AND NEWBORN CARE
I'm Emily, and I'm passionate about sleep and supporting families! I firmly believe in a holistic, family and attachment centred approach to sleep coaching and newborn support, empowering parents to adapt to life with a newborn or work on their child's sleep problems in a gentle, loving way, with continued professional support and encouragement. The way I work never involves a non response or any form of timed crying.
You know your baby best, so I'll work closely with you to work on strategies using my high level training and evidence-based scientific research, plus years of my own experience working with babies and families to help figure out and solve your child's sleep needs in a caring and gentle way.
I am always respectful of individual family wishes and parental concerns. We all parent differently based on our own values, experiences and life style, so I work alongside parents as a team with the child's best interests at heart.
Why work with me?
I have over 20 years' experience working with children and babies all the way from newborn twins to teenagers in various capacities including as a Nanny, Night Nanny, Newborn Care Specialist/Maternity Practitioner, Special Needs Respite Carer and in a Primary school setting. I have cared for multiple children with complex medical needs, often overnight, and have extensive training in all aspects of child care and development.
I have two children of my own, a twelve-year-old son and a daughter, aged 16, Both have struggled with sleep problems. My son suffered with severe Gastroeosophageal Reflux as a baby and young child, so I have personal as well as professional experience of this very difficult condition. I know only too well what it is like to manage on minimal sleep and wonder how you will get through the day!
I love helping other parents get a good night's sleep or helping new parents settle in to life with a newborn – as nothing is worse than not knowing what to do or feeling constantly exhausted and not being able to enjoy your time with your baby or child. At such a special time in life, welcoming a new addition to your family, I want all parents to feel well-rested, refreshed, and able to enjoy time with their little ones!
I am a fully qualified Childcare Practitioner, and since gaining a BND in Childhood Studies in 1997, have completed many further relevant training courses over the years following.
I have Level 6 OCN Accreditation in Holistic Sleep Coaching, as well as Level 3 OCN Accreditation in Sleep Training, and have completed courses in Transition to Motherhood, Compassionate Maternity Care, Nutrition and Nurture of the Newborn and beyond, Newborn Sepsis, Millpond Sleep Clinic CPD training for Professionals, and Level 3 training in Postnatal and Infant Care to work as a Maternity Practitioner (Newborn Care Specialist). I have recently completed my ABM Breastfeeding Foundation Support Module, and participated in a number of infant feeding CPD sessions.
I have previously trained in Child Protection and Safeguarding, as well as many other subjects including Autism and Anxiety, Promoting Positive Behaviour, and Social and Emotional Development in the Early Years.
I hold an enhanced DBS on the update service as well as full 12hr Paediatric First Aid, ICO registration plus public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
I am continually looking to further my professional development and complete regular additional training particularly in the field of Sleep, Feeding and Newborn Care.