First-Step Workshops for babies (0-12 months): Supporting sensory and motor development

Francesca Seegy offers workshops for babies aged 0 to 12 months, from birth until they can walk independently. In the workshops, parents learn how to soothe their baby more easily and how they can best support their sensory and motor development with practical tools and methods. Our workshops are also offered as individual lessons for babies with torticollis, hip dysplasia, severe reflux or sleep disorders. For more information on our private/individual lesson visit: First Step Private Lessons

The first months of a baby‘s life are very important for his development

A newborn baby will never again learn as much as during the first months of his life. During this time, parents have the unique opportunity to accompany their child in his first steps in life. Enormous developments take place during this phase, which will influence the child‘s life. Contrary to animals, whose sensory system and motor functions are fully developed at birth, babies leave their mother‘s womb before they are ready. therefore, they still need the comforting feeling of protection they had in the womb and their development greatly benefits when their senses and motor functions are actively stimulated. In addition, this has a fundamental influence on cerebral maturation.

What is First-Step method?

First-Step supports parents to encourage their child‘s development. First-Step has an holistic approach and sees the parents as a significant factor contributing to the development of a child. First-Step believes that there is an optimum time window for each step of development. and this opportunity should be made the most of. the First-Step Method is structured so that the infant will undergo a development step at a time – without missing one. always, whether you come to a private lesson or attend a workshop, it will be your baby‘s senses, motor-skills and nervous system that will be stimulated to set the smooth flow of their development.


Practical Information for First Time Joiners

  • Each workshop consists of 4 lessons (Baby Comes Home 5 lessons). Hence the course content is allocated to 4 different dates, which you will find on the below registration links.
  • First lesson is a trial lesson, where you decide whether to continue or not. 
  • If you cannot join a lesson, you can make it up at the next workshop, given that you notified us according to the cancellation policy (please see below).
  • It is possible to organize your own workshop; at your home, with the mothers/babies you gather. For a group of two the price is CHF 50.-/person, and for more than two it is CHF 30.-/person, plus CHF 60.-/hour per travel time from Kilchberg.
  • You don’t need to bring anything special. We provide all the necessary material.
  • Our studio is located on a street with a blue zone parking. 

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations up to 24 hours prior to the registered workshop, you get a credit that you can use another workshop in the next 12 months. We do not refund nor give a credit for the cancellations that occur less than 24 hours prior to the registered workshop.




Baby Comes Home: 0-3 months

Handling of crying • Sleep patterns • Prone position • Lateral position • Different types of contact • Baby carrying sling

April - May


May - June



Roller: 3-6 months

•Eye-hand coordination • Turning and rolling exercises • Creeping • Equilibrium system • Communication•

April- May


May - June



Crawler 6-9 months

Turning around one's own axis • From crawling to crawl • Learning to sit independently • Communication

April -May


May - June



STANDING 9-12 MONTHS

Transitions • Developmental and behavioral insights • Starting to speak • Eating: an aspect of development 


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First Step Baby Questionnaire
We kindly ask the mothers to fill in this questionnaire before they join the workshop.
First Step Baby Questionaire.docx
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Deutsches Workshop Flyer
Workshop Flyer 2017_DE.pdf
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English Workshop Flyer
Workshop Flyer 2017_EN.pdf
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Italian Workshop Flyer
Workshop Flyer IT.pdf
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