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About Me

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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 using my high level training and evidence-based scientific research, plus years of my own experience working with babies and families to help you understand your child's sleep needs in a caring and respectful way.

 

I am always mindful of individual family wishes and parental concerns. We all parent differently based on our own values, experiences, upbringing and life style, so I work alongside parents as a team, always 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 - 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 and allergies 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 – because 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:

  • Level 6 OCN Accreditation in Holistic Sleep Coaching

  • Level 3 OCN Accreditation in Sleep Training

  • 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

  • Level 3 training in Postnatal and Infant Care to work as a Maternity Practitioner (Newborn Care Specialist)

  • ABM Breastfeeding Foundation Support Module

  • Additional Infant Feeding CPD training in both Breastfeeding and Bottlefeeding

  • Training in Reflux and Allergies

 

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 to hold data securely 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.

I was delighted to be asked to co-host the parenting show with Julie Greatwood on Marlow FM recently - listen here to the show (recorded on 22nd October 2021) for discussion about babies, birth and beyond - tune in each 3rd Friday of the month for more!