Karen Brown

“I trained and qualified at the prestigious Norland College in the mid 90’s and started maternity nursing in 2003 as I wanted to specialise in an area of childcare I had always been drawn to.
Having a family myself has taught me first-hand about being a mum and whilst this is very rewarding I fully understand the challenges that this can bring.”


BIOGRAPHY

After training and qualifying at the prestigious Norland College in the mid 90’s I went on to work as a nanny for families. The children I cared for ranged from newborn babies to 9yr olds.

During my time working as a nanny I cared for Newborn babies and completed the MNT maternity practitioner course. I began maternity nursing in 2003 after my move to Edinburgh as I wanted to specialize in an area of childcare I have always been drawn to. I now live in the lovely Borders town of Peebles.

I have vast experience with multiples including triplets and have cared for many premature and low birth weight babies. Whether it’s one, two or three babies – breast or bottle fed I am dedicated to helping, advising and supporting you with your little ones.
I have worked with children for 20 years and understand that each family is unique and requirements vary. Over the years I have amassed valuable experience in identifying and resolving issues.
Having a family myself has taught me firsthand about being a mum and whilst this is very rewarding I fully understand the challenges that this brings and the benefits of establishing positive habits and routines.

Qualifications

Norland Diploma
NNEB
MNT OCN Maternity Practitioner
MNT OCN Postnatal Depression Course
HNC in Business
St Andrew First Aid – Baby and Child



Maternity Nurse

Katy Noble

“After many years of working with babies and young children, a career I love, I had two very premature babies myself.  This taught me first-hand how important postnatal support is.”


BIOGRAPHY

I qualified as a Nursery Nurse in 1999, since then I have gained a vast amount of experience working with young babies and children.  I have enjoyed working in a variety of environments as a Nanny, Childminder and in Maternity Nursing roles.

In 2010 I became a mum.  My daughter was very premature baby and my second baby was also born prematurely and with Strep B.  Over these years I was able to put the skills I already have to care for my sometimes very sick babies.  The months in and out of hospital taught me the importance of good mental health and how PND and post traumatic stress can develop should the pressures become too much and the right support not be in place.

With this in mind, when my eldest daughter was well enough I set up Tiny Toes, a support group for mummies and babies in Peebles.  This has allowed me to offer advice to new mums on a regular basis for the past 7yrs.  The group is thriving and we have between 12 and 20 mums each week.

In addition, I decided to train as a breastfeeding peer support with Breastfeeding in the Borders (BiBs) to give me the knowledge to give advice and guidance about feeding.

I have always had a real passion for caring for babies and children, I use my expertise and experience to help guide families through the early stages of parenthood.

I also work on a voluntary basis for Nurture the Borders and the Cherish Project as a mum befriender.  The Cherish Project is a Perinatal support service for mums by mums.  This charity aims to help vulnerable parents get extra input, advice and support.

Qualifications

NC & HNC Childcare & Education

OCN Maternity Nurse Practitioner

Nurture the Borders Diploma in Infant and Perinatal Support

SVQ Feed Babies & Provide for Babies Physical Developmental Needs

BiB (Breast Feeding in the Borders) Peer Support Training

Baby & Child First Aid

Child Protection


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