We are really pleased to announce that School of Babywearing® courses are now running online, This is something we were already working to complete later in 2020 but, due to the current lockdown, we have worked tirelessly to bring that forward. We have course dates from the 27th of April with Babywearing Consultancy and Peer Support courses available first, CPD/Skills Update courses planned from mid-May and a Further Consultancy Skills course planned from June.
We know that these are difficult times and many people are trying to juggle work commitments with having children at home and looking after others. We have been asked for several years if we could facilitate training online and we have been working hard to make this available, and in line with awarding body requirements. The current situation has led us to start offering this now with a combination of online lessons and live webinar sessions.
We’ll still, as always, offer concessionary places and payment by instalments for our online courses.
Our Peer Support, Consultancy and Further Consultancy Skills courses are still externally accredited, recognised qualifications with the backing of an official awarding body. This means all of the learning is carefully monitored and externally assessed to make sure it’s relevant and evidence based. Our online courses will offer even more one-to-one tutor support than our in-person courses, more resources, while still providing chances to work with a group of learners and take part in live sessions. And you will be linked in with the international communities of School of Babywearing Consultants and Peer Supporters so you can share and draw on their experiences and ideas.
Online courses will require you to have access to a range of slings and carriers, which can be hired or bought from the School of Babywearing. Or you may be able to borrow these from a local sling library. You will also need a demo doll which you can buy or make.
To read more about the courses, and what you’ll need to take part, visit our course pages:
You can also see a sample lesson here, which is about how to make your own babywearing demo doll.