Training Details

Empathy matters in early years webinar series




NVC for Educators


Online Video




Seed, Tracy

Date and Time

Tue, Sep 10, 2019 to Sat, Sep 14, 2019 — 19:00 to 20:30 — London (GMT)


This series of interactive webinars presents intellectual and experiential opportunities, for you to deepen your understanding of empathy, as a way of behaving and communicating with young children.

The content of the material presented is inspired by Nonviolent Communication (the work of Dr Marshall Rosenberg), High/Scope, Alfie Kohn, Daniel Seigal and many other educationalists, philosophers and neuroscientists.

Aristotle the Greek philosopher says:

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all!

My experience personally and professionally over the past 30 years, has taught me that empathy alongside an understanding of neuroscience, human development and nonviolent communication, has a significant impact on our emotional wellbeing and ability to learn.

It’s quite obvious that human beings who are nurtured with love and care, are naturally more adept at kindness, decision making, resilience and cooperation.

We reflect on our interactions and teaching strategies. Being mindful of the system and the challenges that arise, we consider the impact of power dynamics, punishment, reward systems, competition and labelling.

We review the way that empathetic practices can foster a culture of peace.

Who is it for

These sessions are for those working in early years settings and schools. For those wanting an introduction to what empathy looks and feels like in education and home environments.
To gain full benefit from the group meetings, it’s recommended that you commit to attending all sessions in the series.


  • We consider how we employ empathy in our daily interactions with children at home and in early year’s settings and schools.
  • We explore what empathy is and what it isn’t
  • Discuss why empathy practices are important through the early years and beyond.
  • Uncover some of the principles, skills and practices (inspired by Nonviolent Communication (NVC) the work of Dr Marshall Rosenberg) that support empathic mindsets to grow.
  • Practice applying NVC to situations we encounter with children (practising co-regulation, supporting cooperation, expressing appreciation and more!)

Registration Investment

The series of 5 sessions is £92.50
Weekly sessions

9 October –Why empathy matters

16 October – Emotional regulation

23 October – Behaviour and boundaries

6 November- Praise, encouragement and appreciation

13 November – Problem-solving th

What to Bring

A Journal

Registration, payment and deposit info.

Registration closes at 3.00pm (UK time) on the day of the webinar



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