2009 Babywearing Consultancy Certification Course with Trageschule Dresden ®
2008 Babywearing Consultancy Basic and Advanced Course with Trageschule Dresden ®
Currently, I am training with Trageschule Dresden ® for a Medical Trainer Licence (this is a licence in teaching babywearing theory and wrap cross carry to health professionals).
Some of my babywearing work
2005-2006 – Provided on-line babywearing support as a moderator at www.thebabywearer.com
2006 – 2008 – Set up, organised and facilitated Calderdale Babywearing group meetings in Hebden Bridge (to provide babywearing information and support to parents)
August 2006 – Co-facilitated the babywearing workshop at the Big Green Gathering
2006-2007 – Facilitated babywearing workshops at the Northern Green Gathering
2008 – Facilitated Babywearing Workshop in Skipton at La Leche League GB Leader Day in Skipton
2007 – Facilitated Babywearing Workshop at the Russian Club in Leeds, West Yorks
and I also have been privileged to provide many one-to-one babywearing demonstrations and consultations to parents in the UK and in Russia.
… I am also bringing to my babywearing work the skills that I have gained in my work as an accountant (I have an MSc in Accounting and I am an ACMA – Associate of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; I worked for Cable and Wireless, and had a position of Finance Director with La Leche League GB), people’s skills from my extensive communication skills training and facilitating (see ‘Communication Skills Consultancy’ pages of my web-site), and passion for supporting parents from my having volunteered as a lay trained breastfeeding counsellor with an internationally known breastfeeding charity.
Babywearing and Travelling, by Olga Nguyen http://www.thebabywearer.com/index.php?page=bwtravel
I am a mother of 3 children ( 2004, 2006, 2010) and I discovered slings shortly after the birth of my oldest. I started out with a stretchy wrap and slowly discovered the huge range of slings that is available online. I am Dutch and have been living in the UK since 2001 with my husband Colin. I live in Swaffham a market town in Norfolk. I also take care of the Trageschule training in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
- Informal demonstrations 2005 – 2008
- 2006-2008 running a local slingmeet
- Basic course Trageschule 2008
- Advanced course Trageschule 2009
- Certification course Trageschule 2009
- Medical trainer’s licence and trainers licence Trageschule 2011
- 2008 – present Owner of Natural Mamas forum
- 2008-2010 Owner of Mama Natura shop
Other relevant experience and courses
- 2009 Birth crisis course with Sheila Kitzinger
- Lay volunteer at NHS breastfeeding support group 2005-2008
- 1994 – 2000 Youth co ordinator and trainer at Hockey club
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