Baby Bonding Professional CPD

Baby Bonding is an early help programme that guides and empowers parents and carers to develop secure relationships with their babies.

This flexible and accessible programme can be delivered with groups, 1:1 or through a home-visiting model and is suitable from 28 weeks of pregnancy.

This training is accredited by the CPD Standards office for 12 CPD Points.

Aims of the course

Heart to Heart training provides:

  • Baby bonding practitioner training offers you the following:
  • A strong grounding in the latest attachment and neuroscience research and theory that underpins the Baby Bonding programme.
  • Understanding of the role parents and carers play in ‘wiring up’ their baby’s brain and how this lays the foundation for social and emotional wellbeing in later life.
  • Understanding baby behaviour and temperament through a sensory lens
  • Knowledge of concepts such as regulation and co-regulation, reflective functioning and mentalization and how they are woven throughout the programme through gentle, creative and playful activities
  • Tools to empower parents & carers and support emotional resilience as they journey into parenthood
  • A reflective space to develop your own authentic style of facilitation
  • A range of pre and post outcome measures to support evaluation and commissioning requirements
  • Access to a hub of research articles, videos and resources including example session plans so that you are ready to start offering Baby Bonding sessions on completion of the course!
  • Access to an online community of like-minded practitioners for ongoing support.

Who is this course for?

This 2 day CPD accredited training weekend is ideal for all practitioners working with families who may wish to extend their work to babies and their carers e.g. Play and other Creative Arts Therapists, social workers, teaching staff, midwives, nurses, charity workers, family outreach workers, nursery staff, health educators, children’s centre staff and others


Online – Book Here

Oxfordshire – 5 & 6 July Book Here



Course leader

Online – Sophia O’Neill is a Play Therapist MA, and a Baby Bonding, Toddler Bonding and Heart to Heart practitioner & trainer; working with families across Dorset. Sophia is Course Director for the Postgraduate Masters in Practice-Based Play Therapy and newly appointed Director of Research.

Oxfordshire – Laura Cousins is a qualified Play Therapist and Occupational Therapist with Clear Sky. Her background has been in the charity sector and the NHS where she spent almost a decade gaining a wealth of experience working in different CAMHS settings including early intervention and learning disability. Laura is passionate in using an eclectic mix of modalities, frameworks and personal experience to create meaningful connections with families and support positive change for generations to come.

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