At around the same time as Trageschule UK launched in UK, the School of Babywearing was also launched. The School of Babywearing™ is a social enterprise that runs a variety of training courses for parents, professionals, businesses and other interested organisations about wearing babies and children in slings and baby carriers. Again I knew I would quite like to do one of their courses, either peer supporter or consultant but new baby and money meant it would need to wait. In the end it waited over a year before I completed the 3 day consultancy training course (31st May - 2nd June 2013).
But if already a trained consultant, active and working in the industry, why did I opt to train again? Simple - I want to know as much as possible. As a teacher I am used to Continuous Professional Development (CPD). It allows us to keep up to date and develop our skills. Why would I not want to do the same for my sling career. But my training did not just mean attend a 3 day course. I also had to complete a detailed coursework assignment. I found out on New Year's Eve that I had passed! The Certificate in Babywearing course is accredited by OCN, one of the UK’s vocational accreditation bodies and is a Level Three course. You can see part of my coursework assignment here
When I started the North East Sling Library I was the first library in the NE. I then became the first consultant. I now want to be the most qualified. I hope you will join me on my journey.