Julie Heginbottom has 23 years’ experience in childcare including as a nanny, maternity nurse and sleep consultant. She holds an NNEB, a degree in Early Years and is a qualified nutritional therapist, childcare tutor and assessor. Julie has worked extensively with many different families through her own consultancy and aims to empower parents, finding solutions that fit their lifestyle and philosophy rather than advocating a one-size-fits-all approach. As a trainer Julie applies these same principles, prioritising up-to-date, essential information but allowing each student to find their own niche. Julie has collaborated with HATA on a wide range of courses, bringing us her considerable experience and perspective as a nanny and maternity nurse.
Carmen Pagor is a trained nursery nurse, Registered Children’s Nurse, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has extensive experience in acute and community settings and in health promotion and preventative work. To become an IBCLC she undertook specialist education in human lactation, completed over 1000 clinical hours supporting breastfeeding mothers and their babies and sat the board certification examination. She enjoys supporting families to achieve their breastfeeding goals and sharing her experience and knowledge to equip HATA learners with the skills to nurture families and provide up to date, research based care.
Julia Wolman is a registered nutritionist specialising in baby and child nutrition. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Human Nutrition and a Masters in Psychology & Health and is registered with the Association for Nutrition as well as being a member of SENSE. Julia’s passion for promoting healthy eating in children has seen her working with the NHS to deliver healthy eating projects for families and training schools, nurseries and children’s centres, co-develop the internationally successful obesity prevention programme for 2-4 year olds with MEND Central and write for publications such as Nursery World, Practical Professional Childcare and Practical Parenting. In 2011 Julia founded Teeny Tummies which focuses on supporting parents through weaning, fussy eating and other child nutrition issues. Julia effortlessly transmits not only knowledge but also a passion for healthy eating in her training sessions for HATA.
Miriam Chachamu is family therapist, parenting consultant and the author of the high acclaimed book ‘How to Calm a Challenging Child’ (Foulsham, 2008). She is a member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP), a trained systemic family therapist, holds an MSc from The Institute of Family Therapy and is a qualified human givens practitioner and supervisor. Miriam has extensive experience providing training for parents and professionals working with children, helping them gain a better understanding of how children think and feel as well as teaching practical skills to improve children’s behavior and self-esteem. Her approach is positive and insightful, combining warmth with clear boundaries for children, and she believes in empowering parents and professionals by providing a range of ideas and tools to resolve any challenges they may face.
Hazel Cokeley is an experienced First Aid Instructor and Assessor, Safeguarding Child Protection trainer and BTEC diploma tutor. She also holds a Professional Certificate in Education and certificates in adult learner support, counselling and food hygiene. She ensure that all trainees leave the course with a thorough understanding of the first aid skills taught and how they should be applied in a real-life situation.
Luke Cheshire has previously worked for the Police Service. He later moved into teaching and he now teaches Maths in secondary school, as well as teaching First aid. He has achieved a PGCE at Greenwich University, First aid Instructor in First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid and Paediatrics First Aid.
Anna Howard-Price has been a Registered Nurse and a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse for over 20 years. She also holds a master’s degree in Interprofessional Practice. Anna has a wealth of experience in teaching and holds the Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice qualification (ENB 998) and is a Certified Adult & Paediatric First Aid Instructor. In addition to training, Anna specialises in school nursing and children with special needs.
Laura Burrage has worked as a Behavioural Specialist for 5 years. Laura has extensive experience working with children with a wide range of learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and anxieties and is passionate about supporting children to develop to their full potential in the areas of communication, emotional health and social interaction. Laura supports children with a wide range of complex needs and behavioural difficulties, such as developmental delay, communication needs,panic attacks, anxiety, TICS, challenging behaviour, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. As well as working as a Specialist, Laura is also a published researcher and works closely with local research and development teams and universities. She is also involved with many local support groups for parents with children with ASD and ADD.
Jenn Philpott is the creator of www.bornready.uk and mother of four with a PhD in Bioinformatics. She started using baby led pottying techniques with her first child, and her subsequent children used a potty from birth. Jenn’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the philosophies and developmental processes around infant hygiene and her passion for the subject combine with her enthusiastic and dynamic teaching style to make her courses unforgettable.