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, lifestyle, 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!