Meet the Team
Nurture Parenting has experienced baby whisperers, child & family health nurses, midwives and lactation consults that can help you now.
Meet Karen Faulkner. Our reputation for helping struggling families results in many of our clients, finding out about us purely through word of mouth, from parents telling their friends – “You have to call Karen, she’s amazing!”
Karen migrated from the UK in 2002 and gathered a heap of experience, skills and qualifications working in Community Health in Melbourne and Sydney.
After gathering an army of qualifications in order to tackle any problem … no matter how hard, she has become known as, The Baby Sleep & Toddler Guru
Just some of her qualifications include:
- Registered General Nurse (Leeds, UK) August 1984
- Registered Midwife (Leeds, UK) May 1988
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (Bolton UK)
- BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practitioner/Health Visiting (Manchester University) 1999-2000.
- Nurse Prescriber
- Certificate in Baby Massage
- Triple P qualified – toddler & child behaviour
- Diploma in Baby Yoga (Birthlight UK)
With a passion for helping families, Karen writes, blogs and shares helpful videos with thousands of parents around the world.
Lisa is our Office Angel, she looks after Karen’s diary and manages appointments, phone calls and email enquiries for baby and toddler sleep help.
Lisa is amazing and without an office angel, Karen couldn’t help all the families she does. Lisa is a paediatric nurse and as a mum to 3 young children, she knows all about sleep problems and those tricky toddler years!
Meet Sally Keegan, a very experienced Child & Family Health Nurse & Midwife who does Nurture Parentings’ phone consults. Nurture Parenting is really fortunate to have the expertise of Sally. Sally and myself have worked together for many years. I describe Sally and I as the seamless service. The only difference being, she’s an Aussie and I’m English.
Here are some of the comments people have passed onto me about Sally’s phone consults:
“Loved speaking with Sally. So much more to consider than I expected.” Alison, Queensland.
“Hi Karen & Sally, I just wanted to thank you so much for helping me get Oliver’s sleep back on track. It took only three nights (where he was awake max 2 hrs at a time) before he was sleeping through again. The last three nights have been absolute bliss, sleeping the whole night uninterrupted! My mood and tolerance for Oliver have vastly improved… suddenly life feels under control again! We go to Fiji next weekend which will no doubt interrupt his new good sleeping habits, but at least we know now how to deal with it in a consistent way. Thank you for giving me the confidence to see it through.
Hopefully I won’t need your services again ? but I will certainly be calling again if things go pear-shaped!” Alison, Sydney.
Nurture Parenting’s experienced Midwives are here to support you.
With a wealth of newborn baby experience they make looking after your baby’s every need look so easy.
We can help you with: Baby Feeding, Day & Night Routines, Newborn sleep & settling and Learning to read your baby’s cues
Your baby is your most precious and cherished. Why muddle through when we can help you navigate new parenting like a pro? We will support and share all our midwifery knowledge with you and help you to parent in your own unique style. This investment is parenting gold, it’ll be the best money you ever invest in your new baby and your parenting.
Nurture Parenting is a Provider with several of the Health Funds – Bupa, nib, Australian Unity, CBHE (Commonwealth Bank Health Employees), Teachers Health, ADF, Frank and others.
Getting my sleep back has been a life saver! Both my husband and I are so grateful to Karen for helping us get this back! I definitely recommend Karen to any parent having trouble with a child establishing good sleep habits.
- Loretta & Ava 7 months
I was convinced Karen would tell me there was nothing she could do to help us with Zac’s sleeping. I felt like we’d tried everything. So I was amazed, one session with Karen down, Zac was sleeping in his cot for the first time during the day. Thank you Karen!
- Trish & Zac 10 months
Karen was highly recommended by a friend and I decided to give her a go. She connected with Julia right away but mainly she understood me. She knew what I was struggling with and she gave me all the tools I needed to act and avoid the 4th month sleep regression. I would recommend Karen to all the parents that struggle with a baby because babies they do not grow out of catnapping but they can with Karen’s help.
- Beatrix & Julia 3 months
I cannot recommend Karen highly enough. She is one of those special gems that we were lucky enough to find.
Karen had my daughter sleeping through on night 1 and self-settling without controlled crying. I am pleased to announce now back in NZ her amazing sleep has continued she has not had one night feed and if she wakes in the night has been putting herself back to sleep within a couple of minutes. Thank you again Karen you are one in a million and once again you have saved us all from the world of sleep deprivation.
- Allana & Harper 6 months
Karen's approach is confident and extremely knowledgable.
Her ability to recognise a baby's protest from a serious need is what I believe is her magic touch.
Karen's approachable and non judgemental interactions have always left me the mother with so much more confidence and enjoyment from my child. She is one of a kind and an extremely gifted lady.
I feel so relieved that our paths have crossed and I can't recommend her enough.
- Stella & Valentino 6 weeks