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Engaging online courses

Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC) is for health professionals and providers who work with parents and babies. Upskill in innovative clinical tools and access a wealth of resources for assisting parents with breastfeeding, sleep, unsettled infant behaviour and mental health challenges.

Expert educators

Experienced NDC accredited clinicians teach you our specialised, research-based NDC programs, which are changing practice internationally. Empower families with strategies for protection of baby's secure psychological attachment, neurodevelopment, and immune and gut health.

24/7 access

Work through the content of our courses any time of the day or night. Easy, multi-device access ensures you're able to fit your professional development commitments into your busy week. Become part of a movement for change in early life care.

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Our education, your experience

Peer reviews

Associate Professor Michael Fasher

“Dr Pamela Douglas is an inspiring colleague. The evidence accumulates about the importance and impact of a child’s nurture in the first two thousand days for their life-long chances in life. Dr Douglas has made a contribution second to none in Australian general practice in exploring effective strategies by which primary health care providers might support distraught parents of our youngest citizens troubled by early feeding and sleep difficulties. She has subjected her insights to clinical trial and published the evidence. Dr Douglas has then gone on to develop evidence-based educational material that is useful for parents and the health care workers who seek to support them. I am in awe. “

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Happy families

Our professional development opportunities for registered health professionals who work in early life care have been transforming clinical experience for the past 10 years. We now also offer educational opportunity for other providers and educators who work with parents and babies.

Breastfeeding, sleep, crying babies, maternal mood: excellence in evidence-based care. Because beginnings matter.

If you would like to support the work conducted by the Australian charity The Possums Collective, which delivers this professional development to practitioners as well as providing evidence-based care to parents with babies, please donate below.