My philosophy is that every baby / child and family is unique, It is because of this I work in a way that is naturally in tune with you and your baby / child.
I have 30yrs + experience in maternity nursing, bottle refusal & childcare. All of my consultancy positions aiding parents with concerns have had a 100% success rate.
I have been described as an extremely capable, supportive, organised, kind and thoughtful person who is easy-going and very flexible within my work environment.
I gained a Distinction for my Maternity Nurse training
QUOTES FROM CLIENTS
'Rosemary was recommended by a friend. She has been (and is) an amazing support, working with me and my style of parenting. She gives great practical guidance that really has made all the difference, including getting A the care she needed in hospital when A was sick. She has advised on a huge range of topics, including breast and bottle feeding; sleep; bathing; vaccinations; and play. She is also the only person I will leave A with for several hours. Thanks so much Rosemary - hugely appreciated!’
Baby A from South East London
‘When Rosemary arrived at our home, she immediately made us feel at ease, and left us with no doubts about her knowledge or competence. She was kind and patient with our baby girl and had her happily drinking from a bottle almost immediately! Thank you Rosemary, we only wish we'd met you sooner!'
Baby L from South London
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and advice.
Vincent is 8 and a half months old and we have tried on numerous occasions, at different ages, with different bottles to try and get him to take to it. He has always cried whenever we have tried to give him the bottle in the past and with me going back to work soon we decided to seek out advice. She was very friendly and offered some great advice over the phone. I then met her in person and she helped us to rethink how we approached the situation. Vincent was stubborn but with persistence from us he quickly took to the bottle and on the second day I was able to feed him his evening bottle. Rosemary said we could call her if we needed anything at any point but the advice she had given us prior to us starting was so helpful, we didn't need to call her.
Thank you again for all your help, it will make going back to work a little bit easier, not having to worry that he's not drinking from a bottle. ?
"We hired Rosemary on referral from a fellow maternity nurse who mentioned she would be able to help us with our baby L , we had 2 main issues when she was 10 - 11 weeks old ;
1: she was breast feeding every 2 hours day and night which meant I was exhausted and tied to her .
2: she wouldn't take a bottle no matter how many different teats or times we tried .
We hired Rosemary for the breast to bottle package on the assumption that would help with the amount of feeding, volume and therefore sleep.
She was great - very professional, proficient and has a knack with babies.
She succeeded pretty much straight away with L and taught us the tricks so that we might replicate her success.
She listened to all my questions and gave logical unbiased advice based on how we were as parents .
She was also able to pick out personality traits in L that allowed her to advise on different tools that would help us with her behaviour .
Rosemary is worth the weight in gold - if you are knackered , frustrated or have any worries about your baby this is a great way to get tailored sound help that works"
Baby L from London
'We were at our wits end when we hired Rosemary to help wean our 4 month old baby girl from the breast to the bottle. We had tried various methods ourselves, but to no avail. Rosemary went beyond the call of duty making an arduous journey through heavy snow to come to our rescue. She must have been aware of our desperation and gave up her weekend just before Christmas to help us. We had a very stubborn baby who had refused all attempts to take the bottle but on the morning that our daughter awoke, Rosemary sent us on our way and furnished us with updates upon the hour. Within 4 hours she had performed a miracle and we were summoned home to a very calm, relaxed atmosphere with our daughter happily feeding from the bottle. Rosemary stayed for the rest of the day and night and left the following afternoon after imparting a plethora of advice from her years as a nanny/maternity nurse. All advice, be it practical or just plain logical, was greatly received and used. We cannot recommend Rosemary enough. She is professional to the core and is a welcome addition to your family.'
Baby D from Surry
Rosemary has a positive can-do attitude to life, and a gift for problem-solving. When I had my son, my first child, I had many questions and concerns: was I holding him correctly? Which cries were normal and which not? How would I know when to stop breast-feeding and go onto other types of food? Rosemary was able to help me with all of these questions, and many others. She really put my mind at rest and helped me to focus on my main job, being a Mum.
My son is now five years old, and I still seek advice from Rosemary on subjects such as child development and behaviour.
Baby M from Luton
Rosie is quite simply a miracle worker. She came to us when our 6 month old son, T, needed to be taught how to drink from a bottle. I was preparing to go back to work after maternity leave and was extremely nervous about leaving him for long days without being fed.
We had already spent months trying every technique in the book and had failed to get T drinking from a bottle. Realising that we needed professional help, we asked around and Rosemary was recommended by friends who had experienced similar problems.
Rosemary came for a visit to observe T feeding and quickly worked out that he had an incorrect latch – over the next two days she was able to correct it and get him used to the taste and feel of milk from a bottle.
We often think back to Rosemary’s visit, how worried we were, and how much our life has changed for the better as a result. ‘Pre-Rosemary’, not only was he refusing the bottle, but I was also having to feed him every 2 hours or so during the night. I’ve now happily adjusted to (occasional) nights of uninterrupted sleep while T gets his night feeds from his daddy. Thanks Rosemary
Baby T from North London
Rosemary came to see me when my daughter was around 3 weeks old. I had had pretty much no sleep and was struggling with breastfeeding and had the baby blues. The first thing Rosemary did was to get me to write a list of all of my concerns and then we went through them one by one. What I discovered was that there wasn't necessarily a 'right way' of doing things and trial and error was often the key. She showed me different ways of holding my daughter to feed her and taught me that instinct was often the best way to go. I realised I wasn't the bad mother than I felt I was and that both me and my daughter were learning together. Rosemary helped me with my confidence and we went shopping together and I fed my daughter out of the house for the first time with her. She was (and still is) always on the end of the phone and we often meet for coffee to catch up. I really felt that she cared and that for her the job didn't finish when she left the house. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needed a bit of extra support and no one should be too proud to ask for a little help.
Baby M from Brighton
I'm experienced with reflux, colic, eczema/skin problems, breast feeding concerns, bottle refusal, travelling w/a newborn and integrating sibling(s) w/a new arrival
As part of my training I worked at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin (specialist children’s hospital) in the neo-natal and post operative wards. My duties included specialist bathing, intravenous feeding, encouraging eating, activity and sleep.
Qualifications & Training
Childcare and Development
Child Developmental Psychology
City & Guilds Childcare & Nursery Nursing
Certificate from the School of Practical Childcare, Dublin (equivalent to NNEB)
FETAC Level 6 - Learning Difficulty Awareness
St John’s Ambulance First Aid
Montessori Centre First Aid
Simplicity First Aid Training
PNC/Maternity Nurse course with N.E.S.T (Newborn Education Services and Training) 2010
East Sussex County Council - CP1 & CP2 (Child Protection)
East Sussex County Council - Risk Assessment
Clare Byam-Cook - Breastfeeding
Liz Wise - Postnatal Depression
Judy More - Paediatric Dietitian and Registered Nutritionist
Jane Denton CBE, FRCN, RGN, RM (Director of Multiple Birth Foundation)
Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding Symposium at Kings Collage Hospital
Dr Mike Thomson - Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Dr Mike Thomson - Allergies in infants
Sioned Hilton - Lactation Consultant (Medela)
Gillian Ryder - FSI
Evelyn Stewart (southampton sleep clinic) - Infant Sleep
To Baby and Beyond Academy of Infant Massage and Yogo - Introduction to Baby massage
Full Clean Driving Licence
British Passport - I am available to travel nationally and internationally
Second language - Dutch
|Last Updated: 02/11/2021|
- Maternity Nursing from £25.00 per hour (gross)
- Babysitting from £15.00 per hour
Babies under one year will be charged at maternity rate for babysitting
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Our 5 month old started refusing the bottle just as my wife was planning her return to work. We thought we had tried everything and reached out to Rosemary for help. Rosemary took the time to listen to our situation and generously gave me advice on how to change my approach. After a few days respite from trying the bottle (to "reset") we sat down for the first bottle of the day and amazingly our baby took to it like it was the most natural thing in the world, followed by another three bottles that day. Rosemary's advice really helped and her confidence definitely rubbed off on me. We now do a bottle every morning and I'm confident that I'll be able to feed our baby when my wife returns to work.
We are very grateful for Rosemary's advice and would definitely recommend speaking to her if you are struggling to give a bottle.
I cannot thank Rosemary enough! With her guidance our 6 month old daughter O went from total bottle refusal to taking expressed bottles within 24 hours and then hydrolysed formula (which smells really funky!) within 72 hours.
Her instructions were always calm and clear, and she was always available on the end of the phone. Plus they really worked! After nearly 2 months of trying various bottles and teets with no success I still can’t quite believe it!! Thanks so much again!!
Rosemary came the day after we returned from the hospital and spent several days with us in the first couple of weeks teaching the basics from breastfeeding to bathing.
She helped not only to set routine for baby but also to build my confidence as a new mom.
She is trustworthy, very experienced and approachable. Every baby is different. We very much appreciate her support from the beginning.
Rosemary came to our rescue when our 7 months old son was continuing to refuse to take a bottle. We were getting desperate with my return to work looming on the horizon in 4 weeks.
Rosemary wasn't just brilliant she was absolutely phenomenal. She is kind, caring, professional and extremely skilled. As any mother would, I was extremely anxious about the whole process, but realised it was all going to be fine as soon as she walked in through the door! She has an aura of calm and composure about her which stems from her wealth of experience.
Within 12 hours, our stubborn little man was drinking from a bottle and is continuing to do so and is also sleeping much better. Rosemary didn't just get our son to take the bottle, she helped us reassess and resolve a number of issues we were struggling with. We will forever be grateful to her for helping us and can't recommend her enough. I only wish I had met her much much earlier in my journey as a mother, I imagine she would have made my journey a lot easier. Thank you Rosemary, you are amazing.
I contacted Rosemary when I had hit a brick wall, trying to get my (by now) 4 month old to take the bottle. A friend's maternity nurse had recommended her. I thought I had tried absolutely everything - multiple teats, multiple attempts, trying to get others to feed my daughter etc. and wasn't particularly optimistic. Rosemary's confidence was contagious and she gave us fantastic practical and moral support. She spoke to my husband and me separately about how we could achieve this seemingly impossible task and was reassuring, sensitive and encouraging. I was impressed by how Rosemary knew just when to check in with us and could predict how my daughter might react, suggesting solutions at every turn. It was lovely working with someone who was entirely non-judgemental and who trod that line of emotional support and advice so well. I would recommend her to anyone!
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