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.
We wholeheartedly believe that nature nurtures and nourishes every one of us and that a connection to it's natural cycles and phases helps us to live at a more gentle, mindful , sustainable pace- what's the great hurry to move onto the next thing?!
Our Holistic Birth Mentors, Doulas 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. Many are specially trained to offer Wildflower Sanctuary treatments and run classes to support the holistic wellbeing of parents.
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.
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 now have over 30 unique Training Programmes available- these are exclusive to Wildflower and aren't available anywhere else!
All our courses are fully and professionally insurable, are designed in collaboration with leading industry experts 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 Doula. 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 sell out online courses for parents and postnatal professionals. I continue to support families all over the UK via private consultations and courses as well as my popular online packages for pregnancy, birth and parenting.
I have two degrees -Early years education and BA (hons) Integrated working with Children & Families and a PGCert in Coaching and Tutoring.
I’m also a Royal college of Midwives qualified Baby massage instructor, Hypnobirthing Instructor, Birth and Postnatal Doula and Antenatal Teacher.
I'm a qualified Yoga teacher specialising in pregnancy and postnatal yoga for mums and babies and a REPS and CIMSPA accredited Pregnancy & Postnatal Fitness Instructor.
I hold an aromatherapy diploma and feel passionately that holistic, natural remedies can support the whole family.
I'm constantly learning and updating my skills and recently trained to specifically support mums experiencing Birth Trauma related perinatal mental health issues and also gained my IANLPC accreditation as a life coach and business mentor.
I support each and every member of our community individually with completely free business mentorship and coaching as part of our Baby Business Coach Academy- 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!