Naomi Moore : The Privileged Child

Saturday 29 October 2022 10am - 4:30pm Online


Naomi Moore

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A Day with Naomi Moore  

Join us on October 29th for this brilliant day with Naomi designed to increase understanding and awareness and to help support practitioners and professionals to work with this cohort, whether in schools or in private practice.

Content Summary: 

This day will consider the price of privilege and go beyond the facade to dispel the myths and stereotypes of the privileged child.

Content Details: 

There is much thought given to the impact of deprivation, poverty and lack of opportunities on children and young people. It is often assumed that adverse childhood experiences and deprivation do not affect children from higher socioeconomic backgrounds, especially where the child is perceived as being privileged and more in need of a dose of gratitude and discipline than our empathy and curiosity. It can sometimes be hard for practitioners to see behind the facade of privilege, which can effectively act as a shimmering mask that deflects and distorts our gaze.

In this day, we will consider attachment, the role of external caregivers (nannies), the weight of expectation, status anxiety, the school system as may be experienced by privileged children, the impact on the children as children and the potential impact as adults. We will draw on the work of Nick Duffell alongside considering the impact of working in this field on the practitioner, as these children can trigger a very different reaction that can sometimes feel uncomfortable for practitioners to experience. We will also consider the role of elite schools, family,  entitlement, the class system in the UK and the common issues these children can present with, alongside the challenges we might face in managing expectations when working with them.

About Naomi:

Naomi Moore first stepped into the world of the uber privileged when she took a sidestep from primary education into the world of high end nannying and governessing. During her time she has worked in very high profile positions both in the UK and internationally, where she was privileged to care for some wonderful children who taught her a significant amount of what she needed to know in ways that they and she still do not fully understand. She developed a fascination with seeking to understand this particular client group and their families in a world that was totally alien to her own lived experience. She has worked across the spectrum of privilege in multiple ways and considers it an area worthy of special attention for all who work with children and young people.

Naomi  trained as a play and creative arts and child/parent therapist. She runs the weekend play provision and volunteer mentoring at Great Ormond Street Hospital and runs training for GOSH, international children’s charities and in schools on play, children’s emotional wellbeing, mental health and trauma informed education.

Prior to her therapy career she worked in early years and primary education specialising in nurture group work with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. She has worked with children and young people of all ages and their families internationally, as well as in the UK, across both state and private sectors including specialist adolescent inpatient units, orphanages, refugee camps, palliative care and severe medical trauma.

Further Learning

This one day training with Naomi is part of a series of highly successful days Naomi offers with The Sunflower Network – other days include Siblings – Experiences Less Considered (May 7th 2022), Neurodiversity in Girls, The Impact of SEND on Children & Young People’s Mental Health & Well-Being,  Supporting Children, Young People & Families Experiencing Serious Illness and / or Complex Medical Conditions, An Introduction to Eating Disorders, Ways of Talking with Children about Difficult & Sensitive Subject Areas, & Dissociation – An Introduction. These days (and others – please ask for details) can be booked as a bespoke training for charities and organisations – please contact [email protected] if you’d like to discuss further.


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All bookings to be paid in full except where private arrangements have been made to pay in instalments and agreed by us. Tickets &/ or any instalment payments are non-refundable once payment has been made. You can re-sell or transfer your ticket to another attendee up to 24 hours before the event opens - as long as we have notice in writing with their name. On request The Sunflower Network Ltd. may be able to help advertise and/or facilitate any re-sales but this will incur an admin fee of £15.00 to cover our costs including subsequent charges we receive from the ticket providers. Please note The Sunflower Network Ltd. cannot ever guarantee a successful re-sale and responsibility for finding a new purchaser remains with the original ticket holder at all times. No transfer or refund will be considered for a 'no show' on the day of the event for whatever reason.

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