Five to Thrive

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.

Early Learning Contacts

Nicola Theobald, Early Years Improvement Officer
Kate Hubble, Foundation Years Consultant
Nicky Bale, Foundation Years Bristol Standard Consultant
Beth Osborne, Foundation Years Consultant Birth to Three
Kate Irvine, Interim Foundation Years Consultant
Ali Carrington, Interim Foundation Years Consultant