Lullaby began as a group of NICU nursing staff giving private aftercare support to parents and their babies when they left the hospital setting. Our reputation grew steadily through word of mouth, and later Lullaby was created to enable us to reach out to more families who needed support and guidance in those early days, weeks and months of a babies life. With the exception of sleep training we focus entirely on babies and young infants as this is where our expertise and passion for helping families lies.
I am passionate about not only infant care and development but also, and just as importantly, supporting parents.Read More
I am passionate about not only infant care and development but also, and just as importantly, supporting parents. It is my strong belief that every new parent should have someone knowledgeable, empathetic & non judgmental to lean on in those first few weeks and months as a new mum or dad. Having ‘lived in’ with parents over the last 10 years I have developed an invaluable insight into the real needs and concerns of new parenthood. It has been my mission to offer the best practical advice and solutions to make what can be a daunting and often difficult time a more enjoyable and happy experience for all.
20 years experience with newborns
Neonatal Acute Support Nurse
Provided care for level 3 neonates from birth to 9 months. Personal care, extended feeding techniques and oxygen dependent babies. Parentcaft – Supporting parents and families prepare for going home with their baby after spending time in Neonatal.
Private Maternity Nurse and Troubleshooter
Various maternity nurse positions within the UK and overseas varying from 1 week to 6 months living-in with families on a 24 hour a day 6 days per week basis. This role has given an invaluable insight into the real needs and concerns of new parenthood. It has been my mission to offer the best practical advice and solutions to make what can be a daunting and often difficult time for new parents.
Infant & Child Sleep Training
Diagnosing sleep problems, support and assist families implement their specific and tailored solution, guiding the infant or child into healthy sleep.
Founded Lullaby Nannies – supporting families with Night Nannies, Maternity Nannies , Sleep Solutions and Troubleshooting services.
Hi I’m Jo, I'm a retired midwife, with 38years NHS experience and have 2 grown up sons. Lullaby Nannies ethos has given me a platform to work with families to help support and empower them and bring the fun back into being a parent again. Its amazing how many mountains shrink back to mole hills with some kindness and a good nights sleep!Read More
Registered General Nurse
Staff Nurse in Children’s Dermatology – Providing care for babies with complex skin conditions.
Registered Mental Health Nurse.
Registered Midwife. 1987- 2019; care of mothers and babies in postnatal and antenatal wards. Care of women in labour and delivering babies.
21 years in Neonatal Unit, providing care for sick and premature babies and their families. Involved in staff training.
Staff Nurse within Special Needs school
Specialist Bank Nurse and Bank Midwife within Neonatal Unit and Postnatal Wards
I’m a retired midwife, with 38years NHS experience and have 2 grown up sons. Lullaby Nannies ethos has given me a platform to work with families to help support and empower them and bring the fun back into being a parent again. Its amazing how many mountains shrink back to mole hills with some kindness and a good nights sleep!
As a retired Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse working with Lullaby Nannies has given me the opportunity to continue to use my experience, knowledge and skills to make a difference to the lives of parents and their babies.Read More
Paediatric Ward Sister
Care of sick babies up to 1 year, management of staff and budget.
Unit Manager Neonatal Unit – Care of pre-term sick babies, management of staff and budget.
Specialist Bank Nurse in Neonatal units
Orphanage in Kathmandu
Since 2009 I have been volunteering in an orphanage in Kathmandu,Nepal. I along with 2 other committed volunteers visit once or twice a year to check on the children and how money we have raised is being used by the Board of Governors of the home.
Volunteering with local charities in N.Ireland.
I work with the visitor services department of the National Trust at Castle Ward near Strangford. I absolutely love helping to set up for events and helping on the days of events. I particularly enjoy the weddings on the property! !
I also help at a local day centre run by AGE NI for older people who are slightly frail but alert. This is a really fun day for me as the people who attend have great stories to tell and there are group games to play each session.
Hi, my name is Sindy and I've been a Lullaby team member since April 2018. I enjoy working with and supporting parents of babies and children, helping with all aspects of nurturing their little ones, assisting them to build confidence and regain control during a sometimes difficult time in their lives.Read More
Registered Adult, Paediatric Nurse and Nurse Tutor
My background spans 40 years working as an NHS general and paediatric nurse, including 20 years as a neonatal nurse.
I have a special interest in attachment and all areas of infant and childhood development, particularly how play helps with problem solving and self-regulating skills, within the area of cognitive development.
Skilled Neonatal & Paediatric Nurse with over 20 years experience of providing nursing & developmental care to premature and sick infants, their parents and families prior to taking early retirement.
Now working part time on the Nurse Bank at the NI Hospice in Belfast.
Experienced in Developmental Care, bottle feeding cleft lip and palate, Enteral feeding, Tracheostomy care, suctioning, CPAP and ventilation.
Joined Lullaby to broaden and enhance my experience in the care of infants, babies and children at home, particularly those with developmental/special needs.
I love my role and find it such a privilege that parents trust me to care for their precious baby at its most vulnerable time. Through this I have often bonded with parents and have privately worked in their own homes looking after their babies post discharge. I see my role as one of establishing routines, developmental care, and offering emotional support.Read More
Neonatal Acute support nurse
I love my role and find it such a privilege that parents trust me to care for their precious baby at its most vulnerable time. Through this I have often bonded with parents and have privately worked in their own homes looking after their babies post discharge. I see my role as one of establishing routines, Developmental care, and offering emotional support. Previous clients have recommended my work to their friends and I have obtained several
additional employments from this. Many of these have been twin pregnancies.
Private Nanny – from newborn to 2 years
Twin expert – my experience and expertise is working with twin families. Understanding the different challenges and assisting parents meet those challenges with simple structure and routines.
Areas of expertise – Managing feeding issues, Parent craft, Establishing Routines
Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve and to help. I love my job as a peads nurse and I have a passion for caring not only for the children but also their families. It’s amazing to see how one good nights sleep completely changes a families outlook and makes everything manageable again. Lullaby Nannies support throughout one of the most challenging times a family will face is first class and being a part of this and making it enjoyable for a family is what we strive for. Seeing the smiles back on parents faces again is a great feeling.Read More
Children’s Nurse in a Neonatal Unit
I have the ability to work under pressure, independently and within a team. I am a caring and empathetic person and enjoy interacting with parents and families. I am always willing to learn new skills and to develop upon those I have. I am motivated and responsible as well as organised with the superior communication skills needed for any role with families. I have gained various skills and knowledge throughout my nursing
career and part time jobs.
Night Nanny – I joined Lullaby as I love working on a one to one basis with babies and their families. It has also given me the opportunity to understand the different needs and challenges families experience within the home. This experience has further developed my ability to support and guide parents before they leave the hospital environment.
Hi my name is Jennifer, and I currently work within an NHS trust as a Children's Specialist Support Nurse. Since joining the Lullaby team I have met and supported many families assisting them with feeding plans, colic and reflux management or simply a well deserved night off for new parents. As a mum of two myself I have a sound understanding of the effects of sleep deprivation, work commitments and the need for some much needed time to yourself.Read More
I’m very lucky to be a paediatric nurse. Nursing is my profession but it is also a calling. Within my job I have been extremely lucky to have cared for many children of all ages: but the part I love most is how family centred my job is. Nothing feels better than knowing a family has recieved exactly what they need within my care. Lullaby Nannies has enhanced that feeling beyond words, knowing that I can support a family in any way makes me love this job more and more everytime I walk through the door of a new home. Starting a family is scary and comes with so much unknown: sleepless nights, tears and all the emotions that come with it. Lullaby Nannies gives us the opportunity to support families during those tough and emotional times: even if its a break for a nights sleep. To all the parents past and present: you are AMAZING!! You’re children are AMAZING!! I feel so blessed to have been on some of your journeys and so blessed to be part of the Lullaby Nannies familyRead More
BSC hon Children’s Nursing completed with 2:1 August 2017 (2ndClass HonorsFirst Division)
HND Health and social Care Level 5 Completed July 2014 (Awarded with 3 Distinctions for over all mark)
OCN Youth Leadership Level 2: June 2013
Paediatric First Aid – Updated with Nursing post 2018
Emergency First Aid – Updated with Nursing Post 2018
CPCAB Listening Support skills Level 2 April 2012
BTEC Health and Social Care Level 3 Completed with July2012 (Awarded 3 distinctions for overall mark)
Personal Effectiveness Award
I am a registered children’s nurse working in an NHS Trust NICU. I am a motivated and enthusiastic young woman and have gained practical experience in a range of areas through volunteering and foreign exchange programmes which have had a positive effect on how I look at care but also how I support individuals and maintain respect, dignity and compassion.
Charity work plays a big role in my life as I continue to hold and support fundraisers for; local youth clubs, NSPCC, Southern Hospice Newry, Ethiopia, Kenya, Asthma NI and the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, are only a few of the various charities I have arranged fundraisers,Coffee mornings and events for.
Registered Children’s Nurse Band 5: Neonatal Unit.
A stimulating environment supporting the needs of premature babies in intensive care support and special care support. Aiding ventilated infants, providing nutritional support and also providing support to families and parents through difficult times. I am registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council. I also work bank shifts in a range of children’s wards working with a range of children and adolescents up to the age of 18. With my nursing degree I have completed 3 years training included; safeguarding,first aid, communication and communication barriers to name a few.