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“This course is unique in looking a range of nurturing techniques that can be used with babies from birth to 8 weeks and beyond based on touch. It gives insight into why skin contact is so important and helps empower parents with this knowledge to give babies the most loving, nurturing and gentle introduction to life. It’s a perfect accompaniment to a the baby massage instructor’s course”-JC

This course will enable you to teach a range of newborn nurturing techniques in workshop style to parents before and after birth as well as offer one to one sessions designed to support new parents and give babies a gentle introduction to the world. It is a fully comprehensive course which covers all aspects of becoming a professional teacher and teaching baby massage plus specific techniques for babies under 8 weeks. Specific areas explored are;

Rocking and holding
Swaddling and tucking.
Kangeroo Care
Kangeroo Mother Care
Containment holds
Still Touch
Early Massage
Baby Reflexology
Gentle Movements
Fourth Trimester Support

It will enable you to offer positive touch education to parents pre birth and before baby massage classes begin at 8 weeks. It will also deepen you knowledge of the science of touch and skin to skin and why it’s so important.
Included in the course is a course manual covering the following modules;

INTRODUCTION, ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
HISTORY AND BENEFITS OF BABY MASSAGE AND THEORIES OF ATTACHMENT
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE INFANT
LEARNING THE NEWBORN NURTURE TECHNIQUES
HOW TO TEACH AND TEACHING PLANS
MARKETING AND BUSINESS
ONLINE ACCESS TO HOURS OF REAL TEACHING EXAMPLES, MINI LECTURES AND REAL CLASS FOOTAGE ESSENTIAL TO COMPLEMENT YOUR STUDY AND KNOWLEDGE.

All course materials also include recordings of mini lectures on subjects covered on the course. We also include footage of real classes as well as films of the whole massage routine.

Entry requirements

A baby massage qualification or qualification as a doula, midwife or health visitor or experience of working with premature babies.
A basic knowledge of human biology (GCSE/O level preferred but not essential.
An interest in supporting and working with parents and babies.
An understanding of the benefits of massage.
A good command of the language in which you will be teaching and excellent communication skills.
A positive and motivated attitude to study and business.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by Blossom & Berry and insured for professional practice by Westminster Indemnity Insurance. Training is of a very high standard. Gayle Berry has written and designed all course materials and has a PGCE in Teaching and Delivering Learning to the adult education sector.Gayle has ten years experience as a teacher and is also the author of a successful book “Baby Massage-Expert know-how at your fingertips”. She has worked on numerous media projects in the field.

Timescales for study

Most students complete the diploma within four months and can begin professional practice.

Costs

£275-ONLINE

inclusive of all training and ongoing support. There are no licence fees to pay.

Study and Practice Development

After achieving this qualification you can continue to study with us and develop your practice by accessing the courses below;

Blossom & Berry Baby Confidence Instructor
Blossom & Berry Baby Yoga Instructor
Blossom & Berry Learn, Stretch & Play Instructor
Blossom & Berry Story Stretch Instructor
Blossom & Berry Massage for Older Children Instructor
Soothe Settle & Sleep Program

Section 1Professionalism
Lecture 1Introduction
Lecture 2Reading list and study guide
Lecture 3Love creates Love
Section 2Anatomy & Physiology Of The Newborn
Lecture 4A & P and supporting videos
Lecture 5Videos on early brain development
Section 3Benefits of early touch and massage
Lecture 6Benefits of touch and connection
Lecture 7Videos on the benefits of touch
Lecture 8Celebrating You
Section 4Touch and Massage for babies under 8 weeks
Lecture 9Newborn nurture techniques
Lecture 10Holds, Swaddling, Still Touch
Lecture 11Skin to Skin
Lecture 12Massage routine 0-4 weeks
Lecture 13Massage routine 4-8 weeks
Lecture 14Yoga inspired movements 0-8 weeks
Lecture 15Importance of attachment for infants
Lecture 16Gentle stretches for the post natal period for relaxation
Lecture 17Breathing techniques for fourth trimester
Section 5Teaching techniques
Lecture 18Being a Dynamic & Confident Teacher
Lecture 19Teaching Structure & Teaching Plans
Lecture 20Presentation skills
Section 6Marketing
Lecture 21Marketing & Business
Lecture 22Extra resources
Section 7Certificate and completion
Section 8BONUS VIDEO-What’s love got to do with it?-Why connection and touch are the secret ingredients in embracing pregnancy, birth and babyhood.
Final Quiz