Nurture, Educate, Support - Together
NEST is a private Early Years Consultancy Service offering bespoke support to families with children aged 0-5 years. NEST works closely with you and your family in a nurturing and non-judgmental way, to support you in your child's early years.
NEST is proud to have a strong ethos ensuring that every family receives a service which is confidential, informative, and exclusively tailored to each individual family and their needs .
NEST was founded in 2018 by Lucy, a qualified Norland Nanny and Maternity Practitioner who has ten years of experience, and has worked with families and their children, both privately and in the Community through the NHS. This has enabled Lucy to gain a wealth of knowledge and experiences and she passionately believes that no two journeys are the same which is why she felt a bespoke service should be made available.
NEST can offer support on any of the following areas (please note we are not a medical service, if you have any medical concerns about your child then please contact their GP or Health Visitor):
Transition from milk to solid food (Weaning)
Family Life Adjustments (new sibling/ moving house etc)
Infant Feeding (bottle-feeding and breastfeeding)
There are a number of ways in which you can receive support from NEST:
Home Visits (dependant on client location) Please note that we are following the guidelines to COVID19 carefully and currently all consultations are being done virtually.
Due to the nature of the bespoke service that NEST offers, please do get in contact with us to discuss the service most appropriate to your needs.
If you do have any further questions or want to get in touch, please complete the 'Contact Us' form or press our email address below to be directed to compose an email.
After you have got in contact, we can then work out together what the right support is for you and your family and what the cost will be for this. The cost for NEST's services will depend on the type of support you would like.
Please do get in touch so we can discuss this together.
Lucy, our Founder and Early Years Consultant
Lucy is a trained Norland Nanny and Maternity Practitioner with over 10 years of experience working with children and their families.
Lucy has worked with children ranging from 0-17 years.
Lucy specialises in consultations about; weaning, sleep, toilet training, separation anxiety, school readiness, behaviour and Infant Feeding.
Claire, our specialist Play Therapist
Claire is a highly skilled IAPT trained Parenting Practitioner, Play Therapist Health Visitor and Family Partnership Clinical Supervisor with over 35 years experience working in the NHS. Claire believes passionately in improving mental health outcomes for children.
Claire works with children with a wide range of issues including anger, anxiety, attachment, bereavement, conduct issues, self-esteem and trauma. She works therapeutically with children either individually or in groups.
Emma, our behaviour consultant and IAPT Practitioner
More information coming soon!
We are just finalising the last few details but do bare with us..we have some new consultants joining our NEST consultancy team very soon, and we cannot wait to welcome them!
"Lucy was very easy to talk to and offered great advice with both our daughter(s) and us in mind. Following a difficult year, Lucy adapted her advice to support the whole family and we found it really reassuring and helpful. Professional, approachable and practical service"
"I’m looking forward to implementing Lucy's advice and reaping the rewards! Her calming professional approach instantly put me at ease and she made me feel very comfortable. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Lucy with any other issue I needed help with"
"Lucy is absolutely excellent. I had immediate confidence in her and I would recommend her in the highest possible terms"
"Lucy immediately made me feel at ease and offered some fantastic advice, I immediately implemented what Lucy and her years of experience recommended and I can’t tell you the difference it has made. I don’t dread mealtimes anymore and to top it off, Lucy herself was fantastic with my daughter, making her feel comfortable and relaxed. I can’t recommend her enough! This is a service all parents need, I’ll definitely be consulting NEST again in the future"
"We had a great Skype sleep consultation with Lucy regarding getting our 1 year old to sleep through, Lucy understood our parenting style quickly and offered fantastic ways in supporting getting our daughter to learn to settle herself in a gentle way without causing distress for her. We have almost made it through the night! Highly recommend Lucy!!"