Beautiful New Beginnings was founded in 2016 by mum of three Carolyn Whitehead and became a Community Interest Company in 2018. The business idea was conceived around the same time as her third child Gracie, and out of a desire to support parents on their pregnancy and parenting journey.
As Beautiful New Beginnings flourished in the community, it also grew in team and we are blessed to have the most incredible team of experts working hard to deliver sessions.
Whatever class you step into, you can be sure that its led by a practicing expert in their field and that you will receive a warm welcome. We believe in creating and connecting communities and believe that in doing this, we can help combat loneliness. We are better together.
Carolyn Whitehead – Founder and Company Director
Having worked for eleven years in a local Liverpool Primary School as an Early Years Reception Teacher Carolyn went on to achieve a masters level qualification to become a SENDCo. The final two years of her teaching career were spent teaching children with additional needs within a mainstream setting specifically those children with ADHD, ASD, Global Delay and Speech and Language Difficulties.
Having seen the benefits of peer massage in schools, Carolyn then went on to train as a baby massage instructor in 2017 and has been delivering sessions in the community and on a one to one basis since.
Val Bray – Company Secretary
Early Years Teacher and Deputy Head, with a teaching career that spans over 35 years. Passionate about her grandchildren, badminton and creating community. She’s best known in sessions for playing her guitar for our end of session singing time!
Clare Bowers – Director (Mental Health and Wellbeing)
Counsellor and Therapist, qualified in hypnotherapy and CBT. Clare runs our wellbeing sessions supporting the community in making positive steps for positive change. Clare is passionate about supporting those with PND, anxiety, fear based issues and depression and provides practical help and support for women in the community.
Christine Parry – Director (Special Educational Needs and Disability)
Teacher, SEND Expert in Sensory Processing Disorder. Christine can most often be found hosting our online sessions and is a child development play practitioner. She is fully qualified in Baby Yoga, Makaton Sign and has qualifications in Yoga for those with additional needs. You can find Christine at our Forest School Sessions and training for a brand new course – Tree Babies! Christine brings an incredible energy to all sessions and makes every space she steps into lively, engaging and informative too.
Antenatal Educator, breast feeding support worker, baby wearing expert and forest school teacher! Felicity is one of the key members of the Beautiful New Beginnings Team providing both face to face sessions in the forest as well as sessions on our antenatal courses too. She is passionate about empowering parents and providing evidence based play experiences for the children and families in her forest school settings.
BNB Board of Directors
The Beautiful New Beginnings Board meets quarterly and comprises:
Chairperson – Rob Wood (Millennium Centre Manager)
Antony Littler – Treasurer
Carolyn Whitehead – Founder and safeguarding lead
Val Bray – Secretary and Safeguarding Deputy
Clare Bowers – Mnetal Health and Wellbeing Director
Christine Parry – Special Educational Needs and Disability Director