The Babybar Team
Get to know a bit about our amazing team. Some are relatively new to Babybar others have been a part of Babybar since it was set up - all are passionate about supporting new parents through their feeding journey and beyond. All of our team are DBS checked and have completed safeguarding training. We are all mums and understand just how hard a journey it can be. We're always happy to offer a listening ear - and get you any help you need.
I am the infant feeding specialist, I have worked in infant feeding for more than 10 years and feel strongly that all women should be able to access good, positive and informative advice however they feed their babies.
I've worked for WBB since its inception and still find it exciting and rewarding to help mothers with feeding eight years in! I have two sons whom I breastfed for a fairly long time. I believe passionately in giving parents unbiased information in order to decide best how to proceed with their feeding journey.
I'm Fran, mum of three small children (currently all under 5), I work in HR in London and have been one of the Trustees since November 2018. Having been a client of Babybar's with every child I believe this charity is an absolute godsend to local Mums and families in a time when life may be harder than anticipated. The support, reassurance, information, cup of tea, cake and warm welcome go a long way to help life with a newborn run more smoothly. It makes you feel a little more sane as a new parent. When the opportunity came along to become a Trustee I jumped at it!
I am really passionate about the post-natal experience, it really can shape the future of the entire family. As a Peer Supporter at babybar I have been in awe of how many women navigate this unique time with limited support. Peer to peer support is an incredible emotional and practical support at this time.
Having volunteered at Babybar welcoming women and serving drinks and cake for over a year, I've now moved on to be a fully trained Peer Supporter. My nest is empty and its lovely to be among new mums and babies again, able to offer them emotional and practical support.
Hi, I'm Sarah, mum to three boys. I have been involved in Babybar since it was set up training as a Peer Supporter and becoming the Chair of Trustees. I find supporting families through their feeding journeys and helping to run Babybar very rewarding.
Hi, I'm Karen, mum of 3. I combination fed all of my children from 6 months onwards. I love being able to make a small difference to what is often a challenging time for new parents. And the cake is great too!
Hi, I am Jenny, mum of 4. I love supporting women at this stage in their lives. I have been vounteering for babybar for a while, recently returning to Peer Supporting after maternity leave. I am also a volunteer baker.
As well as being a Trustee and Peer Supporter, I'm a stay at home mum to two young boys and have had two very different feeding journeys with them; bottle feeding with my eldest, and exclusively breastfeeding my youngest for 19 months. I believe it's important every woman has the right support and information for whatever feeding journey she chooses. I am passionate about supporting women through this process, ensuring they feel listened to and have choices.
I am really proud to say I have been a volunteer at Babybar for over a year. I started as a tea lady; serving cake, hot tea and a warm smile. From there I have become a Trustee and trained to be a Peer Supporter, offering a listening ear, support and evidence based information. I find it a hugely rewarding and fulfilling use of my time, now that my son is at school.