Clare Marie - Co Owner
I have worked with a lot of families in the last few years so I really understand the difficulties and pain points families face. Since Lockdown 2020 I have continued to support families through Home Start UK in a volunteer role, as I could not just stay home and do nothing when so many families were giving birth during a pandemic.
I have worked in the Therapy Industry for the past 14 years and I have employed multiple members of staff and adore seeing them grow and thrive in their career.
I have a Level 5 in Advanced Massage Therapies a Level 4 in Maternity Nursing and a BaHons in Business Management, as well as other qualifications listed below.
I have won multiples awards over the years, one of my highest professional achievement was being listed in the “Best in Britain” Publication for my First Class Therapy Business, but despite this my greatest achievement in life is being a Mum!
Northumbria University, BA Hons Degree Business Management
Newcastle College: Spa Management and Holistic Therapies Degree (Level 4 and 5)
IIHT – Advanced Pregnancy Massage
Blossom and Berry Online (accredited by RCM) Baby Massage, Baby Yoga, Parent Confidence, Soothe , Settle Sleep, Learn,Stretch,Play.
Babyem – Level 3 and 4 OCN Maternity Nursing
Babyem – Level 3 Colic, Reflux, Allergy Course.
Still Birthday – Birth and Bereavement Doula
Beauty Guild – AET Teachers Qualification
NVQ – level 3 Beauty/Massage Therapy
NVQ Counselling and Active Listening Skills
Previous Work Experience:
Owner at The Baby Retreat UK – Provide Postnatal Practitioner Care within the local community and Performing Pregnancy and Postnatal Treatments as well as hosting Baby Massage Classes and Support Groups.
Manager Owner of Divine Medispa – An award winning Facial and Massage clinic, with 3 members of staff.
Senior Manager at Evolution Beauty
Manager at Spa Tranquility
Laura Dodd - Co Owner
Laura founded her business Confident Parenting 15 years ago with the aim of empowering and supporting new parents as they entered the parenting world. She travelled the world consulting until settling back in her home town.
Laura also has worked as a marketing and business development manager for businesses on a freelance basis for the past 10 years as well as working in an employed role as a marketing and area manager for City Social (a meet up social group based business) along with working in real estate.
This has given her great insight to how successful businesses are built developed and run and now for the first time she is bringing this knowledge and experience together in 1 place in order to help business owners throughout the world on their own entrepreneurial journey to success.
Katie has been a registered Midwife for the past 5 years. She has undergone additional training in adult and neonatal advanced life support, Breastfeeding teacher training , Advanced fetal wellbeing in labour, how to monitor babies safety in labour with advanced CTG readings, physiology of labour, stress management and hypoxia in babies. Katie has also undergone further training in research studies in the maternal field and has run many antenatal classes and courses in the local community.
Katie currently works on the pregnancy assessment ward and she loves supporting woman in pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. She loves seeing woman become more confident and aware of how powerful their bodies are and they are in themselves, she believes this is the best part of her job.
Katie is also a Mum herself so understands the challenges that come with raising family.