Antenatal 2 Day Foundation training

All practitioners start with our 2 Day Foundation training, to introduce them to the Solihull Approach and how it can be used in their daily work on a one-to-one basis.
The Solihull Approach offers a 2 Day Foundation training for groups of professionals in the UK and internationally.
The Solihull Approach training is designed for any practitioner working with primarily with pregnant women and families in the antenatal and postnatal period to support the use of the Solihull Approach from any agency. The Solihull Approach model of working is also applicable for practitioner working with babies, children and young people and families. The training is for 12 people at a time.
This course is for Midwives, Children’s Centre Workers, Health Visitors, Infant Feeding Coordinators, and anyone working in the antenatal or neonatal fields, to help practitioners have a positive influence on parents’ experience of pregnancy and birth and the subsequent parent/child relationship.
The antenatal Journey to Parenthood Resource Pack offers a wide range of information on in utero development, baby brain development, the birth experience, fathers’ emotional responses to pregnancy and birth, unplanned or unwanted babies, teenage parents, parents with a disability or mental health problems, feeding, etc.
Individuals in the UK can attend one of the regular trainings held in Solihull see here for dates.
Individuals from abroad, please contact us.
There are two weeks between Day 1 and Day 2 to enhance theory into practice.
You will need a relevant Solihull Approach Resource Pack for each professional. This encourages further reading about the model and its application, enhancing theory into practice. The Resource Packs include photocopiable handouts for parents.
We have found that in order to support professionals continued use of the Solihull Approach and to move theory into practice, it is vital to put into place a plan for ongoing support before the training begins, see Making it Happen. Many areas have found a variety of ways of providing support, see Solihull Approach in Use.
Training is available so that practitioners can then cascade the 2 Day Foundation training in their own area. For further information see ‘Train the Trainer (Foundation)’.
Trainings can be tailored for the age-group or area with which the delegates work.

Type of training:


Typical length:

2 days, with 2 weeks between Day 1 and Day 2

Aim of training:

To introduce practitioners to the Solihull Approach model as applied to working antenatally with parents and families.

Example content:

Antenatal brain development, introduction to the Solihull Approach model, getting to know the resource pack, (which includes information on a wide range of issues such as working with teenage parents), observation exercise and practice, applying the model.


£1499 for a group of 12 or £189 for 1 person attending training in Solihull. This does not include the price of Resource Packs. This does not include trainers' travel costs or accommodation. We try to use trainers near to you to keep costs to a minimum.

Pre-training knowledge:

Experience of working with families antenatally.


For Midwives, Children's Centre Workers, Health Visitors, Infant Feeding Coordinators, and anyone working in the antenatal or neonatal fields.

Maximum number of people: