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GET TO KNOW ME

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Hi! I'm Charlie, Mum, step-mum, wife, yogi, meditator, vocalist and gardener.  I love nature and the outdoors, walking and going on outdoor adventures with my family.  I aim to live a healthy, natural and sustainable life with my family, parenting consciously and mindfully.

I am a qualified Montessori Teacher, Birth Doula and Yoga Teacher and experienced Parent Mentor.

My company, Nurture Well-being, currently offers, children's yoga, teen restorative yoga, and other children's classes on Outschool.  I also offer Parent Mentoring packages to help bring calm, peace, joy and well-being to your whole family.  In all my work, whether yoga classes, other classes for children, or working with parents, I aim to develop a sense of calm, mindfulness, self-esteem and confidence and to reduce stress and anxiety. 

 

As a Mum of two children and two step-children (three of whom are teenage boys currently), I've had my fair share of sleepless nights, fussy food fads, tantrums and behaviours to manage. As well as my own family, I have cared for and taught hundreds of children of all ages from newborns to teens during the first 25 years of my career.

 

I worked in international Montessori schools, Pre-Schools, youth groups, as a Nanny and in early years and daycare settings, including running a successful daycare nursery, forest school, pre-school and holiday clubs.  I worked as a maternity nanny, supporting mother's during pregnancy and the postnatal period and I also worked in children's social care for three years, supporting families through extremely difficult times.

 

I have worked in various voluntary roles, including scouting, youth work, a community woodland charity running family outdoor education days.  I worked part time on a postnatal hospital ward, for my local NCT committee supporting families with young babies and many years running parent & baby/toddler groups.

I have many year's of experience with day-to-day parenting, and common issues, such as sleep, feeding, toilet training, behaviour and education.  Some of the children I taught in my early career, now have their own children. Others are at college or university.

In more recent years, I worked in children's social care, offering parenting advice, emotional support and advocating for parents who felt unheard. I worked predominantly with women and children who have experienced various types of abuse, such as domestic, narcissistic, psychological, physical and sexual abuse.

 

This inspired me to train as a family yoga and meditation teacher, so that I could use these techniques to help women and children manage and begin to heal from emotional trauma and move on with their lives. Yoga and mindfulness helped me recover from an abusive marriage, over a decade ago, so I knew it could also help others.  After completing the Yoga Alliance 95 hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training, and a Diploma in Mindfulness for Children, I began to offer family yoga classes and therapeutic yoga for parents and families I was working with.

 

When I saw the difference yoga and mindfulness made to families, I wanted to share it more widely, to enable more families to benefit.  So I created Nurture Well-being, offering children and family yoga classes.  I enjoyed this work so much that I continued my training, completing Yoga Alliance 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training.

 

Having loved my previous work as a maternity nanny and feeling passionate about supporting birthing families, I completed Yoga Alliance 85 Hour Prenatal Yoga and DONA Doula training, to enable me to support families through each stage of their parenting journey. 

I have practiced yoga for over 20 years and it has helped me in so many ways, physically, mentally and emotionally.  So I love combining my years of experience working with children and families with my years of practicing yoga and mindfulness to create classes and packages which support families to parent more consciously and mindfully.

Qualifications

DONA Doula training

Yoga Alliance 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance 85 Hour Prenatal Yoga

Yoga Alliance 95 Hour RCYT Children's Yoga Teacher

Level 3 Mindfulness for Children Diploma

Montessori Teacher (Primary)

Foundation Degree in Early Years

Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare

Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Disclosure

Public Liability Insurance

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