1 On 1 Coaching with Sarah

Insight, Confidence, Support
Start Your Parenting Journey Today
Helping You Become A Better Parent With Personalised Coaching

Do You Want To Become A More Confident And Competent Parent, But Don’t Know Where To Start ?

You’ve done the antenatal classes, but you still have so many unanswered questions.

You’ve read  books, but they all tell you something different.

You have heard so many conflicting opinions that you don’t know who to believe.

If this is you, wouldn’t you like someone to guide you through the confusion, someone who is non biased and non judgemental, and someone who will tailor their advice to you, your situation, and your baby?

This is what personal parenting coaching is all about…this is what I do.

What Is Parent Coaching?

Your chance to be listened to and heard.

I won’t make assumptions, talk over you, dismiss your concerns or tell you what you should or shouldn’t be doing. You can tell me absolutely anything, in confidence, and I will be there for you.

Your chance to ask all your questions, and get the answers you need.

Having a baby is the biggest learning curve you will ever face and you will have hundreds of questions. I believe parents have the right to accurate, and up to date information, and I will answer every single one of your questions honestly and without bias.

Your chance to have someone understand your situation, your problems and your fears.

I understand that you, your baby, and your situation are all totally unique, and that you need personalised advice and support, not a generic, one size fits all approach.

Your chance to get the help and support you need...now !

I know how quickly things can start to go wrong, and how quickly your confidence can be damaged.

I also know what it feels like to need help NOW, which is why I offer phone/skype and email support…you will never have to wait to get help.

My Approach

Over the years I have seen so many different ways of parenting that I no longer believe there is any right or a wrong way.

My approach is to work with the parents, listen to what you are saying, with an open mind, and respect your feelings and your parenting choices.

Together we can crack breast, bottle or combi feeding.

Together we can get your baby sleeping.

Together we can build your confidence and skills, and enable you to relax and enjoy your baby.

Problem Solving And Progress – Phone or Skype Call

A 1hr phone or Skype call, to discuss whatever problem you are experiencing during which we will figure out what is going wrong, and how to fix it.

To help you implement your action plan, there will be a further 40 min call, along with unlimited text and email support for a month.

Suitable for sleep problems, feeding difficulties, routine questions, confidence issues, pregnancy preparations…basically, anything that doesn’t need me to be there  in person…I can even give a winding/burping masterclass over skype !

£250

More Details

This is one of my most popular options because it is quick and easy, and usually available within a few days so you don’t have to wait.

I offer a free 20 min call to discuss your options, and if we decide to go ahead with this package I will usually ask you to write down what is going on, or ask you to keep a diary for a couple of days if you don’t have the information recorded.

During the consultation call we will use my problem solving technique to Assess, Investigate, and Modify, which, more  simply put is to see what is really happening, figure out why, and then fix it.

We will work through it all together so you understand the process and will be able to apply the same process to future problems.

Sometimes, in the middle of the problem it can be difficult to see things clearly, so my objective presence can help identify exactly what is going on.

When we move on to understanding why things are going wrong, we will explore the factors that commonly affect babies, such as their own biology, their environment, and their basic temperament which is present from birth. These factors interact to create certain behaviour patterns, and by working through this, you will learn to read your baby, and be able to understand what they are trying to tell you.

If your problem is confidence or anxiety, the focus will be more on you, but the principles are the same

Using this information we will work together to find the best solution for you, your baby and your family because your own situation is as unique as your baby’s which is why ‘one size fits all’ solutions can be ineffective, and sometimes damaging.

Once we have devised a plan of action I ensure that you are 100% confident in implementing it yourself by talking you through the process in detail, and providing you with any further information you might need e.g sleep training or feeding methods.

After the call I will write you an email summarising our conversation, usually the same day, but definitely within 24hrs.

The unlimited support starts as soon as the call ends so you can email or text any questions or concerns you might have at any time.

Most clients update me regularly (sometimes several times a day, which is fine), and we can then discuss how things are going, celebrate successes, and tweak anything that isn’t working. This way we keep in touch and work together until the problem is solved.

Included in the months support is another phone call of 40 minutes, which you can use anytime you feel it would be easier  to be able to talk something through, or just to get moral support.

This package can also be used to help advance planning of a family, social or medical event, and to help cope both during and after an emergency situation.

I have used this Problem Solving and Progress Package very successfully to help with problems with sleeping, daytime naps, routines e.g siblings school runs/activities, reflux management, colic, baby and family illness, travel (holidays abroad), breast, formula and combi feeding, winding/burping, weaning, PND and Anxiety, sudden hospitalisation of mum, lack of confidence, and returning to work, so it really is a powerful and effective tool.

If you have any questions, or aren’t sure if it is the right option for you, please make use of the free 20 min call, and get in touch x

 ** Available Now !**

 

3 Hr Parenting Masterclass (in and around London)

I come to your home and spend 3 hrs with you and your baby, working on whatever you feel you need help with. I bring my realistic baby dolls to enable us to practise hands on winding/handling/swaddling/soothing techniques without disturbing your baby.

This is particularly useful during the first week or two, to get you off to a great start, boosting your confidence, and helping you avoid falling in to bad habits that can cause problems later on.

I will be available to support you via text and email for a further month.

£300
More Details
If you live in the London area you have the opportunity to have me come to your home and work with you, your partner, and your baby on a one to one basis. This is particularly useful if you have not been able to attend ante natal classes, or if you did attend, but didn’t get the information or support you needed.

This 3hr Masterclass is a great opportunity to work through any problems you might be having with your baby as you can send me detailed information beforehand, and we can work intensively together in person to figure out what is happening, and to figure out how to fix it quickly. In certain cases where there were extreme feeding problems, reflux problems, and excessive crying (colic), the parents and I  were able to make great progress, and see instant improvements.

I have also had clients who were coping well, and just used this session to get more insight in to their baby’s behaviour, to act as an M.O.T to discuss any concerns, to make sure they weren’t getting in to any bad habits, and to discuss the next stages of development.

I can also bring my realistically weighted dolls which are a very useful way to practise winding/burping, swaddling, handling, carrying, and changing, all without having to bother your baby.

A great time to book this Masterclass is a week or two after your baby is born, so you have had time to figure out what you most need help with, and is also very useful to prevent bad habits creeping in, as I can explain how what you do now will affect what happens weeks or months down the line.

This 3hrs can also be used to help you prepare for your baby during pregnancy because i can answer all your questions, and provide you with accurate, non biased information on those subjects that can be most confusing and controversial such as feeding or  parenting styles. We can also discuss equipment and what you actually need versus what you ‘think you need’ (one client worked out that my advice saved them over £750 in just one conversation !).

Another function of the Masterclass is to help prepare for, and deal with a situation where anxiety and/or Post Natal Depression is suspected to be a factor. One couple booked 2 sessions, one to help them get prepared before the baby was born , and the second to help them cope after the birth.

If you have any questions, or aren’t sure if it is the right option for you, please make use of the free 20 min call, and get in touch x

 

 ** Available from November 2019 **

 

3 Day Confidence Boost

3 full days and nights, in your own home, to get you settled after the birth, and to ease you in to life as new parent.

This is also an excellent way to  trouble shoot a difficult situation by having me help and support you, and get you all back on track.

Follow on support includes unlimited text and email, plus a 1 hr phone call, every week, for a month, plus free membership to my Baby Detective Parenting Membership Site.

£1200
More Details
This package is all about getting you and your baby off to the best start possible, focusing strongly on the 3 main post birth stress points

  • The mothers physical recovery
  • Getting feeding establish safely and effectively
  • Getting sleep for the parents, and setting good sleep patterns for the baby.

As we work together on these three areas I will be teaching you how to read and understand your baby, how to meet their needs whilst not neglecting your own, and how to care properly for your baby whilst still relaxing and enjoying those all important cuddles.

Whilst I am there I will take care of baby’s laundry, clean and sterilise any bottles or breastfeeding equipment, and help sort the nursery or other baby equipment if required, leaving you to focus on yourselves and your baby.

The main priority, after mum and baby’s health and welfare, will be to give you knowledge, skills and strategies that will grow your confidence at exponential rates, even in the short time we are together.

We will have a preliminary conversation, during which we we get to know each other, and we can discuss anything that is worrying you, or that you have questions about, so you have my support from the moment you book me. This support continues throughout your pregnancy so you can always get in touch and ask advice about what to buy, and how to get yourself organised and fully prepared…you can even call me from the hospital when baby has been born if you need help or support.

Once I leave you will still have my help via unlimited email and text, and also with 1 phone call a week which you can use for anything you are struggling with, so you will not be alone.

Previous clients have appreciated the fact that they feel more prepared than they thought they would be, and also very relieved to know that I was waiting for them when they got home from hospital because that was the scariest part !

Trouble shooting

This 3 day confidence boost is also a very effective way of dealing quickly and efficiently with any problem that is causing you or your baby stress or distress, at any point along your parenting journey.

Feeding and sleeping are the usual culprits so we can focus for 3 full days and nights on getting to the bottom of the problem, and finding the right solution for you and your baby to get you all back on track.

I chose 3 days because I have found that this is the optimum time needed to successfully solve most baby

problems that are behavioural, rather than due to ill health.

So…

  • 3 days to  get a stubborn baby to take a bottle
  • 3 days to get a baby off a dummy/pacifier
  • 3 days to sleep train an older baby (over 5 months)
  • 3 days to correct jet lag after a holiday, or correct sleep after an illness
  • 3 days to establish a good routine
  • 3 days to correct food aversion, or get baby happy taking solids

….you get the idea.

Whatever the problem is, we can push through the worst of it in our 3 days together, and you can then carry on implementing our plan once I’ve left, with my ongoing support, of course.

What else can you do in 3 days ??? There doesn’t have to be a big problem, you might just need someone you trust to help you for a while.

You can have a break and catch up on some much needed sleep.

You can spend time with your partner and go on date nights.

You can let me take over whilst you recover from illness or jetlag.

You can have support whilst your partner is away on a business trip.

 

If you have any questions, or want to discuss a possible booking, please make use of the free 20 min call, and get in touch x

 

 ** Available from January  2020**

 

5 Day – Parenting Foundation Package (anywhere in the UK)

You will have me there, 24hrs, for 5 days, to allow you to recuperate after the birth, and to gain the insights and skills that are the key to becoming confident, competent parents.

You will learn what to expect in the coming weeks, and we will make sure you are properly prepared to meet any and all challenges.

Follow on support continues for a further month and includes unlimited texts and emails, a 1 hr phone call every week, plus free membership to my Baby Detective Parenting Membership Site.

£2000
More Details
I know there will be people who want longer bookings, such as the ones I previously offered, but really, with the amount of teaching and preparation I provide here, most of what you need to know will be covered.
This allows you the option of then booking in more continuing support if you feel you need it…but you will know exactly what help you need, so will not be paying for unneeded care, plus, you will be receiving ongoing phone and email support from me for a further month.
During our 5 days together I will be helping mum recover from the birth, helping you get that much needed rest and sleep, helping  both parents adjust to life with a new baby, and getting feeding established, making sure it is safe and effective, as well as manageable for the whole family.
I will make sure you know everything you need to know about feeding, winding, setting up great sleep habits from birth, bathing, changing, dressing, swaddling and all the other  baby care basics, and we will trouble shoot any problems as we go along.
I will also help you get all your equipment etc organised so you have a smooth running nursery or baby area.
On top of this, I will be constantly adapting everything to suit and complement your personalities, your baby’s personality, and your lifestyle and resources, so there is never any element of ‘one size fits all’
Everything I do is explained as I go along, so you understand what I am doing and why, and I will help you to read and understand your baby’s needs and preferences, and what they are trying to tell you.
This means you will always know when your baby has wind, or is hungry, tired or overtired, over stimulated, or ill. This will take a massive amount of guesswork out of the equation, and give you the confidence you need to be great parents.
I will also talk through with you what the options are for ongoing help and support once I’ve left if you feel you might need e.g, night nanny, daytime help.
I will make sure you know where to source this help, what to look for in a potential helper, what questions to ask, and how to interpret their CV. I can also give recommendations for reliable agencies and for private individuals that I have come to  know and trust.
There is a strong element of preparation for anything that life might throw at you, so we will talk through and practise planning for a doctors visit, feeding in public, taking baby in taxis and on buses, trips to meet friends at coffee shops and restaurants, or for play dates , planning weekend trips away, planning travel abroad, weddings and other social occasions.
Recognising, and knowing how to care for minor accidents and illnesses, such as rashes or baby’s first cold, is very important, so we will cover all these things too.
I am there to help, support, to teach, and to answer any and all of your questions, so by the time I leave you will be confident and competent, and already well along the right track.
Your 1 months support begins as soon as I leave, which means you can get in touch by text or email as often as you need and I will reply within 3 hours (usually quicker).
You also have 1 phone call a week (usually an hour, but more if you need it) which you can use whenever you feel you are struggling and need more information and support.
Feedback from clients suggests that this acts as ‘stabilisers’ on a child’s bike, giving them the support and confidence they need as they they practise parenting on their own.
Actually, a lot of the time they know what they are doing, they just want the reassurance of running it by an expert they trust beforehand.
This package can provide an amazing start for first time parents, giving them a solid foundation, but it can be equally useful for repeat parents who had a difficult time with their first baby, or who have other challenges  such as medical conditions, older children, or lack of support network around them.
If you have any questions, or aren’t sure if it is the right option for you, please make use of the free 20 min call, and get in touch x
** Available from January 2020 **

2 Week – Ultimate Parenting Package

Similar to the 5 Day Package, but with the added advantage of the second week to consolidate your skills.

I will work with you for 5 days then take 2 days off, during which you can practise what we have worked on. I will be on the end of the phone if you need me, and on my return we will debrief, and explore how you coped on your own.

The second week we will build on your strengths, strengthen your weaknesses, and prepare you for the journey ahead.

Follow on support continues for a further month and includes unlimited text and email,  a 1 hr phone call every week,  plus free membership to my Baby Detective Parenting Membership Site.

£4000
More Details
This 2 week package is packed with all the information and support that you would normally get from a longer booking with a less experienced maternity nurse.
It allows you the option of then booking in more continuing support if you feel you need it once I’ve left…but you will know exactly what help you need, so will not be paying for unneeded care, plus, you will be receiving ongoing phone and email support from me for a further month.
During our 2 weeks together I will be helping mum recover from the birth, helping you get that much needed rest and sleep, helping  both parents adjust to life with a new baby, and getting feeding established, making sure it is safe and effective, as well as manageable for the whole family.
I will make sure you know everything you need to know about feeding, winding, setting up great sleep habits from birth, bathing, changing, dressing, swaddling and all the other  baby care basics, and we will trouble shoot any problems as we go along.
I will also help you get all your equipment etc organised so you have a smooth running nursery or baby area.
On top of this, I will be constantly adapting everything to suit and complement your personalities, your baby’s personality, and your lifestyle and resources, so there is never any element of ‘one size fits all’
Everything I do is explained as I go along, so you understand what I am doing and why, and I will help you to read and understand your baby’s needs and preferences, and what they are trying to tell you.
This means you will always know when your baby has wind, or is hungry, tired or overtired, over stimulated, or ill. This will take a massive amount of guesswork out of the equation, and give you the confidence you need to be great parents.
I will also talk through with you what the options are for ongoing help and support once I’ve left if you feel you might need e.g, night nanny, daytime help.
I will make sure you know where to source this help, what to look for in a potential helper, what questions to ask, and how to interpret their CV. I can also give recommendations for reliable agencies and for private individuals that I have come to  know and trust.
There is a strong element of preparation for anything that life might throw at you, so we will talk through and practise planning for a doctors visit, feeding in public, taking baby in taxis and on buses, trips to meet friends at coffee shops and restaurants, or for play dates , planning weekend trips away, planning travel abroad, weddings and other social occasions.
Recognising, and knowing how to care for minor accidents and illnesses, such as rashes or baby’s first cold, is very important, so we will cover all these things too.
This is the same as the 5 day package above, except that we have more time together so can work in more depth (and you can get more sleep !)
It also offers you the chance to put your knowledge in to practise when I go home for 48 hrs in the middle of the booking. I will be there for you on the phone or by email and text if you have any questions, and may sound daunting at first, but the parents who have done it say it is a very powerful learning experience because they discover what they do and don’t know.
I encourage parents to keep notes, and on my return we will have a joint ‘debrief’ where we talk about how things went, and what you struggled with. This means we can then focus on any weak points and make sure they are strengthened during the following 5 days
I am there to help, support, to teach, and to answer any and all of your questions, so by the time I leave you will be confident and competent, and already well along the right track.
Your 1 months support begins as soon as I leave, which means you can get in touch by text or email as often as you need and I will reply within 3 hours (usually quicker).
You also have 1 phone call a week (usually an hour, but more if you need it) which you can use whenever you feel you are struggling and need more information and support.
Feedback from clients suggests that this acts as ‘stabilisers’ on a child’s bike, giving them the support and confidence they need as they they practise parenting on their own.
Actually, a lot of the time they know what they are doing, they just want the reassurance of running it by an expert they trust.
This package can provide an amazing start for first time parents, giving them a solid foundation, but it can be equally useful for repeat parents who had a difficult time with their first baby, or who have other challenges  such as medical conditions, older children, or lack of support network around them.
If you have any questions, or aren’t sure if it is the right option for you, please make use of the free 20 min call, and get in touch x
**Available from January 2020 **

Still Have Questions? Get In Touch Now.

Pin It on Pinterest