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About Emma

I have been working with children in numerous childcare settings since 2006, and my varied experience has helped me to collate a broad view and knowledge of children of all ages. Through my work as a nanny, I have discovered a love for each and every developmental age group and the different pleasures (and challenges!) each bring. Since working as a night nanny, however, I found that I have a passion for helping families with babies and young children – perhaps it’s those wonderful 3am newborn cuddles! As well as caring for newborns, the most important role for me as a night nanny is to provide you with the necessary tools to create a healthy sleep environment and habits that lay the foundation for sufficient, restorative sleep into older childhood and beyond, (well after I’m gone!). Realising that there are a lot of parents struggling to cope with sleep deprivation in both theirselves as well as their children, I set up HushaBoo in 2013 to continue offering a night nanny service for newborns, but also to venture into the realm of sleep consulting.

 

The world of baby and child sleep is often a minefield for parents, with conflicting opinions given from all angles, often leaving you feeling more confused than with no advice whatsoever! This well-meant advice isn’t always wrong, but each baby and family are unique so what works for your friend/sibling/colleague may not be the best possible strategy for your little ones sleep issues. The solution can vary from being incredibly simple to a combination of complex issues that are all contributing to disrupted sleep, which is where a sleep consultant can view your situation with professional eyes and provide the correct, unique strategy that fits with your family. I don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all approach so you will always be provided with tailored sleep plan that will take into account your families needs, lifetsyle, personalities and parenting philosophy. Working as a sleep consultant is incredibly rewarding, and I will be there supporting you and taking delight at each little step towards victory!

As well as a level 3 qualification in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, I have a BSc Hons degree in Psychology and an accredited level 3 qualification in Sleep Training. I am also first aid trained, DBS checked and have specific public liability insurance with Westminster Insurance. As part of my commitment to maintaining professional standards throughout my work, I am a member of The British Psychological Society, The British Sleep Society, and The International Association for Sleep Consultants. Although I work with children of all ages, I specialise in under 5’s. I also have wealth of experience with twins so I can help with specific multiples sleep issues and routines.

In March 2016, I became a Mummy to a gorgeous baby boy who has definitely brought a new outlook towards my job role. Whilst I had experienced the night wakings and subsequent tiredness, it is the holistic experience of being a parent that has given me not only further empathy for my amazing clients dealing with sleep deprivation, but a better understanding of what it takes to be a Mum. It’s the emotion that goes into making sure all of your babies needs are being met, and the continuous analysis of each individual aspect of their lives, that causes confusion and anxiety when trying to deal with sleep issues which results in the need for an external professional source to support you.

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I love #bedtimestories , it’s one of my favourite times of the day to spend with Davey. It’s also such a great way to wind down at bedtime whilst having a snuggle 💕
This is one of his favourites that we read today and one of mine too, it has such a lovely message. What’s your little one’s favourite bedtime story?
#bedtimestory #winddowntime #sleepychild #sleepconsultant #baby #childdevelopment #sleeptips #babysleeptips #childsleep #healthysleephabitshappychild #gotosleepchild #bedtimeroutine #nosleep
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4 weeks ago

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What do you do in the heatwave? Avoid crowded places and queues, where you get even more irritated. Eat fresh food. Find an amazing place with shade and paddling pools just for Babies and Toddlers.

Buy a Summer Pass for £20 to come as many times as you want between today (my 47th Birthday eek) and end of August, so 5 weeks of fun in our cool playbarn for Under 5’s. This excludes classes. Buy them at Barn or we can send them to you for £1 extra.

Pop a water bottle in the fridge for a few hours and put it in their bed before they get in.

Put on your AC and their hats and sun cream and drive to The Nurture Barn where it is lovely and cool with breezes from the garden windows.

Paddle in our safe, shallow paddling pools.

Eat outside under our gazebos.

Have an ice cream after a lovely lunch.

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4 weeks ago

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Lovely meeting Keeley this morning at my sleep clinic at The Nurture Barn at The Blue Egg, Great Bardfield. I gave her some tips on how to get through the early rising with some self settling strategies and nap advice.
I’m at the Nurture Barn every month and will also be there for Barnfest on 31st August ☀️

The Nurture Barn at The Blue Egg, Great Bardfield
Henry doesn’t sleep past 4.30am so we got mummy a 1 to 1 hour (£32) with #Hushaboosleep to talk about strategies. She is here next on Wed Sept 11, call us to book your appointment. - [ ] #preschoolers #preschool #nurturebarn #daysoutwiththekids #essexmum #essexdaysout #babyledweaning #babydaysout #mumsofinstagram #educationaltoys #preschoolactivities #greatdunmow#whatsoninessex #daysoutwithkidsinessex#Under5s#toddlerfriendly#breastfedbaby#childfriendly#mummysndbaby#babyfood#toddlerplayideas#motherofalloutings #chelmsfordmums #chelmsfordmumstobe #brentwoodmumstob #babiesofinstagram #thingstodoinessex #essexmamas #essexmama #childfriendlycafe
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A sunrise is undoubtedly beautiful. But at this time of year it’s not much fun if your little one is waking earlier and earlier. I have had so many enquiries about early rising in the last month so it’s clearly taking its toll. There’s three main reasons your little one may be waking earlier.

⭐️Light - this is the obvious one at this time of year. Some are more sensitive to light than others but it’s always worth ruling out - make sure that room is as dark as can be!
⭐️ Noise - coupled with chinks of light, your little one may be more sensitive to noises especially the birds that just love to sing at 4am. If their song is causing sleep deprivation, consider white noise as a temporary measure to block out external noises, and if you have it already, make sure it’s loud enough.

⭐️ Overtiredness - whether it’s caused by a late bedtime or tricky naps during the day, overtiredness causes the levels of cortisol to be elevated at bedtime...which then spill over to ‘awake’ mode too early in the morning. Check your little ones schedule and routine to make sure they’re getting the right amount of sleep.

For more info, please check out my blog post on the early rising on the website.

hushaboo.co.uk/i-love-starting-my-day-at-4am-says-no-parent-ever/
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