Babyopathy Founder - Angela J Spencer
As with everyone, my story starts many years ago when I opened my first children's nursery at the age of 21 in 1993. I can't tell you the struggles I faced being a woman (and a young one at that) in business all those years ago. One lasting memory was a high street bank manager throwing my business plan at me and saying 'go away you stupid little girl!" oh how I wish I could show him my life now! However, it made me determined to make it on my own.
It was becoming a mother myself in 1996 that defined my life's work though. You can read about it in my books but the short version is that I had tumultuous births and first 3 years with both of my children not sleeping. I could not breastfeed either of them but for two completely different reasons. I was left feeling hugely guilty, berated by other breastfeeding mums and literally on my knees. Even the local Health Visitor just said "well your score for post-natal depression is off the charts but I know you know what you're doing so you'll be fine" and she walked away. So I was determined that there must be a better way for mums and that spurred my research and brought me to launch Babyopathy and ultimately where I am today.
Until their sale in October 2018, I had owned and operated my nurseries for 25 years and was named as one of the Top 10 Most Influential in Childcare in 2017. As mentioned above I created my own sensory based baby & child development programme called Babyopathy that was named as Mother & Baby Magazine's 'New Routine for 2017.
I am a published author and have won numerous awards for my book and my work. I am a Reiki & Heka Master, Aromatherapy Practitioner, Conscious Crystalline Master, Author and Babyopathy CEO; as well as teaching in all of these areas.
I am delighted to now work as a private consultant specialising in conception, pregnancy, birth and baby's first year through my Babyopathy programme, I write for the media industry and appear on TV and radio as a parenting expert, as well as consulting to the childcare profession to support nursery owners in the development and/or sale of their nurseries.
Finally, I can now spread the Babyopathy messages far and wide through my ever growing range of online courses.
I am privileged to share this journey with you all, thank you x