TESTIMONIALS FROM PARENTS
It's always lovely to receive such amazing recommendations from the families that I work with. I keep in touch with many of the families and it's always lovely to see how the little ones are doing. Here are a few recommendations from some of my previous families:
"As a maternity nurse, I couldn’t recommend Cheryl more. We had a difficult first few weeks with our newborn son and wouldn’t have got through it without Cheryl’s support, kindness and knowledge. For Cheryl, both the baby and the mum are a priority, ensuring I looked after myself and took the time to recover from my c-section.
Not only did Cheryl help to get us into a great routine in the weeks she was with us, but also gave us the confidence and understanding to be able to adapt the routine to suit ours and the baby’s needs once she had left."
Cheryl is a real professional, easy to have around and builds a fantastic bond with the baby. Having Cheryl makes life that little bit easier at what can be an overwhelming time. We will absolutely be inviting Cheryl back if/ when baby number 2 comes along."Cheryl has in-depth knowledge on best practice guidance for all aspects of looking after a baby as well as a wealth of experience as a maternity nurse in addition to her NHS midwife experience. There is not a scenario that she has not encountered, and I found her advice so informative and reassuring as a mother.
Cheryl is organised, trustworthy and punctual and ensured that her approach to caring for my baby complimented our parenting whilst at the same time being confident to independently make decisions. She is proactive and picks things up extremely quickly, going the extra mile every time. Cheryl goes out of her way to ensure the smooth running and comfort of the family as a whole.
Cheryl clearly really loves her job and is passionate about caring for babies. She is a loving and caring professional and we miss her in our family greatly, it was truly a pleasure to have her look after our daughter at the start of her life and she has made a profound impression on her. We are lucky to have met Cheryl and believe any family would be lucky to have her!"
"Just to write a quick reference for Cheryl as we are on our last week sadly! Cheryl has been incredibly helpful as a maternity nurse for our newborn. She met us straight out of hospital. Her years as a midwife mean that she has lots of experience, has encountered all sorts of situations and is full of useful advice. Cheryl is confident, great natured and lovely to have around. We feel very lucky to have met her. She very kindly administered some injections I needed after a C section as I did not want to do myself.
She has been a great support breastfeeding with settling/ winding enabling me to get some sleep to recover. It does not go nearly as smoothly on her days off. We will miss her!
She has been helpful with the baby's laundry, sterilising bottles and giving the odd bottle feed to enable me to leave the baby a bit to be with our eldest two. She also helped us pack up the house to leave London for home at the end of the first week. She has gotten on brilliantly with our other boys. Being a mum she is a natural with them too. It has been a lovely dynamic having her in the house. I cannot rate Cheryl highly enough."
“I booked Cheryl to be our live in maternity nurse following the birth of my first baby. I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions we made. She was ready waiting for us at home, when we arrived back from the hospital with our daughter, and immediately took charge looking after our baby so we could have some much needed rest. Cheryl then set up a routine as requested for our baby to follow which focused on trying to get her to sleep through the night as early as possible.
Cheryl was also very helpful with other things such as organising baby items in the house including setting up a changing station and sorting through our baby clothes. She showed me how to use items like the steriliser, helped me with breastfeeding practice and how to pump.
On a personal level, we had some concerns about having someone living with us full time in our home but Cheryl couldn’t have been a more supportive, positive and friendly person to have around. She gave my husband and I space to have meals together and also gave us some valuable time to ourselves when she was looking after our baby.
Cheryl’s level of professionalism and experience with babies is second to none. She gave our daughter the best possible care and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any of my family and close friends”
"Cheryl was amazing. Look no further for a maternity nurse- from the moment she stepped into our house I knew we were in very safe hands and just wish the time didn’t pass by so quickly! She made me feel so much more confident, shared so many useful tips and basically got my two week into a routine by the time she left. When we said farewell I couldn’t stop crying- think that sums up how much we loved having her! Very happy to give a reference if anyone wants to speak to me."
"Cheryl is a wonderful, kind, intelligent lady who genuinely enjoys her job and adores babies. One thing that really stood out about Cheryl is her professionalism. She takes her work very seriously, is incredibly organised, hygienic and cautious but also knows how to have fun and always put a smile on my face even during the most tricky times of having a newborn. Other characteristics that were super important to me were that Cheryl is trustworthy, honest and loyal. She worked really well with the full time nanny that we have for our eldest and handed over all her knowledge and tips to her. I trusted her implicitly with my baby and never had any doubt that he was in great hands. I knew she would always do what was best for him. We would absolutely highly recommend Cheryl as a maternity nurse to any family in the future she is such a gem and a true blessing for parents with a new baby."
"Cheryl is highly competent. Her substantial experience in infant care brings a quiet confidence which I am sure all her clients find very reassuring. As important, Cheryl displays an extremely approachable and friendly personality, is very kind, genuine, trustworthy and warm hearted. Cheryl settled immediately and discreetly into our home environment and created space for myself and my wife to have personal time. Our new born was enchanted by Cheryl’s empathy and approach. They shared conversations, dialogues, songs and sounds. I believe this contributed to the trust, comfort and rapport our daughter built quickly with Cheryl from the outset. To me, the real test of a personal reference is whether I would employ the person again in the future, or refer them to my close friends and family, and in the case of Cheryl I can say that I absolutely would. In short, I unreservedly recommend Cheryl for any maternity nurse role, across any range of cultures, and geographies."
"Not only was Cheryl an amazing maternity nurse but she also built up a good rapport with our older daughter. Cheryl always included her with baby duties such as feeding, nappy changes etc. She spent quality time with her, encouraging her to play and bond with her baby sister and crucially avoiding any sibling rivalry. Cheryl has many positive qualities including a calm and confident manner, she is super organised and is flexible to meet our family’s needs. It was lovely having Cheryl as our maternity nurse, not only for our baby but for the whole family. I highly recommend her to any family looking for a loving, kind, supportive and experienced maternity nurse."
"As a reference for Cheryl Foster, it is with pleasure that I write, Cheryl has been truly wonderful in her role as maternity nurse to my son. Cheryl has been extremely professional and shown her expertise across all areas of my son’s well-being. I would like to highlight specifically that Cheryl works extremely well in groups, we have many members of staff and Cheryl works well with everyone. In addition the role involved a lot of travelling to which Cheryl made stress free and with her expert knowledge I was sure that all the needs for my son were catered for. This was extremely comforting especially when travelling with young children."
"Cheryl is a very warm, kind, knowledgeable person who I would highly recommend to any new mum. I have previously referred her services to a family member and a friend, both of whom were equally as happy with the maternity nurse service that she provides. I can and will highly recommended Cheryl as a Maternity Nurse. She has been more than fantastic and more than 100% supportive. Both myself and my family will be very upset when she leaves and asked her to stay in touch. Cheryl became part of my family and very close to our hearts. We were fortunate and grateful to have her help, she was always a calm and reassuring presence."
"Cheryl’s experience as a Mother, and then as a Midwife means that she is well trained and experienced in all aspects of child care. Her warmth as a human being makes her a wonderful carer for children of all ages from a pastoral perspective. And her strong work ethic means that she will go the extra mile to make sure her charges are well cared for and content. It was a pleasure to have and I can highly recommend her maternity nurse services to any new parents looking for a friendly caring maternity nurse for their baby"
"Cheryl has been incredibly helpful as a maternity nurse for our newborn. She met us straight out of hospital. Her years as a midwife mean that she has lots of experience, has encountered all sorts of situations and is full of useful advice. She is confident, great natured and lovely to have around. We feel very lucky to have met her"
"Cheryl has many positive qualities including a calm and confident manner, she is super organised and is flexible to meet our family’s needs. It was lovely having Cheryl as our maternity nurse, not only for our baby but for the whole family. We will miss her. I would highly recommend her to any family looking for a loving, kind, supportive and experienced maternity nurse"
“Cheryl started working with our baby boy number 4 when he was 6 weeks old. I cannot express how truly loving, caring and professional she has been. Her knowledge inspired me and made me feel very confident with the baby once she left
I cannot recommend her more, if I were to have another baby I would call her in a heartbeat . She was such a great addition in the family, when she left I felt sad but even more knowledgeable and confident."
"Cheryl has a positive, cheerful personality and is extremely professional, reliable and punctual. She has energy and enthusiasm for her work and genuinely loves working with babies and children. It was a pleasure to have her with us and I would recommend her whole heartedly. She was our rock and helped us get through the challenging lockdown period!"
"Cheryl’s approach is evidence based, which was very important to me – the advice about how best to look after your baby has changed considerably over the years and I was reassured that Cheryl was using and teaching us the most up to date information. She was able to explain why something is recommended and what the potential problems with a specific approach may be. Cheryl explained that each baby is different and that what works for one baby may not work for another. The fact that all her advice was tailored to us and our baby meant we were able to lay a very strong foundation for his sleeping and feeding routine, which we have been able to build on now she has left.
Cheryl used to be a midwife in the NHS, so knows how to look after the baby, Mum, and knows the NHS systems. Cheryl is easy to have around the house, she is helpful, kind, calm and caring. Cheryl was an excellent teacher and was generous in sharing her knowledge, she taught us about playtime and his development, how long he should be awake for and how to read his cues. Cheryl showed us how to look after the umbilical cord before it fell off and showed us how to wash the baby’s hair and how to bathe him. She taught us how to sterilise bottles and dummies, advised about pumps and then helped me use the pump, and she showed us how to use the baby carrier. Having a baby is a steep learning curve with a whole new vocabulary, but Cheryl was an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend her to all new parents. Were we to have another baby I would definitely want Cheryl to come and help us again."
Read the reviews for Maternity Mum here and please feel free to add your own recommendation for Cheryl's Maternity Nurse Service and Sleep Consultancy.