Train as a toddler and pre-school kids yoga instructor
Learn how to teach toddler and pre-schoolers with our toddler yoga-inspired instructor course across the UK and in your home. Our open course toddler yoga instructor training courses are planned to be held in Manchester, London, Scoland and Doncaster.
We have trained people over 1500 infant massage, baby and toddler yoga instructors who are out there teaching in many different settings such as private practice, children's and Flying Start centres, nurseries, paediatric wards, Portage services and additional needs schools, social services, cardiac units and special care baby units to name a few.
Teaching toddlers and pre-school children sensory and yoga-inspired classes can be rewarding and a fantastic addition to other classes such as baby massage and baby yoga. Nurseries and other child care settings also find toddler and pre-school yoga-inspired sessions a great asset to their setting as we keep the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) in mind throughout our programme.
What is toddler and pre-school kids yoga?
Our sensory and yoga-inspired programme is a great way of introducing young children (18 months to 3 years) to stretches, movements, stories, songs, relaxation and sensory play and its many benefits. Our course weaves basic yoga-inspired poses and movements and sensory play into songs, traditional and modern stories making it fun and engaging for both toddlers and parents.
Our programme has a strong emphasis on child development as well as teaching key development and life skills through the movement, sensory play, story telling and songs. This course is designed with the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) in mind and can help to support language, communication and literacy though story telling and song, physical movement through yoga-inspired moves, mathematics through shapes and counting, understanding the world through sensory play and expressive arts and design through the fun, inspiring sensory and movement based classes.
Following the face to face day, there are post course case studies with children in your own area to be completed and written up.
What’s the aim of this toddler yoga instructor course?
To provide practitioners with the knowledge and teaching ability to safely and effectively deliver toddler sensory and yoga-inspired sessions and courses in a variety of settings to various children aged 1 year to 4 years.
Is this adult yoga training to teach adults yoga?
No this a toddler yoga course and teaches instructors to teach toddlers basic yoga-inspired movement and sensory play. Parents are encouraged to join in but this is NOT an adult yoga course and you will not be qualified to teach adult yoga moves. Our instructors have strong backgrounds in health, education and early years.
Who can learn how to toddler and pre-school kids yoga?
Before you start our toddler yoga instructor certificate you'll need to have qualifications or experience in one of the following:
- Baby massage (instructors)
- Anatomy and physiology (qualified practitioners, massage therapists, body workers)
- Yoga (teachers)
- Healthcare (nurses, health visitors and midwives)
- Qualified exercise instructors and personal trainers
- Qualified dance teachers
- Qualified primary teachers
- Childcare practitioners
Why should I learn how to teach toddler yoga?
Once you’ve qualified as a toddler yoga instructor you can expand your childcare skill set, start your own business or use your new found techniques alongside other disciplines, such as childcare, baby massage and baby yoga.
What's the outline of the course?
- Principles, history and benefits of yoga-inspired movement and sensory play
- Preparing your sessions
- Safety aspects of teaching movement and sensory play with toddlers
- Child development relating to pre-school children
- Health considerations for your classes
- Poses, postures, movement and stretches
- Story telling and song
- Toddler moves to aid child development
- Sensory play
- Breathing techniques for little people
- Teaching groups and with individuals
- Meeting EYFS outcomes in your sessions
- Setting up and marketing your business
- Running toddler yoga courses
What will I receive at the end of the course?
You'll get a certificate in toddler yoga. Please note this does not qualify you as an adult yoga instructor.
How much does it cost?
Face to face: £385pp (discounts are available if you have booked previous courses with us or are booking 2+ people on the same course)
Online: Launch price £295pp until 30th April 2018 (usual price £355pp)
Save 10% with our Early Bird Rate (booking must be made 2 months before the course date - applicable to Face to Face courses only)
Want to teach baby yoga also? why not combine any of our face to face toddler yoga trainings with a baby yoga instructor course and save £75.
2 day combined baby yoga and toddler yoga instructor - £695pp
**Online combined baby and toddler yoga instructor Launch price £575 until 30th April 2018 (usually price £625)
Is the todder yoga instructor course accredited and approved?
Our toddler yoga instructor training face to face courses are fully approved by the Complementary Therapists Association - CThA, The CPD accredited by the CPD Standards Office, the International Institute of Complementary Therapy - IICT, Care-Sure, Yoga-Link and we partner with Westminster Indemnity.
This means that you can join the CThA or IICT Professional Register and gain insurance for your practice. Our distance learning course for toddler yoga training is recognised by Westminster Indemnity and The CPD Standards office.
What will I need?
Each participant must bring an adult yoga mat and cushion.
Can I train in baby yoga as well?
Yes we also offer a baby yoga instructor course. This can be taken separately or combined with any toddler yoga course to for a further discount.
Do I need to be a yoga teacher to teach this course?
No you don't need to an adult yoga teacher as this is a toddler yoga-inspired course. However you do need to meet the pre-requisites above.
What else is included?
- All tuition is with Julie Cleasby who is an experienced instructor, registered paediatric nurse, health visitor and founder of To Baby and Beyond or one of her experienced team.
- 95 page instructor handbook containing all course information
- Electronic resource folder containing course handouts and assessment sheets
- All practical assessments
- Assessment fees
- Ongoing support throughout your post course self directed study
- Access to instructors and fellow trainees via social media and online links
- To Baby and Beyond's monthly newsletter
- Opportunities for discounts on further courses
- Access to study days
Which course is right for me?
The following 2 choices allow you to learn how to teach baby yoga within a location, time frame and environment that works for you. Face to face on our Uk open courses please see below, Distance learning (coming soon) and in house courses currently available.
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The Complementary Therapists Association - CThA
International Institute for Complementary Therapists
I attended the Toddler yoga instructor training course with Kimberly. The group work was enjoyable learning experience. Inspired confidence in developing skills to deliver a successful business opportunity. Highly recommended.
Wendy Walker Doncaster, March 2018
I feel that toddler yoga is a fantastic tool in order to enrich a story telling experience. It enables the children to get really involved in the story and encouraging the child to move and listen rather than just sitting and concentration lacking after a very short time. It also shows parents that exercise is not scary and something as simple as a story time with movements can have a huge impact on their own wellbeing as well as their child’s wellbeing. I think I will be using this in both my personal and professional life.
Beth Swansea, March 2017
I loved how much sensory development was included in the sessions and I can see I will really build on this aspect for my own classes
Dawn June, 2017
I now realise you can turn simple songs and rhymes into simple yoga moves and the EYFS information was really helpful as I work in a nursery.
Emma Swansea, March 2017
The best thing as learning how to incorporate movements into stories, songs and rhymes. It was very informative and professional, fun and enjoyable’
Christine Swansea, March 2017
The props and the handbook was great as were the classes Julie took and the ones we planned and practiced
Kirsty Swansea, March 2017
It more than met my expectations because it was vert useful and full of ideas. I liked how the stretches and movements told the story in a very different way.
Tahirann Swansea, March 2017
It surpassed my expectations
Sonja Swansea, March 2017
It was a really fun way of learning toddler yoga - easily transferrable to our childcare groups, the was great learning the yoga moves, how to structure the session and delivering them ourselves.
Amanda Swansea, March 2017
It was great learning the moves and how to use any storybook within your sessions. All of the sessions were really inspiring and gave me so many ideas.
Eiys Swansea, March 2017
Thank you for another brilliant course! I have just done the Course is London which was great and lots of fun. I have also trained in Baby Massage and Baby Yoga with To Baby & Beyond. I have done face to face express courses and have found the group work really enjoyable and the coursework relevant and very useful preparation before the training day and the case studies. The courses are methodical and follow a logical format and this makes everything easy to understand and always flow really well. Julie and her team are very knowledgable and pass on a wealth experience to deepen learning along with passing on very helpful advice and tips when setting up your business. I have always felt supported in my learning and afterwards as wel. I have throughly enjoyed the journey so far - and excited to see where it takes me :) Thank you!
Misha London, June 2017
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