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Tummy Time PLAY Practitioner 

Advanced practitioner training

The Tummy Time Play Practitioner™ Course is an Advanced Practitioners CPD Course created by Carly Budd, Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist.
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Skills developed through Tummy Time as part of a varied play diet can support an infant through childhood and beyond, with research time and time again showing that it improves many developmental outcomes. Yet, so often Tummy Time is misunderstood, and because of this it seems that babies dislike this important position for play, causing stress and worry to parents, and often giving up.

However Tummy Time is not all as it seem, often parents ARE giving opportunities of this play position, but in more subtle ways. Once they understand this, and how to build from there, the experience is completely different. You can be a part of this journey, and in turn help to improve infant outcomes!

Training as a Tummy Time Play Practitioner via this course will give you the confidence and know-how of this important position for play, with a focus on parent-baby connection via playful interaction, movement and sensory play. You will understand the true depths of Tummy Time and why it is so beneficial for babies to experience.Elevating your expertise and becoming the go-to for supporting parents and babies.

We debunk common myths, and share practical ways to make tummy time an enjoyable experiences from birth with Paediatric OT approved Tummy Time play. Creating fun, playful connected time between parent and baby, supporting emotional wellbeing and development, we bring the power of play the love way to Tummy Time. 


I have received 100% positive feedback on the training, and I am yet to find a Tummy Time Practitioner who hasn't been able to support a family in happily bringing this position for play into their daily lives in a variety ways. My practitioners embed their knowledge into their services as well as create whole courses, workshops and 1-1s Tummy Time and Sensory Play.

Carly makes sure you are fully prepared to go out and hold your own classes with confidence by offering lesson plans, printouts and a fab Facebook community. I held my first workshops last week and I am already booked for this week!

Thank you, Carly!


I have studied Carly's online Tummy Time Practitioners course and I am absolutely blown away with all the content and value she has included. It was a very user-friendly course and easy to follow, with a lot of research and scientific evidence included from the perspective of a Paediatric Occupational Therapist.


Carly's passion for Tummy Time play is infectious! As a fellow Paeds OT I love Tummy Time  and already understood some of the benefits. But Carly's amazing course has completely reframed my thoughts. Her resources are fantastic, making it so easy to deliver classes. I can't recommend this course enough!


Having taught baby massage and yoga for a long time I thought I was clued up, but WOW! I've always been passionate about using Tummy Time as a play tool, but now my understanding of the physiological & developmental benefits runs so much deeper. Having Carly's perspective on this activity has blown my mind!



What's included?

You will receive current, evidenced-based and professional information on the history, benefits and importance of Tummy time from birth and beyond from a specialist in the field of developmental play through this online learning course.

This in-depth course focuses on Tummy Time as well as sensory based tummy time play and yoga inspired poses for supporting the development of...

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FREE downloadable resources included:

  • Tummy Time Practitioner™ Manual with over 50 Paediatric Occupational Therapy created and approved Tummy Time Play and sensory play activities for babies from birth.

  • Tummy Time lesson plans to get you started on your journey as a Tummy Time Practitioner, including the options of online sessions.

  • Tummy Time 'Handout Guide for Parents available to share with your families

  • Tummy Time Log available to share with your families.

  • Tummy Time Benefits Infographic to share with your families.

  • A bonus lecture is also included to support you in advising parents on conscious "baby container" use, and the importance of "container free" play.


As well as the online lectures, you will have access to video content from Carly to support your learning.


You will also have access to a private Facebook group for online support and to allow you to connect with other students of the Carly Budd Developmental Play Academy.

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There is an option to Upgrade to Tummy Time Play Practitioner PLUS training at checkout for an extra £150 (Totalling £399 and saving £100 off RRP of £499)

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Who is this Practitioners course for?

This bespoke course is ideal for you if you are currently working in the Parent and Baby sector, in childcare settings, or as Early Years Practitioners, such as baby massage and baby yoga teachers, swimming teachers and those who wish to extend their scope of practice for Early Years Development.

It is suitable for Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists working in the field of Paediatrics, those working in Perinatal services, as well as Health Visitors, Midwives and Doulas, Osteopaths and Chiropractors who wish to continue their professional development and extend their knowledge around Tummy Time as a position for play as well as sensory based baby play. 

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The knowledge gained through completing this Advanced Practitioners Course will enable you to become a Tummy Time Practitioner™, and add value and impact to your services for the local community in which you serve.

It assumes that those undertaking the course already have a foundation knowledge and experience of child development and of delivering services to parents and infants.

how to study?

This course will enable you to continue your professional development, whilst spreading the importance of Tummy Time as a position for play with support from the Go To Expert for Tummy Time, Carly Budd.

This course is the equivalent of a full day training, with the added bonus of ongoing support and access to Carly Budd through the Facebook Student Forum. There is no time limit to complete this course, and you receive lifetime access to the content.

You will complete four in depth modules so that you can learn, understand and apply the theory and practical knowledge and skills with the families you support.  Included is a module on professionalism, social justice, business basics and marketing. At the end of each module you will be expected to complete a multiple choice end of module assessment. There is a requirement to complete and submit a short practical video for assessment purposes, as well as one short written assessment.  Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion and with the correct insurance, you will be able to practice as a Tummy Time Play Practitioner™*


Investment of just £249, with the option to upgrade to PLUS+ at checkout to a total of £399. Pay in full or in instalments. 

The upgrade to PLUS+ includes masterclasses on delivering Tummy Time Play for children with additional needs such as Down's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, as well as acute conditions such as Torticollis, Talipes, Hip Dysplasia and more.

Carly Budd Developmental Play Academy is not a franchise, rather an online training academy offering high quality courses created and delivered by a highly specialised and registered health professional. You have freedom and creativity to deliver your classes and sessions without the costs or constraints of a franchise, but with the benefits of offering OT approved services, ongoing support from a global community of practitioners as well as Carly herself. There are also opportunities for ongoing CPD when you join this supportive global community.

*Those enrolling must have their own professional indemnity and public liability insurances in place to practice. Please NB: Lifetime Access to courses refers to business lifetime and for the duration of the Developmental Play Academy's existence.

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