Eileen Hayes Bursary Application 2024

Eileen Hayes Bursary Application 2024

The Brazelton Centre UK is pleased to be able to offer a variety of Eileen Hayes Bursary each year to give opportunities for people to train in the Newborn Behavioural Observations and the Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale – with the aim of implementing these tools to transform the care and understanding of newborn babies.

The Eileen Hayes Bursary has been set up in memory of Eileen Hayes MBE who was our chair of trustees until her passing in 2017. Eileen was passionate about supporting new parents with young babies and her work for our charity made a tremendous difference, in allowing us to develop into one of the UK’s leading organisations to promote and provide training courses in Baby Communication and Behaviour (read more about Eileen Hayes here). Through the kind fundraising of her family and contributions from the Brazelton Centre UK we are able to offer this bursary to a number of individuals in the UK who would like to use the Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) or Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) to transform the care of newborn babies and their families in their setting.


  • 2 day NBO/NBAS course fully funded
  • All training kit and materials free of charge
  • Post-training support and certification free of charge

Please note that this bursary does NOT cover any personal costs related to the training such as travel or accommodation.

Submission Deadline:

Bursary applications will close on 28th September 2023 at 11.59pm (GMT)

Open to:

Any individual professional working with newborn babies and their families in the United Kingdom. The individual will be passionate about using the NBO/NBAS tool to make a tangible difference to babies and their families, especially in promoting an understanding of baby communication and bringing the baby’s voice to the centre of care provision.

Application guidelines for the Eileen Hayes Bursary Application 2024

  • Applicants will need to fill the bursary application form which includes basic details including name, address, job title and employer.
  • Applicants will also need to submit a supporting statement outlining why they require the bursary and how their training will be implemented into practice to make a difference to newborns and their families, including the impact anticipated.

Requirements of successful bursary winners:

Individuals and pairs successfully awarded the bursary are expected to fulfil the following:

  • Certification within 6 months of attending the NBO training course and within 12 months of attending the NBAS training course.
  • Submit written reports (approximately half an A4 document is sufficient) of impact at 3 months, 6 months and 1 year following certification including details on how you are implementing the NBO/NBAS into your work with families and the impact you are seeing. Reports will preferably include at least one photo and one piece of feedback from a parent and/or manager. Please gain consent for quotes and photos to be used by the Brazelton Centre UK for their website and social media. Please send to ‘kim@brazelton.co.uk’.

How the Eileen Hayes Bursary Application 2024 works:

If you are chosen to be one of our bursary winners you will be informed by email. You will be given a bursary code which you can use when booking any course (either NBAS or NBO, depending on what you have applied to). When applied at the checkout, the code will deduct the full sum of the course value. You will be given a deadline for when need to book onto your chosen course date by.
Any questions please email: kim@brazelton.co.uk

→ Go to Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) bursary application form (practioners based in the United Kingdom)

→ Go to Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) bursary application form (practitioners based in the United Kingdom)

For more information, click here