About Us

Babyem offers a range of childcare and maternity services and trainings to support parents, carers and childcare professionals.

The Babyem team:

Emma — Director of Babyem

Emma Dewey is an Early Years Childcare specialist and trainer with over 10 years experience working in Charities, Children’s Centres and Local Authorities throughout London. Emma has worked in senior management roles in areas such as Family Support and Outreach, and has a wealth of experience  in writing accredited training, in areas such as childcare and mental health. Having set up Babyem in 2009 Emma has gone on to develop a number of accredited training programmes for Nannies, Maternity Nurses, Childminders and Au Pairs, as well as delivering in house training for a number of leading nanny agencies. She is also currently writing the training manual for Au Pairs, for the British Au Pairs Agencies Association.

Lyndsey Hookway - Maternity Nurse and Breastfeeding Trainer

linzibwsLyndsey is an experienced paediatric nurse, health visitor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and sleep consultant. She has over 10 years experience working with infants, children and families in hospitals, clinics, and the community. She continues to deliver one-to-one specialist breastfeeding and sleep support to families in their homes. Lyndsey has considerable experience teaching and lecturing to health professionals as well as parents.

 

 

 

Rabia Dignam - Sleep and Multiples Specialist

Rabia is a qualified child behavioural therapist and specialist sleep consultant, with over 25 years’ experience supporting parents pre and post birth and working with childcare professionals. Rabia joins the team delivering maternity training, specialising in delivering our sleep and multiples qualifications.

 

 

Amy Wright – Maternity Specialist

Picture of AmyAmy Wright is an BABCP accredited CBT Therapist working within the Improving access to psychological therapies service. She is an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse, working in forensic psychiatry, early intervention in psychosis and also within a mother and baby unit. Amy has experience training health care professionals within the private, voluntary and independent sector.

Amy joins the team teaching the advanced level postnatal depression course.

 

Christine McGarvey – Breastfeeding Tutor

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Christine is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Christine has worked across a number of sectors and consults for the charity La Leche League GB, as a Trainer Coordinator devising their Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor Programme for health professionals in all aspects of breastfeeding and peer support.

 

 

Dr Rachamim – Maternity Tutor

Ella is an experienced paediatrician and mother of identical twins girls, and works with babycare consultants, midwives and other allied health professionals.

Passionate about supporting parents and professionals Ella is experienced in delivering pre and postnatal parenting groups as well as training courses in areas such as postnatal depression and caring for multiples.

 

 

Paul Moore – Childcare Trainer

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Paul has worked in the childcare industry for over 13 years both nationally and internationally. In this time he held a range of positions including working as a nanny, childcare consultant for a tour operator, working one to one worker for children with contrasting additional needs and more recently a Operations manager for a nursery group

 

 

Tracey Twist – Paediatric First Aid & Childcare Trainer

Tracey has been working in childcare training for over 15 years, working in the voluntary, public and private sector, delivering short courses as well as qualifications. As an expert panelist member for the awarding body CACHE Tracey has also gained considerable experience writing national course curriculum. Tracey is also a qualified Paediatric First Aid trainer and has delivered many courses to Local Authorities, Schools and Childcare establishments across the country. Tracey is passionate about ensuring training is relevant and suitable for the Childcare and Playwork sectors.

Lee Wood – Paediatric First Aid & Childcare Trainer

Lee left the Army in 2011 after twenty four years service. Originally a Combat Medical Technician in the RAMC and later transferring to the Army Air Corps. He served extensively in Northern Ireland and a number of operational deployments including Iraq in 1990. As an instructor in the military he taught in a tri service post, delivering training to members of all branches of the British military and numerous overseas personnel both in the UK and their home nations.
Since leaving the military he works part time with a private Ambulance Service specialising in events medical cover and as a trainer delivering a variety of First aid and health and safety courses.

Beia – Baby Massage Instructor

Beia is our Certified Infant Massage Instructor and is very experienced in infant mental health and wellbeing, having studied at the Tavistock Clinic. She is passionate about babies and child development and has a wonderful relaxing manor.

Beia goes beyond the normal ‘baby massage classes’ and teaches relaxation techniques for parents and babies as well as spending time with parents after each session to discuss any concerns.

 

Our services include:

- Accredited and specialist childcare training for Nannies, Au Pairs, Nursery Staff and Childminders
- A range of fun childcare activities for parents and carers
- Parenting workshops tackling everyday parenting issues
- An up to date childcare resource centre for parents, agencies and childcarers
- Forum for childcarers to share information and receive advice

Babyem trainers:

Our courses are facilitated by a range of experienced practitioners including Psychologists, Nursery Nurses, Early Years Teachers, Health Visitors and Holistic Health Practitioners and Baby Massage Instructors.

Maintaining quality:

All trainers registered with us adhere to our commitment to provide the highest standard of training and meet our quality standards. Our instructors are supported in their work, attend development sessions and are covered by public liability and professional indemnity insurance.