“Five to Thrive” Philosophy

You, the parents, are the most important people in your children’s lives.

Research has discovered that how a parent behaves around their baby in the first few years of its life has a significant impact on how the baby’s brain will develop.

Nearly all the cells of the brain are in place when we are born, but the brain needs to develop connections between the cells and stimulus, which are constantly forming throughout our life.

We know parents only want the best for their children, so we wanted to share the Five the Thrive concept and how we, as an official setting for this approach, are promoting this.

Respond, Cuddle, Relax, Play, Talk – are your child’s daily building blocks towards promoting a healthy brain. Each day will bring many opportunities to develop these five simple things.

In subsequent newsletters, we will be taking each of the building blocks and sharing some wonderful ideas to develop with your child.

If you would like to read more about “Five to Thrive”, please visit – http://www.fivetothrive.org.uk/.