Baby Beginnings

My Name is Nadine and I have a longstanding interest in child development and childcare. After the birth of my first child I decided to leave my career in retail buying and became one of the first people to achieve the EYPS (Early Years Professional Status), which I subsequently used to support and mentor other childcare students to achieve the same qualification.

I quickly realised that my interests and enthusiasm went further than children and child development and decided to expand my expertise to include pregnancy and childbirth.

Having had a difficult birth with my first child, I started to explore the various methods of childbirth preparation on offer and was really impressed by The Lazy Daisy Chain. Whilst expecting my second baby, I trained as a FEDANT approved Active Birth Mentor for Lazy Daisy and also completed the Baby Massage and Newborn Care modules. The birth of my daughter was a much better experience as I was able to use the Lazy Daisy techniques to remain calm, focused and positive.

Increasingly aware of the benefits of holistic therapies and having benefited from receiving treatments myself, I decided to add to the Baby Beginnings suite of services by gaining qualifications in Reflexology – specialising in fertility, pre and post natal reflexology, also holistic massage specialising in pregnancy massage.

So Baby Beginnings was born, and I am truly excited about being able to bring together my professional and personal experience in Early Years Education, Antenatal Education, Infant Massage and Newborn Care alongside Complementary Therapies. I am proud to be able to provide a holistic service where women can benefit from real continuity of care and access support and expert advice from prior to conception right through to the first years of baby’s life.

Qualifications include:

  • BA Hons Early Years Education
  • Early Years Profession Status
  • CWDC (Children’s Workforce Development Council ) Assessor and Mentor Qualifications
  • Lazy Daisy Antenatal Education Mentor
  • Lazy Daisy Tines and Wrigglers Mentor
  • ITEC Anatomy and Physiology
  • ITEC Reflexology
  • Maternity Reflexology CPD Part 1 and Part 2 (Association of Reflexologists Approved)
  • Level 3 Holistic Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage CPD
  • Rebozo Massage Workshop with Clare Blake

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