Inga Warren and Cherry Bond have worked together for many years. They are based in London, UK but travel the world teaching about family centered developmental care, learning from scientists, babies, families and colleagues in many countries. They have been active in clinical work, research and education, and have many articles published in professional journals and text books. They believe that listening to and learning from parents and babies is at the heart of all neonatal care.
Inga is a neonatal development specialist with extensive experience as an occupational therapist working with children of all ages and their families. She teaches nurses, doctors and therapists to understand baby behaviour, helping them to change practice and to involve parents. She is currently Director of the UK NIDCAP Training Centre.
Cherry has 30 years experience as a neonatal nurse and has made “positive touch” a popular principle of neonatal care. Cherry now teaches neonatal staff, alongside Inga , helping them to change the way they care for babies and families in the neonatal unit. She is trained with the International Association of Infant massage (www.iaim.org.uk
) and has run community groups to help parents communicate with their baby through loving touch and massage since 1994.