I’ll never forget the first time I held my youngest brother. I was 17, and he had been born prematurely, so although I’d looked after babies before, I found the medical equipment he needed very frightening. I was keen to help my mother, and somehow, I had to put aside my fears to care for that tiny bundle.
I certainly understand the concerns you might have about bringing your baby home for the first time, but I’ll help you gain the confidence to nurture your little bundle as they grow.
It was no surprise to anyone when I chose to work with children.
I’m the daughter of a pediatric nurse, the oldest of four siblings, and I was always the one looking after all the younger children at family events.
I loved playing with my siblings and cousins, having the opportunity to be imaginative and creative, and developing a genuine love and interest in children and their development, needs, and feelings. I remember sitting around the big garden table and playing school with my younger sister and her friend from next door. Even as a young child, I worked on my teaching skills, planning classes and creating worksheets for my two students.
I‘ve always wanted to do something with my life that is challenging, interesting, and makes a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis. I have dedicated my whole career to caring for children, babies, and newborns.
It‘s amazing how fulfilling spending time with children can be!
I have a diploma in early childhood education and started my career as a professional Nanny in 2006.
In 2008 I was offered a role with a newborn baby and thoroughly enjoyed supporting her development through the infant phase and into toddlerhood. I stayed in that role for 16 months, and when it came to an end, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to specialize in working with newborn babies.
When I began registering with London Nanny agencies, I heard of non-medical Maternity Nurses, and the role seemed made for me. I completed a specialist training course that year, became a so-called Maternity Nurse (non-medical), and have never looked back.
It is important to me to continue to research and attend courses enabling me to stay abreast of all new developments in the area of postnatal care for both mothers and babies.
There’s nothing more rewarding than watching a baby grow and progress while in my care. It’s my passion to help parents enjoy these precious first few weeks and gain confidence as they learn to care for their babies.
I appreciate the variety of my work, dealing with many aspects of baby care and parent support, from showing a new father how to bathe his baby to helping establish feeding and sleeping routines for twins. I’ve cared for newborns in a wide range of settings, including single babies, twins, premature babies, VIP families, and Royals. I have worked all over the world, including the Middle East, and I love supporting families of many different cultures.
I am also bilingual, being a native German speaker, as well as speaking English.
I am most proud of the reputation I have established. One of my proudest achievements is when clients recommend me to their family and friends. I believe that is the ultimate proof of a job well done.
If you want to chat about how I can help your family, get in touch here!