This course has been designed to help understand how a healthy child’s brain functions, how it influences a child’s behaviour, and how to use this knowledge in practice. During the session, you will go through the common stressful situations children and their caregivers are experiencing, and discuss practical tips to help a child to calm down and consequently learn to self-regulate.

Positive guidance to manage a child’s emotions that often trigger unwanted behaviour is empowering to children to become successful and happy.

Who is the course suitable for?

Anyone dealing with children, including early years practitioners, nannies, childminders, au pairs, nursery workers and preschool leaders.

What is covered on the course?

  • Basic understanding how brain functions
  • Amygdala hijack (alarm system of the brain)
  • Triggering situations
  • Stress or misbehaving
  • Traumatised brain ( ACE)
  • Communication challenges
  • Positive calming communication
  • Polyvagal theory
  • Self-regulation


There is no assessment


Learners will receive a certificate of completion by email after the event

Course duration

The course is 3 hours long


The cost is £45


This course is a live session, held virtually so no need to travel.

About the trainer

The course is taught by Miriam Chachamu, family therapist, parenting consultant and the author of the high acclaimed book ‘How to Calm a Challenging Child’ (Foulsham, 2008). She is a member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP), a trained systemic family therapist, holds an MSc from The Institute of Family Therapy and is a qualified Human Givens Practitioner and supervisor.

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  • "After taking the Common Core Skills course I also decided to take a maternity course after my very positive experience with HATA. All the trainers were so professional and had lots of experience in their fields. It really gave me a newfound confidence in my skills, especially after my boss went on to have a second baby."

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  • I have completed all my training through HATA (apart from my Hypnobirthing Practitioner) Sleep Training, Healthy Eating, First Aid, Maternity Nurse Training and the OFSTED Course. I have made a lot of friends through HATA a lot of which I speak to on a daily basis. I will continue to promote HATA to all my friends and those in this profession. I can honestly say that every course I have done with HATA has affected my profession in a good way. I have also made so many life long friends.

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  • Hata change my life,i meet new friends,the trainer was a lovely women Julie,she maked me have confidence in me,i meet new friends and i introduced old friends,this course is amazing i applied lot of things i learned in my practice and i can see the difference,I feel more secure i feel that i know perfect what i am doing.So if you love babies,if you Want to earn good money or just feel more confident taking care of your new baby definitely just HATA i guarantee you wont regret !:)

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To apply for a place on our Professional Nanny course you will be required to follow these steps:

  • Fill out our online application form.

  • Have an up-to-date CV with a personal statement and references.

  • DBS check (if you are not on the update service, we will apply for you).

  • If your application is successful, you will be invited for an interview.

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