Sonia Mainstone-Cotton

Early years participation trainer & consultant

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Wellbeing is essential for all children and adults. Over the last few years I have focused on and researched the

importance of wellbeing. Promoting the well-being of children and staff is an underpinning part of all my work.

I deliver training and workshops on the subject of wellbeing for both adults and children.


Books I have written

Promoting Young Children’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing

published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers


Promoting Emotional Wellbeing in Early Years Staff

A practical guide for looking after yourself and your colleagues.
published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers


I am able to work with and advise your organisation on how to promote the well-being of your children,

young people and your staff.


Stress and anxiety kits

I have developed stress and anxiety kits that can be used with older children and teenagers. I run workshops for

children and young people introducing the stress and anxiety kit, they leave the session with their own kit to use.





Examples of Wellbeing training I have delivered


Promoting young children’s wellbeing


Stress awareness in children and young people

Wellbeing for staff

Stress and anxiety toolkit workshop



"The tool kit was really useful."


"Thank you so much for my fiddle toys, they really helped."


"Thanks for the ideas on staff wellbeing, good to be reminded of what we can do."


"Absolutely fantastic course, excellent tutor Sonia."


"I would highly recommend this course to anyone and everyone."