You can start with a FREE course, and BUILD your learning from there

Choose from any one of these specialisms, or more than one

When you start training with us, you will start with our foundation content for all consultants and practitioners. This gives you th core knowledge, and a solid base to specialise in as many areas as suits your goals. The foundational or core content comes included in any full training pathway you sign up to, or you can do those aspects as individual courses, or bundles as well.

Baby specialist consultant pathway
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Toddler specialist consultant pathway
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Sleep specialist consultant pathway
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Play specialist consultant pathway
Carrying peer supporter pathway
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Infant feeding practitioner pathway

Impact the future, one family at a time

Support families

We train consultants and practitioners to support families from a place of empathy and compassion, helping them to have capacity and energy to make the changes they want to for calmer lives.

Educate parents

Our consultant training provides in-depth knowledge and understanding from a solid evidence-based, enabling us to give parents the information they need to enable them to make choices.

Join a community for change

Our community of consultants is a wonderful group of like minded people who want to change the world. Training with us brings you into a space of support, and of inspiration to be the change you want to see in the world, and to make it happen.

Consult with families

We train consultants in a wealth of different skills and approaches to work collaboratively with families, always balancing the needs of everyone involved, and thinking flexibly to find what works for each family individually.

Run our education programmes

As a trained consultant, you will be ablate run our education programmes which are ready made, structured workshops, courses and group sessions with all the handouts and resources you will need. You will be ready to to go.

Choose exactly how you want to train as a consultant

Our consultant training is now available in a highly flexible way. You can sign up for any full consultant training pathway and complete it all at your own pace, attending interactive training days as they suit you. Alternatively, you can sign up to one short course, or course bundle, at a time at your own pace until you complete your chosen consultant pathway.

"It was nothing like any other training or education I have undertaken before, and everything like what I believe the future of training and connecting with each other should be..."
Rach Barlee
Consultant

A different training experience

CalmFamily professional training is a blended learning experience including interactive learning, self study, self-assessment, and collaborative projects. You will learn interactively with the CalmFamily team either online or in-person, and through extensive learning materials in multiple formats online.

CalmFamily training is a blended learning experience including interactive learning, self study, self-assessment, and collaborative projects. You will learn interactively with the CalmFamily team either online or in-person, and through extensive learning materials in multiple formats.

Interactive in-person or via zoom

Interactive training involves exploration of ideas, discussion of complex issues and gaining tools for educating and supporting others.

Collaborative community learning

We use our own online community within our website that enables a safe space for social learning right where the content is also held.

Multi-format materials

We use a combination of videos, audio, online quizzes, downloadable workbooks, and traditional learning manuals to support knowledge.

Tailored and accessible

All our learning can be provided in a format that supports your needs. We will work with people make sure you can be included in a way that supports you.

More details for training pathways

To be certified as a baby specialist you must complete the following course bundles:

All of these short-courses and course bundles can be bought individually or as a complete consultant training bundle. Please explore the course bundles included in the full training pathway below.

£697 in full or in payments

Core knowledge courses

A relatively quick module that takes you through the history, structure, values, approach and programmes within CalmFamily, including information about our projects in development.

A FREE course

In this module you will gain understanding of the social, legal, political, historical and anthropological concepts surrounding child-bearing, childhood and family life. You will also consider the complexity of the concept of family in our modern society and how this impacts practice.

Includes the short courses:

  • Introduction to childhood studies – FREE
  • Historical and anthropological context of childhood and families – £12
  • Political & legal context of childhood and families – £12
  • Environmental context of childhood and families – £12
  • Technological context of childhood and families – £12
  • Social and economical context of childhood studies – £12
  • Inclusivity & diversity – £12
Total value as individual short courses = £72
Bought as a bundle = £59

A brief introduction to the body systems forming a basic understanding needed for other modules that involve discussion of things such as hormones and digestion.

Including the short courses:

  • Introduction to the body systems – £12
  • Focus on the human nervous system – £12
  • Focus on the. endocrine system – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £36
Bought as a bundle = £19

A brief introduction to developmental neuroscience, the evolutionary process that created the human brain, factors influencing the development of the brain, and how motivation works.

Including the short courses:

  • An introduction to neuroscience – £12
  • The structure of the human brain – £12
  • Developing the human brain – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £36
Bought as a bundle = £19

This module provides the basic theories of developmental and social psychology including attachment, human needs, motivation and resilience.

Including the short courses:

  • Introduction to psychology – FREE
  • Developmental psychology £12
  • Social & relationship psychology – £12
  • Self & identity psychology – £12
  • Human needs psychology – £12
  • Human behaviour – £12
  • Motivation – £12
  • Adverse experiences & resilience – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £84
Bought as a bundle = £69

In this module we look in depth at the science of the senses, looking at the most up-to-date concepts of the 5 external senses, the 3 internal senses and the balance of regulation.

Including the short courses:

  • Introduction to the senses – FREE
  • The process of sensing £12
  • Sensory processing difference – £12
  • Perception – £12
  • Sensory regulation – £12
  • The environmental senses in depth – £12
  • The three additional senses in depth – £12
  • Adverse experiences & resilience – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £84
Bought as a bundle = £69

In this module you will study the neurological and physiological processes of sleep, what is normal for humans and the issues society faces in this regard.

​We will also look at the science of the different states of relaxation according to various schools of thought and research.

Including the short courses:

  • Introduction to sleep – £12
  • The science of sleep £12
  • Sleep in context – £12
  • The development of sleep – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £48
Bought as a bundle = £39

In this module we examine the basics of nutritional biology, human infant feeding, introducing solid foods, how humans intuitively eat, and the science of taste.

Including the short courses:

  • Introduction to nutrition in the first year – FREE
  • Nutritional biology – £12
  • The development of eating – £12
  • The science of taste – £12
  • Eating in context – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £48
Bought as a bundle = £39

This module covers the principles of how humans learn, and the essential role that play plays in this at all ages. 

We often dismiss play as something that only children do, but the loss of play and a playful approach to life is associated with many problems for adults too. This module helps you understand what play is, and why it is so crucially important.

Including the short courses:

  • Introduction to play & learning – £12
  • Play & learning science and theory – £12
  • Requirements for play – £12
  • Patterns of play – £12
  • MORE – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £60
Bought as a bundle = £49

Everyone who joins CalmFamily to educate and support for a calmer future is a leader. In this module we explore what this means, how to do this authentically for you, and what bravery really means, especially when you rarely feel brave. We also talk about some important business stuff that is practically very helpful.

Including the short courses:

  • Introduction to pleadership – FREE
  • CalmFamily leaders – £12
  • Leading for change – £12
  • Authentic leadership – £12
  • Practical business management – £12
  • Marketing 101 – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £60
Bought as a bundle = £49

  • Only available on a consultant pathway or bought when all courses are completed to “top-up” to a consultant pathway..

Baby specialist courses

An in-depth module exploring all aspects of infant development, including applying what we learnt in the neurology and psychology core modules to babies specifically. You will also explore how our understanding of infant development impacts parenting.

Includes the short courses:

  • Introduction to infant development – FREE
  • Physical infant development – £12
  • Neurological infant development – £12
  • Psychological infant development – £12
  • Educating parents about infant development – £12*
Total value as individual short courses = £48
Bought as a bundle = £39

This module will provide a good understanding of what it is like to be a baby and how we can support parents to understand them, in order to better meet their needs and establish the relationships they want with them.

Includes the short courses:

  • Entering the word – FREE
  • Being a baby – £12
  • Understanding babies’ needs – £12
  • Baby behaviour – £12
  • Communicating with babies – £12
  • Infant health issues – £12
  • Supporting parents to understand their babies – £12*
Total value as individual short courses = £60
Bought as a bundle = £49

In this module we take a quick look at some important information and options around the remaining basic practical baby care activities, including:

  • Bathing
  • Changing and elimination
  • Swaddling
  • Carrying

Includes the short courses:

  • First days – £12
  • Bathing – £12
  • Changing & elimination – £12
  • A brief introduction to carrying – FREE
  • Safe swaddling – £12
  • Supporting parents with practical baby care – £12*
Total value as individual short courses = £60
Bought as a bundle = £49

In this module we look at how babies experience and interact with people and the world through play, and the fundamental role that this has in underpinning all learning.

Includes the short courses:

  • Science of baby play – £12
  • Preconditions – £12
  • Patterns – £12
  • Managing yourself – £12
  • Playing with babies – £12
  • Activities – FREE
  • Supporting parents with baby play and learning – £12*
Total value as individual short courses = £60
Bought as a bundle = £49

With the underpinning understanding from previous modules, we will explore how the CalmFamily approach to promoting calmer relationships with babies. This includes how we use our frameworks to support parents in an empowering way.

Includes the short courses:

  • Introduction to calmer relationships with babies – FREE
  • Meetings needs – £12
  • Troubleshooting needs – £12
  • Sensory regulation – £12
  • Emotional containment – £12
Total value as individual short courses = £48
Bought as a bundle = £39

This module takes you through:

    • The biological science of sleep
    • Gives a historical and evolutionary perspective of our societal sleep practices
    • Provides a good understanding of normal infant sleep
    • Critically analyses common baby sleep training strategies
    • Covers infant sleep safety in depth
    • Takes you through our frameworks for supporting parents with baby sleep​

Includes the short courses:

  • Normal infant sleep – FREE
  • Parental experiences of infant sleep – £12
  • Sleep & feeding – £12
  • Analysing common interventions for sleep – £12
  • Infant sleep safety – £12
  • Getting better sleep with babies – £12
  • Educating and supporting families in infant sleep – £12*
Total value as individual short courses = £72
Bought as a bundle = £59

This module was co-written by Tomlin Wilding, Sarah Oakley IBCLC, and Gill Rapley. (PhD), and on completion with practical elements taught by Emily on the training days, provides you with certification as a CalmFamily infant feeding practitioner. This is equivalent to being a breastfeeding or mother peer supporter with other breastfeeding organisations..

For infants of 0-6 months it covers:

  • The feeding guidelines
  • Types of milk and milk feeding
  • The science of human infant feeding
  • Normal infant feeding behaviour
  • Common feeding challenges
  • How to support parents with milk feeding

This section of this course on milk feeding was written by Sarah Oakley and is ONLY available to people seeking certification as a CalmFamily consultant.

For babies of 6-12 months this module provides an in depth understanding of the process of weaning, meaning the whole process by which milk feeding is replaced by solid foods over a period of several years.

It covers:

  • The guidelines on introducing solid food
  • The science of weaning including properly defining weaning.
  • Readiness for solid foods.
  • The practicalities of introducing solid food
  • Understanding baby food products
  • Our approach to supporting infant-learning of food and eating
  • Our approach to supporting parents through this period.

The weaning courses are worth £60 but can be bought as a bundle at £49. The milk feeding courses cannot be bought unless you are completing the full pathway.

Includes the short courses:

  • Introduction to carrying support – FREE
  • Carrying culture – £12
  • In arms practice – £12
  • Carrying safely – £12
  • Carrying tools – £12
  • How to support step by step – £12*
  • Trouble-shooting and mythbusting carrying – £12
  • The role of the peer supporter – £12*
  • Attendance at a carrying peer support interactive training day. – £60
Total value as individual short courses = £144
Bought as a bundle = £97

This module is a little different.  there is nothing to read. Instead you find a mini research project. You are asked to find out about a list of mainstream baby “experts”, to summarise their approach, and the pros and cons of this approach using the understanding you have developed in the rest of the course.This comes with no judgment at all, many people, including some of the directors of CalmFamily, have followed their advice in the past. The purpose is to understand what information parents are receiving from other sources, to recognise the principles on which the advice is based, so you can understand how and when it may work, and when it may not. This module also helps you to understand the challenges faced by parents when trying to find out about an expert before buying into their approach. This module can really help you to understand the experience of struggling parents, and support them appropriately.

FREE

This final module, alongside your face-to-face training days, will prepare you for being a baby specialist consultant. You will gain a good understanding of the BabyCalm programme, of our principles and approach to facilitating learning for families, and you will have the chance to re-visit material covered in the face to face training.

Includes the short courses:

  • The role of the baby specialist consultant 
  • The BabyCalm programme
  • Interactive training days x 3 required
  • Understanding your assessment.
  • Support tutorials and assessment.
This course bundle can only be bought separately once you have completed all other elements of this pathway in order to certify as a baby specialist consultant, or it is included in this complete pathway bundle.
Bought separately = £69
These course bundles bought individually would cost you a total of £910.

Available as a complete pathway for £697 including at least 3 interactive training days.
You can commit to the full pathway, and still pay in instalments using our payment plans.
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