Chapter forty four was set up by Gill Simpson, an experienced coach and parent based in Bath. Having been inspired by the powerful impact that coaching can play in helping people to realise their potential in the workplace, Gill launched her own coaching business and became interested in the application of coaching to supporting parents and carers to be the best they can be. After all, parenting is the hardest (and most rewarding) job any of us ever do! Gill now runs group parent workshops that give parents the time and space to reflect on their family life and how they are as a parent, and helps them to focus on aspects they’d like to change and how to go about it.
Hello, I am Michelle and my doula philosophy is to be the calm in the room and to hold a safe space for women so they can explore the intricacies of their mothering journey.
I offer one to one continual emotional and practical support, encouragement and reassurance and non-biased, evidence based information around pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.
Support is flexible to suit you and your family’s needs but maybe include: talking through birth preferences, light touch massage, cooking hot meals, light housework, a good listening ear, lending of books, holding baby whilst you sleep or shower, company on first outings, and more…
Please drop me an email or call if you would like to have a chat, talk through any queries, or set up a meeting at this exciting time, I’d love to hear from you.
Peasedown St John,
I specialise in helping parents of autistic children get from discomfort to comfort, suffering to peace. I help you see your situation more clearly, so as to understand and transform limiting beliefs. You can make decisions with greater ease and bring more energy to your life. I can support you through family or relationship challenges. Packages of 6 weeks to 6 months. Available face to face or by video call.
For the past ten years I have been teaching children with a wide range of different needs. I tutor English at GCSE level for all exam boards and provide exam preparation for Common Entrance exams and SATS. I also teach children with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, autism and ADHD as well as providing general support at all levels. I believe that building confidence is key to helping students to succeed. I am warm and approachable and provide fun and engaging lessons which lead to good results.
Real talk: you are doing everything you can to raise your child, and take care of your family – and you’re exhausted. No matter how much you do, there is more to do, and it makes you feel like nothing you do will ever feel like enough. As much as you strive to look like the put-together parent you feel you’re meant to be, inside you want to curl into an exhausted heap.
I call it parent burn-out. And you’re not alone.
Sure, you get to vent with your friends about how you’re tired, or how your spouse didn’t do the dishes, but that doesn’t make you feel better for long. And that makes you wonder – “Is parenting meant to feel this hard?” “Am I going to mess my kid up?” “Is this really the best parent I can be?”
Feeling this doubt and concern is NOT a sign that something is wrong with you. It’s a sign that you are being called to parent in a different way. In a way that no longer sacrifices your joy or spirit to take care of others.
Let me show you how through my unique and personalised coaching for mums.
I am passionate about helping mums make taking care of themselves a doable thing in their busy-day-to-day so that they are happier, clearer and energised – and they have more to give to those around them.
As a Norland trained nanny (gold standard in childcare training), with 15 years working in childcare, I has seen that modern day parenting is stressful and lonely at times.
There is a lot of information out there, but a lot is contradictory and thus parents can feel confused and anxious with what feels right for their family dynamics.
I am passionate about looking after the whole family, and I know that within each family there are many different variables such as; temperaments, family size, backgrounds, beliefs and life stories. As such I believe that each family dynamic is unique, and thus a one-size fits all approach does not work.
I always listen to the parents and honour their individual parenting views, and give guidance that will support them in a non-judgmental approach.
I truly believe it takes a village to raise a child. I hope Online Nanny can be part of this village. If your in need of clear, practical, confidential, emotional support/advice then have a look at my website, send me a email or give me a ring.
I look forward to chatting with you.
Safe In Your Hands is run and owned by Sue Wheeler. She is a qualified teacher and nursery nurse. She has been working with children and young people for over 20 years.
She started her teaching career in 1998 after qualifying from King Alfred’s University. She has spent her career working in different schools and nurseries within West Sussex, Spain and Bath and more recently at Bath College and Barnardo’s in Bristol.
For 2 years she worked as a deputy manager at a nursery in Bath where she used her extensive knowledge and skills to offer quality childcare experiences for all that attended.
Within schools she had many roles including course leader and D&T co-ordinator. She is passionate about creating an environment where learning and knowledge can be shared and absorbed.
Her passions continue into the field of safeguarding and when she was at Bath College she specialised in this area. This passion led her then to work for Barnardo’s for 2 years where she delivered child sexual exploitation training to the night time economy both within Bristol and throughout South Gloucestershire.
She believes that training should not just be a way to gain new skills and knowledge but it should also be a valuable opportunity to meet and interact with other practitioners and professionals; build relationships and to share good practise and support each other through what can be a challenging time.
– TRC Therapy Centre
– Oakside Creative Education Centre
– TRC Training Centre
– Treehouse Project (Specialist Recovery for victims of Human Trafficking)
The TRC was founded in Bath in 2011 by Betsy de Thierry, in order to see children recover from trauma.
The TRC employs creative psychotherapists who specialise in the Trauma Recovery approach in order to help children & young people process their trauma and support them as they piece their lives back together until a wholeness can be found.
The parents and carers engage in a Psychoeducation course called ‘Parenting the traumatised child’ which provides therapeutic support, and an understanding of how trauma impacts a child’s brain, with helpful strategies for the home life. This course is based on the book: The Simple Guide to Child Trauma (Betsy de Thierry, 2017).
We hold as a high value our work and support of the parents/carers, and our experience of supporting teachers to form a holistic support service. Oakside Creative Education Centre is a project that has been formed to provide additional support for the most vulnerable children and young people.
We are excited about the interconnectedness of the TRC Therapy centre and Oakside Creative, with the TRC Training Centre providing excellent cutting edge training in trauma recovery.
Being a parent is amazing! But it doesn’t always feel that way. The Wise Nannies want all parents to feel confident and positive about their parenting. Whether you are struggling with potty training, getting no sleep or battling teenage tantrums; we are here to help. We offer private consultancy to help families who want more personal support and run regular workshops on a range of helpful topics.
“After attending a ‘Successfully Managing Behaviour’ course with Vikki and Laura, I now feel enthused and full of ideas on how to tackle some of the niggling problems that occur in my house. It’s great to have the opportunity to talk about these things with other people,….and you do come away feeling you’re not on your own.” Jo, Bath
“We really enjoyed the [Bump to Baby] workshop and found it incredibly useful. As a first time mum it was great to be able to capitalise on your wealth of experience and knowledge.” Louise, Bath