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I set up Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed after been made redundant. , I started selling homemade baby food when my baby boy was one but was continually asked question about weaning. With years of experience as a Community Food and Health worker, plus teaching in Children's Centre nutrition is something I have always been passionate about. After delivering a session to a group in Hull, I realised the gap in the market for weaning workshops. The Weaning Workshops grew from there!
Trainer - Wakefield
I am a qualified teacher with a specialism in Early Years and I have extensive experience working in children centres and supporting families and children from 0 to 5. I am mum to 2 mighty girls. My youngest, Bea was born early at a tiny 4lb13 but this has given me a wealth of experience in breastfeeding a smaller infant for successful weight gain. As a parent myself and a professional who works with lots of families I feel it's important for parents to have access to good quality, tried and tested advice so they can be confident in the decisions they make for their families and what better place to start than meal times.I like to spend time crafting, reading, singing with my community mums choir and pottering around my allotment.
I have 2 little ones, Isla who is 3 and Seth who is 1. My babies are deliciously hard work but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I have worked with children and their families for 18 years, starting as a nursery nurse in SureStart Children’s Centres and now as an intervention practitioner. I also teach My Baby Can Dance twice a week! I joined Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed as I believe that Sophie and the team provide valuable information for families. The introduction of solid foods or weaning can be daunting. I know I was excited and scared to start! I want to help fellow parents through this exciting (slightly messy) time.
Trainer - West & North Yorkshire
Beau and Finlay are now 6, and obviously fully weaned. I’m fortunate they both eat a healthily with a varied diet but I clearly remember going through the weaning process and finding it quite daunting. There was a lot of pressure to do Baby Led Weaning. I would have relished the opportunity to attend a weaning workshop, just for some clarity, advice, tips, and tricks offered in a non-judgemental setting supported by other mums. The opportunity to work with Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed gives me that chance to run workshops for other mums who are looking for somewhere to come for support, to ask questions and leave feeling more confident and excited in starting weaning with their little ones.
Trainer - Leeds
I joined Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed to fulfil my passion for making healthy living realistic and enjoyable, especially during the early stages of life. I have twin four-year-olds and a daughter on the way, as well as various relevant qualifications, including university level Nutrition and Food Science - both of which have granted me an in-depth understanding in the area. The foundations for healthy habits are formed from infancy, so I am keen to share my extensive knowledge and experience around infant feeding to advise other parents around what could be best for their weaning journey.
Trainer - East Riding & Hull
I joined Yorkshire Born and Yorkshire Fed to help new parents gain support before they begin their weaning journeys with their babies. I thoroughly enjoyed my own journey with my little girl but was a very anxious parent when we began and would have benefited immensely from sessions like these. I have a background in Primary education and teaching and wanted the challenge of developing my own skills and knowledge around nutrition. I’m so thrilled to be part of a new, exciting company.