If you or someone you know has had a healthy baby in the last 12 months, we would like to invite you to our treatment centre to help our students observe babies typical developmental movements, for comparison when movement is not typical. 

When: More dates coming soon (but contact us anyway to be put on the waiting list).

Where: The Bobath Centre, Tandy House, Regal Way, Watford WD24 4YE 

Time: Between 2.30pm and 4pm (for approximately 30-40 minutes)

If interested, please email Marie or call reception on 020 8444 3355 to speak to Marie or Helen, or leave your details and a therapist will be in contact to arrange.

Feel free to spread the word amongst your family and friends. 

Thank you!

Upcoming Courses & Training

Gain new skills and develop your knowledge in supporting people with Cerebral Palsy through our comprehensive training packages.

We have a range of courses to support your development and help you maximise the potential of people with Cerebral Palsy.

We can also tailor training courses for your individual needs – please see 'Bespoke training' below.

Introductory Bobath course to the Treatment and Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Tuesday 5th – Wednesday 6th October 2021 at the Centre 

Two day course

Course price: £399

You'll gain an overview of the transdisciplinary nature of assessment and treatment within the Bobath concept. Here we explore the classification of Cerebral Palsy and principles of treatment in a series of tutor led treatment demonstrations and discussions, supported by lectures, videos and PowerPoint presentations.

Infant Motor Profile (IMP) - 2 day online course

Tutor: Prof.Dr. Mijna Hadders-Algra

Date: 12th-13th October, 2021

Course fee: £319 (includes a copy of the IMP Manual rrp £29.99)

The Infant Motor Profile (IMP) is a novel instrument to assess motor development in infancy. It is a video-based assessment for infants aged 3 to 18 months, or rather until the age of walking independently for a few months. It is based on a video of about 15 minutes of spontaneous motor behaviour in supine, prone, sitting, standing, walking and during reaching and grasping – depending on the age of the infant. The IMP does not only include information about the infant’s motor achievement but also information about the way in which the infant accomplishes his/her achievements.


The course consists of lectures and self-practice sessions, the latter based on video recordings. The lectures cover:

  • theories on typical and atypical motor development
  • characteristics and significance of the motor domains of variation, adaptation, symmetry, fluency and performance
  • psychometrics properties of the IMP
  • use of the IMP in practise and research.

For further information or to book your place, please contact training@bobath.org.uk

Online Therapy Assistants Course - An Introduction to the Bobath Approach to Treatment and Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Friday 15th October 2021

Part 1: Three online modules on the Bobath Concept and Cerebral Palsy, to be completed in your own time and before Part 2

Part 2: Practical day at the Bobath Centre (15th Oct) with treatment demonstrations, lectures on play and communication and practical group work

Course price: £250

This course provides an overview of what Cerebral Palsy is and how we approach treatment using the Bobath concept. We take a practical approach, looking at how the child performs their daily activities (walks, moves on the floor, talks, plays etc.) We discover what happens to their body as they do this and learn why they cannot do certain activities. You will hear lectures from a speech and language therapist who will invite you to think about play and about communication and how you can help children with Cerebral Palsy who may have difficulties in these areas.

Problem Solving and Handling for Activity and Participation

21st - 22nd October 2021

Two day practical course in the centre

Course price: £199

Tutor: Rajkumar Rajan, MCSP

This course is suitable for physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and Speech & language therapists with experience of treating children of all ages with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions. It focuses on assessment and treatment based on the Bobath Concept for children with cerebral palsy. We aim to develop a problem-solving approach in participants to their assessment and treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy. The course is interactive in delivery and involves presentations, video analysis of typical and atypically developing children, practical treatment demonstrations and group work.

Winter 2021 Modular Basic Bobath Foundation Paediatric Course

8th November - 3rd December 2021 Block 1

10th Jan - 4th February 2022 Block 2

8 week two block course

Course price: £3,995

This in-depth paediatric course is for qualified occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech & language therapists who want to become Bobath trained. The course provides analyses of child development, typical movement, the different presentations of Cerebral Palsy and the Bobath concept and its application to treatment and management.

Bobath Baby Course

8th - 10th December 2021

Three day course

Course price: £599

This course is suitable for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech & language therapists and focuses on babies 0-24 months. Over the course we cover typical and atypical sensory-motor development, and assessment and treatment of babies using the Bobath concept. Treatment will cover therapeutic handling of babies. We recommend bringing baby dolls 20-24 inch to practise therapeutic handling. There may also be opportunities for handling babies under supervision. Teaching methods include PowerPoint presentations, video analysis, treatment demonstrations and facilitation sessions.

Early Years and Communication - POSTPONED. New date to be announced soon!

Half day practical

Early bird offer: £75!

Tutor: Yolanda Broek, MRCSLT

This half day course provides information on the development of communication in the first year of life, how this may be affected in children with developmental delay and what we can do to stimulate development. This  informative, practical session will give you great ideas that are easy to put into practice.This early years communication course has been specifically created for the needs of parents, carers, teachers, au pairs and nannies and provides an all-round introduction to communication in early years ages.

Bespoke training

Do you have a specific training need for just you and your team? Would you like customised training that can help you with your continuous professional development? Then look no further. We offer bespoke training packages for professionals looking to develop their skills and learn more about the Bobath approach.

Get in touch to see how we can help at training@bobath.org.uk

If you would like more information on any of the above courses, please email training@bobath.org.uk