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 Victoria, 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.

 

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.
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.
Vanessa Christie

Vanessa Christie

Maternity Nurse Trainer

About Vanessa

 Vanessa Christie is a registered Lactation Consultant, Health Visitor, Nurse (Children) and Certified Infant Massage Instructor. Vanessa has worked with thousands of families in a range of settings, including neonatal intensive carend neonatal special care units, acute paediatric medical and surgical wards, GP surgeries, children’s centres, schools, nurseries and private homes. Having worked as a Public Health Specialist Breastfeeding Lead for the Central London Healthcare NHS Trust, and has a wealth of experience training GPs, Health Visitors, Midwives, Nursery Nurses and Maternity Nurses. 
Sall Cranfield

Sall Cranfield

Baby Massage Instructor

About Sally

Sally Cranfield has been teaching infant massage to mothers since 1991. She is a qualified adult massage therapist who took up the gentle art of baby massage when her second daughter was born. She spent 10 years teaching baby massage to mothers and carers before developing a teacher training course, specially for practitioners who prefer learning in small groups. Sally Cranfield received her massage certification from ITEC (IPTI insured), her infant massage certification from GCP (now Embody CThA) and holds a City & Guilds adult training certificate.
Jackie Buckley

Jackie Buckley

Childcare Trainer

About Jackie

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.
Dr Penelope Law

Dr Penelope Law

About Penelope

Dr Penelope Law is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Hillingdon Hospital, London, an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College, London, and consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Portland Hospital. She makes regular appearances on radio and TV, including a recent ‘One Born Every Minute’ special programme on obesity in pregnancy. Her book Expecting A Baby? (Quadrille Publishing Ltd) was published in October 2013 and offers frank, professional and practical advice on all aspects of pregnancy.
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. 
Zoe Mundell

Zoe Mundell

Cranial & Paediatric Osteopath

About Zoe

Zoe runs a successful osteopathic practice in the City and has substantial experience working with babies and children. Zoe understands the physical strains placed upon mother and baby during pregnancy and child birth and, most importantly she knows how to help mothers enjoy a pain free, relaxed pregnancy. Zoe uses a variety of osteopathic techniques to treat woman and babies including cranial osteopathy.
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.
Julianne Boutaleb

Julianne Boutaleb

Consultant Perinatal Psychologist

About Julianne

Julianne is a passionate and highly experienced perinatal psychologist who has worked for over 15 years in the NHS and private practice with parents and parents-to-be and their babies (and bumps) who have needed support with a wide variety of issues including anxiety and depression during and after pregnancy, miscarriage and reproductive loss, attachment issues, re-emergence of childhood issues and couples issues. Julianne is a member of the Birth Trauma Association and Association for Infant Mental Health and specialises in working therapeutically with birth trauma, PTSD and tokophobia (fear of giving birth) as these issues impact the mother, couple relationship and parent-infant attachment. In addition, she is also affiliated with BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association) and offers tailored psychological interventions for individuals and couples who are pregnant or are parenting following ART (IVF, ICSI, donor conception, surrogacy) or adoption.

She has over 15 years’ experience teaching and training psychologist, psychotherapists and other health professionals on issues of parental mental health, attachment, early years and positive mental health for babies and young children.

Nelly Ligier-Bennettis

Nelly Ligier-Bennettis

Food & Nutrition Trainer

About Nelly

She is specialised in Family and Child Nutrition and is based in Harley Street, London W1. She is a graduate of the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and a member of the British Association for Nutritional Therapists. Nelly provides a number of educational for local authorities and schools throughout the UK, and is passionate about developing better eating habits in children and young people. Nelly delivers the Babyem food and nutrition qualification.
Christine McGarvey

Christine McGarvey

Breastfeeding Skills & Infant Nutrition Trainer

About Christine

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. Christine is one of the Babyem Breastfeeding Skills tutors.
Amy Wright

Amy Wright

Advanced PND & CBT Specialist

About Amy

Amy Wright is an BABCP accredited CBT Therapist working within the Improving access to psychological therapies service. She is an experienced Registered senior 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 delivers the advanced level postnatal depression course.
Beia Lunardelli

Beia Lunardelli

Baby Massage Instructor

About Beia

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.