No-one tells you how hard parenting is going to be. It doesn’t get easier as our children grow. The challenges just change.
Our parenting and the relationships we build with our children can be life-changing (for them and for us).
Families don’t come with a manual – but we have the next best thing: support and suggestions.
What we do
We offer a range of services that will support your family
from pregnancy through to preschool (and beyond).
Antenatal groups and classes
We run workshops that prepare you for life with a newborn baby so you know what to expect.
Baby groups and classes
We run courses and workshops on topics including the fourth trimester, starting food, and sleep.
Toddler groups and classes
We run workshops on common toddler and preschooler topics, like behaviour, eating, and sleep.
children, understood families, supported
Since 2014 (with a few breaks for moving houses and having babies):
Do you feel like there must be ‘another way’ when it comes to family life? Then you’ve found the right place.
The strategies and techniques covered in my workshops are based on respectful, empathetic, compassionate parenting – not on getting your child to say ‘how high’ when you say ‘jump’.
Am I the expert in your child? Do I know what they like, what they hate, how they sleep? Nope. But you do. You’re the expert. Putting your expertise and my support together is where the magic happens.
I won’t give you rigid rules and routines to follow – instead, I’ll help you to learn about your child’s brain development so that you have a greater understanding of the ‘whats’ and ‘whys’ of your child’s behaviour, and I’ll work with you to build your own solutions to whatever issues you come across.
Children are individuals. They aren’t a ‘one size fits all’. Parenting shouldn’t be either.
WHO WE ARE
We started life in 2014 as BabyCalm and ToddlerCalm Jersey, becoming CalmFamily Jersey in 2016, and growing into Nurture Parenting in 2019.
Nurture Parenting is what I needed at various times during my life as a parent – but it didn’t exist.
I needed someone to listen to me, to hear what I said, and to tell me that they understood. That sometimes, parenting sucks.
To lower my expectations and help me to learn about normal child development and behaviour.
To help me to find ways to approach my children’s behaviour in a respectful, compassionate way.
To give me ideas that I could build on rather than fixed solutions that only worked in certain situations.
Who had been there, who was non-judgmental, who had not liked their baby very much after the 4th hour of evening fussiness or who had endured supermarket tantrums while trying to keep calm themselves.
Who wasn’t a perfect parent and understood that I wasn’t either – but that I was trying my best.
Nurture Parenting is all of this and more.
WHAT OUR FAMILIES SAY
We know what we do works. But don’t just take our word for it.
“We’d recommend it very highly. We learnt heaps and it’s completely changed how we react to challenging behaviours or situations. Our home is a far happier place for it.”
“Absolutely invaluable. We felt reassured and considerably calmer after the advice, guidance, and practical insight provided in the workshop.”
“It taught me that what I thought was a problem was in fact perfectly normal. I feel so much more relaxed and confident.”
“An eye-opening workshop. There are no quick fixes but there is hope and happiness if you trust yourself. Thank you for giving me confidence to believe in myself!”
looking for support?
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If you’re looking for a friendly ear and helpful suggestions, then you’re at the right place.
Send me a message with brief details, and I’ll see how I can help.