Bringing Up Great Kids in the First 1000 Days

What is this training about?

Bringing Up Great Kids in the First 1000 Days is a mindful, respectful and reflective program that enables expectant and new parents to go on their own parenting journey in a non-judgemental safe space. BUGK in the First 1000 days promotes positive and nurturing relationships between all adults involved in the pregnancy and care of the new baby/young child.

This training provides participants with the opportunity to focus on developing their knowledge and skills to support parents during the pre-natal period and first two years of their child’s life – the First Thousand Days.

The training includes access to the Bringing Up Great Kids in the First 1000 days manual, relevant worksheets, tools, activities and resources within the registration cost of the workshop.

This training is suitable for all professionals who have completed BUGK Foundation training who are looking to add to their knowledge about facilitating a BUGK group for expectant parents and parents with babies and young children up to the age of two years.

Please note that the prerequisite for this training is successful completion of Foundational Bringing Up Great Kids – Facilitator Training

What will you learn?

By attending this workshop participants will:

  • Be able to facilitate a BUGK group for either expectant parents or new parents or a group with a combination of expectant and new parents.
  • Develop knowledge about brain development and an understanding of how children grow and what they need in the first 1000 days
  • Be able to support parents through appreciating and acknowledging differences in each other’s experiences of the pregnancy and being a new parent.
  • Learn how to use BUGK activities and materials to support parents you are working with at this beginning stage of their parenting journey

What difference will this make to your practice?

BUGK in the First 1000 days builds on the principles of the foundational BUGK program focussing on being reflective, respectful and mindful when working with parents.

Participants will have new knowledge about brain development in the unborn baby and how the brain keeps developing after birth in connection with the adults caring for the baby and young child

Participants will be able to support expectant parents to connect with each other and their unborn and new baby through different ways, including communication both verbally and through touch.

Participants will have a more comprehensive understanding of the changes and needs of infants in the first 1000 days and be able to incorporate this knowledge into everyday practice.