While babies may not speak their first word for a year, they are born ready to communicate with a rich vocabulary of body movements, cries and visual responses: all part of the complex language of infant behaviour. But how can we make sense of a language that we ourselves may not have spoken since our earliest moments?

The Brazelton Centre UK provides training on the Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) and the Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) system, since 1997.  

In March 2017 we held our first national Touchpoints course. 

National Courses

  • Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS)

    Cambridge - 9th & 10th October 2019


    The NBAS is an assessment of newborn babies and is suitable for those practitioners or researchers who want a detailed look at baby behaviour. The NBAS identifies behavioural states, neurodevelopmental systems and self-regulatory abilities of newborns from birth to 2 months old. There is self-practice phase on up to 25 babies, in order to achieve over 90% reliability on scoring for certification.

  • Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO)

    London - 9th & 10th May 2019


    The NBO is a relationship-building tool between parent and baby and parent and practitioner suitable for babies from birth to 3 months old. It highlights baby behaviour, looking at sleep and crying like the NBAS, and helps parents to identify the kind of support the baby needs for successful growth and development. It also helps practitioners know what areas are need for support of the parent-baby relationship. There is self-practice on 5 babies and evaluation of the recording forms for completion.

  • Brazelton Touchpoints Training



    Please note that at the moment we don't have a Touchpoints course scheduled. If you are interested in attending a Touchpoints course in the future, please contact us so that we can add you to our waiting list.