Attachment-led early years practice: with Dr Suzanne Zeedyk

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In our society, caring for children usually includes a large component of professional input. We use the language of ‘services’ to describe that input. Yet the science tells us that children aren’t looking for services, they want relationships. Human beings are physiologically driven to seek out emotional connection with others, especially with the adults who are significant in their lives - be this at home, with friends or within childcare settings.

This webinar will enhance your understanding of attachment theory and how to make practical use of the science of connection and relationships to better support the children you work with.

Key learning:

  • Reviewing the key scientific insights that helps us to understand the human drive for relationships
  • Comparing these insights to the ways in which professional services are currently conceived, designed and delivered
  • Identifying gaps between children's services and children's needs - and explore how to address these gaps.


Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk is a research scientist fascinated by babies’ innate capacity to connect. Suzanne works internationally with organisations who are keen to think more deeply about fostering connection, compassion and resilience. In 2014, Suzanne founded the organization connected baby. She and her team work to help parents and professionals make practical use of the science of connection.

Suzanne’s core aspiration continues to be strengthening awareness of the decisions we take about caring for our children — because those choices are integrally connected to our vision for the kind of society we wish to build.

System requirements for attendees

This webinar will be delivered using Zoom. You can attend from anywhere using a compatible computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet.

Please note, some organisations have additional security settings that may prevent you from accessing Zoom on a work device.

Please check that your organisation permits access to Zoom. If they don’t provide access, we encourage you to use a personal device with Google Chrome instead. Otherwise, please speak to your IT team to gain access or ask them to change the security settings on your work device to access Zoom.

Closed Captioning and Live Transcription

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  1. Click the “CC Live Transcript” button
  2. Click one of the following:
  • Show Subtitles – Displays captioning on the bottom of the video. You can also select Hide Subtitle once subtitles are selected to hide them.
  • View Full Transcript – Opens a panel/pop-up and displays captions in real-time with both the speaker’s name and time stamp.

Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend the webinar for any reason the webinar fee will still apply. As a not-for-profit charity, Children in Scotland needs to ensure that we cover the running costs of delivering webinars, unfortunately this means we are unable to reimburse attendees if they are unable to participate in a webinar.

Copyright and data sharing

Recording and/or distributing the webinar in any form is prohibited. This training may be recorded for internal review and use.

Please note that your personal details may be shared with the trainer for training purposes. These details will be deleted once the webinar has taken place.

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