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Let’s answer your questions

What is the right course for me?

If you want to teach baby massage then you can get started right away with our baby massage course which is the foundation of all our courses.

If you want to practice both massage and yoga then the combined diploma offers better value for you.

If you want to start a full practice and really focus on creating a fully integrated business, then the integrated diploma or nurture practice course are the best choices.

If you want to work with older children then massage adventures or story stretch are the best options and these course do not need a foundation in baby massage.

How do I pay for the courses?

You can pay via Paypal or by BACS to our bank account.

Details are;

Blossom & Berry Santander Bank Acc no. 34447483 Sort code 720006

If you are paying by BACS from outside the UK, details on our IBAN details are below.
Santander Bank
Bridle Road
L30 4GB
IBAN: GB72ABBY09015634457489 Acc no. 34457489
Sort code 090156

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes the following courses you can pay with instalments;

Combined baby massage and yoga

Integrated Diploma in massage, yoga and parental support

Professional Nurture Practice Course

For online courses the payments would be the following;

£399 deposit against the course

5 equal payments of the reminder of the course fee over 5 months starting from one month after date of the deposit.

If you would like to join you can set up payment via our account. Payments should be made via standing order on the 1st of each month.

Blossom & Berry Santander
Bank Acc no. 34447483
Sort code 720006

Please read: If you would like to pay via instalments please confirm that you understand that you are accepting to pay the full amount via our instalment plan under the details set out above. The course cannot be completed without full payment of the course over the year. Full payment must be made during the agreed time which is 6 months from the date of the deposit of £399. Refunds are available within 14 days of enrolment. The full amount must be paid regardless of whether the full diploma is completed.

For more details please email gayle@blossomandberry.com

How soon can I start teaching?

It’s up to you. There are 6 written modules to complete. Each takes around 2-3 hours to study. There is also a 4 week case study you need to deliver which we give you all the resources for.

The quickest anyone has studied and completed the course is 6 weeks but most people take 12 weeks.

If you are studying the integrated diploma, it is likely to take you around 6-9 months in total to complete but you can start teaching each section of the course as you pass it (i.e. you can teach baby massage after 12 weeks, baby yoga after 20 weeks etc).

You should aim to complete all your courses in 1 year.

Is the course expensive?

Joining Blossom & Berry is not expensive and aims to help others to start running a successful businesses throughout the UK. We are a low cost and low risk training/business option.

Our programs are based on practical and commercial experience. For a small investment you can grow your own business and achieve success.Training starts from £599.00 which will give you a complete business.

Blossom & Berry courses deliver 100% value and enable you to achieve a confident professional status as a teacher. We give you exactly what you need to succeed.

Will I be able to make a good income from my business?

Like all businesses, its successful is down to the person running it but we help you gain the skills and the confidence you need to succeed.

Most four week courses are between £40-£90 per person and classes have between 6-8 parents attending so your income per class can be between £240-£720 per month for one class.

Running three classes a week could provide an income of £720-£2160 a month. This is on the basis of 5 hours teaching time a week.

You can also earn money from one to ones and workshops as well.

Can I call you to talk everything through?

Yes please do! I can help you with any of your questions.

My number is 07958626933

What about running my own business? I am not sure what to do?

We give you business and marketing advice as part of the course and lots of free resources to help you. You can also choose to take a coaching and mentoring course option with Gayle for extra help.

I am already teaching baby massage so what courses can I take?

We have lots of CPD courses in massage and music, colic support, toddler massage that can help you extend your practice.

You can also convert to Blossom & Berry to use our resources and join the network.

Are you a franchise? Do I have to pay you extra money?

No we are not. We are a high quality training provider. You are free to teach under your own business name or use our resources if you wish.

We don’t grant licences to use our name.

We don’t believe in a franchise structure for our training and teaching. Your success is your own and we support you.

What is required as part of the distance learning program for baby massage & yoga?

You will be required to study the modules, watch the films and do further reading. At the end of each module there are some short answer questions which you will need to answer and send to Blossom & Berry by email for marking. Once the module has been submitted and marked you can move onto the next module. There is no time limit on how quickly you study the modules but you must complete the whole course within 12 months of enrolment. When you have completed the last module on your course you will be required to organise and teach a baby massage or yoga course to a group of 3 or more parents. You will need to write up these teaching sessions and send evaluations from the parents as evidence.Once all modules and case studies are completed and marked then you will receive your diploma and can begin to practice as a professional Blossom & Berry Baby Massage or Yoga Instructor.

How will I study the course?

You can study online, in a small group or via one to one training. When you are provided with your modules, please print it off and/or have the online version open on your computer as we have sent up links from the modules to various websites on the internet for further research and for visual learning and we have links to many resources online. You should also watch the mini lectures online relevant to each module to help expand your knowledge.Please do read into your subject and buy some of the suggested books on the reading list. Some of the questions from each module will require you to research your subject in more detail than just provided in the notes.

What are the benefits of home learning?

You can learn at your own pace allowing flexibility. Instead of intensive teaching you will have time to absorb the information and form your own opinions. The cost of training is also reduced as you do not have to travel or stay away from home. Our Skype option brings the best of in person training and distance learning together. With all our courses you get access to all our online materials as part of your enrolment.

Will I miss out on professional tuition learning at home?

No, Gayle has designed the course materials to be in depth. The course also provides online footage and summary lessons if you prefer a more visual style of learning. Courses come with footage of teaching an actual classes or one to one private sessions and routines. If there is something you need we will record it for you and upload it to our video library. This means that anything you need more support on can be provided.

What if I don’t want to become a full Blossom & Berry instructor?

We also offer a variety of CPD courses to help you expand your practice.Largely,there are no case studies or questions for these courses. You can even transfer to using our materials with our course licence scheme.

Why do I need a DBS?

Blossom & Berry wants to make sure that all babies and children are taught in a safe and appropriate environment. When you enrol on the course you can apply for a DBS check if you do not have one already. If the check reveals anything which Blossom & Berry find inappropriate in relation to teaching babies, you will be asked to leave the course and 50% of your course fee will be refunded to you. By enrolling on the course and agreeing to our terms and conditions you agree to this arrangement.

What if I am not happy with Blossom & Berry?

If you have a complaint regarding Blossom & Berry or the course material. Please contact us and we will try to rectify the situation. We try to always do the best for our students. Your success is our success!

Do I need to do much reading on the course?

Yes! The more you read into the subject the more fascinating it becomes. There are many informative books on the subject of infant massage/ yoga. Please keep reading into the subject. We can supply you with a reading list. Most books can be ordered from the library.

How do I get and submit my work?

Each module can be downloaded from our online learning platform. Details are sent on enrolment. At the end of each module there are a set of questions which you need to email back to Blossom & Berry to the address info@blossomandberry.com. On the email you should state your name and your module title and date. We will acknowledge receipt of the email and mark and return it to you between 7-14 days later. If you have not answered a question correctly we will contact you and ask you to resubmit the question again. You will need to obtain 80% on each module question paper. We do not seek to fail anyone on the course but give the opportunity for students to study for questions again.

Do I need to do case studies?

You will be required to teach a group of 3 plus parents a baby massage/yoga course over a period of 4 weeks. Other courses have different requirements. You will need to submit evaluation forms from your parents and complete a self reflective entry on your teaching experience. We will supply you with your evaluation forms to distribute to parents. The case studies must be completed or you will not receive your qualification. We can provide you with the relevant handouts for your clients. Our CPD courses generally do not need any written work or case studies.

What Learning Support is there?

If you have any questions regarding the course or case studies you can email Blossom & Berry at gayle@blossomandberry.com or give her a call. Learners can resubmit module answers up to three times. If 80% is not achieved after the third attempt the module will be marked as a fail and it will not be possible to issue a diploma.

What happens when I complete the course?

Once you have submitted all the question papers from the modules and case studies we will issue your diploma which will enable you to get professional insurance.

When can I start my course?

Right now! You can enrol online and start studying now or check our timetable for our next course in your area. You can enrol at anytime during the year except when the office is closed for holidays.

Is the qualification recognised?

Yes, our in Baby Massage Diploma in-person training is recognised by The Royal College of Midwives, The Federation of Holistic Therapists and the CTHA. Baby Yoga Diploma in-person training by FHT and our distance training courses are recognised by the IICT, Blossom & Berry. All our courses are insured by Westminster Professional Indemnity Insurance Provider enabling you to practice as a professional instructor on completion of the diplomas.

How is my work assessed?

Your work is assessed/marked after each module is submitted. You are required to achieve 80% in your question papers. If you do not achieve 80%, you paper will be returned to you and you will have another opportunity to resubmit the question paper.

In what form are the assessments?

They consist of short answer questions with some longer answer questions.

What happens if I am struggling with the course material?

You can contact us by phone or email and we will endeavour to help you as much as possible. We want you to pass your diploma so will support you as much as possible.

How do I pay?

You can pay by Paypal or by BACS. You can pay via the website with paypal or request our BACS details.

How long do I have to complete my course?

You have one year to complete the course.

What if I fail the diploma?

We have never had anyone fail the diploma. If you do not receive 80% in your answer papers we will return it to you for resubmission so that you have the best opportunity to succeed. You must organise your case studies in advance so that you can complete your teaching practice. We cannot provide parents for you to teach. You must complete your case studies or you cannot pass. Most people start by initially teaching friends and family.

What about insurance?

Blossom & Berry courses are professional courses recognised by Westminster Indemnity Insurance a leader in holistic insurance provision. We recommend Westminster for insuring all your holistic therapies. Applications are quick, simple and easy and all done online.

What age babies can I teach on the baby massage and yoga courses?

You can teach baby massage and yoga to babies that are 8 weeks plus. Babies under this age can benefit from other techniques covered in our other courses.

Our the courses recognised so I can practice professionally?

All our courses are accredited by Blossom & Berry and recognised by Westminster indemnity insurance.

Our baby massage in person training is also recognised by FHT, IICT, CHTA and Royal College of Midwives.

Our baby yoga in person courses are recognised by the FHT and IICT

All our online courses are accredited by Blossom & Berry and have insurance provided by Westminster Indemnity Insurance. This is the key to professional practice and our courses have been covered for over 7 years.

All our courses enable you to practice professionally.

What other resources will I need to buy?

You will need to purchase a baby massage doll from www.touchneeds.org and some yoga mats. Books can be purchased from a book shop or on Ebay or Amazon or even better borrowed from the local library.

Do you need to have a baby to be a teacher?

Definitely not! We don’t recommend that you take your own children to classes. Whether or not you have children you can teach baby massage.

Is the qualification internationally recognised?

Our training is recognised in many countries around the world and accredited by the IICT. Local insurance needs to be obtained in your country. Our insurance provider covers you in Europe and many other countries worldwide, other than US. You can contact them directly for details at Westminster Indemnity Insurance-https://westminster.global/uk/index.php

How many teachers have you taught?

I have taught over 300 teachers to become baby massage and yoga teachers.