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Doula in North Dorset District

5 stars

Female Member since Mar 2020 Last Updated Jul 2024 Last Login 11 Jul 2024

My Summary

Birth Doula
Postnatal Doula
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I have always felt a calling to a supportive, nurturing role and throughout my life have been drawn to working with children and their parents. Being able to support families right from their beginning, and supporting and empowering women as they step into their new role as a mother is the greatest honour.

My Experience

After having my first baby I trained as a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter and following the birth of my second child my passion for supporting growing families grew deeper and I embarked on Doula and Hypnobirthing training. Prior to birth-work I was a qualified primary teacher with experience working as a nursery teacher, nanny and tutor.

My Qualifications

- Doula training - Developing Doulas
- Hypnobirthing training - Wise Hippo
- Breastfeeding Peer Support - The Breastfeeding Network
- Biomechanics for Birth - Optimal Birth
- Trauma Informed Care - The Centre for Healing
- Closing the Gap - The Positive Birth Company
- Childbirth Physiology - Dr Rachel Reed
- Primary Teacher Education (BA Hons) - Oxford Brookes University (First)
- Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls in Oxford
- Education for Mental Health Awareness
- Extensive training in Safeguarding and Prevent Duty
- Enhanced DBS check, on the update service.

My Availability

I am available for 1-to-1 hypnobirthing classes, antenatal, birth, and postnatal Doula support. I am available at the below times most weeks, but do have additional availability on request.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes no yes no yes no no
Afternoon yes no yes yes yes no no
After School yes no yes yes yes no no
Evening yes no yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 10/07/2024

My Fees

  • Doulas from £20.00 per hour

Taking into consideration my qualifications, I have tried to set my fees as fairly as possible. I am open to some negotiation around fees were the right family to arise.
Please view my standard packages and rates on my website, you can find me by searching for Mother's Embrace. I am very happy to discuss bespoke packages and flexible payment options to suit your needs.

My Documents

  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 11/07/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Breastfeeding Peer Support Qualification (added 10/07/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Bereavement Care Qualification (added 10/07/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Trauma Informed Care Qualification (added 10/07/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Biomechanics for Birth Qualification (added 10/07/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Hypnobirthing Teacher Qualification (added 10/07/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Doula Training Certificate (added 10/07/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Qualified Teacher Status certificate (added 10/03/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: Degree certificate (added 10/03/2020)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 10/03/2020)
  • UK Passport (added 10/03/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Emma. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Emma did a great job, I would re-employ her and recommend her to others in a similar situation to ourselves.

Emma worked with our 4/5 year old and 2/3 year old during June 2020 at the end of lock down. Our objective was to help the 4/5 year old get ready for school and to replace some of the experience of going to nursery, which was not open following lock down.

Emma was mature, kind, firm and experienced and brought great imagination to the literacy and numeracy games she introduced. We felt very comfortable leaving the children with her who got on with her very well.

On a practical level, Emma was always on time and willing to work more hours to help us out where needed. She organised and fed the children lunch. We were sad we could only have her with us for one month because she was moving to the West Country. We wish her good luck !

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for John John about Avatar for Emma Emma on 27/07/2020

Response by Avatar for Emma Emma on 27/07/2020:

Thank you for a lovely review John; you and your family were a pleasure to work with and I was also sad to leave so soon.

Wishing you all a lovely summer and best of luck with the start of the school year!

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