A Little Story
I have two little darling monsters and a husband who supports my every "I've got an idea" proposal. I am always shooting my arm up with an idea- he listens, he supports, he is simply the best.
From an extremely early age I have loved babies; holding them, playing with them, singing with them, cooing with them. Everything about babies, I have loved. There is something amazing about how life is created, formed, born, grows and develops that keeps me intrigued and wanting to learn more.
I have a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years and worked in a Montessori nursery, I then went on to university and obtained my Bachelor of science honours degree in Children's Nursing. I had my first exposure/introduction to baby massage whilst on a Health Visitor placement whilst at university- I fell in love with baby massage instantly. Once qualified, I worked on the High Dependancy Neonatal Cardiac ward at Birmingham Children's Hospital and when I was not on shift there, I would work at Acorns Children's Hospice with the most incredible babies, children and families. I loved nursing and miss it terribly. There was a void that needed filling.
I started to grow my first boy monster munch in the UK then off I popped to Germany, me, my bump and two suitcases where I gave birth to him. What an experience! To cut a long story short, I was craving English at the beginning and found it difficult trying to find places in Stuttgart to take my baby boy where English was the predominant language. Why would it be easy? I'm in Germany! Fast forward a couple of years, a few completed German language courses, I became a certified baby massage instructor, then a mama for the second time to a baby girl monster munch.
A very proud moment was becoming a co-author of 'Love letters for new mothers', whilst looking after my new born I had the opportunity to get involved in a great project for a great cause. I'm so extremely proud to be a part of a beautiful book which has been created from a collection of love letters written from the heart to all new mothers, from mothers across the world. Profits from the book are donated to the charity PANDAS foundation and Blossom and Berry's charitable project in Malawi with Love Support Unite, which supports vulnerable mums and babies in poverty in Malawi through baby massage, safe motherhood education and health initiatives. (This beautiful book can be purchased directly from Amazon).
The Little Nestling Place was born because of my passion to continue working with babies and families, to offer nurturing support and knowledge to all parents, and also due to my own experiences and struggles as a first time mama in a new country where English was not the main language spoken. The Little Nestling Place is here to help support those families who have moved to a non English speaking country who are facing the challenges of becoming a mother with no extended family for emotional, mental or physical support. The Little Nestling Place is here to connect people with people because after all, sometimes it does take a village and by coming together we aim to tackle some of that isolation and create community bonds that last a life time.
"When something is organic it's; kind, friendly, gentle, safe, healthy. Nourish your baby's body, mind and soul with your gentle, loving organic touch". - Josette TLNP