sharing understanding of baby & toddler development
Each of us at 'Bump to 3' 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:
Bump to 3 works alongside a number of trusted local & appropriately qualified ‘Linked-Practitioners’.
Each practitioner associated with Bump to 3 has had an Enhanced DBS check & is regulated with their professional regulatory 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 and if that's what you ask us to do.
Your ‘Bump to 3’ local Linked Practitioners are (in A to Z order by Last Name!):
Amie Monique Watt: (NB/ currently on an extended break from summer 2018) HV & Pregnancy Massage Therapist NMC Registered (NHS & Independent)
Associate Practitoner: Jenny Joseph – Reflexologist & former registered nurse /health visitor (Independent Practitioner) NMC Registered to March 2016
‘Bump to 3’ 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. Bump to 3 is licenced by the NHS 'Solihull Approach' team, ensuring that 'Bump to 3' 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 C.I.C.' is committed to providing inclusive, confidential & unbiased services, and to upholding our heartfelt Code of Ethics.
Hi I'm Clair, Founder & Co-Director of 'Bump to Three', which I set up in January 2012 because I feel totally committed to expanding the 'village' of community support for new parents. Having enjoyed many years working alongside new mothers, dads & babies, both in the NHS & within a local children's centre service, I've still got very clear memories of the highs & lows of parenthood with my own babies, toddlers & beyond!!
As well as on-going NHS-based 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 a qualified nurse & health visitor.
In addition to running round with my own children (now in their 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 Nursing Certificate' (3 months full-time maternity nursing in the NHS), the NHS 'Solihull Approach' (Antenatal, Postnatal, Postnatal Plus & Breastfeeding Support), the 'Watch, Wait & Wonder' parent-child relationship support programme, IAIM Infant Massage Instructor Certificate plus 'Infant Massage for Preterm Babies' (IAIM), 'Neonatal Behavioural Observation' Certification (Registered NBO Practitioner 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!
Helen, Co-Director of Bump to 3, is an experienced & trusted Clinical Psychologist who worked in a local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Teams for 13 years. She left the NHS in 2012 to focus on her passion – helping parents support the healthy development of their babies, toddlers and young children through her local & accessible service.
After graduating in psychology from Lancaster University, Helen worked for two years at Bristol University on a research project focussed on the development of babies born prematurely. She then did her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Manchester University and has been living in Warwickshire since 1999.
Helen is an expert in understanding what young babies need to increase the chances that they will grow up to be happy and successful children and adults. Being a mother of three she understands the challenges of being a new parent and likes to empower mums and dad with the latest scientific findings about infant and toddler development - and how to apply that to the real world! If parents have any niggling concerns about their child's development or behaviour it makes sense to chat this through with Helen as it's well known that 'early intervention' can help in the prevention of later difficulties.
As well as her running her clinic ‘Family Matters in Warwickshire’, Helen does voluntary work for, and is the Chair of, the Strategic Advisory Group for the Leamington Children’s Centres and was recently a volunteer Director and Chair at a local village day nursery.
Get in touch with Helen here or contact her on: 01564 795337....plus you can read more about her services for families on her dedicated psychology practice website: www.familymattersinwarwickshire.co.uk
Anna Leeksma-Endicott has been a Registered Midwife since 2001 and has enjoyed working in the NHS for the last 16+ 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 'Naturally Baby' & 'Naturally Kids' shops in Leamington, she's also very knowledgeable about reusable nappies & using a variety of designs of baby-wearing slings, as well as car seat safety & much more... from toddlerhood & beyond! Anna's also very supportive of mothers & babies as they build their feeding skills, having a cosy space at the rear of 'Naturally Baby' 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
Heather Holmes qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1994 and has specialised in the treatment of children (age 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
Kylie Holdback is a highly experienced Clinical Practitioner in Paediatric Occupational Therapy who has specialised in working with Children and Young People for over 8 years. She is Founder & Director of Inclusive Children's Therapy Services, providing a personalised Occupational Therapy service for children, young people and their families. Kylie & her colleagues specialise in working with children who have complex sensory, learning or developmental needs. Kylie's professional qualifications are:
Common reasons for Kylie (or one of her Inclusive Children’s Therapy team) to see a child (at home, day care / nursery or school) are:
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.
Philippa is a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years NHS experience both in hospital and community settings (as well as being a mum of two!). She specialises in paediatric and maternal nutrition, and enjoys delivering interactive and fun nutrition sessions in the community. As a registered healthcare professional Philippa ensures her practice is up to date with continued learning and attendance at specialist study days.
Now working in Leamington Spa and Warwick, Philippa offers both group and one to one sessions for nutrition during pregnancy, postnatal weight management & family healthy eating, as well as supporting parents with the process of weaning from milk to meals…& beyond- through her 'feel food-friendly' advisory service!
For more information about Philippa's Pregnancy Nutrition Workshop or her 'Healthy Mum, Healthy Me' Postnatal healthy weight group, Get in Touch 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 & are very happy to recommend her service as a Bump to 3 'Associate Practitioner'! 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