Terms and Conditions for Booking with Small Acorn

Availability of courses/sessions/classes

All courses/sessions/classes must be booked in advance.


A booking does not constitute the creation of a contract and Small Acorn reserves the right to decline to process a booking for any reason whatsoever. If the booking is not able to be fulfilled Small Acorn will promptly refund all monies.


VAT is not applicable.

Participant Cancellation

The fee will be repaid promptly and in full if your baby arrives before the start of our courses/sessions/classes or in the very unlikely event of the courses/sessions/classes being cancelled. These are the only circumstances under which a refund will be made.

Course Cancellation

Small Acorn reserves the right to amend or cancel any of our courses/sessions/classes, including their times, dates or published prices. Changes to our courses/sessions/classes prices, times and dates will be advised before the start date and any courses/sessions/classes already paid in full will not be subject to any increases in price.

Intellectual property

Any recording or written material included as part of our courses/sessions/classes and all rights worldwide (including Intellectual Property Rights) relating thereto respectively are the sole property of Small Acorn, or others from whom such rights may be derived (whether or not protected by trademark and copyright laws) and may not be used other than for the personal use of the participant without obtaining prior written permission. The participant agrees not to record the course or any part thereof. The participant also agrees that, from time to time, Small Acorn may film or record the course for sales, marketing, promotional or quality control purposes. By attending the event, the participant consents to being filmed or recorded for the duration of the event and agree that Small Acorn shall retain all Intellectual Property Rights arising from any resulting media.

Data Protection

The participant also agrees that Small Acorn shall hold your details on file and on computer and, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, you are able to view your individual file by giving not less than seven working days’ written notice.


Using techniques taught during our courses/sessions/classes is not a substitute for the advice of or the presence during birth or any part of pregnancy or labour of a qualified medical practitioner, midwife or obstetrician. It does not represent in fact or otherwise an alternative to appropriate medical care or for professional medical advice in any way shape or form. Any questions or doubts that you have about the use of any of the techniques taught during our courses/sessions/classes, by you or any third party, in any part should be discussed by you with your medical caregiver and the safety of or the appropriateness of this programme (both physical and mental) to you, your baby or any third party whom you represent be confirmed with your medical care giver prior to undertaking the programme. Small Acorn, its instructors or its representatives accept no responsibility for the inappropriate use of techniques taught during our courses/sessions/classes or complications or harm to any third party resulting from the use of those techniques as a substitute for medical advice. Hypnobirthing and other techniques taught during our courses/sessions/classes are intended solely as an ‘aid’ to ‘help’ increase the comfort of labour and birth and is not in any way a guarantee or promise of expected, imagined or actual outcome of the labour or birth in any way shape or form. Participation in Small Acorn courses/sessions/classes in any part or in total by any person or third party is undertaken with the understanding by any persons or third party that no litigation or legal action whatsoever will be initiated or that no form of compensation or reimbursement or refund will be claimed or applied for at any time now or in the future against Small Acorn, its instructors, or its representatives under any circumstances whatsoever.


Any booking of any of our courses/sessions/classes assumes full and informed compliance to and agreement with all of these terms and conditions of sale. In the event of a dispute, English law pertains.