The Brazelton Institute
            Registered charity number 1086814

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Welcome to the Brazelton Centre

The Brazelton Centre is a charity whose primary goals are to promote an understanding of infant development through fostering strong infant-parent relationships by focusing attention on the infantís behavioural abilities, and the important role their babies play in cementing healthy infant-parent relationships.

The Brazelton approach is recommended in the:

  • Child Health Promotion Programme, 2008, now the Healthy Child Programme, 2009 by the Department of Health, UK
  • Welsh Assembly in their Flying Start programme
  • Scottish Government Heads Up programme
  • And supports recommendations in the NICE Guidelines, Maternity Matters, Skills for Health Ė Midwifery competencies
Training programmes are: The NBAS scale is used for infant assessment and research, and as an intervention with parents. It provides detailed information about the individual infantís self-regulatory abilities and how the infant manages crying, sleep, alert states, and feeding.
The NBO is a relationship-building tool between practitioner and parent, that supports the developing parent-infant relationship, and provides an introduction to their infantís behaviour.
Both the NBAS and NBO have proved to be valuable ways of sensitising both parents and practitioners to the extraordinary behavioural capabilities of the infant. They show the individuality of the newborn and the infant's powerful impact on the establishment of the infant-parent relationship.


Training Courses

Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO)

10th & 11th December 2015
Venue: Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
Please contact Tiffany Kerr at

The Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS)

15th & 16th October 2015, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Fee including book, kit, handouts and third day for certification: £685.00 (incl tea and coffee)
Please contact Tiffany Kerr:


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