Do you want to be part of the most exciting new company in the baby and toddler world? Train as a ToddlerCalm teacher on our practitioner training course.
Do you love toddlers? Would you like to support parents to experience a calmer, happier relationship with their toddler?
Becoming a ToddlerCalm™ teacher is an incredibly rewarding career move for those with a desire to work with parents and young children.
The ToddlerCalm™ teacher training course studies Experimental and Developmental Psychology and the work of some of the world's leading child experts, past and present. We also examine the neuro-physiology of the toddler brain and the science of toddler sleep and eating as well as the drawbacks of many popular toddler training methods such as time out, naughty steps and reward charts. Our aim is to understand a toddler's needs from a physiological and psychological perspective as well as understanding and balancing these with the needs of the parent. All ToddlerCalm™ teacher training courses are taught by a small team of highly experienced mothers, the majority who hold degree level and above qualifications in Developmental Psychology.
You do not need any special qualifications to be eligible for our toddler calmer teacher training; all we ask is that you have a genuine love of toddlers, that you have children of your own and a strong motivation to make a difference to young families via gentle parenting methods. Our course is commonly taken by childcare workers, including childminders, nannies, preschool managers and nursery workers, keen to know more about toddler behaviour. We do screen all potential teachers before we offer them a place on our training course to ensure that we maintain the ethics and integrity of our programme and also insist that all of our teachers hold relevant professional insurance, adhere to our code of ethics.
The ToddlerCalm™ teacher training totals approximately 100 hours of home study, a face to face training weekend and a final course assessment.
ToddlerCalm™ Teacher Training Course Dates 2012
|17th/18th July 2013||Cambridge, England||2|
|18th/19th November 2013||Essex, England, UK||9|
Please note we allow 3 months after the training weekend to complete all course work and assessment.
Please contact us now to register your interest.
Our course venues are chosen specifically to be close to major road and rail links, as well as within 30 minutes from an international airports for those travelling from further afield.
From Autumn 2013 we will also be offering teacher training in:
- Canada (British Columbia)
- New Zealand (South Island)
- South Africa (Western Cape)
- USA (East and West Coast)
If you would like to be added to our waiting list for international training please email us on email@example.com.
Do you offer support after the training?
Once you have qualified you will be invited to join our private online teacher discussion forum, we also encourage you to contact us with any questions you have once in practice. We offer CPD training days throughout the year including our free annual study day for teachers (currently UK only). We also hold an annual conference (currently UK only), details of our 2013 convention can be found HERE. Our teachers also receive an attractive discount and priority booking of our conference tickets.
Will I be qualified to teach all courses and workshops?
Yes, the ToddlerCalm™ teacher training course will qualify you to teach our core structure, that is the 4 week. ToddlerCalm™ course, The ToddlerCalm™ ToddlerCalming workshop and The ToddlerCalm™ Toddler Sleep Workshop.
Do I have to take BabyCalm™ teacher training before I can become a ToddlerCalm™ teacher?
Yes, BabyCalm™ teacher training is a pre-requisite for ToddlerCalm™ training, although you can choose to not practice as a BabyCalm™ teacher.
There are two entry routes available for those wishing to teach ToddlerCalm™:
- Train in BabyCalm™ and then add on the 2 day ToddlerCalm™ training at a later stage
- Take our intensive 4 day BabyCalm™ and ToddlerCalm™ training course.
Do you offer marketing support?
We undertake a large amount of PR and marketing in the UK. We frequently feature in major printed media including The Express Newspaper, The Scottish Daily Record Newspaper, OK! magazine, Gurgle (Mothercare) magazine, Practical Parenting magazine, The Green Parent magazine, Mother and Baby Magazine and Junior magazine. We also offer a Baby and Toddler Show marketing fund, following our boycott of Clarion's "The Baby Show", which allows teachers to apply for partial funding for stalls at local shows. We do however also expect our teachers to work hard to maintain a presence locally and recognise that this is where you will see the most effect from marketing.
Please note marketing support in international territories is currently not carried out at the same level and is dependent on demand and number of teachers whilst a territory is establishing.
Do you keep a proportion of our earnings?
No. All of the money you earn is yours to keep.
Do you set fees?
We set fees for our group classes. You can set your own fee for private classes and charge for travel expenses for classes held at locations of parent's choice.
Do you limit the amount of teachers in one area?
No. The reason being is that ToddlerCalm™ is not a franchise. Which means there are no excessive exclusivity fees to pay and no commitment to practice for a set period of time after the initial training. We actively encourage our teachers to work together to promote the ToddlerCalm™ brand, however we do also realise it is not in anyone's interest to oversaturate an area with teachers and so regularly keep a close eye on supply and demand ratios in the UK.
ToddlerCalm™ training fees are as follows:
- ToddlerCalm™ for existing BabyCalm™ teachers £495
- BabyCalm™ & ToddlerCalm™ intensive course £1290
For this you will receive a complete business package, including:
- Face to face tuition with Psychology and parenting professionals
- Parent hand-out templates and comprehensive training manual.
- A free ToddlerCalm™ demonstration kit.
- A free ToddlerCalm™ teacher's ecommerce satellite website
- A free @toddlercalm.co.uk or @toddlercalming.com email.
- Starter ToddlerCalm™ CDs, flyers & posters.
- A free ToddlerCalm™ logo cotton bag
- Discount on all products sold in our online shop
- Your first year's licence fee
- A buffet lunch, drinks and snacks on both training days
- Reduced price tickets for our annual conferences and CPD training day
- Free copies of our ToddlerCalm™ Toddler Calming Booklet.
Please note this fee does not include overnight accommodation for the training weekend, although we will be pleased to provide you with a list of reasonably priced local hotels.
Do you charge for anything else?
Only CDs (given to each 4 week course attendee) which are £4. We prohibit you from using your own marketing materials and if you wish to use advertising flyers, pop up exhibition banners, logo'd T-Shirts or bags or posters these must be purchased through head office (though usage is not mandatory), though rates for all of these are very reasonable starting at £12 for 250 flyers and £65 for a pop up banner. A ToddlerCalm™ teacher licence fee of just £99 is charged every 12 months from your initial qualification date, no licence fee is chargeable in the first year of practice. Should you wish to also teach BabyCalmTM an extra £99 annual licence fee will be chargeable, taking the annual fee payable for both BabyCalm™ and ToddlerCalmTM licenses to £198. We do not take a proportion of your earnings and there are no hidden fees!
How much could I realistically earn?
This question is almost impossible to answer, though we get asked it lots!
The answer is it depends so much on the individual. Are you already working in this industry and have contacts? Or will it take time to establish them? Do you have young children at home to look after who will take a large proportion of your time? Are you likely to get pregnant again and thus need to take time out? How much time can you give to not only teaching but PR, marketing and networking? Remember you will be self employed and as such - running a business - and all businesses take time to establish.
We suggest it will take at least 6 months to get any clients at all and a further 6 months to establish a reputation and any word of mouth referrals. Once well established, a teacher who is focussing time and energy solely on ToddlerCalmTM might expect to earn roughly £500 to £1500 per month. How long it takes to get well established depends almost solely on you, for some it can take just a year, for others longer.
How do I book?
Please email us in the first instance. We require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total course fee to secure your place which is payable on booking. The remaining balance is payable 6 weeks before your course start date. We are able accept payment by cheque, bank transfer, paypal and credit and debit card.
Please note if you need to defer your place to a later course we require a new deposit for the later course, although this deposit is naturally deducted from your final balance.
What is your cancellation and deferment policy?
We are able to defer your place to a later course providing you give us more than 14 days' notice in writing before your course date. To defer your place we require a new deposit of 25% for the later course, although this deposit is naturally deducted from your final balance.
If you need to cancel your course place please do so in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following cancellation fees apply:
- More than 6 weeks before your course date 25% of total course fee is payable
- More than 4 weeks before your course date 50% of total course fee is payable
- More than 2 weeks before your course date 75% of total course fee is payable
- Less than 14 days before your course date 100% of total course fee is payable