MEET THE TEAM

Roxanne Francois: Owner of J'adore Mama

Roxanne launched J'adore Mama in 2014 following years of studying and research, professional and personal experience in maternity and aromatherapy and a passion for supporting and encouraging an enjoyable pregnancy, birth and the early weeks with your new baby.

 

Following the birth of my first child Theo in 2009 I studied a pre University course in Nursing, Midwifery and Health related studies in the UK before being offered 1 of 24 places from 800 applicants onto the BA(Hons) Midwifery degree with UCLAN in 2011.

I trained as a midwife for 12 months, delivered 8 babies and worked with some wonderful, inspiring health professionals. Working within an obstetric and highly medicalised trust increased my passion and determination to promote normality and encourage women to enjoy their pregnancy and childbirth even more. Here I took a career diversion to train as an aromatherapist specialising in pregnancy, childbirth, new mummy’s and their baby's.

Over the years I have trained as an aromatherapist with additional training in pregnancy, infant massage & natural remedies. During this time I gave birth to my second child Annie-Rose in 2013, a home water birth using aromatherapy essential oils throughout my pregnancy and during my labour.

 

Meeting women at the start of their second trimester, providing treatment, therapy and supporting them throughout their pregnancy, birth and the early weeks is extremely rewarding and a privilege. Therefore I decided to introduce baby massage and baby yoga to continue the support and guidance, ensuring baby can experience the benefits of touch and communication from the start.

 

J'adore Mama enables me to promote my passion and encourage a happy, healthy and enjoyable pregnancy, birth and early months with your new addition. I hope I can help you to achieve optimum well-being during a very exciting and special time.

Kyleigh Gregson: Senior Class Instructor

Kyleigh is the senior instructor at J'adore Mama and is very experienced ,with a degree in Early Childhood Studies and holding certificates in paediatric first aid and level two child protection and safeguarding. Being a baby massage instructor, baby and toddler yoga instructor for J'adore Mama, she provides an enthusiastic and enjoyable approach to the classes and has played a huge part in the development of the new centre.

With a background in early years, child development and as a previous nursery manager, Kyleigh has a huge passion for supporting parents with their growing babies and developing toddlers. With this background Kyleigh has a vast knowledge of the developmental stages and educational milestones of children up to school age.

Kyleigh is due to go on maternity leave in July 2017 to bring her second baby girl into the world and will be spending lots of time at the centre bonding with her baby.

Kyleigh has built some wonderful relationships with new families, expanding families, other health professionals and we look forward to making more.

Natalie Atherton: Class Instructor & Centre Assistant

I have worked in childcare and education for over 15 years. My career began in nursery where I started as an apprentice. I worked with babies up to pre-school. I went on to become pre-school room leader and I also managed their holiday and after school clubs which involved planning and implementing fun and stimulating activities for children from age 4 to 11. After 4 years I chose to complete a HND in Early Childhood Studies (Btec Level 5). With my qualification I decided to broaden my knowledge and experience and worked in school as a teaching assistant. Over the 10 years I was at school I worked my way up from a Level 2 Teaching Assistant to a Higher Level Teaching Assistant planning for and teaching children from EYFS and Key Stage 1.

During my time at school I also worked part time as a carer for children and young adults with special needs/learning difficulties and formed some wonderful bonds with the families I worked with. I have also attended many training sessions and have completed my level 2 safe guarding and child protection.

I have a beautiful daughter who was brought into the world peacefully and calmly in the water using hypnobirthing techniques. I feel very passionately about woman in pregnancy and labour feeling relaxed and in control. I also feel very passionately about the importance of nurturing our babies/toddles and about supporting mums in their own personal parenting choices

Katrina Hampson: Maternity Support Specialist

Katrina Hampson is mum to four boys and has been supporting mothers and their babies successfully and enjoyably for 14 years. UNICEF trained, she has worked on wards and with Infant Feeding Specialists to run breastfeeding groups. The emphasis is on bringing mum's together for support with the confidence that she will be on hand to provide one to one Support and information to help you overcome any problems. Her goal is to help you make informed decisions about the way your baby feeds and to feel confident and relaxed about it .

In the breastfeeding sessions you will learn how to activate your baby's innate reflexes to overcome the most common problems mum's experience when initiating breastfeeding. You will receive information, knowledge and all the top tips gained from years of supporting mothers. This session also covers what to do if you choose not to breastfeed and how to optimise bonding and learn how a young baby feeds.

Birth can be magical, empowering, traumatic, disappointing and everything in between. It can be all of these things at once and it can be hard to make sense of it all. Katrina offers a listening service to untangle some of the emotions. This session is for everyone whether the birth was 5 days or 10 years ago. Birth story listening is a way to change the culture of the way we well our story and how we listen, without judgement, without comparison and with total compassion for your journey as a mother.

Racheal Wild: 'Parenting Wellbeing Coach'

Rachael believes that a happy Mummy equals a happy baby. A mum of two young children, she appreciates the challenges that being a parent can bring and so works to provide a non judgemental listening ear, parent to parent. Whether it be that you are struggling to adapt to your new family life, or you are simply in need of a little you time to take a moment to recharge your batteries and refresh your focus, Rachael will be there to offer support and suggestions to help you to be the best version of yourself - for yourself and for your family. Being a parent is amazing but it can be incredibly difficult too! Opening up about how we are feeling helps our emotional wellbeing as it allows us to understand and therefore change any self limiting beliefs and thought patterns. Offering either one to one or group sessions, with her background in Psychology, Counselling and Life Coaching, Rachael will help you to feel proud of who you are and your achievements (and with good reason!)

 

Ana Bianchi Grewal: 'Holistic Therapist'

I am a qualified and fully insured Holistic Therapist, providing a range of treatments, such as Aromatherapy, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, to name just a few.

My journey started when I had my daughter, 14 years ago, and decided to enrol in a local course to learn all things holistic to help my family and myself with my baby blues. The experience was so positive and helpful that I decided I would love to help others doing what I had learnt then.

I have acquired knowledge and experience over the past 13 years practicing with hundreds of clients (including Doctors and Nurses) and through continuous training for personal and professional development.

I am also a Relax Kids Coach, delivering classes  to children and teenagers, facilitating relaxation and self-steam exercises that are practical, safe and fun to learn. These classes are flexible and do help children to steadily develop mechanisms to cope with stress, anxiety and insecurities.

This variety of skills allow me to personalise treatments combining essential oils, equipment and therapeutic techniques whenever required to match your needs.

I believe that together we can find the most suitable treatment that may help you and your family physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Ella Cookson: Tropic Skincare Executive

Ella Cookson is an executive manager for the UK based, natural, cruelty free beauty brand Tropic. Using only the purest ingredients with a core skincare range that is 100% naturally derived, Ella has made it her mission to educate others about the benefits of Tropic. Ella offers free facials and pamper evenings to demonstrate the quality, feel and fresh fragrance of the tropic range as she continues to spread the love of tropic across the UK and educate others about the benefits of natural beauty.

Beki Beer: Baby Carrying Consultant

I am a trained and fully insured level 3 Baby Carrying Consultant. I am passionate about bonding and attachment and the many other benefits using a sling or carrier with your child can facilitate. There are a wide variety of slings and carriers available which can be overwhelming as there is no 'one size fits all' sling. My aim is to enable you to carry your child safely and comfortably in a sling or carrier that is right for you.

Using a sling is a hands free way of keeping your child close which can be especially helpful if you have other siblings to care for.

J'adore Mama • The Maternity & Infant Centre, Next to YMCA, Mythop Road, Lytham, FY8 4HB

Tel: 07719 901271    info@jadoremama.co.uk

 

 

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