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, all running from our very own Family Forest School site- including parenting support classes, yoga and relaxation sessions, nature tots, baby massage and reggio inspired play sessions.
I have two degrees -Early years education and BA (hons) Integrated working with Children & Families and a hold 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 (yoga alliance approved) and a REPS and CIMSPA accredited Pregnancy & Postnatal Fitness Instructor.
I'm trained in Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage , Pregnancy and postnatal Massage and Indian head Massage - the benefits of nurturing touch are for everyone!
I’m truly 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!
Want to know more about starting your own family friendly business with Wildflower? Book a call with me, i would love to help you get started,