Dear all,

I am about to start my maternity leave (July 2020).

I will be back to work in 2021. Meanwhile, please feel free to contact me for information.

I wish you a wonderful time.

Valentina – Doulentina


– 140 euros for the whole 6-workshops course
– 30 euros one-off***
Babybrains® is a new parenting program aimed at empowering parents by knowing how to interpret what is going on in their children’s brain.
From pregnancy onwards, knowing about your baby’s brain will enable you to interact with her in a more conscious, effective and pleasurable way, making the adventure of becoming a family one rich in joy and fulfilment.

Babybrains® defines itself as -the FUN side of SCIENCE- because it does not talk to parents with boring lectures where only scientists can understand the topic, instead it works through a fun and interactive approach with plenty of games based on real scientific experiments. The goal indeed is to create a bridge between the scientific laboratories and families.

Babybrains®- has been created in UK by a PhD Neuroscientist and mother of three who wanted to transfer her knowledge and approach to other parents, it is endorsed by Prof. Mark Johnson from Cambridge University, UK ( and held by neuroscientist and doula Valentina Cenedese PhD.

We, as parents, tend to face a lot of frustration very often because we set our expectations very high, and sometimes unrealistically achievable. Very often it is just what society have taught us on how to interpret children behaviours.

Too often we are bombed by a lot of different theories about how we should parenting.

Babybrains® is not a user manual. For this reason, we will never tell you what is correct to do with your child, because science have number and averages, but you and your child are unique. Instead, the goal is to guide you in getting to know your inner resources and being able to understand your children and what is going on with them. To create empowerment.

You are the only one who can find your way of  parenting. We call it the L-O-V-E approach and it easy and natural to put into practice: all you need to do is learn the science and enjoy the fun.

What is the tool box that Babybrains offers for parents empowerment?

Workshops touch 6 different themes crucial of child development from 0 to 4 years.

  • Family habits and memory.
  • Manipulation and theory of mind.
  • Separation anxiety and object permanence.
  • Language and bilingualism.
  • Attachment and independence.
  • Discipline and motivation.

At the end of the course, parents feel not only well informed, but also energised and inspired, ready to take on the most wonderful challenge of their lives: parenting their unique child.

If you buy all 6 workshops the investment will be 190 euros and you will have a free session with Creative Mama workshop. 

Workshops can be attended as one single off at the cost of 40 euros each.
Courses will be repeated every month (subject to change depending on availability and attendance).

Please note, partners go for Free, grandparents pay 50%.

Workshops are science-based, fun and interactive sessions for parents (conception-4 years) and include engaging slide-presentations, games, discussions and Q&A. Each workshop lasts 45 minutes + 15 min of discussion.
For organisation purposes, we recommend signing up maximum within a week before the starting of the course.

Language will be English or Italian depending on the attendance.

Babies and children under 4 are most welcome to join in: they usually love to play and learn alongside their grown-ups!
Toys and cushions will be provided.

Workshops are delivered weekly on Sundays at Matka, Spaandammerstraat 43 Amsterdam from 10.00 to 11.00.


APRIL 26th, May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 31st

JUNE 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, JULY 5th, 12th