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.
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.
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