The First 1001 Days: Parent and baby continuity of care, wellness & bonding teaching diploma

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“The first 1001 days are critical in giving parents and babies the best start in life. During this period we can help to support parents and babies with education on infant and maternal mental health, the importance of relaxation and forming close connected relationships. The courses in this diploma are designed to help you provide continuity of nurturing care throughout the first 1001 days.”

Gayle Berry, founder of Blossom & Berry

This diploma is a first of its kind in the UK and unique to Blossom & Berry. It is designed to enable you to learn the complete range of skills to establish a full practice offering massage, yoga and holistic services from pregnancy and throughout the early years of parenting and childhood particularly in the first 1001 days. The courses all link together to give you a holistic approach to care and to offer a full integrated practice of classes and services.

There is much research to show that the first 1001 days are critical and Blossom & Berry supports the cross party campaign to invest into early childhood development. To find out more about the importance of the first 1001 days, you can visit the website here

Blossom & Berry are very excited to be able to offer this qualification as we feel it offers students the opportunity to develop an in-depth and deep understanding of issues around the emotional/physical development of infants, responsive baby care, parenting skills, attachment theory and the science of relaxation. Each area of the course builds knowledge in all these areas and helps to create a greater and comprehensive understanding of the long term significance of positive touch and responsive parenting for individuals.

Why enrol on our unique course?

The diploma is designed for people wishing to develop a holistic practice dedicated to the wellbeing of parents and babies using massage, yoga and positive thinking. It is the perfect way to give you the confidence you need to offer a fully integrated range of classes and services to allow your business to grow successfully. It is also a cost effective way to start your practice as the Diploma incorporates different teaching qualifications which you can use to expand your business.

Student feedback

Many of our most successful students have studied our diplomas as they help you build a practice which enables you to keep your clients and continue to provide support and beneficial services to them. It also helps you to develop a more holistic understanding of your client’s needs. To see what our students say click here

What does the diploma cover?

The diploma takes most students a year to complete and incorporates our most popular courses. You can begin to teach in the different areas as you pass each discipline so you can get your practice started as you continue to study. This means you can start teaching as soon as 12 weeks from now.

As part of the diploma you will study a number of different disciplines to allow you to teach a variety of different courses. These include qualifications in six different areas;

1.Teaching Baby Confidence & Mother Relaxation Classes-These classes are prenatal and help to build up pregnant women’s confidence in pregnancy by covering what babies really need, offering the opportunity to meet other mothers to be and enjoy a mindful relaxation session.

2. Teaching Newborn Nurture Touch- Skin to skin practice, early massage & newborn care as a one to one session or workshop.

3. Teaching Baby Massage-Teach baby massage to groups, as a consultant or on a one to one basis.

4.Teaching Baby Yoga-Teach baby yoga in classes, workshops and one to one sessions.

5.Teaching Soothe, Settle & Sleep Expert Sessions For Colic-Gain in-depth advice on how to support parents who are struggling with helping their baby with colic. This course looks at how to teach workshop or one to one sessions with massage, yoga and aromatherapy with our Soothe Settle & Sleep program.

6.Teaching Learn, Stretch & Play Classes for Older Babies and Toddlers-Use music, massage and movement to engage older babies and children up to around 2 years in classes and workshops to extend your practice and serve more clients.

For a full breakdown of the diploma, click here

How to study the Diploma?

The diploma can be studied in person at various times by attending workshops throughout the year or by distance learning. The diploma covers all aspects of the individual courses and uses all Blossom & Berry’s high quality materials including access to our library of online training videos.

We also provide teaching plans for;

Weekly classes
Pop up sessions
One to One sessions
Specialist Daddy & Baby sessions and Happy Tummy Workshops for colicky babies.

Yes, we are fully accredited…..

We are accredited by Royal College of Midwives, Federation of Holistic Therapists, International, Complementary HealthTherapists Association for our baby massage course and the FHT and the IICT for baby yoga. Our online courses are accredited by Blossom & Berry, approved by the IICT and insured by Westminster Indemnity Insurance for professional practice.

What you receive;

Full lifetime access to your accredited course with videos, downloads and all the resources you need to get started and inspired. All the materials are available to you on enrolment. I mark all your work personally and you receive feedback from me so that you are completely supported. There is no automated computer generated feedback here. Humans need humans!

Just some of the things you gain when you study with Blossom & Berry…

You can learn with me and I am an international baby massage and yoga expert.
You can understand the importance of loving touch, connection and early attachment and bonding in the creation of happy relationships.
Learn useful techniques to help calm and relax babies and children.
You can learn with us anywhere in the world, in the way that is most flexible and convenient for your lifestyle.
You can create your dream job working in a fulfilling and nurturing environment running your own natural pregnancy, baby massage and baby yoga practice which can be extended to older children.
You can develop a teaching practice with our courses which all link together to enable you to develop a thriving network of courses and keep connections with your clients.


An invitation to join our private Facebook Community “The Nurture Collective” to meet the rest of the community to support you. This is priceless!
Ongoing support from me as your mentor in our Facebook group. I have got your back.
10% discount on all future Blossom & Berry courses to help you extend your services.
Invitation to join us on our annual Nurture Retreat to relax, unwind, learn and connect with your fellow teachers.
Access to a range of expert masterclasses from our mother and baby health and wellbeing experts from the Blossom & Berry’s Nurture University so you can learn how to serve your clients more from the best professionals.
Lesson plans for one to one sessions, workshops and specialist sessions for fathers and special needs babies.

Extra Bonuses….

Over £1000 of business and marketing resources on enrolment including our “How to Leave The 9-5” mini course.
Free Love Creates Love course to help you connect with your community & give back.
Extra freebies throughout the year (I love surprises!)

FREE ONLINE COURSE FOR PARENTS-Support your clients with our baby massage course for your parents when you learn baby massage with us

Worried about learning online at home?

We are here for you. Every month we have a live baby massage and baby yoga tutorial with one of our expert lecturers. In this live call on Zoom you can see:

  • how we teach LIVE,
  • ask any questions, and
  • connect with other students in the community.

We are serious about supporting you and this is just one of the layers of support we give you. You are safe in our hands.

What if I can’t learn with you? Introducing our Study Guarantee…

If you are not happy with our course, I am not happy.

If you are not confident to teach, it’s my job to make sure that you are.

If you need anything to help you understand the course, I can create it.

Feel more confident? This is no ordinary online training course. I listen to what you need and I am constantly improving and updating the course materials. That’s my guarantee to you.

This is no ordinary training course! We go way beyond all other training providers to support you and you always have personal contact with me and the Blossom & Berry team. You will learn so much more than just baby massage and yoga….THAT’S A PROMISE!

Start now with our instalment plan…

We know that sometimes it’s can be difficult to invest in your course and training in an up front payment when you have a young family or other commitments, so we have an instalment plan on many of courses that allows you to spread payments over 10 months. You can qualify with us before the end of the 10 months so you don’t have to worry if you are keen to study and get going. This is a perfect way to get started now and spread the investment into your new career.

You will get world class, expert training plus all your business foundations to get you started PLUS our team in our Nurture Collective to support you in your journey and celebrate with you.

What will I achieve at the end of the course?

A diploma in Mother and Baby Wellness, Bonding & Relaxation which is recognised by Blossom & Berry Westminster Indemnity Insurance for professional practice. The Baby Massage and Baby Yoga aspects of the diploma are also accredited by the Royal College of Midwives, Federation of Holistic Therapists & IICT for in person study.



This includes use of all our branding, handouts and teaching plans. There are no licence fees to pay. We give you full support before, during and after your study. We are here to support you.

If you want to discuss any element of the course, just book a discovery call or email us. We are happy to help with anything or you can book your place below.

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