‘My partner and I can’t praise Hannah enough!’

Sarah, mum of Ged (10 months)

How do you become a sleep specialist?

You can become a sleep specialist by doing a weekend course, being a nanny, having your own baby that doesn’t sleep- to me that’s like saying you’re a nurse because you’ve looked after a poorly baby.

Or you can do it my way…

My story.

I always knew I wanted to work with babies and children, I just had no idea in what capacity. In 2003 I graduated from Kings College London as a Paediatric nurse.

On qualifying I worked in A n E and Neonatal intensive care, I loved nursing but knew I wanted to do more. I decided to go back to college and study Nutritional Therapy and Craniosacral Therapy. While studying I was fortunate to be employed by celebrities as their nanny- spending time travelling around the world with them- this was the start of my career in sleep! I graduated in Nutrition and Cranial Therapy in 2007.

My story.

I always knew I wanted to work with babies and children, I just had no idea in what capacity. In 2003 I graduated from Kings College London as a Paediatric nurse.

On qualifying I worked in A n E and Neonatal intensive care, I loved nursing but knew I wanted to do more. I decided to go back to college and study Nutritional Therapy and Craniosacral Therapy. While studying I was fortunate to be employed by celebrities as their nanny- spending time travelling around the world with them- this was the start of my career in sleep! I graduated in Nutrition and Cranial Therapy in 2007.

On turning 30 I was working as the Principle Nutritional Therapist for the National Nutrition Clinic in Richmond. I was also taking weaning and first aid classes for Baby-Steps. And working freelance for government Sure Start Children’s Centres. Every single family I met wanted to talk about sleep.

Yummy baby was formed. At the time sleep specialists were few and far between, advice on sleep was limited and it seems as if everyone wanted to pick my brains. My combination of experience and qualifications worked- in the beginning it even surprised me how well but after 15 years I am so confident that I can get babies to sleep even the ‘toughest’ don’t phase me 🙂

Fast forward over 10 years and here I am. I’ve had 3 babies of my own, got married, built a house and Yummy Baby has grown organically. I didn’t ever imagine being here, helping as many families as I do. Getting amazing testimonials every week.

I fully appreciate that I am working with parents at their most vulnerable point, they are letting me help them at a time when everything is new and frightening and changing, when they are shattered and confused and I respect that so much. I also know I am helping them with the most precious thing that they will ever have- their baby. I feel honoured to be trusted over and over again.

Fast forward over 10 years and here I am. I’ve had 3 babies of my own, got married, built a house and Yummy Baby has grown organically. I didn’t ever imagine being here, helping as many families as I do. Getting amazing testimonials every week.

I fully appreciate that I am working with parents at their most vulnerable point, they are letting me help them at a time when everything is new and frightening and changing, when they are shattered and confused and I respect that so much. I also know I am helping them with the most precious thing that they will ever have- their baby. I feel honoured to be trusted over and over again.

Qualifications & Experience

Mummy to Oliver, Ella and Henry (Ella and Henry both had CMPI and reflux so I have first-hand experience of these)

DipHE (Children’s Nursing): Qualified at Kings College University London

Member and insured by the Royal College Of Nursing (RCN)

DipION (Nutritional Therapy): Graduated as a Nutritional Therapist from Patrick Holfords College in July 2007

2 years of training in Cranio Sacral Therapy

10 Years nannying and Maternity Nursing Experience

2 Years as the Paediatric Nutritional Therapist for the National Nutrition Clinic

12 Years working for Sure Start Children’s Centres – Weaning Classes, Cookery Courses and Sleep Workshops

4 Years working for Baby-Steps running First Aid courses, Weaning Courses and Childhood Accident and Illness Courses for mum

Full 12 hour Paediatric First Aid

12 Years Maternity Nursing Experience (over 50 children)

2 Years as the Pediatric Nutritional Therapist for the National Nutrition Clinic

12 Years as a practicing Qualified Nurse (Accident and Emergency and Neonatal settings)

6 Years working for Sure Start Children’s Centres – taking Weaning Classes, Cookery Courses and Sleep Workshops

4 Years working for Baby-Steps running First Aid courses, Weaning Courses and Childhood Accident and Illness Courses for mums

Hannah in the media

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Featured in parenting blog ‘The Mum Project’
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Expert for the national Mother and Baby magazine
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Featured article in Prima Baby Magazine
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Writer for ‘Claire’s Diary’ and speaker at their baby show
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Regular expert for Practical Parenting Magazine: Sleep Program, Sleep Feature & Sleep Expert
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Featured on GMTV
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Expert presenter and writer for NCT
I am always open to new media opportunities. Please feel free to get in touch.

testimonials

I’m not one for writing reviews and often feel skeptical when I read them, but I had to write a review of the amazing work that Hannah does and how much she has helped me and my family.

Thank you so much for your support Hannah – it was exactly what I needed. Although I knew in theory what I needed to do in terms of removing less appropriate sleep cues, I had no clue how to actually go about making those changes, and certainly I was very uncertain that I could do it. After 10 long months of horrific sleep I was totally at breaking point.

So glad we found Hannah. After already paying for two other sleep trainers which hadn’t worked we were desperate, having to go into Phoenix around 15 times a night whilst also looking after a two year old was getting really tough. To be honest we really couldn’t see that anything would work, the sleep trainer that got our eldest daughter sleeping through had already failed and we were not about to start letting her cry to sleep.

I first heard about Hannah from a friend way before I had my twins. I heard how she really helped a little boy who struggled with sleep become a new baby!

I’m not one for writing reviews and often feel skeptical when I read them, but I had to write a review of the amazing work that Hannah does and how much she has helped me and my family.