five to thrive
We all know that there is nothing more important in the lives of young children than their parents. Recent research proves that how a parent behaves around their baby in the first three years of life has a direct impact on how their baby's brain develops. This is the foundation of how the brain will work as the child grows up and becomes an adult, so if a baby's brain develops healthily they are more likely to be happy and successful as older children and adults.
The five to thrive approach helps local authorities, health trusts, schools and children's centres to deliver a consistent, effective message in working with parents, carers and young children themselves.
The Wild Network
Wild Time - time spent outdoors, roaming free, playing wild is vital for children and communities. But we know that for most of us getting enough of it is difficult. If we are going to change this we need new, smarter interventions, collaborations and ideas that show how Wild Time can be an integral part of modern life in families, schools and communities. At the heart of the work of The Wild Network is a really big idea, a concept vital and potentially game-changing for the way we think about childhood - we think it’s an idea whose time has come - Rewilding childhood.
The Thrive Approach