About me

"What can I say about Caroline? She is one of the most hard-working, ernest, knowledgeable and honest consultants you will ever meet. Caroline has attended several of our courses and the work she produces is of the highest possible standards. She thrives on new research and won't stop until she understands as much as there is to know - why? For her genuine desire to support babies and families in the most evidence-based and considered manner.  Caroline is a pleasure to work with, supportive of other colleagues, holistic in her approach and always striving for the best for her families she works with.  Caroline also is someone not scared to say, she is not sure what is going on or she doesn't know the answer, but then will ask and will research, get feedback and then share this with families and other colleagues. I recommend her without hesitation."
Dr Ella Rachamim
Community paediatrician, London, UK (NHS) and Director of BRTP.

Each of the pages on my website hopes to provide a little glimpse into who I am and how I work. Please refer to my testimonials page to see other people's thoughts on my work! The below provides an overview of my qualifications, courses I have attended and my personal interests.

 

Qualifications:

2019                                                    

CAP Petit Enfance full early years diploma (equivalent to a 2 year NNEB/CACHE course in the UK). France

June 1998                                          

BA Honours, History & American Studies. University of Hull, Hull. UK

June 1994                                          

A Level English, History, French, General Studies. The Radcliffe School, UK

 

Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses:

2019

Baby Em Reflux and Allergy (underway)

Montessori 0-3 years.

 

2014 – 2018     

Be Ready to Parent accredited courses –

Infant Sleep. 

Infant Feeding/Breastfeeding.  

Post Natal Depression.

Reflux and Early Allergy.

Maternity Nurse Association Sleep Study Day.

 

September 2016                              

CAP Petit Enfance EP1. France

 

January 2016                                    

DDSP Child Development course part 2 (60 hours) - credits towards CAP Petit Enfance. France.

 

November 2014                                

NEST Breastfeeding Level 3 diploma. South Kensington, London. Distinction.

 

March 2012                                      

DDSP Child Development course part 1 (60 hours) - credits towards CAP Petit Enfance. France.

 

2010                                                    

NHS/ UNICEF Infant feeding study day.

 

October 2007                                    

NEST Post Natal Care (Maternity Nurse). Amersham, Bucks. Level 3. Distinction.

 

July 2000                                            

DDSP Child Development Course. 60 hours.

 

In addition:

Emergency Pediatric First Aid certificate. Tigerlily March 2018. Also 2015, 2012, 2009, 2006. UK.

Croix Rouge ‘Initiation de Formation aux Premiers Secours’ First aid certificate obtained June 2004.

A.F.P.S (attestation de formation aux premiers secours) First Aid Certificate. Obtained October 2003.

 

(Please note this is a non-exhaustive list. There are other short courses that I have completed and conferences I have attended relating to sleep, nutrition, breastfeeding and play). 

 

My work is informed by up-to-date academic research and developments in the early years sector. In particular, I have extensive knowledge and experience relating to breastfeeding, tongue tie, reflux, early allergy detection and infant sleep. These remain areas of special interest

 

Additional information:

 

Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check – 11/2006   Recent (and regularly updated) French Criminal Record Check.

Current Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants.

Member of the Association of Birth and Baby Professionals.

Member of the Maternity Nurse Association.

Drivers Licence.

Fluent French.

 

 

A little bit more about me…

From the age of 13 during my first babysitting jobs, I knew I loved working with children. Naturally calm and patient in nature, I saw the importance of good communication. This approach continues to inform my professional practices today.

Having been born to teacher parents (my mum a teacher in reception and my dad a sports teacher), I was always quite academic at school. This has prevailed throughout the years as I continue to enjoy keeping abreast of developments and published research in my field. 

I am continually fascinated by children; they never cease to amaze me and are by far my best teachers. The wonder of watching a newborn baby drink in the big wide world is captivating. If you are looking for me at a large social gathering, start by following the laughter of children... that is most likely where I will be!

Today, I have a 7-year-old son who has taught me so much more about parenting than I could have ever imagined. He is kind, empathetic, and as much fascinated with life as he is fascinating.

My personal interests include playing the piano and flute (although a little rusty now!), and I am a competent swimmer and skier. I love travelling and seeing the world from different perspectives, not least through the eyes of a child!