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Lighter Parenting offers realistic and understanding approaches for families with young children and babies. Each family is treated individually, avoiding 'one size fits all' approaches.

Email Support Package from £150 Per Month

An initial phone call or Skype chat will help me gather as much detail as possible about your concern and get a taste for how you like to parent. I will then come up with a plan of action that I will email to you. Once a week we will check in with each other via email, to discuss how things are going and make changes where appropriate.

Consultation and Support £200 per month  

A relaxed face-to-face meeting, in your own home or other mutually convenient location.

We will discuss your concerns and I may observe your child while we chat.

Before leaving I will usually give you my initial thoughts and some approaches you can start to use immediately.


After our meeting I will type up my findings, write a plan of action and email it to you.

For the following weeks I will answer emails, phone calls

or texts, to ensure everything is going to plan. 

The aim is to make sure you have every confidence in following the report provided from your consultation. I will reply to your queries as soon as I am able. The unique nature of every family means we can adapt and edit your plan of action as we go, should something not fit quite right.

Ad hoc / Conglomerate Nannying From £15 per hour

This is a fantastic service for parents who work from home, are starting up their own businesses, or need occasional childcare. You get all the advantages of your own nanny, but without the commitment and paperwork. 

Terms and Conditions

Invoices must be paid within 48 hours of the Skype / phone consultation. 

Aftercare support should be kept relevant to the nature of your consultation.

Cancellations must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the consultation. 

Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance of the consultation will face a 50% charge.

If you need to change the date or time of your consultation please let me know ASAP and I will do all I can to accommodate. 

Please make changes before the day of the consultation. 

Changes made on the day of the consultation will face a 50% charge. 

Nanny work will be done in a safe space, provided by the parents.

Parents must remain contactable during the nanny hours, in case of emergency.

Parents must provide any and all equipment their child/ren need. 

Payment must be made in advance, or on the day of the nanny work provided, or at the end of the week, should more than one day be requested. 

Cancellations and amendments to bookings should be made with as much notice as possible, to avoid charges being made.

Please contact me if you require help or advice on something that is not listed here.

My services include, but are not limited to:


  • Bespoke routines

  • Weaning

  • Toddler Tuning

  • Terrible two's

  • Threenagers

  • Older children up to pre-teens

  • The next step (keeping up with your child's developmental needs)

  • Behaviour (encouraging the good, dealing appropriately with the not-so-good)

  • Potty training (usually takes just a few days with my fun approach)

  • Sleep (fine tuning, 'training', or respite for exhausted parents)

“I can highly recommend Lighter Parenting. Ali has made mealtimes with my preschooler more relaxed than they have been for the past 2yrs! Although mealtimes are still not perfect, everyone is happier! Thank you Ali. X” 
Jody, mother to 3 year old 'S'
 “I am so glad that we found Alison, she saved me! I really liked her approach i.e. very calm and understanding and not patronising or preaching in any way. She also continued to offer us support afterwards. I would totally recommend seeking her advice - she knows her stuff!”
Cathie, mother to 7mth old 'S', who wasn't sleeping well at night.
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