Online Peer Support September 2020

Booking Terms & Conditions

The Babywearing Peer Support course 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 course focuses on the Practical Skills of Babywearing, including sling safety and checking slings for wear and tear. You’ll attend a one-day workshop  or take part in an online course with a 2.5 hour live class and complete your qualification through home study and coursework. By the end of your training, you should be able to:

  • Show an awareness of different ways of using a range of slings and baby carriers to meet individual needs

  • Assess the benefits and potential disadvantages of different types of slings and baby carriers for specific parents’ needs

  • Understand how slings should be worn safely and how the incorrect use of slings can affect the health and wellbeing of parent and baby/child

This course is delivered through a series of online learning modules, which can be completed at your own pace. Tutor support is available throughout, with an online Tutor Chat facility that allows you to chat to a tutor, ask questions and share information. Each lesson has a comprehensive handout that you can download and print and a notes page that allows you to take your own notes as you learn. Most lessons have short tests that allow you to check your understanding before you move on.

There is also a live online lesson that you must participate in. Please note the technical requirements needed to join this online session. You will complete your course through the online tests and coursework questions. You should complete these within six months of starting the course. You will also need access to a selection of slings and carriers.

You can access the online course from the 5th of September. It should ideally be started by the 12th of September but get in touch if you would like to book on after this date.

The live class is currently scheduled for the following dates and times (all times UK BST, GMT + 1):

Saturday 19th September: 9.30am – 12.30pm

These times can be altered, subject to discussion with the group, so please get in touch if you would like to take part but cannot make this date. Coursework will be due on the 19th of March 2021.

Course Tutors 

Carrie Roberts and Victoria Ward are the tutors for this course. Read more about Carrie and our other tutors on our tutor page. You will be able to contact them throughout your course using the Tutor Chat facility.

Before booking, please read our Booking Terms and Conditions and Refund Policy. Booking a place confirms that you have read and agreed to these policies.

If you’d like to attend this course on a different date or would like to commission a course for a group of people, please see our Course Calendar or complete our Course Enquiries form.

Technical requirements

To join the course, you will need access to a high-speed internet connection and a device that has a camera, a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.

Sling and Carrier requirements

To take part in live sessions, practise key skills and facilitate practice consultations, you will need access to the following slings and carriers (see the Babywearing UK resource page for details of what falls into each category):

  • a ring sling

  • a stretchy wrap

  • a woven wrap

  • a meh dai

  • a buckle carrier

You may also want access to:

  • a stretchy hybrid

  • a pouch

We would recommend you work with a local sling library, if you have one, to borrow slings and carriers or we offer a hire/buy scheme.


9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Online course


Bookings are closed for this event.