Sarah is kind, caring, considerate and helpful, and shows a keen interest in the well-being not just of our children, but of us also. Sarah recently supported my husband and myself at the birth of our daughter, and without her the experience would have been very different." RW


The Indigo Story

I have worked closely with parents and children for 15 years, and Indigo has grown as I have received more and more requests from parents looking for the right help for their family and their children. I also offer consultancy and training for early years settings and schools.

I am incredibly passionate about helping to build children's resilience through supporting the well-being of the whole family. Children are very often overwhelmed by their ‘big feelings'. When we help them to recognise, understand, and communicate these, they can be happier both now and in the future. 

Every parent wants their child to be happy. Indigo will help you to develop the tools and strategies to simplify your family life and increase well-being for all. My aim is to help you to find peace and balance in your family life.

The approach I use will be tailored to your family's individual needs, and is always underpinned by a thorough understanding of all stages of child development from birth through to the teenage years. My influences include the Montessori approach, attachment theory, and contemporary neuroscience as well as both systemic and psychodynamic approaches to working with children and families. 

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“There are times when we have been in despair and you have guided, always with gentleness. You have never condemned, you have never judged, you have always had time and have always listened…Thank you Sarah, for everything.”  WP

Experience

I have worked in early years education for nearly fifteen years, and most recently held the position of Head of Education for Kids Love Nature, a role that has combined developing practice and mentoring early years practitioners at three ‘Outstanding’ nurseries as well as working with families.

My background is in Montessori education, and I hold both the Assistants to Infancy (0-3 years) and Casa dei Bambini (3-6 years) diplomas with the Association Montessori Internationale. My Bachelor of Honours degree focused in Early Years and Childhood Studies and following this, I gained Early Years Teacher Status. I am a qualified trainer of adults, have studied relaxation and mindfulness for children, as well as the Forest School approach, and trained to be a Doula with Michel Odent, the pioneer of water births.

I have spoken at national and local early years conferences, and regularly contribute to magazines. Publications include: 'Emotions' in Juno (2016), ‘Sustainability’ series in Nursery World (2016), Baby Hampshire Editor’s Blog (2015), Working with Parents in Horizons (2010) and ‘Synthetic Phonics - A New Approach?’ in A.M.I. Direction (2008).

"Sarah is a uniquely gifted teacher who has a talent for spotting things that other people miss. Sarah is very quickly able to assess any situation and find an appropriate solution."  JF

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in child, adolescent and family mental well-being (ongoing)
  • BA (Hons) early years and childhood
  • Relaxation for children (Relax Kids)
  • Doula training with Michel Odent
  • Assistants to Infancy (0-3 years) and Casa dei Bambini (3-6 years) diplomas with the Association Montessori Internationale
  • Early Years Teacher Status
  • Qualified trainer of adults (DTLLS)
  • Forest School Leader 

Professional Memberships

  • Association Montessori Internationale
  • Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
  • Montessori Education UK
  • Society for Education and Training
  • Fully Insured and DBS checked

Safeguarding Statement

Indigo Well-being for Children believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.