As Carrying Matters, Dr Rosie Knowles offers many learning opportunities - carrying advocacy and babywearing peer supporter training courses, health and social care professional CPD and workshops, training for childcare providers, and lectures at conferences and meetings around the UK and Europe.

The Carrying Matters learning resources are all focused on increasing close connections between children and their carers. Building a happy brain gives children a solid foundation for the rest of their lives. Their carers need support and help as they perform their nurturing role, so that families can thrive together.  This creates a better future for us all.

Much of this raising of awareness is done through education; increasing awareness among parents, health care professionals, social care workers, councils and policy makers. Training courses, workshops, lectures and online resources (on this website) and the Carrying Matters social media all play a part.

Rosie has trained midwives, doulas, health visitors, early years practitioners, sling librarians, foster carers, social workers, interested parents and more. She’d be delighted to help you get the learning you need. Click on the images below to join an existing course, organise some training or to contact her to arrange a talk/workshop.

We have a lot of educational resources (postcards, posters, leaflets and images) too.

“I thoroughly enjoyed Rosie’s online theory course on babywearing.  It was easy to use and navigate online.  As well as the written word, there were informative videos and links to other articles to read covering many varieties of slings and carriers, how to wear them and troubleshooting.  The course started by talking through why carrying matters and the science behind it, all so important to know and understand when helping new parents.  An introduction to babywearing safety and the role of the peer supporter are also included and have the perfect level of detail.  Overall I found the course very informative and easy to break down into manageable sections to work through at my own time.  I feel fully informed and now understand why carrying matters, the different options available and the importance of safety when carrying.  I feel much better informed to be able to support parents with their carrying journey.”


Sling Fitness/Dance and Babywearing

Baby safety at all times, and the health and wellbeing of new mothers are both of vital importance. It is my firmly held belief that anyone who is suggesting or recommending the use of a carrier during a class should be competent and confident in their use. This can only come with adequate training; at the minimum, babywearing peer supporter training. This is in addition to full, formal, high quality and officially recognised postnatal training qualifications.

If you are keen to work with Rosie, please contact her here to discuss! Please note she does not promote particular brands and does not accept paid partnerships to do so. Carrying Matters is an educational resource.

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