A Passion for continuity and family centered support.
Hi I'm Kat, I've been married to my lovely husband Dexter for 15 years and we have 3 children Isaac, Annabelle and Jacob. We also own a crazy dog and grumpy cat. I have become a Doula to add to my skillset in addition to my early years and birth worker experience and skills. Not to mention my own first hand personal experiences which also developed my knowledge.
My aim is to provide a holistic approach to parenting, education and any additional support that is required.
My passion is to enable families to access the right support to help achieve their personal preferences and goals. I have worked around some amazing inspiring people who have helped shaped my care and ethos. I fully believe that the family should be in the centre of the care. I want families to feel they have been valued, listened to and received nothing but love and care. Pregnancy and parenthood is one of life's huge adventures and being supported by the right team is important. Continuity has proven again and again to help achieve better outcome for families and I can provide this.
I've grown as a mother and person over the years from studying child development and health and social care, working as a child minder and becoming an early years practitioner and setting up and running a home birth support group with a lovely friend.
I've also worked for many years under the love of a team of case loading midwives & Health care assistant (HCA) as a Maternity support worker (MSW- MAMA). They helped me learn a variety of skills from birth support to postnatal support, How to support feeding as well as clinal hands on skills and education. Furthermore I have provided families with KG Hypnobirthing and antenatal education classes. I have many years being a breastfeeding support and have a vast range of skills in feeding and neonatal behavior and development. Most recently I worked for the NHS within the community health visitor services as a nursery worker, offering weaning ,infant feeding, parenting & behavior support and developmental reviews along side other tasks.
I'm a very friendly, warm and caring person. I love fairy's and glitter a little too much. I like to think I have a hippie side and I have found value in myself. I love walking in the woods and a trip to the beach. I have a fabulous group of friends who support and encourage me. I enjoy art and craft when I need some time for self care.
I am easy going and approachable, remember no question is a silly one, so why not get in contact for an informal chat and see if I can offer you the service you're looking for.
Kat - Mama Magic