“The best thing about running the HENRY group in our school has to be the
relationships we’ve built between us and the parents. The parents have also
developed confidence to access other groups, such as ESOL. The other thing is the
relationships between the parents themselves, they’ve swapped numbers and plan to start a
coffee morning after the sessions have finished.” Byron Primary School
To book a place on any of these FREE trainings, please contact
Core Training (PIWs)
This two day training is aimed at health and early years practitioners or anyone who works directly with families of children aged 0-5 years. The training will enable practitioners to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in tackling weight issues.
We consider not just what information that parents might need in order to develop healthy lifestyles, but how we might be able to approach these topics with parents in a sensitive and effective manner. Our training is evidence-based and RSPH approved.
Group Facilitation Training (PIWs)
This two day training enables practitioners to deliver the 8 week HENRY Group Programme to parents and we ask that you are able to commit to delivering at least one programme per year. With this in mind, we now ask practitioners to obtain line managers consent
to make this commitment before attending training. In this training, trainees have the opportunity to further their knowledge and practise skills needed to run a group in a nurturing environment. Each HENRY Group Programme must be delivered by 2 fully trained
facilitators. You will need to have attended Core Training before coming on this training.
1-to-1 Programme Training (PIWs)
This free one day training enables practitioners to deliver the 8 week HENRY 1-to-1 Programme to parents in the
Better Start Bradford area and we ask that you are able to commit to delivering at least one programme per year. With this in mind, we now ask practitioners to obtain line managers consent to make this commitment before attending training.
In this training, trainees have the opportunity to further their knowledge and practise skills needed to run the structured 1-to-1 programme.
You will need to have attended Core Training before coming on this training.
A Healthy Start in Childcare Training (EY staff)
This 1-day training for day care staff and childminders recognises that childcare settings play a vital role in providing a healthy start for young children. It provides practical information about nutrition and activity for young children, and tools to
manage behaviour for physical and emotional wellbeing. By the end of the training trainees will:
- Develop their knowledge about healthy meals, snacks and portion sizes for young children, adopting a consistent approach within the setting and across the local area
- Model a healthy lifestyle to young children in their care which research has shown is vital in influencing children’s lifestyle habits and preference
- Understand the value of active play for a healthy start and use a range of ways to encourage it
- Manage children’s behaviour and build their self-esteem, so that children start school emotionally prepared and ready to learn