Postnatal Services

Understanding your baby, supporting relationships and well being
Postnatal courses, classes and groups

As an independent local provider our postnatal courses and classes are offered in small, relaxed groups, or in your own home, so there is plenty of time for questions and answers to meet your personal needs.

About this course led by Sandra Barrett... As an independent local provider our postnatal course is different from that offered by your health service provider. You will have time to explore what is important to you, and we offer expert information in relaxed, small groups so that you can feel prepared, confident and excited about bringing up your baby. This six week course is suitable for families with children under nine months of age and consists of weekly two hours sessions and gives you an opportunity to:

    • Explore and increase your understanding of developing a responsive relationship with your baby

    • Hear about the latest information about how baby’s brain develops emotionally

    • Explore how you and baby may be feeling and what can be helpful to support you both

    • Think about your developing relationship with your baby now and in the future

    • Increase your understanding of sensitive ways you can respond to your baby eg baby’s crying, developing health sleep patterns and healthy feeding relationship

    • Understand more about your baby’s developmental and play needs

    • Think about experiences of being separate from your baby and how this might feel for both of you


  • This course is also available as on one2one course in your own home

     

    Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries or to book on to a course.

    This course can also be delivered in your own home as a one to one or in a small group.

About this course led by Sandra Barrett... As an independent local provider our postnatal course is different from that offered by your health service provider.
You will have time to explore what is important to you, and we offer expert information in relaxed, small groups so that you can feel prepared, confident and excited about being a parent.
The group is suitable for families with infants from birth and consists of four one hour sessions over 4 consecutive weeks covering many aspects of life with a new baby - explore how you and your baby may be feeling and what can be helpful to support you both - hear the latest information about how your baby's brain develops emotionally - increase your understanding of sensitive ways that you can respond to your baby e.g. soothing a crying baby, developing healthy sleep patterns, feeding your baby.


 

This group is also available as a one2one course in your own home.

Need more info?
Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries or to book on to a group.
This group can also be delivered in your own home as a one to one or in a small group.

 

About this workshop led by Sandra Barrett...As an independent local provider our weaning workshop is different from that offered by your health service provider.
You will have time to explore what is important to you, and we offer expert information in relaxed, small groups so that you can feel prepared, confident and excited about starting to wean your infant.
This two hour workshop is an interactive discussion on all aspects of feeding your infant - exploring what you remember about food as a child - what you know about your baby's feeding pattern and cues - preparing to wean - spoon fed v baby led weaning - drinks - breastfeeding Q&A - keep it clean - looking after your baby's teeth - safety

 

This workshop is also available as a one2one session in your own home.

Need more info?
Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries or to book on to a workshop
This workshop can also be delivered in your own home as a one to one or in a small group.

 

About this course led by Sandra Barrett...As an independent local provider of infant massage, our courses are designed with both parent and baby in mind.

We offer relaxed, small groups at a fabulous venue to help you to gain confidence with the massage strokes and there is plenty of time for questions and answers to meet the personal needs of each group.
Infant massage is suitable from six weeks of age and runs weekly over four consecutive weeks.

Cost: £27 per course

Alternatively - Home infant massage courses are available
Learn the art of infant massage in the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you and your baby. You will be introduced to infant massage over three sessions spaced over 3-4 weeks. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers to meet your personal needs.
Infant massage is suitable from six weeks of age.

Cost: £40 home course - Share the cost and add a friend (and their baby) for an additional £15. with a maximum of three additional friends per course.
Each home course participant will receive a complimentary goody bag
which includes an illustrated guide to the massage strokes you are practicing, and a variety of sensory items that can be used during massage.


One2one appointments are available to meet your specific needs such as infant colic and wind.


Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries or to book on to a course.
This course can also be delivered in your own home as a one to one or  in a small group.

 

About this course led by Sandra Barrett...As an independent local provider of baby yoga, our courses are designed with both baby and parent in mind. 

This course is held in a fabulous venue and incorporates traditional yoga poses, songs, rhyme and sensory fun for an engaging experience.  Baby yoga is suitable from six weeks of age and runs weekly over four consecutive weeks.
 
Cost: £27 per course

Alternatively - Home baby yoga courses are available

Learn the art of baby yoga in the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you and your baby. You will be introduced to basic baby yoga techniques over three sessions spaced over 3-4 weeks. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers to meet your personal needs.

Baby yoga is suitable from six weeks of age.

Cost: £40 home course - Share the cost and add a friend (and their baby) for an additional £15. with a maximum of three additional friends per course.
Each home course participant
 will receive a complimentary goody bag which includes a variety of sensory items that can be used during baby yoga sessions.


One2one appointments are available to meet your specific needs


Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries or to book on to a course.
This course can also be delivered in your own home as a one to one or in a small group

 

About this workshop led by Sandra Barrett...This two hour workshop is a practical discussion on all aspects of baby first aid.

 


Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries or to book on to a course.

As an independent local provider our services are different from those offered by your health service provider. You will have time to explore what is important to you, and we offer expert information and support in the comfort of your own home.

Our standard home package of breastfeeding support includes two sessions in your own home, The first session lasts approximately two hours and will include a feeding assessment and support. The second session lasts approximately one hour where we will re-assess feeding and offer support. Further support will be offered via our closed facebook group.

We also offer an enhanced home package of breastfeeding support which again includes two sessions in your own home. The first session lasts approximately two hours and will include a feeding assessment and support. The second session lasts approximately one hour where we will re-assess feeding and offer support. Further support will be offered via our closed facebook group. This package is with a certified Lactation Consultant.

Additional home visits are also available if required.


Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries or to book our standard or enhanced home package.

Venue: to be arranged - monthly meeting 

The PANDAS organisation is a national support network with online support and peer support groups throughout the country.

The North Tyneside PANDAS Support Group is a peer led group for women and their families in North Tyneside, and it’s surrounding area, who are experiencing primary mental health issues in the antenatal and postnatal period of their life.


Need more info? Please email Sandra or phone her on 07799 473484 with any queries


Antenatal Services
  • Journey to parenthood one to one antenatal course at home 

  • Journey to parenthood 4 week antenatal course

  • Journey to parenthood weekend antenatal course

  • Hypnobirthing course - coming soon.... 

  • Essential workshop – You, your baby and the stages of labour

  • Essential workshop - Feeding your baby 

  • North Tyneside Pandas peer support group

Postnatal Services
  • bump2toddler breastfeeding one2one support in your own home 

  • Understanding your baby, 6 week postnatal group or one2one home courses 

  • Understanding your baby, 4 week postnatal group or one2one home courses

  • Understanding your baby, introducing solids group or one2one home workshops

  • bump2toddler infant massage group and one2one/group home courses

  • bump2toddler baby yoga group and one2one/group home courses

  • North Tyneside Pandas peer support group