This is course is essential for practitioners working with babies and very young children. Babies and very young children have a strong need to be close to their parents and primary care givers. As the key person or childminder, you are best placed to help the youngest children in your setting to safe, secure and loved. When babies feel secure they release a hormone called oxytocin which feeds the development and growth of their brains. However when babies feel less secure or overwhelmed, they may exhibits signs of a stress response by going into fight, flight or freeze mode preventing them from engaging, playing and learning.