A new career teaching antenatal classes with Daisy Birthing® and Daisy Baby®
A FEDANT accredited and recognised Antenatal Teacher Training Provider
An IPTI accredited baby massage and baby yoga training provider
(click here to see IPTI's approved treatments and find Lazy Daisy under treatment number 10!)
(FEDANT Centre Number 50965 as issued 2nd June 2009)
Why train to become an antenatal or Baby teacher with Lazy Daisy - Is this the right career choice for you?
Daisy is one of the only 'peer to peer' birth and baby supporter franchises and parenting programmes we know of in the UK. Formed by a mummy (and coming out of her own experiences of PND and PTSD, oh and five births of her own) for mummies .... both mummies in need of classes and mummies in need of a family friendly working option!
Daisy is about
- Natural techniques
Applicants can choose to join the Daisy birth and parenting network at three levels:-
Daisy Birth Mentor
To become a Daisy Birthing ® birth mentor and antenatal teacher, you should be passionate about birth and babies, feel every woman deserves a great birth experience (however their birth plays out on the day) and really want to inspire and motivate others.
As a pregnancy class teacher or as we say a Daisy Birthing birth mentor, providing peer to peer support, you will work with mums-to-be weekly using movement, relaxation and education to really help them feel physically and emotionally birth ready!
Our Daisy Birthing antenatal teacher training course is open to those who have a passion for active birth (perhaps having used movement during their own pregnancy and labour), who teach movement classes already and/or who are working with mums to be in the capacity of doula, midwife or pregnancy therapist.
This antenatal programme have been carefully devised, researched and authored (over a period of 8 years) gaining full FEDANT approved in the Summer of 2009, and supported by a beautiful suite of unique relaxation tracks (composed and professionally mastered exclusively for Lazy Daisy) and scripts.
Mentors train over a period of 6-12 months and through a combination of practical study days with our HQ team (comprising hypnotherapists, pregnancy yoga teachers and midwives), virtual e-learning, video study, real life observations and class case studies.
On completion of the training, Daisy Birth Mentors run a full birthing franchise offering both weekly 'mum only' pregnancy movement, education and relaxation classes and also intensive workshops for birth (aimed at mum attending with her birth partner).
Not only will you learn about movement, anatomy and massage but you will also study breathing, relaxation, self hypnosis and how sensory environment (and even factors like colour and sound therapy - advanced mentor status) can aid a positive pregnancy exerience and a positive birht experience.
Daisy Baby Mentor
Daisy Baby, our continuity of care module for the twelve months post birth, is open to all parents who want to embrace and celebrate the parent baby attachment through baby massage and baby yoga.
Our baby mentors study full infant massage (our course is approved by www.iptiuk.com as a recognised infant massage qualification) and soft stretch/baby yoga but more importantly learn how to package this in a way which is 'age and developmentally' appropriate for baby (and for mummy). For example, our tinies teachers (the module especially for the forth trimester) learn how to use the body work in short segments inter mingling with in arms exercises, soothing, calming, white noise and a range of sensory tools designed to appeal to baby in the first 12 weeks of life.
Because classes are very much about the parent and baby relationship, Daisy Baby mentors will also learn breathing and relaxation exercises and early movement for the postnatal mummy, to help her feel better, stronger and more ready in herself!
All Daisy Baby mentors study over 4 days of practical training and a programme of e-learning and case study assessment. Once study is completed they can lead the full franchise programme of both Tinies (approx 6 weeks to 4 months) and Wrigglers (approx 4 months to mobile) baby massage and baby yoga classes; plus also offer mummy relaxation and movement too.
All teachers study primitive reflexes, systems such as vestibular and proprioception, learn key reflexology techniques, understand principals such as swaddling and calming reflex and look at the cues and behaviour of each baby stage.
Daisy Parent supporter
Daisy Parent Supporters are more often or not qualified in one of our other parenting mentor modules (birth or baby) but it is possible to join us and offer this module alone.
Daisy Parent peer supporters really are there to reassure the new parent. The Daisy New Born workshop is quite unique in it's approach - looking at parenting tools from an holistic angle and making massage and calming practical and useable for every new parent (regardless of parenting style). New Born supporters help parents understand and interpret visual, auditory and physical cues in baby; take away confusion over genuine cues and primitive reflexes; help parents to understand and work to resolve what we call 'moro sorrow' and really help set expectations of the new born baby. Parents are guided through our top 7 magic holds and learn how to adapt these for reflux and other conditions; through magic winding postures and education on colic and reflux; learn a night time routine and dry bath inclusive of early reflexology for baby . In addition we consider sleep - how much, how little, how often and factors which might disturb a baby in REM sleep.
Along side this holsitic session, Daisy Parent Supporters also train with our Paediatric team to offer Daisy Baby Safe - a course all about household safety and baby safety awareness in those first few months. Topics such as safe sterilistation are covered; current guidance on safer sleep; household dangers and how to deal with issues such as falls, nose bleeds, burns; understanding signs of illness and acting on instinct; and even CPR and chocking.
This franchise pack includes the Baby Anne resus dolly.
Key Features of training as an antenatal teacher with Lazy Daisy
Our in-house training is approved (Birthing by FEDANT, the body which exists to ensure standards in the antenatal education industry, and Baby by IPTI under insurable treatment number 10)
We will consider all Mentors, who can show their own birth and parenting journey has inspired them to mentor and provide peer to peer support to others
- Our learning is family friendly, we try to fit study days around family, offer 'home study modules' for part of the programme, allow baby to attend for certain study days and aim to work with you to get you up and running as quickly as possible (without compromising quality). We even run a fantastic annual holiday retreat - enabling you to bring the family, study in the morning, and enjoy time together in the afternoon!
We provide a community of like minded mums all wanting to teach and inspire together
We're an affordable start-up business with packages providing full accredited training, media packs, and exclusive rights to trade unde rour name and with our method in your own area!
Even just one class a week (of course most of our teachers choose to teach many more) and four workshops a year will supplement your household income by around £300 per month ..... and because classes can be built gradually, you can easily work this around your family and or an existing career. So very low risk to you, as you build organically and at a pace to suit!
- Proud runners up in the 2010 Mums & Working Awards (having reached the finals out of 400+ nominations). Finalists were descirbed as the 'best of the best' and at the awards ceremony in Reading, judges made specific mention to Lazy Daisy's innovatitve training methods offering complete training flexibility and also our dedication and committment to helping mums reinvent themselves and move back into the workplace, whilst inspiring others to have confidence during birth! Not bad for one of the youngest companies at the Awards!
- Finalist 2011 Mumpreneur UK Awards - Best Interactive Business
- Voted 'top 100 mumpreneurs 2011' by Mumpreneur
- Featured by Miss Thrifty in Tesco Magazine (2011) as her chosen antenatal class provider
- Nominated for One World Birth Hero Award 2011