded in the work of integrated early years and family support practices across Bristol.

Central to the Five to Thrive approach is the set of five key activities:
Respond · Cuddle · Relax · Play · Talk. These are our ‘building blocks for a healthy brain’. They are drawn from research into the key processes of attachment and attunement that forge bonds between young children and their carers. Crucially, they are designed to support positive feedback processes, enabling practitioners to observe and reinforce positive interaction between parents and their children. In Bristol at the beginning of the year, over fifty early years practitioners attended an initial Five to Thrive training session.   Following this, twenty five early years professionals were identified to become Five to Thrive lead practitioners. The lead practitioners will share, inspire and promote Five to Thrive practice with early years professionals and families across Bristol.

Talk

Talk

Play

Play

Relax

Relax

Cuddle

Cuddle

Respond

Respond

Key Activities

Key Activities

Strategy

Strategy

Relax

CPD

Cuddle

Resources

Play

Case studies

Early Learning Contacts

Beth Osborne Foundation Years Consultant Birth to Three

Dawn Butler Foundation Years Consultant Birth to Three