Formerly a full-time professional London nanny, I specialise in creating a calming environment for both parent and child. Having spent over a decade working with children and their families in London, I am a specialist in creating strategies and solutions for struggling parents, challenging behaviour, and developmental hurdles. All of my work is backed up by academic research and my qualifications in child development and behavioural science.
One of my favourite age-groups to work with has always been toddlers, and far from the "terrible-twos" I see this as a wonderful time of emerging personality, learning and growth. I am an expert in mummy and toddler calming. I have also aided children with speech delay, occupational therapy needs, sensory needs, and ocular needs. I have helped families through the arrival of new babies, separations, relocations, vacations, weddings, the addition of step-siblings, transitions into and out of schools, the 7+ process, and the 11+ process. I have worked with children of all ages, and families of all sizes.
Throughout my adult life I have always been in search of new information, new theories, and new methods, and have very rarely stopped learning. I began my studies at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, and gained a Bachelor of Science from Kings College London. During my career as a nanny I spent my spare time researching, gathering information, and studying across the fields of nutrition, child development, child psychology, special educational needs, speech therapy, maternity care, parenting, and more recently, mindfulness and postnatal depression. I have done further research into the Waldorf school system, Scandinavian style "forest schools", and into the hectic world of London school admissions!
My decade as a nanny taught me two main things - that no two children are the same, and that no two families are the same. Each child is unique, and fitting into a standardised education system is not always straightforward. Each family is also unique, and exists within its own little bubble or biome of habits, behaviours, expectations, personalities and experiences. Your child will have most of their early experiences inside this bubble, but preparing your child for their life outside the bubble, and fitting them with the tools to flourish and thrive in society, is the role of the parent. There are many different ways of parenting, and each parent will have their own theories, ideals, morals, and methods. I aim to provide assistance, advice, and inspiration to parents and families who feel that something is missing, something is not working, or something could be improved upon within their family life.
My approach is to encourage growth, support confidence, and inspire solutions for parents in the areas that they feel need attention, for long term parenting success. My aim is to empower and inspire strength for both parent and child.