Empowering Mums to do Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting their way!
Little Wildflower was founded in 2018, to holistically support families during pregnancy, birth and throughout their child's early years. Our ethos is based on a gentle, respectful, community approach to parenting, where mums feel empowered and supported during pregnancy and birth, understand their babies cues and meet their needs with love. We believe that babies and children should be gently nurtured to reach milestones in their own time and at their own pace and that modern motherhood is lacking the 'village' support network that is so vital to postnatal wellbeing.
Childhood should be filled with creativity, yoga, singing, curiosity, movement, mud pies and memory making- which is why we support our Play Practitioners and Accredited settings to take a gentle, holistic, responsive approach, genuinely following the child's lead using a range of curricula from Montessori and the Forest School ethos, through to Pikler and RIE.
We have developed a Sensory Stretch & Sing and Little Wildflower Yogi programme to provide our practitioners and settings with a practical way to implement our holistic approach-naturally nurturing little ones from birth all the way to school age and beyond!
Our Holistic Birth Mentors and Mother Nurtured Postnatal Practitioners provide mums with a safe, nurturing, empowering space during pregnancy, birth and the fourth trimester- supporting them to connect and build their village at the earliest opportunity.
Connection is at the heart of every single one of our courses and links each course to the next, there's always a space for you at Wildflower. Our signature Yogaroos babywearing Yoga Teacher Training is a unique way to support mums to bond and connect with their baby whilst realigning their mind and body postnatally- it follows on the incredible work done in our birth preparation classes, which focus on hypnobirthing techniques, aromatherapy, touch and pregnancy yoga
. All our courses are fully and professionally insurable and can be used to run classes and workshops. Our Wildflower community is rapidly growing all over the UK, and even as far as Australia and America.
Firstly, I'm mummy to two little divas Lola & Evie, wife to Steve and dog mummy to Ozzy and Nellie! They are my world and the reason Little Wildflower was set up nearly two years ago- flexible working for mums is a minefield and the mummy guilt was non stop!
My own experience of pregnancy, birth and early motherhood was pretty turbulent. Only now, in retrospect do i realise that i was suffering with Postnatal Anxiety and Birth Trauma- why are these things never spoken about? These experiences spurred me on to want to support other women- nobody should feel judged, alone or vulnerable at this time in their life.
I’ve spent the past 22 years working with families in one role or another- from managing a large Early Years setting , working as an Independent Early Years Consultant & Trainer to working as a specialist Maternity nurse and Postnatal Nanny. I have run workshops and training events for well known pregnancy and early years organisations such as Surestart and the NCT, large day nurseries and also global baby class franchises.
Most recently I’ve designed and facilitated a range of successful classes and workshops for parents, babies and children- which include parenting support classes, forest school, baby massage, yoga & Reggio inspired play sessions. I have also designed a range of online courses for parents and postnatal professionals.
I have two degrees -Early years education and BA (hons) Integrated working with Children & Families. I’m also a Royal college of Midwives qualified Baby massage instructor, Antenatal and Yoga teacher specialising in pregnancy and postnatal yoga for mums and babies and infant mental health. I hold an aromatherapy diploma and feel passionately that holistic, natural remedies can support the whole family. Im constantly learning and updating my skills and recently trained to specifically support mums experiencing Birth Trauma related perinatal mental health issues. I support each and every member of our community individually with completely free business mentorship and coaching- i'm only ever a call away!
I’m passionate about providing more mums with the opportunity to work around their families with our flexible, affordable training and sharing my passion for a more holistic approach to pregnancy, birth and the early years. I feel proud to be creating a community of mums supporting mums all over the UK.
After all, they’re only little once!