The Children's Reflexology Programme is a powerful tool for early years practitioners and we have courses and materials designed specially to help you in your setting.
Using simple reflexology on the babies and children in your care not only gives you an effective action to take in times of stress but also improves bonding and offers continuity of care with homes that may be using it themselves. The activity fits well with developmental objectives as well as being positive play and promoting wellbeing generally. Offering kids reflex as part of your service can also be a great USP (unique selling point) for your setting. This is a wonderful tool for early years pracitioners of every kind, such as Day Care facilities, Nannies and Maternity Nurses and similar.
Our wide range of courses includes special training which will teach you how to use simple reflexology to support your work with babies and children in your setting. The main course is a one day course which is typically delivered in your setting to enable some or all of the staff to use reflexology in the context of The Children's Reflexology Programme. The course covers everything you need to learn and to make effective use of very simple reflexology which has been carefully designed to engage children using techniques such as stories, rhyme, colours and animal characters which are all related directly to the reflexology process itself. High quality training materials are included, as is access to further personalised material on our website which supports your ongoing use of the programme and provides electronic verification of your qualification.
Parent support centres
Our courses also include a special two day training course which enables staff at parent support centres to pass on this knowledge to parents and carers. This is a subset of the main instructors course and was created in conjunction with Sure Start. It includes everything you need to enable you to get parents and carers started using this wonderful programme, from teaching techniques and simple reflexology to a complete and detailed teaching programme so you will be able to set up and run workshops from beginning to end. The high quality materials provided for each delegate include copies of the hardback books, a comprehensive manual, a variety of teaching materials, and special handouts to pass on to the parents and carers. The course includes plenty of hands-on practical work so you can be sure of confidence in passing this knowledge on.
We have found that The Children's Reflexology Programme is very useful for those who work with children with additional needs and there are special versions of our courses which include comprehensive material for this application. For more information please see the additional needs page.
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If you think The Children's Reflexology Programme could help you in your workplace, or you would just like to know more, please use our contact page to get in touch. We'll be happy to call you back.