Hands on Babies have been one of the UK’s leading providers of Baby Massage & Baby Yoga instruction and training for over ten years. We were the first organisation to achieve Royal College of Midwives (RCM) accreditation for both our Baby Massage AND Baby Yoga curriculums in 2014.
Hands on Babies are also fully accredited by the following organisations, the International Institute for Complimentary Therapists (IICT), the Independent Professional Therapists Institute (IPTI) & the Complimentary Therapists Association (CThA) & Embody, the Federation of Holistic Therapists also we offer CPD points for our course.
Our courses are also the only ones in the UK to be government approved through OfQual regulation. To deliver these OfQual qualifications Hands on Babies has also become an approved Satellite Centre through Skills First.
Small Steps Big Changes
Since 2016 Hands on Babies have been the project partner of the Small Steps Big Changes project. This 10-year lottery funded initiative run in conjunction with Nottingham City Council seeks to positively influence the outcomes for babies and young children in deprived areas. One of its areas of work is to enhance infant attachment and bonding for wellbeing through the medium of Baby Massage.
To date over 100 community mentors have been trained to deliver baby massage sessions to mums in their local community.
“Before this training I had not been in a learning environment since I left school 20 years ago – so I was very nervous. But the training was brilliant, it really built my confidence and now I feel ready to get to work with my community”- SSBC Community Mentor
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
In 2019 Hands on Babies trained 25 children’s services staff for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
“We are delighted with this training it will enable our team to engage with young families in an enjoyable and positive experience building communities and our influence within them.”- Commissioning Manager RBKC
Since 2018 Hands on Babies trained over 100 staff members of Kids Planet, a leading nursery chain in the North West.
“The Hands on Babies training was fantastic for our staff. It gave them a great new skill, a wonderful training experience and was also fantastic for helping us as a business deliver on our CDP requirements”- Manager, Kids Planet
In 2019 Hands on Babies trained 75 staff members of Barnardos and some of its project partners.
“The community will benefit greatly from us providing this service especially with it being free so this will not be a barrier for low-income families. The families will hopefully continue to develop and use the skills they are taught throughout their child’s life.”- Barnardo’s Staff Member
Our online training is also proving to be a great hit with our students.
Over the years Hands on Babies has trained 100’s of individuals who want a better work/life balance and who believe becoming a baby massage and baby yoga instructor will help them achieve this and build their confidence. Sue had worked in childcare provision for 15 years and loved what she did. Unfortunately Sue suffered a stroke and was unable to continue with her job. After 18 months of rehabilitation she was physically ready for employment but she had lost all self-confidence and resilience to try and re-enter the work force. Sue joined hands on babies for one of our training sessions.
“I was a little nervous about the idea of online training, but the experience has been great. Being able to watch the massage stroke videos multiple times until I was totally comfortable with them has really given me great confidence in my ability to deliver great sessions.”- Sara
“The online academy is so easy to use, from enrolment through to final accreditation it was simply and really enjoyable.”- Helen
“I looked at lots of online courses before deciding on Hands on Babies – but this one was my preference by far. The fact that the learning was self-paced was fantastic for me. It meant I could dip in and out of the curriculum when I had the time. Perfect for someone who is juggling home schooling and everything else that life can throw at you.”- Kay
“After what has been a very difficult time in my life, this training has been such a lovely experience. Not only have I learnt some great new skills that will hopefully help me get back into the job that I love, but it has also built my confidence and made me feel mentally and emotionally stronger as a person. It was just a great experience...”