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Welcome to the World


This 2 or 4-day training course will provide practitioners with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to deliver the 8-week Welcome to the World programme for parents.

The experiential training focuses on the emotional health of the parents and baby, and the relationships between them; and emphasises the importance of supportive, positive facilitation from the practitioner.

It will also enhance all their interactions with parents in the transition to parenthood.

2 Family Links trained Parent Group Leaders are required to deliver the groups, with each PGL trained in the specific programme being delivered.

A refresher day to support implementation is also available.

Father and Mother lovingly gazing at their newborn baby in their arms

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the training, practitioners will be able to:

  • demonstrate group facilitation skills

  • support parents in building positive relationships with their baby and each other

  • explain to parents the importance of empathy and attunement

  • support parents in reducing their own and their baby’s stress

  • support parents to make positive choices for themselves, including on nutrition, exercise and infant feeding

  • demonstrate an understanding of the rationale behind the strategies

  • facilitate the Welcome To The World programme to groups of parents-to-be

  • use evaluation measures to demonstrate impact

Course Overview & Cost



Included in both 2 and 4-day training cost:

Programme Overview

Click link for an overview of the 8-week Welcome to the World programme that trained practitioners will deliver to parents.

Impact & Evidence

Click link for evidence to support the effectiveness of the Welcome to the World programme and its outcomes for new parents and their baby.

Book Team Training

Contact our At Home team to discuss or find out more.

         01865 401800

Book Individual Places

Check our training calendar for online and face-to-face training availability.

Training Options

  • Face-to-face for groups of up to 16 people.

  • For 2 day training option, individual places often available to book on Open online course – see Training Calendar



“This training has given me the confidence to move forward professionally after feeling for a while that I have been stuck.  I love the way the programme links to the whole family and covers topics that parents may not have thought about prior to their baby arriving.  I’m excited at prospect of delivering the programme to parents.”

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