As a Baby Café facilitator you are part of a UK wide and increasingly international network of Baby Café breastfeeding drop-ins. We are proud to be supporting you in your role facilitating your licenced Baby Café.
Resources for facilitators
Your facilitator password allows you access to our Resource Bank which contains an ever growing collection of resources and information for you to use when setting up, running and evaluating your Baby Café drop-in.
You will need the individual username and password which we sent you during the licensing process.
If you have forgotten your password, a link on the login page allows you to request that a new password is sent to your registered email address. If you have forgotten your username or need any assistance to access the Resource Bank please contact us.
Don't forget the useful links on our Set up a Baby Café page too.
The Baby Café Toolkit
All our licensed drop-ins receive a copy of The Baby Café Toolkit which outlines in great detail everything you need to know about setting up and running your Baby Café. We recommend that the Toolkit be made available to co-facilitators, volunteers and peer supporters so that everyone involved is aware of the policies and aims of The Baby Café. Keep it available for reference in case you have any queries in the future.
Your Licence Certificate must be displayed at your venue.
Statistics and Feedback
In addition to the ongoing records necessary for efficient running of your Baby Café drop-in, Baby Café facilitators are under agreement to provide us with detailed statistics and feedback annually so we can complete our annual report. We need to know how many mothers are being helped through Baby Cafés and the kinds of issues for which they commonly seek support.
The feedback form is also your opportunity to let us know your achievements and challenges so we can support you in your work. You should begin collecting this data as soon as your Baby Café is open. To make it as straightforward as possible we provide a sample data collection tool along with further information in the Resource Bank.
Babies grow and mums move on so it is very important to continue publicising your Baby Café drop-in to make ante-natal and new mums aware of what you offer. You will find further publicity ideas in The Baby Café Toolkit and resources to use in our Resource Bank.
You can now order Baby Café merchandise online.
Keeping in touch
Please e-mail our administrator any further information or photos you would like added to your Baby Café web page. You should always seek permission from mothers first before sending photos. Unless you state otherwise we will assume the permission includes use by the charity for promotional purposes and on the Internet.
Do contact our administrator as soon as possible if any changes are made to your meeting arrangements or staff so that we can keep our database and your web page up-to-date. When contacting us please include your Baby Café name in your e-mail to help us quickly access your details.