Connections: how to grow a happy & confident child from birth is a wonderful workshop for parents, and parents-to-be, all about attachment, infant brain development and responsive parenting. 

Train to become a facilitator and learn about attachment and infant brain development. Increase your confidence in supporting responsive parenting with your clients. Earn extra income providing the Connections workshop to antenatal and/or postnatal clients. 


I have 

I have delivered Connections workshops online and in person for a number of years, and delivered similar to parents as part of a postnatal course I co-wrote when I managed a Sure Start children's centre. The course, Baby Days, was adopted by the local authority and I trained children's centre and council parenting team to deliver the course, which is still running now in Central Bedfordshire.

You can use this training to enhance your existing services, such as baby massage, and/or to deliver one off workshops for parents and parents-to-be.  When teaching baby massage I would have discussions using these resources: positive touch and emotional regulation, and responsiveness.


The workshop for parents, and parents-to-be, includes:

  • ​baby's brain and how it grows its connections

  • what is attachment and bonding

  • how parents support emotional regulation (without realising it)

  • power of positive touch

  • listening to babies and children

  • impact of loving, responding, listening, playing, and loving your baby to build connections

  • using connection in different situations: sleep, nappy changes, etc.

  • developmental steps of awareness

  • ideas for play and interactions

  • a good enough parent


To support you after the training, you will have a handbook with all the information in, and handouts for parents, including a booklet.

  • Fill a gap and help parents in your area

  • Useful income

  • Handbook & resources

  • Great training with experienced facilitator & ongoing support

  • Supports responsive/gentle parenting

  • Evidence based information

  • Non-judgemental, developmental approach

  • Your own business, no franchise or ongoing payments

Is it for you?

  • Are you looking for an extra source of income that is well tested?

  • Do you have an interest in supporting parents, and helping them through this stage?

  • It is especially suitable for people who already run antenatal/postnatal classes. Or parents looking to start their own business.

It is a full day of training, in person or online. There is ongoing support to run your own sessions. You get a handbook, with helpful notes, and resources to run the workshop, or to hold discussions with people at your existing classes.  It is a useful source of income, whether you are a mum or dad at home, or birth professional such as a baby massage teacher, antenatal teacher, hypnobirthing teacher or similar.


I have been training facilitators to run my various workshops for several years now. 

Download pdf with more information


About me

I am a parenting practitioner, doula, antenatal teacher & more. While managing a Sure Start children’s centre I wrote and trained staff for a postnatal parenting course. I have delivered workshops and courses to parents and parents-to-be for almost twenty years. 

Any questions? Ask me:

Training dates


Sunday 8th May 2022


9.00am - 4.30pm ​

Special price for first training.

Sunday 6th November 2022


9.00am - 4.30pm ​

(Early bird deadline: 25th September)

For in person training:

Refreshments included. Bring your own lunch. 

Book here


Introductory price for 8th May: £197

Normal price: £247

Early bird: £197 

if pay in full six weeks before training date.


Further £50 discount to those who've already trained with me, or booked.

Use coupon code: CMF50. 

Pay deposit or full amount.

Payment in full required at least 3 weeks before the training day. 

Places are fully refundable 6 weeks before the training day. After that places can be transferred to another date, or another person. 

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  • Nov 06, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Train to deliver popular interactive workshops for parents and/or parents-to-be. Use elements of the workshop in your other services, such as baby massage, or antenatal sessions.
  • May 08, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Train to deliver popular interactive workshops for parents and/or parents-to-be. Use elements of the workshop in your other services, such as baby massage, or antenatal sessions.