Mummy's Little Helper
Support for you and your family
I have years of experience supporting breastfeeding Mums and having been a breastfeeding Mum myself I am aware of the difficulties that may arise and would calmly support you through them.
Hands on Babies Baby Massage Courses
5 weekly courses focussing on one part of the body each week plus a recap. Hand outs to take home and practice.
I can teach classes to you and a small group of friends in the comfort on your own home.
NEWBORN CARE CONSULTATIONS
Sleeping, feeding, weaning
A home visit to discuss particular concerns and of course additional visits if required. Ongoing support over the phone or email until the problem is resolved.
I had a thought one day that I didn't want to be just another pair of hands offering to hold your beautiful bundle(s) whilst you get some jobs done .... I want to let you hold your baby whilst I help you prepare food, activities, plans, I've even been known to assemble the odd cot!
I could be there for you to pick my brain until you feel confident.
Otherwise, you may want someone to hold that bundle whilst you go to the supermarket without a crying baby, or maybe you want to spend an hour at the gym or the library? Thats ok too!
I have cared for infants and their families since I began my working life in 1996. Over the years I've worked many roles in childcare including; nursery nurse, nanny, maternity nurse, night nanny and infant feeding maternity support worker. I feel truly passionate about supporting families to experience great enjoyment at this precious time.
My qualifications include:
Health and Social Care Foundation Degree
Maternity Practitioner Award
CACHE diploma in Childcare and Education
DBS and Paediatric first aid are up to date
REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS
"She lived with us for three weeks when my daughter was 2 weeks old and I was truly able to enjoy those first few weeks. Francesca has expert knowledge in supporting newborns as they acclimate to their family and world, and also an intuition as to what the family needs whether it be baby care, sleep management, sibling needs, or simply a quiet moment alone." Jessica
"When our son was 3 months old and having severe sleep problems due to acid reflux. It soon struck us that Francesca was a natural with babies; for the first time in 3 months I was able to sleep through the night while Francesca looked after our son. She followed this up with invaluable advice on how we could manage the sleeping and eating routine."
As a new mother of twins at the time I needed help to just be able to get some sleep, advice and some reassurance...
I can say with absolute certainty that Francesca is not only a delightful person, she is most importantly absolutely trustworthy with your baby. She is also knowledgeable, calm and above all compassionate to what both the babies and you need. I felt empowered by her help, motivated with factual knowledge and given the space to grow as a mum.