Bursaries

The Brazelton Centre UK is pleased to be able to offer a variety of bursaries each year to give opportunities for people to train in the Newborn Behavioural Observations and the Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale – with the aim of implementing these tools to transform the care and understanding of newborn babies. In 2022 we expanded our bursary offer from 2 places per year to 16 places per year overall!

Please read below about the bursaries we have on offer. Applications for courses in 2023 will be announced in due course.

If you have any questions about our bursaries please contact ‘kim@brazelton.co.uk’

Left picture: Claudette (centre) was the winner of our very first bursary place launched in 2019.

The Eileen Hayes Bursary

The Eileen Hayes Bursary has been set up in memory of Eileen Hayes MBE who was our chair of trustees until her passing in 2017. Eileen was passionate about supporting new parents with young babies and her work for our charity made a tremendous difference, in allowing us to develop into one of the UK’s leading organisations to promote and provide training courses in Baby Communication and Behaviour (read more about Eileen Hayes here). Through the kind fundraising of her family and contributions from the Brazelton Centre UK we are able to offer this bursary to a number of individuals in the UK who would like to use the Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) or Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) to transform the care of newborn babies and their families in their setting.

 

Award:

  • 2 day NBO/NBAS course fully funded
  • All training kit and materials free of charge
  • Post-training support and certification free of charge

Please note that this bursary does NOT cover any personal costs related to the training such as travel or accommodation.

 

Submission Deadline:

Applications are now closed for courses in 2022. Please visit again to see our bursary course places for 2023 which will be released in due course.

Open to:

Any individual professional working with newborn babies and their families in the United Kingdom. The individual will be passionate about using the NBO/NBAS tool to make a tangible difference to babies and their families, especially in promoting an understanding of baby communication and bringing the baby’s voice to the centre of care provision.

We strongly encourage applying in pairs in order to be able to support each other with both certification and implementation. Both individuals will need to fill an application form stating the name of their ‘partner’. We do also award to individuals.

 

Application guidelines:

  • Applicants will need to fill the bursary application form which includes basic details including name, address, job title and employer.
  • Applicants will also need to submit a supporting statement outlining why they require the bursary and how their training will be implemented into practice to make a difference to newborns and their families, including the impact anticipated.

 

View our Bursary Policy for more information here

 

Requirements of successful bursary winners:

Individuals and pairs successfully awarded the bursary are expected to fulfil the following:

  • Certification within 6 months of attending the NBO training course and within 12 months of attending the NBAS training course.
  • Submit written reports (approximately half an A4 document is sufficient) of impact at 3 months, 6 months and 1 year following certification including details on how you are implementing the NBO/NBAS into your work with families and the impact you are seeing. Reports will preferably include at least one photo and one piece of feedback from a parent and/or manager. Please gain consent for quotes and photos to be used by the Brazelton Centre UK for their website and social media. Please send to ‘kim@brazelton.co.uk’.

 

We are receiving applications for the following courses:

Applications are now closed for courses in 2022. Please visit again to see our bursary course places for 2023 which will be released in due course.

 

The Reach Beyond Bursary

We are delighted to launch this new bursary for 2022 as part of our 3 year strategy which includes a commitment to expand the diversity and inclusivity of our charity. We believe that NBAS and NBO training should be available to anyone, anywhere.  However, we understand there will be many who may struggle to receive or raise the funds to undertake training. We have set up the Reach Beyond bursary for individuals working with newborn babies and their families in countries with low and middle income economies for whom training in the Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) and Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) would otherwise be beyond reach.

We hope access to this training will help individuals and pairs bring an understanding of newborn babies’ communication to their programmes and help transform parent-infant relationships in their locality.

 

Award:

  • 2 day NBO/NBAS course fully funded
  • All training kit and materials free of charge
  • Post training support and certification free of charge

Please note this bursary does NOT cover any personal costs related to the training such as travel or accommodation.

 

Submission Deadline:

Applications are now closed for courses in 2022. Please visit again to see our bursary course places for 2023 which will be released in due course.

 

Open to:

Any individual professional working with newborn babies and their families in countries with low-income or middle-income economies (see the list here). The individual will be passionate about using the NBO/NBAS tool to make a tangible difference to babies and their families, especially in promoting an understanding of baby communication.

We strongly encourage applying in pairs in order to be able to support each other with both certification and implementation. Both individuals will need to fill an application form stating the name of their ‘partner’. We do also award to individuals.

 

Application guidelines:

  • Applicants will need to fill the bursary application form which includes basic details including name, address, profession, work address and title.
  • Applicants will also need to submit a supporting statement outlining why they require the bursary and how their training will be implemented into practice to make a difference to newborns and their families, including the impact anticipated.

 

View our Bursary Policy for more information here

 

Requirements of successful bursary winners:

Individuals and pairs successfully awarded the bursary are expected to fulfil the following:

  • Certification within 6 months of attending the NBO training course and within 12 months of attending the NBAS training course.
  • Submit written reports (approximately half an A4 document is sufficient) of impact at 3 months, 6 months and 1 year following certification including details on how you are implementing the NBO/NBAS into your work with families and the impact you are seeing. Reports will preferably include at least one photo and one piece of feedback from a parent and/or manager. Please gain consent for quotes and photos to be used by the Brazelton Centre UK for their website and social media. Please send to ‘kim@brazelton.co.uk’.

 

We are receiving applications for the following courses:

Applications are now closed for courses in 2022. Please visit again to see our bursary course places for 2023 which will be released in due course.