Training & Consultancy

I am available for training, media and consultancy in the fields of birth, early parenting and sleep support.

Currently I am working with Mannta Training and for Gingham Kids writing and delivering their courses for maternity nurses, nannies and sleep coaches as well as with BabyEm as an assessor for their maternity nurse and sleep courses.  I'm the resident parenting expert for  Mush and the sleep research expert for The Big Sleep Co. I work for NHS England as an Expert by Experience.

My article 'Birthing in a Pandemic'  about the preparations you can make for birthing during COVID-19 was accessed over 10,000 times, it was described by England's Chief Midwife as 'sensible, pragmatic and reassuring'.

In a voluntary capacity I work as a Breastfeeding Counsellor on one of the national helplines and I also chair my local hospital Maternity & Neonatal Voices Partnership.

You can find examples of my writing on parenthood on

Watch me talking about night nannies for Bubble.

My professional credentials include:

PhD in the field of early parenting and reading with infants and young children;

B.Ed Hons and M.Ed in Education from the University of Cambridge;

Level 4 maternity nurse, Level 6 holistic sleep coach;

Doula UK recognised birth and postnatal doula;

ABM Breastfeeding Counsellor.

I am a member of the following professional associations:

International Association of Child Sleep Consultants, Holistic Sleep Coaching Community, Doula UK, Association of Breastfeeding Mothers.