Learn to teach baby massage, baby yoga or preschool yoga with To Baby and Beyond
Child/Baby Development Classes
Posted: 28th Jun 2019 Closing: 28th Oct 2019
To Baby and Beyond
Learn to teach baby massage, baby yoga, toddler yoga with To Baby and Beyond. We’ve been training instructors since 2007 with our face-to-face courses or online distance learning option and have trained over 2000 instructors to date.
This is not a franchise but an opportunity to create the career and work life you want! Once trained, you can run baby massage, baby yoga or preschool yoga classes as you wish. Our students go on to run successful businesses, working around other responsibilities such as family life or other work commitments.
We offer one day face-to-face courses across the UK (including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Glasgow) or a distance learning option where you can learn at a pace that suits you, from home or any convenient location.
You will learn all the skills and knowledge you need to lead your own baby massage, baby yoga or preschool yoga sessions, whether to a group of parents and carers, or on a one-to-one basis. We cover topics including
- Principles, history and benefits of infant massage/baby yoga/preschool yoga
- Preparing for classes
- Safety aspects and explanations
- Infant development in relation to massage/yoga
- Anatomy and physiology
- Strokes and movements / stretches and moves
- Working with groups and individuals
- Setting up and marketing your business
- Running infant massage courses
We set high standards when it comes to training. We are accredited by the Royal College of Midwives, the CPD Standards Office, FEDANT, CTHA and others.
Our courses are designed to fit in around you and, no matter what level of advice, support or skill set you’re hoping to achieve, we're sure we can use the appropriate blend of fun, interaction and engagement to help you on your journey to a new career!
Online distance learning
Online distance learning
As many as you wish.
This is flexible as it depends how many sessions you run per week.
Best suited to:
You’ll need to be experienced in just one of the following:
Family: Two sons (aged 3 years and 2 years) and one husband!
How often do you work?
As often as I like. I have changed my working hours and times over the years to suit the needs of my family. For example, I wanted to continue my classes when I had my youngest son, but I also wanted to reduce my timetable so that I could take some sort of maternity leave. I currently teach 5 classes a week now which is based on the childcare that I have available.
How does the job fit around your family life?
By training with To Baby and Beyond I have been able to get my own qualifications and then set up my own classes. I am able to run as many classes as I want to and can choose my own timetable. Running my baby and toddler classes has fitted in perfectly around family life in this way and I have been able to adapt my timetable when necessary to meet the needs of my ever-changing life as a mum! It is wonderful to have such flexibility in these early years of parenthood.
How much time do you commit?
With running 5 one hour classes, plus setting up and packing away time and then admin tasks, I work approximately 15 hours a week.
Where do you carry out your work?
I run my baby and toddler classes at various local venues including a modern church hall, a soft play centre and a café. I tend to complete most of my associated admin tasks such as advertising, record-keeping and correspondence at my home in the evenings when my children are asleep. My living room is my office!
Do you need a car?
Yes, I feel that a car is necessary to carry all of my equipment to and from each venue. However, instructors could operate without a car if public transport was available or equipment could be stored at their venues.
Do you get support/training?
Yes, this is one of the best things about training with To Baby and Beyond. The instructor trainers provide ongoing support via email or face to face calls. There is also a Facebook group which is an excellent resource and it is a very supportive and friendly group. Instructors who have previously trained with To Baby and Beyond are happy to help answer questions, share good practice and talk about what they have found does and doesn’t work when running their own businesses.
Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
Absolutely. It is one of the best decisions I ever made and has been hugely influential in guiding the direction which my career is now taking. I am currently exploring new and exciting opportunities which I would never have even considered prior to running my own baby and toddler classes and owning my little business.
Do you advertise?
Yes. I have learned that you need to advertise regularly to keep a consistent flow of new parents and children coming in to class. I advertise on Facebook, Instagram, free websites such as netmums and on apps such as Hoop. I have leaflets in local venues where there is greater footfall of parents and children. I have also found that word-of-mouth quickly becomes one of the most successful ways of bringing in new families, once you are more established.
Are there any downsides to the role?
I genuinely cannot think of any. Ultimately, once you have gained your qualifications, you can make your business as large or as small as you wish. As always, the more you put in, the more you get out. There is hard work involved and success can take time but it is totally worth it to run these types of rewarding classes and have the flexibility that comes with it.