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      About Us

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

      Our childcare and maternity nurse courses are delivered in the UK and internationally with our main training hub being in Kensington, London.

      We believe that learning should be fun and informative, all our trainers are at the top of their field and love learning and teaching. Our core training team consists of sleep experts to Lactation Consultants and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists to Harley Street Nutritionists.

      In addition to our head office team we have an education team of  over 30 assessors, verifiers and course developers, to ensure we are always up to date with current practice within the sector.

       

      Lyndsey Hookway

      Lyndsey Hookway

      Maternity Nurse and Breastfeeding Trainer

      About Lyndsey

      Lyndsey is an experienced Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Sleep Specialist, with over 15 years experience working with infants, children and families in hospitals, clinics, and the community. Lyndsey runs a busy practice offering one-to-one specialist breastfeeding and sleep support to families in the UK and Internationally. In addition to her private practice, Lyndsey has considerable experience teaching and lecturing to health professionals, and is a consultant for the premature baby charity Bliss. Lyndsey is regularly cited in the media and has contributed to a number of journals regarding breastfeeding, caring fro premature babies and sleep issues in children.

      Emma

      Emma

      Director of Babyem

      About Emma

      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 in the UK and internationally. Emma has written training manuals and best practice guidance documents for Associations including the British Au Pairs Agencies Association.

      Shel Banks

      Shel Banks

      Maternity Nurse Trainer

      About Shel

      Shel is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant based in the northwest of England. She has worked within the NHS in research, training and project management as well as in her own private practice assisting mothers and babies with feeding issues, and the tertiary sector with various national organisations. She is the author of “Why Formula Feeding Matters” and is currently working on the Cochrane systematic reviews on Infantile Colic.

      Shel is heavily involved in the voluntary sector being the Vice-Chair for the UK Association of Milk Banking and Chair of Communications Team for the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain. In addition to that, she is the chair of the organizing committee for the Breastfeeding Festival and runs a free drop in group twice a month in her local area.

      Dave Johnson

      Dave Johnson

      First Aid Instructor

      About Dave

      Dave is a experienced First Aid Trainer/Assessor who has been delivering accredited Paediatric First Aid courses to the childcare sector for over 6 years, working in the voluntary, public and private sector. Dave is also a qualified and licensed Psychotherapist, specialising in child, adolescent and family therapy in schools and colleges as well as  his London based private practice. Dave is an extremely easy going and open minded trainer who endeavours to empower delegates in a fun but challenging environment. 

      Lynn Murphy

      Lynn Murphy

      Baby Massage Instructor

      About Lynn

      Lynn Murphy has been teaching Yoga specialising in the pre & post natal period and Baby Massage for the last 20 years, she trained in developmental baby massage with Peter Walker after attending his classes with her own two children. She went on to devise the Postnatal programme at the Active Birth Centre were she is Co-Director and last year she added, New Baby & Me – The Foundations of Parenting to the professional trainings offered there. Lynn has also teamed up with CalmFamily as their expert in massage, to design and deliver this element of their training and is delighted to have joined the team at Babyem.

      Jackie Buckley

      Jackie Buckley

      Childcare Trainer

      About Jackie

      Jackie is a qualified Early Years Practitioner, Assessor, Trainer, and Life Coach who has over 25 years in the early years/care and education sectors. Jackie manages a large nursery and has experience as a certified trainer for Babyem and within the childcare sector. 

      Paul Moore

      Paul Moore

      Childcare Trainer

      About Paul

      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 leading nursery group. Paul is our larger than life childcare tutor, who regularly delivers the common core skills and knowledge training.

      Peter Walker

      Peter Walker

      Developmental Baby Massage Instructor*

      About Peter Walker

      Peter Walker is a pioneer of baby massage with over 40 years experience supporting parent and child relationships and the wellbeing and fitness of mothers and babies, especially those babies and children with developmental delay. He currently offers teacher training courses in the UK, Japan and Indonesia. Peter currently has around 18,000 teachers in 22 different countries now teaching Developmental Baby Massage. All certificated ‘Developmental Baby Massage’ teachers are personally taught and certified by Peter Walker. 

      Tracey Twist

      Tracey Twist

      Paediatric First Aid Instructor & Childcare Trainer

      About Tracey

      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 a previous expert panelist member for the awarding body CACHE, and current subject matter expert for Highfield, Tracey has 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.