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Child and Baby Funerals

Creating and Conducting Child and Baby Funerals

There is a need for very special funerals when a child or baby has died. Therefore we have developed training that helps Funeral Celebrants in creating and delivering these very difficult and emotional funeral ceremonies.

Who is the Course for?

We are pleased to continue to offer our popular training course on child and baby funerals. This course is for any practicing celebrant who would like to know how best to work alongside beareaved parents and create and deliver and appropriate and unique ceremony for their child or baby.


The course is delivered online via Zoom in two 3 hour sessions, which run in the evening on two consecutive days from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The first session focuses very much on understanding and being able to work with bereaved parents and the second session is all about obtaining information, creating and delivering an appropriate ceremony.

By the end of the training you will have learnt:

  • To understand the grieving process that bereaved parents experience.
  • How to sensitively interview bereaved parents.
  • How to refer bereaved parents to other support organisations.
  • How to create a personal and appropriate funeral ceremony.
  • How to include appropriate enhancements such as symbolic actions.

Course materials:
Full comprehensive course notes and materials are provided.

Course Tutor:
Anne Barber

Course Fees & Dates

£225 including VAT (£187.50 + vat)

All dates are 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday 19th June 2024 (Session 1)

Thursday 20th June 2024 (Session 2)

For booking form please email ku.oc.seinomereclivic@arabrab or call 01480 276080.

Please Note: This course does not provide any accredited qualification, just learning and resources. However more in depth study on child and baby funerals is within the NOCN Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Practice Funeral Celebrancy…

Feedback from previous course attendees:

“I cannot think of anything that could improve the course. Comprehensive handouts and plenty of information to continue with the distance learning. Everything I expected from Civil Ceremonies.”

“I took away so much from the zoom course. A brilliant session and everyone joined in.”

“I feel confident and like I could help a family plan and give their child an appropriate ceremony.”

“Excellent – all very valuable and helpful to improve my practice.”

“Gave me the confidence to feel I can give it a go.”

“Thank you for such a helpful and extensive course.”

‘Very helpful and food for thought, excellent as always. Perfectly met my needs, exactly what I needed. Excellent.’

‘Excellent materials and course’.

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the course, thank you. The course raised awareness in many areas.”

‘Very good and thorough, gave a good understanding of how parents feel.’

‘Gained a deeper understanding of the lasting impact and what parents really need, especially how we can help.’

‘Changed the way I would make an approach in these circumstances.’

‘Very helpful guidelines and thoughtful input.’

‘Excellent to see different examples of how parents feel, really opened my eyes as to how parents feel.

‘The day was a success mainly due to the excellent facilitators who spoke so movingly and eloquently about this sensitive subject and I certainly feel a little empowered now to meet the needs of parents who require a funeral service to reflect the love and recognition of a very much treasured small life now lost to them.’

‘The course gave me a deeper understanding of what parents really need and how we can help. Excellent day, enjoyable and met the needs I had.’

‘Very good and informative and gave a full understanding of how parents feel. Helped change the way I would make an approach in these circumstances.’

‘Excellent hand-outs for everything. CCL usual high standards!’

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        IT Skills you will need both during your training and working as a celebrant

        Do you have the following skills:

        1. Ability in creating, naming, using, saving and retrieving files and folders.
        2. Familiarity with using your version of Word (or similar software).
        3. Understanding of toolbars and icons.
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        If you have answered ‘no’ to any of the above then you will need to improve your basic skills before starting the course. This can be done in a few hours by using one or more of the free online tutorials available on the internet.