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What do my clients say about me?
Am I the right person for you? I hope so! It really is important to find the right fit for your family, scroll through the testimonials below to see what lovely things my previous families have to say about my time with them.
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Fern is worth her weight in gold. We've loved her from the moment she came and gave us a consultation. She is warm but so professional and has helped us get through a very tough month with our baby not sleeping, exhausted mummy and dad away... being snowed in with no water! She is so happy to help and has been there for us since I first booked her. She really loves her job and my baby loves her. She is a fantastic support and as a new mum with little confidence and with such conflicting advice from all directions with no grandparents to help, we can be confident in having another baby now we know there is support like Fern.
Fern came to us in very difficult circumstances and has always been professional, yet friendly and sensitive throughout. She fills us with total confidence in her care of our daughter. She has a warm and friendly personality and this is reflected in her care of our daughter. We can go to bed knowing she will be loved and comforted and this has been a great relief for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fern.
Nanny Fern is like a sprinkle of fairy dust, with buckets of warmth, love and total empathy for our situation, she provided a huge depth of knowledge and support which helped our twin boy be diagnosed with CMPA and later helped him gently stroll from waking nearly every hour or less to sleeping through the night.. in just 4 days!!! We cannot thank her enough and recommend her highly enough! She has a clear love for what she does and the reason We felt completely confident in her approach is due to her always ensuring the baby’s emotional welfare is paramount. She is a modern day Mary Poppins!
A & W. D
Fern arrived just as we were on the brink of collapse as a family. Utterly exhausted and with no idea where to go next, we contacted Fern via a friends recommendation. She has been our saviour. Our little boy was waking almost hourly, sometimes less and seemed inconsolable. We felt at a complete loss and absolutely desperate for help. Fern is like magic. Within one night things already seemed so much brighter, he was happier, better rested, calmer. By Fern's final night with us (night 5) He slept through 6pm-7am and has done ever since. We still have to pinch ourselves... but it's true! and it's all thanks to Nanny Fern.
I was nervous about hiring a night nanny, as a first time mum I both felt unsure of letting baby go and perhaps a little guilt. I really needn't have worried, from the moment Fern arrived we felt at ease. Fern listened carefully to our thoughts and worries, providing plenty of reassurance in return. With her guidance our daughter soon became settled and calm, helping to identify our daughters tongue tie and point us in the right direction for the help we needed. We will miss having Fern on hand but with her guidance we now feel confident and having finally got some decent sleep I feel human again!
We had twins, both of which came home from hospital with a hate for sleep and cried all day long! Fern was booked in before the twins arrival and I honestly do not know what we would have done without her. With her help we overcame tongue tie (twin1), lip tie (twin2), CMPA and reflux. Our babies were always so contented in her care and by the time she left us 3 months after their birth, they were both sleeping through. Nanny Fern is a real life angel! She made parenthood enjoyable even when it seemed impossible. We are such a happy family now.
Not only did she love and care for my son but she supported me in my journey into motherhood. Fern went above and beyond to check up on me every day, even on her days off. It was like having another member of the family in our home. I can only describe Fern as a kind hearted joy to have around.
Fern provided us with a feeling of complete confidence and trust from the minute she walked through the door; she always arrived early to get a handover from the day, and then took the twins into our spare room. We didn’t hear a peep out of them all night. The twins were always happy, well fed, clothes changed in the morning ready for us to take over and for Fern to head off for the day. She really is a great nanny, and we would have loved to have her work for us more.
Fern was brilliant- So kind, knowledgeable and calm- with a lovely demeanor. We loved having her in the house and felt very happy leaving Baby W in her care. We would definitely use her again!
Fern came to our house and really listened to all the ins and outs of our sleep situation, She was so easy to talk to as-well as being very thorough. Fern bought it all together to give us instant clarity on what was going on. The following night was as sleepless as ever, but the night after that our baby slept through for the first time!
Fern has such a gentle, approachable and infectious personality and makes you feel very comfortable. She is incredibly calm and discreet when staying over night. She had fantastic advice for my son, which was specific to him and she was just so helpful and supportive. We would recommend her without any hesitation! Thank you for your kindness and your help Fern x
Fern quite literally changed our life! On a number of recommendations we decided to get some help with our little man’s sleeping and Fern was a delight from the start. Non judgemental, so patient with us and our boy. Due to other commitments and illness we changed our strategy a number of times and Fern did everything she could to go over and above to fit with us and help us! A month later and our bad nights are now 10 times better than our old good nights! We can’t recommend Fern highly enough!
Fern coached us to use a gentle consistent and loving method to help us all get a better nights sleep. I felt that throughout the transition we were by his side the whole time comforting and calm, and he never cried that long.
We now are a happier family and F has happier days were we play & explore more due to F napping less during the day. He is also eating better as he’s not snacking all night.
She is an incredible sleep coach and a truly lovely person thank you fern.
R & J. A