Providing a hands on, respectful approach and delivering high standards of care within your home.​


Welcome! My name is Fern Bishop and I am a Infant Sleep Consultant and Maternity Night Nanny providing care to tired parents and precious babies in Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.

I live in Stroud, Gloucestershire with my husband Joe and our two beautiful children. Many years ago I began working as a nanny and swiftly fell in love with the role. Through the years I developed a special interest in Birth, The 'Fourth Trimester' and all things Infant Sleep! and so, Smooth Start Nanny Services Ltd. was born as I began working as a Maternity Night Nanny and Sleep Consultant. It is my dedicated passion to empower parents and support them in their most vulnerable moments, whether they feel on top of the world or totally overwhelmed. I love watching families flourish as they learn to understand the needs of their child and we make incredible improvements to sleep disturbances, especially when they seemed insurmountable! Working as a holistic sleep consultant I support families in achieving better sleep, offering a hands on, respectful approach. 

I provide postnatal support and lend a listening ear to those tired woes and allow parents to rest knowing their baby is in the best hands. 

I offer support through establishing breastfeeding (if applicable) general baby care, guiding gentle positive sleep habits/routines, troubleshooting and sleep coaching for older babies and children. Giving parents that much needed break to allow them to be better rested, getting you off to a smooth start as you tackle life with a new baby. 

So if you find yourself reading this and feel like you'd really like some extra support, then do get in touch, I'd be delighted to hear from you. 

All My Love, 

Fern. x