Babywearing training in the UK

As we approach the end of 2017, it’s thrilling to think that around 250 students will have attended a School of Babywearing training course this year.  If you’d like to join over 1,500 babywearing professionals who have benefited from our training in the UK and internationally, sign up for one of our forthcoming courses.

Babywearing training over the UK

Babywearing training in the UK

Babywearing training courses in the UK

Babywearing training October 2017

Newcastle Babywearing Consultancy

In-house training for major brand, private course

Southend Peer Support

Babywearing training November 2017

South London Peer Support

Reading Babywearing Consultancy

Telford Peer Support

Babywearing training December 2017

South London Babywearing Consultancy

Babywearing Training in 2018

Looking ahead, we are taking bookings for the following courses:

Manchester/Stockport Peer Support

Manchester/Stockport Babywearing Consultancy

Taunton Peer Support

Billericay Peer Support

Babywearing training

Babywearing training 2018

We are currently scheduling other babywearing training courses for 2018 and will be offering:

in a variety of locations in England, Scotland, Wales and internationally in 2018.

If you’d like to request a course in your area, please do get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Train with The School of Babywearing

Accredited courses mean our training is externally validated and is perfect for CPD and for institutions that require formalised training.

Highly qualified tutors with years’ of experience and detailed knowledge to share. All our tutors have dual qualifications in Babywearing and Adult Education and many are additionally qualified in other aspects of perinatal care.

As a Community Interest Company, we are dedicated to expanding and improving babywearing skills and spreading the word about the benefits of babywearing.

Don’t forget babies and children are welcome on our courses and we look forward to meeting you.

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Lothian Babywearing Training September 2017

We’ve added 2 new courses to the diary in Scotland, both in the Lothian area.

The one day Babywearing Peer Supporter Course will take place on Wednesday 6th September 2017 and can be booked now.

Book and pay by 11th August to qualify for a £10 discount!  Book NOW!

The three day Babywearing Consultancy Course will take place Monday – Wednesday,  18 – 20th September and bookings are being taken now.

Book and pay by 11th August and you could receive a discount of up to £90!  Book NOW!

If you’d like a course in a different area, please do let us know and we will see what we can arrange for you.  Get in touch via our Scotland Planned Training Facebook Group.

 

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New Dates for Babywearing Training in the UK

Lots of new courses on the system! All open for bookings now with big Early Bird discounts on Peer Support and Babywearing Consultancy courses.

Our courses are the only recognised UK qualifications in babywearing and will give you access to specially arranged insurance policies.

The Babywearing Peer Support course (one day) offers formal recognition of the skills of people who give information about slings and baby carriers through Sling Meets, sling libraries, antenatal classes or postnatal groups.

The Babywearing Consultancy course (two or three days depending on venue) is aimed at people who give (or would like to give) one-to-one advice to parents about choosing slings and baby carriers. It will qualify you to work as a Babywearing Consultant and you will be awarded a Level 3 qualification accredited by TQUK.

If you aren’t sure which course to opt for, you can find some helpful information on how to choose the right course.

CPD Babywearing Training, either for babywearing professionals or for allied professionals, such as midwives, doulas, lactation consultants.

September 2017

Using Slings for Labour and Birth.  One day, CPD course in South London.

Peer Support.  One day, Lothian area.

Babywearing Consultancy. Three days, Lothian area.

Peer Support.  One day, Bristol area.

October 2017

Wrapping for Educators.  One day, Bristol area.

Peer Support.  One day, Newcastle.

Babywearing Consultancy.  Two days, Newcastle.

Peer Support.  One day, Devon.

Babywearing Consultancy.  Three days, Devon.

November 2017

Peer Support.  One day, Reading.

Babywearing Consultancy.  Three days, Reading.

Peer Support.  One day, Telford area.

February 2018

Wrapping for Educators.  One day, Manchester/Stockport.

Peer Support.  One day, Manchester/Stockport.

Babywearing Consultancy. Three days, Manchester/Stockport.

Please contact us is you would like a course in a different location and we will do our best.

babywearing training in the UK. Accredited courses for peer support, babywearing consultancy and CPD

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Babywearing Training Feedback

As the provider of the UK’s only accredited babywearing training courses, we love receiving feedback, whether positive or with suggestions for ways in which we can make our courses even better.

Here’s a little selection of some of the feedback we have received recently on our Level 3 Babywearing Consulting Course and Level 2 Babywearing Peer Supporter Course.

“I was impressed with the breadth and depth of the material covered”

“I already use [the knowledge and skills taught] on a daily basis with the midwifery patients I meet”

“We were taught by an incredibly knowledgeable and adaptable trainer who worked well to deliver in a variety of learning styles”

“I was able to leave knowing I could give the correct safety and positioning advice as well as pros and cons of different types of carriers/slings, and demonstrate use”

“I was very impressed by all aspects of the course, venue and the colleagues I met as part of it.  We have gone on to form a friendship group that continues to provide each other support months down the line”

“Thanks for a great experience!”

“As I am already a consultant I was a little apprehensive about what I would learn on the course but I thoroughly enjoyed myself and found the theory behind babywearing fascinating”

See our upcoming babywearing training our our course calendar.

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Accredited Babywearing Training Certificates

School of Babywearing Accredited trainingBig pile of certificates heading off in the post today.  I love sending them out to the qualified babywearing peer supporters and consultants.

As the only accredited babywearing training in the UK, The School of Babywearing is very proud of the hard work, knowledge and skills shown by our students.

 

 

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New Babywearing Training Dates

School of babywearing Training course14 new courses on the system today! All open for bookings now with big Early Bird discounts. (And a round up of existing courses too for ease.)

Our courses are the only recognised UK qualifications in babywearing and will give you access to specially arranged insurance policies.

The Babywearing Peer Support course (one day) offers formal recognition of the skills of people who give information about slings and baby carriers through Sling Meets, sling libraries, antenatal classes or postnatal groups.

The Babywearing Consultancy course (three days) is aimed at people who give (or would like to give) one-to-one advice to parents about choosing slings and baby carriers. It will qualify you to work as a Babywearing Consultant and you will be awarded a Level 3 qualification accredited by TQUK.

If you aren’t sure which course to opt for, you can find some helpful information on how to choose the right course.

London Peer Supporter – next weekend – ONE Place available due to cancellation

London Consultancy – next weekend – ONE place available due to cancellation

Glasgow Peer Supporter – 2nd Oct 2016

North Devon Consultancy – 28th-30th October – apply for waiting list

Newcastle Peer Supporter – 4th November

Newcastle Consultancy – 4th-6th November

Birmingham Area Peer Supporter – 25th November

Manchester Area Peer Supporter – 20th January 2017

Manchester Area Consultancy – 20th-22nd January 2017

London Peer Supporter – 17th February 2017

London Consultancy – 17th-19th February 2017

Salisbury Peer Supporter – 10th March 2017

Salisbury Consultancy – 10-12th March 2017

Birmingham Area Peer Supporter – 31st March 2017

Birmingham Area Consultancy – 31st March – 2nd April 2017

London Peer Supporter – 28th April 2017

London Consultancy – 28th-30th April 2017

Manchester Peer Supporter – 9th June 2017

Manchester Consultancy – 9th-11th June 2017

And as ever, we are happy to look at putting on private or group courses for NHS Trusts or Sling Libraries – full details.

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Course Diary 2016

2015 was another very busy year for the School of Babywearing.  Nearly 300 people attended our training courses, both here in the UK and as far afield as Malaysia & Singapore and hundreds of delegates visited the Second European Babywearing Conference.

2016 is shaping up to be just as busy – we have added even more dates to our training schedule so there are now 19 courses in the UK in the first half of the year.

We are continuing to grow internationally too, with courses planned in new countries such as Australia and Norway.

The up to date UK schedule is listed below in date order:

22nd January Stockport Peer Supporter and Consultancy
5th February  Aberdeen Consultancy and Wrapping for Educators CPD
February  Melbourne, Australia
12th February  Peterborough Peer Supporter and Consultancy
13th February  Stoke on Trent Peer Supporter
26th February  London Peer Supporter and Consultancy
March  Norway
11th March  Leeds Peer Supporter
11th March  North Devon Peer Supporter and Consultancy
8th April  Lincoln/Boston Peer Supporter
22nd April  Brighton Peer Supporter
22nd April  Newcastle Consultancy
6th May  Milton Keynes Peer Supporter and Consultancy
10th June  Romsey Peer Supporter and Consultancy

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Babywearing Books

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Babywearing Books

Looking for something to read or a present idea for a babywearer this Christmas? We have just updated our lists of Babywearing Books and Babywearing Books for Children. Let us know if we’ve missed any that you know about.

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500th Trainee Competition – Prizes worth £500

500peopleThe School of Babywearing started training babywearing professionals in 2011 and we are just about to meet our 500th trainee!

We are so proud of this achievement that we are offering an amazing prize worth £500 to one lucky babywearing advocate.

Find out more and enter this babywearing competition here.

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Babywearing Reading List

readinggirlThere is no compulsory reading for our courses but if you’d like to read more about babywearing, you may be interested in these books and articles. If you’re more interested in books for children, see our Babywearing Books for Children page. Some of the links on both these pages are affiliate links that will generate some money for Babywearing UK which will be used for projects that support the production of more free babywearing resources.

Please visit Babywearing UK’s research pages for further details of articles & research too. Know of a book that we’ve missed? Use the comments section below to tell us about it.

Practical Skills of Babywearing

Maria Blois (2005) Babywearing: The Benefits and Beauty of This Ancient Tradition

Manuela Favreau (2009) L’art de porter bébé – Nouages et positions

Evelin Kirkilionis (2014) A Baby Wants to be Carried: Everything you need to know about baby carriers and the benefits of babywearing

Rosie Knowles (2015): Why Babywearing Matters

Ingrid Van Den Peereboom (2017) Peau à peau : Technique et pratique du portage

Tummy 2 Tummy the Babywearing Instructional [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Principles of Babywearing

Cécile Cortet & Céline Guerrand-Frénais (2013) Porter mon bébé

Claude-Suzanne Didierjean-Jouveau (2006) Porter bébé : Avantages et bienfaits

Katie Allison Granju (1999) Attachment Parenting : Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child

Mei-Ling Hopgood (2013) How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: Parenting wisdom from around the world

Lynne Murray (2014) The Psychology of Babies: How relationships support development from birth to two

Regina Schön (2007) Natural Parenting: Back to Basics in Infant Care Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 5(1)

William & Martha Sears (2013) The Baby Book Revised edition, Chapter 14 Babywearing

LC van Hout (2011) Beloved Burden: Baby Carriers in Different Countries(unrevised reprint)

Aradia Wyndham (2015) The Evolution of Babywearing: Europe: Medieval and Early Modern Infant Carriers

Anatomy, Physiology & Development

Maria Blois (2007) Hold Me Close: Encouraging Essential Mother/Baby Physical Contact

Carol Chamley, Pauline Carson, Duncan Randall, Winifred Mary Sandwell (2005) Developmental Anatomy and Physiology of Children: A Practical Approach

Lise Eliot (2001) What’s Going on in There?

Sue Gerhardt (2014) Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain

Lynne Murray & Liz Andrews (2005) The Social Baby: Understanding Babies’ Communication from Birth

Margot Sunderland (2016) What Every Parent Needs to Know: The incredible effects of love, nurture and play on your child’s development

Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg (2011) The Oxytocin Factor: Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love and Healing

Hetty van de Rijt & Frans Plooij (2013) The Wonder Weeks

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