Antenatal 2 Day Foundation training


To book a 'closed' training just for your team, please ring 0121 296 4448 or email and we will create a bespoke order form for you. For individuals, please go to 'Book an individual training place'.

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.

You MUST have a copy of an appropriate resource pack, in this case, the Antenatal resource pack Journey to Parenthood, for the 2 Day Foundation training via Zoom.

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 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 practitioners working with babies, children and young people and families.

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 training includes: 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.

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.

The training is for 12 people at a time in a team or area. Individuals can also attend training put on by Solihull Approach HQ.

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 Embedding the Solihull Approach. Many areas have found a variety of ways of providing support, see Solihull Approach in Use.

Some areas put on their own series of 4 Work Discussion sessions after the 2 Day Foundation training or you can commission them from us for an area or individuals can attend one that we put on.

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)’.

Training can be tailored for the area in which the delegates work.

Key Facts

6.5 + 6.5 hours
Course level:


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.

Cost: (Does not include additional resources)

  • Live Virtual (Group) - £1499
  • Live Virtual (Individual) - £189
  • Face-to-face (Group) - £1997 (inclusive apart from resources)