- To work more closely with Headteachers and Deputy Heads, exploring how Babywatching can enrich their school communities. Headteachers are key to Babywatching’s growth.
- Developing hubs: We aim to move from a school in isolation to working with school clusters/academies/trusts/alliances, and having a regional Mentor who is aware of local context and keeps plugged into the head office.
- Improve our networking through social media and attending events.
- Extend our talks to more groups of interested parties.
- Encourage Headteachers, and everyone involved with Babywatching, to tell their colleagues about the value Babywatching brings to their communities.
- Research published to strengthen the strong anecdotal evidence that Babywatching is making a very positive contribution to children's learning (see Quotes page).
- Continue to organise flexible B.A.S.E. ® Babywatching annual and regional Group Leader and Mentor trainings. Four UK trainers available to travel throughout the UK.
B.A.S.E. ® Babywatching UK currently has . . . .
- Four, fully-trained UK B.A.S.E. Babywatching trainers.
- Appointed a CEO and set up a Senior Advisory Board that meets each term.
- Run Group Leader trainings consecutively each year from 2012 to 2018. Our next Group Leader training is in June 2019 in London.
- Run Mentor trainings every year from 2014 to 2018. Our next Mentor training is in June 2019 in London.
- Run bespoke Group Leader trainings in Ealing, Isle of Man and Manchester over a period of 4 years.
- Welcomed a small research team from Queen Mary University of London, to run a research pilot in two schools, one in Leicestershire, one in north London. Full report and summary can be found on our website.
- So far, reached the lives of approximately 2,500 children
- Become a Charity and in December 2015 received funds that enables the Charity to offer bursaries for training and Mentoring.
- Launched a gofundme fundraising page to raise awareness and fundraise.
Our starting Goals were:
- To offer training for Group Leaders and also Mentors to support the Group Leaders.
- To ensure the standard of Babywatching is upheld by holding discussion seminars for trained Mentors to share ideas and promote what is working well with Groups around the UK.
- To have a research team measure the effectiveness of Babywatching and to publish the results of the research.
- For Babywatching to have reached and enriched the lives of 10,000 children by 2022.
- To become a charity, so bursaries can be offered to Headteachers who recognise the value of Babywatching but have no funds to get started.
- Funds are also needed for the administration which is essential to keep Babywatching functioning effectively.