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Consultancy Course 12-14 Feb 2016


Babywearing Education Australia is excited to be bringing Victoria Ward out from the UK to run some workshops and classes in Australia.

From Friday 12- Sunday 14th of February we are offering a full babywearing consulting class in Melbourne. The class includes 2.5 days of instruction plus coursework after. The course is accredited by the Open Colleges Network (OCN) in the UK as Level 3 courses, which means that it is recognised as being an equivalent standard to A-levels. School of Babywearing CIC believe that it is crucial for babywearing training to be recognised and evaluated alongside other types of work with parents and babies.

Crucial Details

Times: Friday 11-3, Saturday and Sunday 10-5

Location: Integrated Body Arts, 82 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea.


The Babywearing Consultancy course is aimed at people with experience of babywearing and familiar with most types of slings and carriers, who give (or would like to give) one-to-one advice to parents about choosing slings and baby carriers. The course includes the Practical Skills of Babywearing module, alongside the Principles of Babywearing and Anatomy, Physiology and Development for Babywearing. You’ll attend a workshop that runs over three days and complete your qualification through home study and coursework. By the end of your training, you should be able to:

  • Recognise the benefits of babywearing for babies/children and their parents
  • Show an awareness of the links between babywearing and attachment/’in arms’ parenting
  • Understand the needs of parents wishing to use a sling or baby carrier
  • Show an awareness and understanding of the negative ways in which people may respond to a baby or child being carried in a sling
  • Show an awareness of different ways of using a range of slings and baby carriers to meet individual needs
  • Assess the benefits and potential disadvantages of different types of slings and baby carriers for specific parents’ needs
  • Understand how slings should be worn safely and how the incorrect use of slings can affect the health and wellbeing of parent and baby/child
  • Understand the effects of pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period on the pelvic floor, the spine and the abdominal ‘core’ muscles
  • Understand the development of the baby’s hips and spine
  • Show an awareness of the ways in which babies communicate with their parents

You may choose to work as a babywearing consultant after completing the class, or alternatively add this qualification to others while you work as a parenting educator, volunteer with a group, provide babywearing support to clients in an allied health role or retail space.

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