Is International Training School for Infancy and Early Years (ITSIEY) suitable for me? 

ITSIEY is suitable for all professionals in the fields of infant and/or perinatal mental health and early years settings, such as:

  • Nursery nurses 
  • Early years teachers and SENCO's
  • Occupational therapists
  • Health visitors
  • Midwives
  • Perinatal and safeguarding nurses
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Child psychotherapists
  • Adult psychotherapists
  • Parent-infant psychotherapists
  • GP's
  • Paediatricians
  • Psychiatrists

Are there pre-requisites to attending e.g can students attend? 

ITSIEY CPD courses are designed to supplement your existing professional qualification. If you are close to qualification, our courses may also be of interest to you. Please email training@annafreud.org if you have further questions.

How will I benefit from the ITSIEY training programme?

ITSIEY courses will equip you with up-to-date knowledge and skills from experts in the fields of infancy and early years, to enhance your professional practise.

Do you deliver ITSIEY locally to teams at their workplace?

Yes - our courses in Mentalization for Parents and Babies and Parental Mental Illness have been tailored and delivered to teams online or in their workplaces. A minimum of 15 participants is required. If you would like to explore this further please email training@annafreud.org.

Do you offer any discounts? 

A 5 per cent discount is available for participants who book on to more than one ITSIEY course at the same time. Please contact training@annafreud.org to claim this offer. 

We occasionally run early bird discounts for booking on to courses. If this offer is available it will be advertised on the course web page. 

Is there a recommended order of attending the modules? 

No - participants can book on to any courses which are of interest to them, in any order. However if you are new to the field of infant and or perinatal mental health, we would recommend the training An introduction to perinatal and infant mental health.

Is the programme accredited? 

Our ITSIEY modules are not accredited to an awarding body. However, all our courses have been mapped to the Infant Mental Health Competency Framework (IMHCF) and ITSIEY trainings are recognised CPD for the IMHCF.

How to stay in touch with ITSIEY developments and new modules? 

Please sign up for our mailing list by emailing training@annafreud.org.

What are the dates for future ITSIEY trainings?

Please see our training calendar.