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Feeding babies, toddlers and under 5s

Join Dr Emma Haycraft and Jill Wheatcroft

Feed Your Children Well Spring 2021


We’ll be live from 10-3¬†

Thursday 13th May 2021



Another in our popular early years series with Dr Emma Haycraft of the Child Feeding Guide and Jill Wheatcroft, Lecturer in Child Health, Paediatric Nursing Sister

Learn tips and get advice which is all underpinned by Jill’s wealth of professional knowledge and from Dr Haycraft together with a wealth of knowledge



The date of this event has passed but look out for new dates!

Are you having to deal with challenging or difficult behaviour from your child or children you look after?


Let’s face it, every child has one of those moments when tempers flare which can quickly morph into them throwing, kicking or shouting.  In the midst of it, you can feel quite helpless and having the tools to react appropriately can be invaluable.  You can learn how to diffuse a situation and support a child to develop and gain the skills they need to regulate their behaviour.

We’ll be talking about effective strategies that you can use and how you feel when you are at the receiving end of the challenging behaviour, whether it is refusing to wear certain clothes or it is a full-blown tantrum. We’ll explore how you feel when the tantrum is in full flight and how you can help a child to regulate their behaviour.



13th May 2020


Talking to babies can increase their intelligence. Developing a baby’s language is all about quality and quantity as well as non-verbal communication. Using everyday routines or activities to promote language.

Join Jill Wheatcroft for this 45-minute zoom session.


You’ll hear tips and expert advice and have an opportunity to ask questions too.

This session is suitable for people who have their children with them during the session or are solo attendees to this virtual session.

Join us on April 30th 2020 for Feed Your Children Well Free web event with Riverside Cares and The Child Feeding Guide

Its easy ‚Äď the site is open¬†now¬†to post your questions and on the 30th our experts will be available all day to answer your questions.


From 11am-12pm we’re going live on Zoom! You can come on over for a chat with Jill and Emma – ask them questions / share ideas!

ZOOM LOGIN which will be LIVE from 11 am until Midday on Thursday, April 30th 2020



Jill Wheatcroft

Childcare expert & Lecturer in Child Health


Dr Emma Haycraft
Co-Creator of the Child Feeding Guide and specialist in child feeding

The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other  qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Feeding Babies and Toddlers Ask the Expert: How to Help Your Baby Become A Confident Eater with Jill Wheatcroft of Riverside Cares


VIRTUAL CLASSROOM SESSION, Learn from the comfort of your home. Access this live session from your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile smartphone. You‚Äôll be taught by Jill who will be teaching you ‚Äėlive‚Äô. Alongside giving expert advice grounded in underpinning knowledge and really useful tips, she will be able to answer your questions too. If you have a little one with you it works perfectly simply mute the microphone so you can relax and simply enjoy the session.

Session will include:

  • Baby Led Weaning and other options
  • Faddy Eaters, is there such a thing?
  • Can Food Allergies Be Passed On?
  • When should weaning be delayed?¬† Transitioning from breast feeding
  • How to avoid slipping into the food-as-a-reward habit
  • Getting past ‚Äėfood refusal‚Äô
  • Really understanding portion size
  • Role modeling ‚Äď when and why does this matter
  • Increasing fruit and veg in the diet


Jill Wheatcroft MSc, BSc Community Children‚Äôs Nursing, RSCN, Post Grad Dip Academic Practice, First Aid Instructor, A1 Assessor has extensive experience in Early Years. A Paediatric Nursing Sister by training, for many years she was a Lecturer in Child Health at City University, London. Her depth of knowledge of childcare at home, in the community and in children‚Äôs wards has enabled her to support families and professionals underpinned by her extensive knowledge. Jill, co-founder of Riverside Cares, est.1989, has always been passionate about ensuring children’s safety and well-being.

Paediatric First Aid 12 hrs (1 classroom day and on line learning)

Location: Riverside Training Company Holborn Training Rooms

COVID-19 UPDATE 23/3/2020: The face-to-face classroom training day (the Paediatric First Aid practical day), where it is necessary to attend in person, has been temporarily suspended. We will monitor the situation closely and operate within Government guidelines. If you book a classroom training day and we are unable to deliver the session (in line with a Government directive), we will move you to the next available date of your choosing when the session will be delivered. Please watch for further updates. 

Event notes: 

This accredited full paediatric first aid course suitable for both the Ofsted Compulsory and Voluntary registers is taught by blended learning. Learners are each given their own unique login code to access 6 hours interactive paediatric first aid training. Log in is available 24/7 when it’s most convenient for learners to do the course which minimises disruption if you are working during the day. The E-Learning segment can be easily accessed from computers, laptops and tablets. Students can choose to complete this module in one go or by logging in and out as they complete each segment.

When learners have completed this module they will attend a one-day practical session on one of our classroom dates in our Holborn Training room (a short walk from the tube station). Rest assured that by choosing Riverside Cares to deliver your training, you will always be taught by a highly experienced trainer whose aim is to ensure you know what to do should a medical accident or emergency occur.

You must complete your eLearning prior to your classroom day. If you are not sure which classroom date you require, you may complete your eLearning module first and then book your classroom date. Please contact us for more information.

Riverside Cares has been delivering training and have been early years recruitment specialists since 1989.

The course:

QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RFQ)

  • 1-day training in your setting (6 hrs or 2x 3 hrs)¬†preceded by completing a¬†self-guided E-Learning¬†module¬†accessible via the internet with special log-in and full support supplied by Riverside Cares
  • Teaching dates available throughout the year
  • This course complies with both the Ofsted voluntary and compulsory registration requirements
  • Fully certificated for 3 years
  • Suitable for early years settings,¬†child-minders, creches, schools¬†and anyone who¬†wishes to¬†equip themselves with this vital knowledge
  • Idea course for staff¬†undertaking the responsibilities associated with being a First Aider in an early years setting.
  • Excellent choice for Early Years practitioners who require a Paediatric First Aid qualification which meets the requirements of the EYFS.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment, for example providing CPR to a casualty on the floor

Department of Education legislation requires all newly qualified level two and three childcarers in Early Years settings to have either an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first aid certificate. Riverside Cares offers both courses.

Early Years settings are legally required to have on site at all times at least one person with a valid full 12-hour paediatric first aid certificate the person needs to be available on site and when the setting accompanies children on trips.

Booking this course: Contact Riverside Cares Team via this link 

Please note that candidates between the age of 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however, they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole first aider.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment, for example providing CPR to a casualty on the floor

Booking this course

Option One:

  • Choose a date for your classroom based day
  • Leave a 48-hour gap between completion of your e-learning module and attending your classroom day

Option Two:

  • Not sure of which date to choose for your classroom based day? Contact our team¬†who will guide you

Dates in 2020: 

Sunday     17.05.20          

Sunday   31.05.20         Saturday 13.06.20           Sunday      28.06.20          

Sunday    05.07.20        Saturday 18.07.20           Sunday      02.08.20