sharing understanding of baby & toddler development
Each of us at 'Bump To Three' are parents too. We truly understand (& can totally empathise with!) all the highs and the lows of parenting.
We believe in giving people time to tell their story, and in supporting them to find their own solutions.
We also believe that:
At ‘Bump To Three’ we also work alongside a number of trusted local ‘Linked-Practitioners’.
Each of these practitioners is appropriately qualified in his or her field. Even more importantly, each practitioner associated with Bump to 3 is regulated with their professional body for your peace of mind.
Each of our 'Bump to3' Linked Practitioners is qualified to help with specific issues relating to child development and family wellbeing, or is able to offer a wider range of individual, specialist support. We all are able to link you directly to core NHS services too, if that's what is needed.
Your ‘Bump To Three’ local Linked Practitioners are (in A to Z order by Last Name!):
‘Bump To Three’ is known to, & trusted by, many local midwives, health visitors and children’s centre staff. We are linked through Clair Hobbs to the Warwickshire Pregnancy & Birth Network and to the South Warwickshire Maternity Partnership, & through Tracy M.to the NHS Solihull Approach team, ensuring that 'Bump To Three' services are 'joined-up' for you, as well as being convenvenient!.
Through ‘Bump to 3' we also work alongside our local sister charity ‘Linked-Up’, providing practical support to new mothers who have faced health challenges around the time of their baby’s birth, & who are living in the Leamington, Warwick & Kenilworth areas (soon to cover Stratford too!).
The 'Linked-Up' team of volunteer mothers currently collects donated nursing-friendly clothing for the pop-up ‘Boost-Boutique’ as well as tiny / early baby clothing for the mobile ‘Teeny-Togs’ store. The ‘Linked-Up’ team is always happy to welcome new volunteers & supporters! So please feel free to visit Facebook.com/Linked-Up to message the team or text ‘Linked-Up’ on 07745 259721 if you feel you’d be able to help.
As an organisation 'Bump to Three' is committed to providing inclusive & unbiased services, and to upholding our heartfelt Code of Ethics.
Hi I'm Clair, Founder & Director of 'Bump to Three', which I set up in January 2012 because feel totally committed to expanding the 'village' of community support for new parents. Having enjoyed many years working alongside new mums, dads & babies, both in the NHS & within a local children's centre service, I've also still got very clear memories of the highs & lows of parenthood with my own babies & toddlers!!
As well as on-going NHS work, I've also been an independent practitioner for over 15 years, sharing understanding of baby massage to new mums & dads via small group courses or 1-to-1s, in private or in NHS venues. I've trained with the International Association of Infant Massage to share the gift of Baby Massage new parents (endorsed by the NHS) & I'm also registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.
In addition to running round with my own children (now in their late teens / early 20s), I'm an ABM voluntary 'Mother-Supporter', the current Chairperson of 'Linked-Up', a small local charity, & I'm actively involved on a voluntary basis in the 'South Warwickshire Maternity Partnership' in reviewing & supporting local maternity sevices. I'm also a member of the well-respected 'Warwickshire Pregnancy and Birth Network' of local trusted independent practitioners, and hold Enhanced DBS Clearance for your peace of mind.
Along with regular professional development updates (on bump, birth, baby, toddler & family wellbeing), I have accessed additional specialist training in:
'Obstetrics Certificate' for nurses (3 months full-time NHS maternity nursing), the NHS 'Solihull Approach', the 'Watch, Wait & Wonder' parent-child relationship support programme, 'Infant Massage for Preterm Babies' (IAIM), 'Neonatal Behavioural Observation' Certification (with the Brazelton Centre UK) & I have also gained the 'Postgraduate Award in Infant & Family Wellbeing' from Warwick Medical School.
In my 'spare' time, I'm practising my knitting (scarf patterns only!) and trying to persuade my OH to agree to us getting a wee dog...sadly no joy as yet, but I'm still working on it!
Tracy Mansbridge has been a qualified Midwife for over thirty years (she clearly trained while still a toddler!!!) and has worked with many parents-to-be & new parents from all walks of life through this time. She's worked as a trainer within the NHS & as an independent practitioner, and has contributed to the development of the well-respected evidence-based 'Solihull Approach' Antenatal resources.
Tracy joins our team of Bump to 3 Linked Practitioners as our Solihull Approach Liaison & Antenatal Lead and general lovely person! As a mum of 2 herself she also has ridden the rollercoaster that is parenthood, although like the rest of us she'll never burden you with an unwanted opinion! Tracy is also our group facilitator & 1-to-1 supporter for parents of children on the Autistic Spectrum.
For any NHS Commissioners out there Tracy also holds a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) & is an experienced educator & event speaker.
Get in touch with Tacy here
Amie Watt is a Registered Nurse & Health Visitor who has been working in the NHS since 2009. On qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 2011 she has worked in many different hospital and community settings up and down the country. Having completed further training to become a Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (HV), Amie is currently working as a Health Visitor on a part-time basis in Warwickshire and absolutely loves her job!
Parental emotional health & wellbeing and infant feeding are Amie’s biggest passions as a health visitor and she has attended specialist training in both areas. Subsequent to completing additional professional development, Amie is also trained in infant & toddler behaviour (Solihull Approach) including supporting parents with sleep, weaning and nutrition issues.
As well as being a mum, Amie also runs her own independent Holistic Therapy business, specialising in massage treatments for women’s health and wellbeing. Being fully qualified in Body Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Abdominal Massage, Amie is able to offer personalised pre and postnatal treatments in Warwick or in your own home in the Warwick area. Having seen the benefits of natural, holistic therapies for both physical and emotional health throughout her nursing career, Amie's now thrilled to be sharing her passion with antenatal couples, namely the power of touch for supporting womens' wellbeing through labour. If you'd like to know more about Amie's 1-to-1 Antenatal Massage workshops, Get in Touch with her here!
Anna Wigman has been a Registered Midwife since 2001 and has enjoyed working in the NHS for the last 15 years.
Apart from loving midwifery, she's passionate about sharing 1st Aid skills with parents-to-be & of course new parents, not forgetting grandparents too!
Being the owner of 'The Cotton Nappy Company' shop in Leamington, she's also very knowledgeable about reusable nappies & using a variety of designs of baby-wearing slings. Anna's also very supportive of mothers & babies as they build their feeding skills, having a cosy room in the shop where mums can have a breather while they breastfeed.
To find out more about Anna's Baby First Aid service, including group classes in Leamington Spa & around Warwickshire, pop over to her Facebook page: BabyFirstAidWarwickshire, or contact her on 07903 564056. Alternatively, Get in Touch with Anna here
Lisa Boyes is a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in Paediatrics, as well as being a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the IAIM and a qualified Cranio-Sacral Therapist. She is a registered member of the Health & Care Professionals Council.
Having worked for 20 years solely within the NHS, and being still based part-time within a west midlands NHS Community team, Lisa now offers additional access to her expertise for parents, through her independent practice based in the Warwick district area. She is very experienced in working with parents of preschool children & of babies born prematurely, offering therapy around play and positioning to help promote their development and functional skills. As a mum herself she understands the challenges & the 'juggling' that can come with being a parent, and so has a local peaceful therapy room, with on-site parking.
Lisa is also available to show parents how to use infant massage to help promote their baby's development. Having also qualified in Cranio-Sacral therapy, she also aims to offer this non-invasive form of hands-on therapy as an option to assist the body's natural healing process; a potential boost for babies as well as parents! Get in touch for a chat with Lisa to explore how she might help.
Karen Jones is an HCPC Registered Dietitian with many years’ experience working in the NHS. As a diabetes Specialist Dietitian for the last 8 years, she worked with women with type 1 and 2 diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and in general diabetes prevention. Working alongside consultants and specialist nurses has given her a wide knowledge of all current treatments for diabetes, and convinced her of the importance supporting people in making manageable meal & snack changes. Karen is experienced at advising clients on an individual basis, in delivering educational workshops to groups and is also an accredited DESMOND Educator. Along with her BSc (Hons) deitetics qualification, she is also qualified in Adult and Further Education.
Karen’s skills and experience enable her to work with clients to help them to improve health by making small realistic lifestyle changes. She has worked with mums-to-be and helped them to adapt their eating in order to treat gestational diabetes, and is passionate about promoting good diet for health for the whole family, both during pregnancy and in the longer term. All Karen's recommendations are based on up-to-date evidence & take into account medical treatment and advice from other health professionals.
If you would like to learn more about eating for optimal health, or to adjust your eating to treat diabetes in pregnancy and beyond in a relaxed environment, get in touch with Karen HERE for an appointment, either at the Halo Physiotherapy Clinic in Kenilworth or during a convenient home visit
Julie Davies is an Independent Chartered Clinical Psychologist (qualified in 1996). Before this she also completed an MA in Child Development. She is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council and the British Psychological Society. She is fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
She primarily offers Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and draws on other approaches where appropriate, to enable adults, children and families to make sense of, and better manage, emotional difficulties that are interfering with their lives.
She has worked in the community with children of 0-5 years and their families, and also has experience in providing therapy to antenatal and postnatal mums experiencing anxiety and depression. She has been part of NHS teams supporting both children and adult mental health, and has carried out research into Autism and its impact on families, particularly on brothers and sisters.
Julie offers therapy to adults and children. She is based in Leamington Spa at The Cloisters clinic and can also offer home appointments by arrangement.
Get in Touch with Julie D. here
Heather Holmes qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1994 and has specialised in the treatment of children, ( 0-16 years) since 1997. Heather is registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council and is also a member of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists. She is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, qualifying in 2008 with the International Association of Infant Massage.
Heather worked at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for more than 6 years gaining experience in all areas of Paediatric Physiotherapy before becoming a senior member of the Orthopaedic Team. For the past 10 years Heather has worked within the NHS as a Community Paediatric Physiotherapist, assessing and treating babies and children with conditions varying from musculoskeletal injuries (knee pain / back pain/ concerns regarding walking pattern/ torticollis/ talipes)) to children with complex neurological and neuromuscular conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida or Muscular Dystrophy.
Heather has a clinic room at 'Therapy Fusion' in Stratford-upon-Avon, where she offers 1-to-1 (or very small group) Baby Massage Courses on a Friday. Or if you are worried about your baby or child's physical abilities and feel that a Physiotherapy Assessment would be beneficial, please contact Heather to discuss your concerns and to arrange an appointment if appropriate, either in her clinic or in your own home, depending on location.
Get in Touch with Heather H here
Paul Dyke is a very experienced Counsellor & Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the Leamington & Warwick area. He has an NHS background, and continues to work part-time as an RMN within the community mental health services. He is a registered counsellor with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Paul's independent counselling practice is based at The Cloisters in Leamington, or he can do home visit appointments by arrangement. He offers help with: addiction(s), anxiety, bereavement, depression, mental & emotional health issues, obsessions, phobias, relationships, sex-related issues & stress.
Get in Touch with Paul D. here.
Jenny Joseph is an experienced Reflexologist, who has a Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology. She has also completed the specialist 'Maternity Reflexology' Course with Denise Tiran (Midwife & University Lecturer in Complementary Therapies) of the well-respected training organisation 'Expectancy'. She offers treatments at her Leek Wootton clinic base, in 'The Dispensary', Chase Meadow (for mothers registered with that Warwick GP practice), as well as in your own home if that is easier for you.
Jenny works as an independent practitioner following many years' experience as an NHS Health Visitor and a Registered Children's Nurse within a private hospital. She is a registered member of the Association of Reflexologists.
Although Jenny's chosen to 'retire' from the Nursing & Midwifery Council she's remained passionate about sharing the holistic benefits of Reflexology, helping to relieve some of the discomforts of pregnancy for mothers- to-be & helping to promote sleep for new mums. And as we know, a bit of extra comfort & more sleep is always a valued benefit!
Although Jenny is no longer NMC registered, we trust her professional ethics & so for more information about Jenny's antenatal and postnatal Reflexology treatments, Get in Touch with her here.
Thanks for the baby massage Clair– C. has loved being massaged and it’s been great to have something I could follow-up with her at home. After a difficult birth and then me feeling so low and anxious, it definitely helped improve our relationship.From Pam & baby C
Amazing work, thank you so much for everything that you have done.From Jane & baby D
Thanks for the baby massage Clair– C. has loved being massaged and it’s been great to have something I could follow-up with her at home. After a difficult birth and then me feeling so low and anxious, it definitely helped improve our relationship.From Pam & baby k