Welcome to The Nursery Collective and to our wonderful team of expert contributors!
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If you have a question for any of our team, feel free to pop it into the form at the bottom of the page!
Catherine is a Mum of two little loves, Maxi & Halle, and originally from Sydney, Australia. After taking a long hiatus from the corporate world, struggling through unexplained infertility, and finally having two children all whilst living as an expat with her husband in Dubai far from home, she understood the true value of a village of women supporting each other and wanted to find a way to help other mums who were navigating their way through the challenges of early motherhood. This was how The Nursery Collective was born, and today Catherine is passionate about creating a community and blog for Mums to connect on their motherhood journey, whilst also finding all their needs in one place.
Erika has been working in childcare for nearly a decade. She’s worked with Newborns, Toddlers, Special Needs, Multiples and everything in between. Her curiosity in guiding babies to sleep began in 2012, and she quickly read every book she could get her hands on. She then completed qualified training courses in various sleep training techniques. Over the years, she would help out friends and families, before she took her growing passion and turned it into The Sleep Dept. Erika has created her own gentle techniques that have had a 100% success rate and knows that there is no better feeling than supporting families to find a solution to their sleep issues.
Yvonne Khazen is the founder of The Styled Spot - a mum of two, wife and interior decorator, who is passionate about styling children's rooms! She has turned her passion for beautiful spaces into a reality, bringing to life The Styled Spot, design services for children's spaces. Her mission is to create spaces that your child will feel safe in, and nurture their imagination. Spaces that are an extension of the family home that also tick the box of practicality. As a stylist, Yvonne helps her clients develop a clear vision for their space with preparation and planning, helping to choose the right pieces to integrate perfectly and grow with their child.
Ellen Robbins is the author and curator of blog The Stylist Mama, which she started as a way to stay in the fashion world without being too disconnected from it after having her daughter Sophie. She shares her outfit ideas for fashion conscious mama's as well as her own motherhood journey with snippets of parenting hacks and mummy based blog posts - the perfect mix of fashion and motherhood. Ellen's work has been featured in such magazines as OYSTER, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Vogue Australia and she has collaborated with Australian and International designers. Ellen creates signature high end looks that are fresh, enviable and affordable!
Rachel Cassidy is the founder at Little Peeps Eats and is a Mum of two boys who has certainly experienced fussy eating! Over the years she has done her research and learnt many tips and tricks to encourage her own boys to try new things, eat well, and take the stress out of mealtimes. She is passionate about providing a fun and positive mealtime experience by serving up tasty dishes, creatively presenting meals, using fun dinnerware, whilst always striving to provide all the nutrients growing bodies need. She blogs to share her own experiences, healthy recipes, lunchbox ideas, and inspiration on how to make mealtimes fun.
Fi Morrison is the face behind the blog Mumma Morrison, and she is a first-time Mum to son "Starfish" and part-time Primary School Teacher. She created her blog for busy, sleep deprived, slightly-overwhelmed first-time mums, to help them to thrive (rather than just survive) in motherhood! She's also a Community Champion for PANDA – an organisation that aims to support mums (and dads) going through Postnatal Depression, Anxiety and Psychosis.
Kathy is a Mothercraft Nurse, Play Therapist, Counsellor, Artist and the Founder of Phoenix Place. She has over 30 years’ experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and families, and is passionate about keeping abreast of current research and best-practice guidelines in therapy + Mothercraft Nursing. Her skill set enables her to provide holistic support for parents and families, and supportive therapy for children, teenagers, and adults. Kathy is Mum to two grown-up children and one teenager, and grandma to baby Pipsqueak. When she’s not working, you can usually find her curled up in a chair reading, creating artworks, or working on her garden.
Alexandra is a Registered Psychologist with an especial interest in working with kids and teens, as well as in grief & trauma counselling, incorporating the creative arts into therapy, and living an authentic, whole-self life. Alexandra is Mum of baby Pipsqueak, wife of Tim, and responsible eldest child of Mental Health & Parenting Expert Kathy Stirrup. She loves reading, writing(fiction, non-fiction, and poetry), and exploring new creative challenges and projects.
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