Meet the Team

Our practitioners are Certified Infant Massage Instructors (CIMI), having trained with IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) training. IAIM has become a global organisation and the world-class standard for the training and teaching of infant massage.

They are also Level 2 Certified Birthlight Yoga Massage Instructors. Birthlight provides internationally acclaimed yoga teacher training courses (approved by Yoga Alliance UK) that holistically cover the period from conception, through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

Our Practitioners

Samantha Hubbard

Samantha has been working in early years since 2006 and is highly qualified in childhood pedagogy and development. She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Early Years Professional Status and BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and Education.

Samantha is a qualified IAIM Infant massage and Birthlight Yoga Massage instructor and has undertaken additional training such as Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid and Forest School instruction.

Samantha has worked and managed in various Early Years settings including schools, nurseries and early years. Since 2010 whe has worked as Universal Groups Manager with a Sure Start Children's Centre, delivering groups for Early Years children and their families.

In her spare time she volunteers for Girlguiding and has been running a Brownie unit in Norwich for over 11 years. She also enjoys the cinema and seeing friends.

Samantha says: ‘I’m passionate about providing high end quality services for families through teaching them skills such as massage/yoga that they will be able to enjoy and continue at home. However, I also understand how important it is for new mums to have the opportunity to speak to others about the day-to-day challenges of parenting. I enjoy being a friendly face and facilitating a space for mums to build relationships with their babies and others.

I look forward to welcoming you at one of my groups soon!’

Katharine Miller

Katharine has 14 years’ experience working in the Early Years in a variety of settings, from delivering groups and supporting families within a Sure Start Children’s Centre, working as A Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) supporting families to integrate into settings, and working within nursery settings.

Katharine graduated from Norwich City College with a BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies in June 2011. She has always had a passion for working with children under 2 and has a breadth of experience of working with babies and their families in Nursery settings, Children’s Centres, as well as One to One.

She thoroughly enjoys teaching baby massage and yoga to families and is a qualified Massage Instructor with IAIMS and a Baby Yoga Instructor with Birthlight.

‘Both Baby Yoga and Baby Massage have wonderful benefits for both babies and their parents. Both offer the opportunity for mums to bond with their child through nurturing touch and mind and body relaxation. I love teaching families these skills, and hearing from parents and carers how these new skills have benefitted them in their home setting.’