With this knowledge you will offer bespoke consultations to educate and support parents in nurturing their families, and a programme of workshops and courses under the NurtureCalm brand (with membership of the community).
Core CalmFamily modules
Module 1: About calmfamily
A relatively quick module that takes you through the history, structure, values, approach and programmes within CalmFamily, including information about our projects in development.
Module 2: Childhood and families
In this module you will gain understanding of the social, legal, political, historical and anthropological concepts surrounding child-bearing, childhood and family life. You will also consider the complexity of the concept of family in our modern society and how this impacts practice.
Module 3: Neurological development
A brief introduction to developmental neuroscience, the evolutionary process that created the human brain and factors influencing the development of the brain, and how motivation works.
Module 4: Psychological development
This module provides the basic theories of developmental and social psychology including attachment, human needs, motivation and resilience.
Module 5: Sensory regulation
In this module we look in depth at the science of the senses, looking at the most up-to-date concepts of the 5 external senses, the 3 internal senses and the balance of regulation.
Module 6: Human sleep and relaxation
In this module you will study the neurological and physiological processes of sleep, what is normal for humans and the issues society faces in this regard.
We will also look at the science of the different states of relaxation according to various schools of thought and research.
Module 7: Human nutrition
In this module we examine the basics of nutritional biology, human infant feeding, introducing solid foods, how humans intuitively eat, and the science of taste.
Module 8: The CalmFamily approach
This module covers the fundamental principles of the CalmFamily frameworks for:
Module 9: Being a consultant
This module will take you through:
Module 10: Running a business
In this module we will take a brief look at:
Nurture specialist modules
Module 0: Literature review
We call this module zero because you will dip in and out of this we you go along. We certainly do not want you to try and do it all in one go before anything else. We also recognise that this amount of reading in 12 months is not possible for everyone and so do not insist that it is complete for certification.
To complete this recommended but optional module you will read 10 excellent books and answer specific, short answer, questions on them that will hopefully expand your thinking, understanding and learning.
If you aren’t able to read any of the books, it is a good idea to ask a colleague or friend to summarise it for you in a quick chat so that when parents ask about it, you know something.
Module 1: UNderstanding babies
Although we will expand our understanding and skills with nurturing practice through different age groups. our first focus is on nurturing babies. This module provides a thorough understanding of infant development and how infants experience the world.
Module 2: The science of nurturing
In this module we will expand and apply the knowledge we gained in the core modules regarding the sociology and anthropology of childhood and families, and the neurology, psychology and most particularly sensory regulation.
The focus will be on how these impact how we nurture human beings and how this has happened historically.
Module 3: The nurturing environment
In this module we explore how we can provide a nurturing environment for other human beings and how we can use our environmental senses to achieve nurturing and calm.
Module 4: Nurturing through touch
In this module we will explore using loving, nurturing touch with babies, starting from the principles of touch practice, and exploring how this can be taught.
Module 5: Containment & movement nurturing
Module 6: Learning & development nurturing
"Nurturing" is a concept of meeting someone's human needs to such an extent to enrich them, rather than simply meeting to a basic standard of survival.
One of those needs is the need for novelty, also understood as exploration and development. In this module you will gain an understanding of how to nurture humans through play.
Module 7: nurturing through childhood
In this module we will explore how to develop and adapt our nurturing practice for different age groups. We will gain understanding of working with toddlers, preschoolers, children, and teenagers. In the sections of this module, you will be given at least a brief understanding of development at each of these stages.
Module 8: Nurturing adult relationships
In this module we will explore how we can work with adults to use nurturing practice to have calmer and happier relationships.
Module 9: nurturing in special circumstances
Module 10: Being a nurture specialist
In this module you will learn about what it means to be a nurture specialist consultant. You will understand the programme, understand the practicalities of teaching and have the opportunity to look at some of the theory covered in your fact-to-face training.