I'm Annette, mum to three amazing humans and proud owner of Serene Sleep.
I'm here to support and guide you on your child's sleep journey; to help you achieve better sleep for your family.
I'm Annette, Baby and Child Sleep Consultant. I have worked for over 20 years helping parents get the sleep they deserve and put an end to the burden of sleep deprivation.
Having trained and qualified in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK and set up and run a specialist Sleep Clinic, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise when it comes to tackling sleep issues in babies and toddlers.
My background and training in child development and psychology, nutrition and maternal mental health enables me to devise a sleep plan specific to your child's, and your family's, needs.
Any number of factors can affect sleep including how your child naps, their feeding pattern and sleep environment. I have ‘seen it all’! From bed hopping toddlers and early risers to frequent night feeders - the list goes on. Trying to juggle a baby or toddler that doesn't sleep well with a busy lifestyle is exhausting and can have a considerable impact on both mental health and wellbeing.
You can be assured that I have the skills and knowledge to support you through your seemingly impossible situation. Sleep is a biological necessity and your family deserves the best sleep they can get.
After moving my family to New Zealand in 2011, I set up Serene Sleep to bring my knowledge and expertise to help Kiwi families achieve better sleep.
As a working mum to three children I have experienced many of the issues you might be facing such as sleepless nights, lack of confidence in certain areas, and family and work life imbalance. Many of us are parenting without 'the village' support around us. Modern day parenting is nothing like parenting of the past. There is so much pressure and the expectation to get everything right.
You’ll find the solutions I suggest are practical and take into account all the pressures today’s parents face.
I’ve often been told by parents that I have the knack of bringing clarity to everything. They like the way I’m able to see things through their child’s eyes too. It gives them a different perspective. Parents have described my approach as sensible, flexible and supportive and me as a warm, positive and caring person.
Please contact me if you’d like to learn more about me and how I can help you.
Parents....It's OK to ask for help
I'm here to say that it's OK to ask for help. This is a topic that is very dear to me after seeing so many parents struggling through their journey.
So, if you have ever questioned what you are doing, or felt overwhelmed by the sheer responsibility of raising little humans, read on...
"I couldn’t recommend Annette more highly. I went from rocking and feeding to sleep to baby self-settling within a few days. This was thanks to the amazing support and advice given by Annette that was tailored to suit our family and parenting style. Our baby is so much happier now that she is getting the sleep she needs, and so are we!"
Melissa Milly Hubbard