About the Baby Academy

“as a consultant it is essential for me to offer my clients lots of support and guidance”

What inspired you to set up The Baby Academy?

My inspiration for setting up The Baby Academy came from an idea of wanting to set up sleep workshops for parents in small groups in the comfort of their own home. I have worked as a maternity consultant for many years and during that time I have been approached many times by friends of clients, the questions range from bedtime routines and swaddling your baby to simple winding tips, sometimes the simplest piece of advice can make such a difference.

I want our sleep workshops to give new parents the confidence and guidance to look after their new baby. We want to give parents peace of mind right from the start. Relaxed confident parents equals a happy little baby!

What makes The Baby Academy unique?

I feel that my work as a maternity consultant is very unique, many people say I have the best job in the world, to watch babies grow and develop in to little people with individual personalities is wonderful. Launching The Baby Academy this year is really just an extension of what I already do.

Our workshops include advice on Sleeping, Implementing a Routine and Feeding, plus  20 minutes of Baby massage with Refreshments and finally a Q&A. The workshops are designed to advise and support new parents and make the transition from pregnancy to parenthood easier.

How does running a business fit around family life?

My family life living by the sea in Cornwall is a complete contrast to my working life in London. It can be very hard working away from home during the week, The majority of my maternity work has been in London and Europe.

I have worked in some amazing cities… New York being a favourite! Setting up any new business takes time to get established. I now work in Cornwall and London.

Baby AcademyThe Baby Academy was launched in 2013

I moved from london to cornwall in 2002. I love living by the sea and having worked in london as a maternity nurse for the last 17 years it’s a complete contrast!

Consulting combined with the workshops is the perfect combination and means that i can spend more time at home in cornwall. as a consultant it is essential for me to offer my clients lots of suport and guidance? i consider my role to be that of a teacher. parents need to feel confident that they can look after the needs of their baby? the core of the parent coaching is to observe in the first instance, then offer advice and guidance on how a situation can be improved? also to help them implement a routine with some structure to suit their family dynamic.

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