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