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Baby & Childcare Consultancy and Maternity Nurse Services (see below for Fees)

Rachel provides a Consultancy and Maternity Nurse Service to parents offering help and advice with newborns, growing babies, toddlers and young children. Rachel is an advocate of a flexible, loving routine and has seen this method work very successfully for many years with her clients’ babies as well as her own children and grandchildren.

There are three levels of services Rachel can offer:


This is a personal advice service offered by Rachel and can be done either over the telephone or as a home visit.  E-mail consultancies are also available but these are generally used for follow-ups.  We aim to respond within 24 hours.  

She will talk through any problems or concerns and come up with a plan to solve them. For example:


Sleep Issues: including help with getting your baby to sleep through the night and daytime sleep problems

Coping with babies and toddlers of varying ages in the family

Breast feeding
Bottle feeding

Weaning: Breast to bottle
Weaning: Solid food, when does my baby need to start?

Potty Training

Behavioural issues

No problem too big or too small!


Maternity Nurse


Rachel can help you prepare for your newborn.  This is particularly suitable for first-time parents and wiill give you lots of help, guidance and tips in order to feel ready for your baby's arrival.


Rachel is happy to live in for a few days or to visit daily to help parents with baby. She will care for both, ensuring the mother gets the rest she needs. She will also teach and guide the parents in the general care and feeding of baby and helping to get baby into a flexible routine.
Rachel will also go into a home where the mother is tired and needs a rest or just a few nights off. Rachel can offer her services on a 24 hour basis or for a few hours during the day; looking after both mother and baby, helping mother with breast/bottle feeding, sleeping and any other aspects of child & babycare.  Rachel specialises in teaching parents how to settle their babies into good sleeping patterns and thus ensuring parents also get a good night's sleep!

Rachel offers tailor-made packages to take parents from ante-natal care to post-natal care ensuring continued support, help and advice throughout the entire time.  Rachel can be available to visit in person or to chat on the telephone about any concerns that parents might have, thus ensuring that parents feel secure and safe through those early weeks and months.



Please note that all fees are plus VAT and expenses (eg travel to and from the location).

Consultancy Services:

Telephone advice: £40 per half hour for the first half hour or part thereof. £30 for subsequent half hours or part thereof within the same call.
E-mail advice: £30.00 (for two responses - generally used as follow-ups)
Home Visit – Consultancy £85.00 per hour.  Tailor-made rates are available to suit individual families and their needs.

Maternity Nurse Services:

£300 per 24 hours. £350 per 24 hours for twins. Tailor-made rates are available to suit individual families and their needs.

Contact Lucy Binns at Big Ape Media for further details.

Nights only - rates on application.


Please note that all fees are plus VAT and expenses (eg travel to and from the location).

For Consultancy & Maternity Nurse Services please contact Rachel via Lucy Binns:

Tel: + 44 (0) 1460 30151 e-mail:

For all queries please contact Big Ape Media




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 baby expert Rachel Waddilove

Praise For Rachel

"Rachel’s flexible yet structured routine was just the thing for our daughter…Rachel’s advice on everything from breastfeeding to parenting was invaluable."
Gwyneth Paltrow

"When I was a brand new mother, I was overwhelmed! Rachel has a calmness, and knowledge about babies and children, that not only helped me soothe and ease the journey for me son, but also for me! Her tips and advice are invaluable."
Minnie Driver

The wisest book about families I have ever read.”
Daily Telegraph

"Rachel is like a calming fairy godmother who brings clarity, happiness and calm to a home seriously lacking in all those things. She provides an unwavering support both in person, on the phone or by email, and I never felt any scrap of judgement on her part. She gives practical advice, and you have real confidence in what she says. Her help as had a life changing impact on myself, my children and my husband. Rachel is, without doubt, superb at what she does." 

“May well be seen as the most sensible book ever written on
how to bring up a baby.”

The Observer

"My daughters are very grateful for the comfort they have already found in Rachel's calm and sensible advice through her very 'readable' and enjoyable book."
Bobby Sutton

"Ethan sleeps through from 7pm until 6.15am now without a peep. I'm so grateful, thank you. I feel strong and in control for the first time in 5 years!!! "

"Rachel Waddilove offers essential advice on the toddler years, on everything from potty training to the all-important sleep!" 
ublishing News 

"I had battled with Olivia (8 months) waking up in the night since we had dropped the 10pm feed two months earlier, but one conversation with Rachel changed all that. Rachel is very confident and informed whilst being very warm and understanding – in one call she gave me the strength to try some controlled crying on my own. She gave me her home and mobile number for support but with her encouragement I tried it and Olivia only took about 20 minutes to settle herself! One call with Rachel is all it took - she is a wonderful lady and I haven’t even met her!!"

"A refreshingly realistic guide to raising toddlers."
The Daily Telegraph

"I was so lucky to find Rachel who is the most fantastic baby sleep expert. She helped me so much with her calm and sensible approach. Within a week William was sleeping through the night and since then we haven’t looked back!  She restored my sanity and we now all feel refreshed in the mornings after a great night’s sleep! "  Claire