I am a Recognised Postnatal Doula with Doula UK and Developing Doulas. I am based in Warwickshire where I live with my husband and two children.
I began training at the world-renowned Norland College in 2004 where I was Head Nurse. I graduated in 2007 with a Distinction, and was awarded The Gifford Hall Award for outstanding achievement and the Academic Award for the Diploma in Childcare and Education.
I worked for eight years as a Nanny in London caring for children from the day they were born up to five years of age. This has included working with twins, premature triplets and a nanny share where I had responsibility for four children all of differing ages.
I am a trained Breastfeeding Peer Supporter, Gentle Infant Sleep Practitioner and graduated from the Doula UK Accredited Developing Doulas course in September 2020.
Additional courses/seminars attended:
BabyEm & Shel Banks BSc Hon, IBCLC- Discover how to support families whose babies experience symptoms of Colic, Reflux & Infant Allergies, without resorting to medication (May 2021)
Developing Doulas Postnatal Exploration- Attachment, Bonding and Fourth Trimester (March 2021)
Developing Doulas Postnatal Exploration- Understanding Infant Sleep (March 2021)
Jesus College Intellectual Forum- Normal Infant Sleep with Professor Helen Ball (March 2021)
Sarah Ockwell Smith Sleep Workshop (January 2017)
NEST Breastfeeding course (June 2014)
NEST Non- medical Maternity Nurse course (April 2012)