My name is Therese Solon.
I have ten years' experience as an antenatal teacher. I have an advanced level qualification in breastfeeding support, and lots of expereince with helping new mothers with breastfeeding.
I live near Wandsworth Common in South West London. I work locally, to support first and second time parents within my area.
I have four children, aged 13, 11, 9 and 7.
Six months after I had my first baby in 2001, I decided to re-train to become an Antenatal Teacher. I left my job as Head of Arts Group Finance at the British Council and started my training in 2002. After I qualified in 2004, I started teaching Antenatal classes for the NCT. At the time, I taught mainly couples courses for first time parents. Later, I moved onto also teaching courses for mothers expecting their second or subsequent baby.
Over the years I have had the privilege to teach over 500 couples and women and to meet their babies and hear their stories after the birth.
I have deepened my knowledge and kept up to date by attending study days regularly.
I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching both first time couples and women only courses for second/third time mothers. I am delighted to be leading and managing Lulubaby Antenatal classes in Wandsworth and Clapham.
I am also thrilled to offer my unique service of personalised, private one-to-one classes.
Over the years my interest in helping mothers with breastfeeding grew and in April 2011 I embarked on a Breastfeeding support course with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, (ABM).
I completed the Breastfeeding course in January 2013.
I also give breastfeeding support at the postnatal ward at St Thomas' hospital on a regular basis.
I have extensive personal experience of breastfeeding, as I breastfed all of my four children.
I am delighted to be offering a postnatal and breastfeeding service to mothers within my area.
Areas covered: Wandsworth, Clapham, Balham, Battersea, Earlsfield.
I am CRB checked.
I am registered and fully insured with the Federation of Antenatal Educators, (FEDANT)
FEDANT National Registration Number 12377
- Diploma of Higher Education, Antenatal Education, NCT, September 2004
- Advanced Teacher, Antenatal Education, NCT, September 2006
- Birth and Postnatal Doula course, Nurturing Birth, May 2009
- Breastfeeding course - supporting the Breastfeeding Mother and Baby - Advanced Level, ABM, January 2013