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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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