Baby Relax was created by myself, Freya Snow, after I had my first baby in 2015.
Before having my baby, I was strong, confident woman, with over 15 years experience of working in Early Years as a speech, language and literacy specialist. I was excited to finally be able to attend all the baby sessions that I had created, taught, developed over my 15 year career, with my own child.
Then my lovely Son arrived, and I found myself to be the shell of what I once was. Anxious, no confidence, scared to go out, and struggling to be social. I watched as my friends went to all these amazing baby classes, and I wanted to go so badly, but my anxiety stopped me at every turn.
I started to turn down all social invitations, and very soon found myself isolated and lonely. My main barrier, was having to commit to groups, and be somewhere at a strict time. I longed to go somewhere where I could just drop in, play, and leave when I wanted.
There were so many play groups around, but they were open to all ages, and I found the mixed ages and noise triggered my anxiety more, I needed somewhere calm, and gentle to relax and play with my boy. I had the experience, the qualifications and the expertise to develop my own session, and slowly but surely I though about setting up my own baby group.
With the support of my nearest and dearest, I developed Baby Relax, a simple session where parents and carers could drop in with their babies to play, make friends, relax and feel a part of a community.
The group was popular from the outset, and began to grow and grow over the years. I reinvested all the money from the sessions back into the group, allowing me to buy high quality beautiful equipment, and to make our groups one of the best on the market.
Although the babies get a wonderful, developmental experience, the heart of my sessions has always been about YOU the parent/carer. I wanted to provide a safe space where new parents could escape the four walls, feel welcome, and build their confidence. The aim of the group is to lessen post natal mental health in new parents. Our groups have been designed to remove and reduce many of the barriers parents face when attending baby sessions for the first time.
The sessions have proved so popular, that our customers never want to leave!. I got asked time and time over to do a Baby Relax class for older children. Toddles, for newborn to 3 years, was launched in Sept 2020, very successfully. We look forward to developing the session in the coming year.
I love all my classes (I own and run several Early Years Class Companies) , but Baby Relax I hold very close to me, because it was developed from my own personal circumstances.
I can't wait to see what is to come next.....
As you are all aware we have a new business manager in town.
I cant believe I'm actually called a business manager.
Anyway here is My Story:
Your baby relax leader and now business manager (I still can’t believe that is my job title).
I always said I wanted to be a midwife but I never followed through with actually doing it, I’m too emotional for that type of job.
Back when I was 9 I knew I wanted a career working with children and that is what I done.
I worked 10 years in a nursery as a worker, deputy and a manager but my heart just lost the love.
I then went on to nannying which I’ve not long finished. I felt I was working and not spending time with my children as the hours just didn’t suit.
I’ve been helping with baby relax for 3 years now. The day Carter started walking is the day I took on a job thanks to Freya.
I pinch myself that I’m even where I am now because 3 years ago I would have never believed it.
I was one of you, a baby relax customer and just never wanted to leave.
Freya has gave me an opportunity that I will ever be thankful for!
I now get to take my children to school and preschool, I now have my evenings with them and I’m so much less stressed.
Being a mum is hard, being a working mum is hard, running a business and being a mum is hard!
BUT being a business manager to such an amazing company I feel little stress and any stress I ever feel goes away when you guys walk through the door.
YOU keep me sane! YOU give me adult conversation, YOU make me laugh, YOU make me cry (with happiness over your incredible feedback), YOU support me!
I’m a mum of a 6 and 3 year old and I now can come home to them with a clear head, as a happy mummy.
This is all thanks to YOU and supporting me In ways you don’t understand.
This is a massive heartfelt THANK YOU to each and everyone of you who walks through the door at each session.
My Baby Relax and Toddles FAMILY