To provide nursery staff and child carers with the practical skills and knowledge required to perform basic infant massage within a childcare setting. (Massage dolls will be used for training purposes.)
How long is the course?
This is a 4 hour course which is run in addition to self-directed study and practical experience.
Will I get a certificate?
You’ll receive a certificate which confirms that you are able to administer infant massage in childcare settings. (This certifi cate doesn’t qualify you as an instructor or as a therapist.)
Who can attend?
This certificate is perfect for all Early Years staff, nannie, maternity nurses and carers working within a childcare setting.
We are also able to provide infant massage instructors to teach groups of parents within your childcare setting. This is a great way to introduce parents of young children to their local nursery.
Where and when is it held?
All of our courses can be run within your own childcare setting (in-house) or we can provide a suitable venue upon request.
What does it cover?
- Principles and history of infant massage
- Baby benefits in relation to touch and massage
- When not to massage – safety aspects
- Preparing for massage
- Beginning the massage
- Moving through areas of the body
- Specific uses of massage
- The tummy routine
- Ways of bringing massage into your setting
Our course draws upon almost 20 years’ of research and hands-on experiences to provide a professional infant massage training programme for carers of children.
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