Parenting Support Coach and Qualified Infant Massage Teacher
For as long as I can remember I have worked with children, taking a keen interest in disability, child development and psychology from my teenage years onwards.
Since gaining the highly regarded NNEB (Diploma in Nursery Nursing) qualification in 2001, I have worked closely with children and families in their own homes as a nanny and, from 2008-2016, in a family support role in SureStart Children’s Centres.
My ethos is one of nurturing relationships, supporting parents to develop a parenting style which suits their personal circumstances and way of life, whilst embracing their children’s developmental needs. My passion is to enable parents to feel capable and confident in their parenting ability, so that they feel able to support their children to emotionally regulate, learn and develop into confident adults.
I use techniques such as Positive Touch, Therapeutic Play, Heuristic Play and Solution Focussed Brief Therapy to help families achieve their personal goals and look forward to spending time together. My practice is based on research proven techniques and scientific facts relating to brain development and attachment, subjects which continue to fascinate me and support, not only my professional development, but my parenting approach towards my two young children.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, walking my dog and reading.