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.

 

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.
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.
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. 
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Lee Wood

Lee Wood

Paediatric First Aid Instructor Lee Wood

About Lee

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 Lee has worked with the Red Cross delivering Paediatric First Aid and the private Ambulance Service specialising in events medical cover. Lee regularly delivers the Babyem Paediatric First Aid course.
Peter McCarthy

Peter McCarthy

Paediatric First Aid Instructor

About Peter

Peter left the RAF in March 2011 and in the October 2012 started Direct First Aid Ltd. Peter has a comprehensive knowledge of first aid , which he has practiced in all the operational areas that he has been deployed; he has worked for the Ambulance Service when he was posted to RAF Coltishall on their First Response Team, and regularly runs first aid courses for childcare groups across the voluntary and statutory sector. Peter delivers the Babyem Paediatric First Aid course.