Meet The Team

We are a warm, friendly, approachable and growing team of professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience we would like to share with you.

We always say that we are not ‘experts’ and we are always willing to learn but the many parents and professionals we have supported over the years, tell us our programmes and support has made a significant difference to their (and their children’s) lives.

You can read some of our parents comments here and professional comments here.

This was Suzanne when we won our FSB Community Award 🙂

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Directors

Suzanne

My vision and passion for sharing knowledge, advice and support for parents has resulted in ‘Sharing Parenting’ of which I am honoured to be the founder/ Director.

With Sharing Parenting I have delivered programmes and workshops for both parents and professionals in the UK and overseas including the Middle East and USA.

I have over 25 years’ experience working in the field of Parent Education. Working for Parenting UK and the National Academy of Parenting Research.

I have been involved in developing both the occupational standards and qualifications for the parenting sector.

As a qualified Occupational Psychologist and Adlerian Counsellor I work both with groups and individual parents around parenting skills, as well as co-author of a number of parenting packs.

Prior to this, I gained a wide and thorough experience working with Suffolk County Council managing their County Parenting service and supporting their youth programme.

You can contact me via email Suzanne@sharingparenting.com or telephone me 01638 665997 or mobile: 07867 568339

Cherry

I firmly believe that encouraging and supporting parents to develop positive relationships within their families is the key to healthier, happier children, families and the wider community.

This belief comes from my extensive experience in all aspects of child development and care.

I am a trained teacher, youth worker and ‘Adlerian Counsellor’. I have been lucky enough to have spent over 15 years specialising in Parent Education within a Community Education context.

I am presently involved in supporting Sharing Parenting staff through supervision and mentoring. 

Administrators

Michelle

I work behind the scenes doing the administrative tasks, approaching potential sponsors and proofreading course material and books.

I ran our Family Reading Support Project across 4 Forest Heath schools for a year where I got to know a diverse range of families. I supported those families in reading more together at home by way of hosting regular reading cafés encouraging families to enjoy reading together.

There really are so many strategies that I draw on at home and professionally – but I would say that ‘Stop, Think, Act’ would be the most used as it has given me permission to stop and consider my reactions to all sorts of situations before I react. The pause really does make all the difference!

Alison

Alison -Sharing Parenting Administrator

 

 

 

I also work behind the scenes doing the administrative tasks and supporting the Sharing Parenting Team.

After 24 years of teaching and 19 years of parenting, I am chuffed to be working for an organisation which puts relationships and nurturing at the centre of its cause. 

Finance

Lindsey

I have worked as the Book Keeper for Sharing Parenting since 2010, and I have always enjoyed working for such a friendly and supportive team. I handle all of the financial work, from staff payroll, to invoicing customers, analysing budgets and expenditure and income analysis.

I have two young primary school aged children who, as they have grown, I have found myself using various ideas and techniques that Suzanne has suggested to me. For example, I am now aware of my ‘True Colour‘ and have an understanding as to what my son’s colours are and why we often behave differently in our approaches to life and, as a result, I can relate to his reactions and actions more easily because I understand them.

I have also used techniques to calmly deal with any Sibling Rivalry and general emotions and anxieties that arise.

Personally I have found that encouraging them to ‘sit like a frog’ using Mindfulness allowed them to think about how they feel and smooth out any feelings of anger or upset much quicker.

Key Worker – TCHC

Hannah

I love my role as Key Worker, supporting people back into further education, training or employment with Build Your Rainbow. Sharing Parenting has continued to teach me so much, I can see first-hand the value of the work we do and the team are amazing to work with.

After completing my degree in Human Psychology, I started my professional career in advocacy work for a Human Right Law firm.  I worked with people from a huge range of cultures, countries and backgrounds. I gained a wealth of experience working with families, families and children in detention, victims of domestic abuse/violence, victims of torture, individuals with special educational needs as well as those affected with homelessness and or substance abuse. After 10 years in this career, I felt I’d earnt some stripes!

For the last 9 years I have been raising my own family, 6 of those as a single parent. When I was ready to return to work I found Sharing Parenting, and I wish I had found them sooner.

The Sharing Parenting strategies I use most relate to Sibling Rivalry  – my two are masters of it! Sharing Parenting taught me to stop, and really think about whether I need to get involved or are they able to sort it out by themselves. I get ‘in the ring’ far less, I’m calmer as a result, and they’re far better at compromising by themselves. Win win!

Outreach Workers 

Ruth

 

 

 

I am a Community Outreach Worker at Sharing Parenting for Newmarket and Haverhill. You may see me at local schools and Community events. 

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Nina

 

 

 

 

I am a Community Outreach Worker at Sharing Parenting for Newmarket and district. You may see me at local schools and Community events. 

I am a qualified Play therapist and Nursery Nurse.  I have previously worked in Cambridgeshire with the Health Visiting team, supporting families with parenting, health and child development for over ten years.

I also worked on a child communication project for Cambridge County Council.

Sharing parenting has many wonderful strategies, one of my favourite is ‘Fill your Jug‘ . Your parenting will be different  depending on how you’re feeling, or how ‘full your jug is’.

When our metaphorical jug is empty we will find everything harder to cope with. We need to be kind to ourselves.

Where we can we need to fill our jugs with the things that help us relax – we can then cope better with the ups and downs of parenthood.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Rich

 

 

 

 

I am a Community Outreach Worker and Fresh Start Project Worker at Sharing Parenting for Brandon, Lakenheath, Mildenhall, and Newmarket. 

I oversaw our Family Resource Pack Project, delivering packs to family homes to support families during lockdown. 

Alongside this, I organise family play sessions and courses to help families ‘find the fun’ in the midst of the busyness and distractions of life. 

I also support parents and carers returning to employment, education or volunteering with a project called Fresh Start

I deliver Dads Matter, one of Sharing Parenting’s courses, across West Suffolk to dads and male carers.

I am the lead for EPIC Dad, which is a Community Interest Company focused on supporting fathers, father figures, and families, through clubs, groups, courses, and one-to-one support. 

I am passionate about helping families to thrive together in family life and hope to meet you soon!

Family Support Practitioners

Tina

Family Worker for Sharing Parenting

I work as part of the Sharing Parenting team, working full time as a Family Support Practitioner with parents/carers and children in a school-based setting. 

Parents can come to see me if they are struggling with their children’s behaviour and would like strategies and advice. I work closely with the Head Teachers and staff to get the best outcomes for the families and the children who attend the schools I work in.

I also run Sharing Parenting courses such as Raising Children and Raising Teens.

I have worked with young people, children and their families for over 30 years. I started as a Youth Worker, helping young people to achieve and realise their potential. I then moved on to becoming a Family Worker for Cambridgeshire County Council, working with children and families in East Cambs and Fenland.   

One of my favourite strategies is Parenting Styles. When we become aware of our style of parenting we are in a position to evaluate it and decide if we want to change it.

I hope to see you soon at one of our Sharing Parenting courses.

Clare

 

 

 

 

I also work as part of the Sharing Parenting team as a Family Support Practitioner with parents/carers and children in a school-based setting and a SEND Support Worker in the Community.  

Parents can come to see me if they are struggling with their children’s behaviour and would like strategies and advice. I work closely with the Head Teachers and staff to get the best outcomes for the families and the children who attend the schools I work in.

I will also run Sharing Parenting courses such as Raising Children and Raising Teens.

Louise

 

 

 

 

I am employed by Sharing Parenting under a Lottery grant as a Family Support Practitioner in Haverhill.

I am based in schools term times.

I will deliver parent programs such as our ‘Raising Children‘ within schools and I also provide one to one support for both parents and children on a needs basis.

Project Manager

Ginny

 

 

 

 

I love managing the different projects at Sharing Parenting. I have written some of the new programmes and courses, such as Refresher for Raising Children,  and deliver Sharing Parenting Courses and Workshops.

I have worked with children and families for over 30 years and have experience working in Nurseries, Private homes, Children Centres, Schools and Family Worker roles for Cambridgeshire County Council.

There are so many Sharing Parenting Strategies I have used and I use different ones for different age, stage and situations – The first one which changed my parenting was ‘Don’t say don’t however, I always come back to the ‘4 C’s’ though, which have really helped me understand the behaviours of my own children as they moved from toddlers to teens  – and other relationships too.

I’m not sure how I could have survived parenthood or my Family Worker roles without the Sharing Parenting advice and strategies!

Franchise

Sharing Parenting Clare

Jan

Hi! I am Jan Stanbury-Jones, I hold a Sharing Parenting franchise and am a local parent in Clare with four children in primary, secondary and 6th form.

I am not a ‘parenting expert’ or ‘super-nanny’, nor are my children perfectly behaved! However, I found the Sharing Parenting Programme really helped me understand why my children can be challenging and how to deal with tricky behaviour. That’s why I want to share it with you!

I will be running Raising Children parenting courses and offering 1:1 parenting support in Clare, Sudbury and surrounding villages. To find out more please visit my Facebook page @sharingparentingclare or email: sharingparentingclare@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!


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