| am Julie, founder of To Baby and Beyond

Here to support you

We are based in the UK but have supported and trained instructors and worldwide in our distance learning courses

My story

I believe you can do it!

Do you want to make a real difference to families? Do you feel trapped in a job that you never really liked? Do you need something that will not only give you a satisfying career but also work flexibly around your family and other commitments? Need something for you?

My background as a paediatric nurse and health visitors spanning 26 years gave me so many skills and and expertise. However I felt it wasn't enough for me. I was combining 2 part time (more like fun time) roles as a nurse specialist for looked after children and a community paediatric team manager, working many more hours then I was contracted for. I realised I needed to do something for myself, I needed to be my own boss and have a more flexible working pattern. I wanted to support families in a way where I had the time to do so, sharing the things I loved and believed made all the difference to families. I took the plunge and left the NHS to teach baby massage, baby yoga, baby first aid and offer sleep support to families as well as running a therapy practice as a hypnotherapist, EFT practitioner and life coach. Had I just moved into doing 2 other busy roles? NO as I had the flexibility and freedom to do what I wanted, what I enjoyed and more so what served the families and clients I worked with. I never looked back - that was over 14 years ago. To Baby and Beyond was born! 

From teaching the most amazing groups of parents in a small studio in Brighton, To Baby and Beyond grew. Utilising all my skills I created a really flexible way of training as an infant massage, baby yoga and toddler yoga instructor. As well as supporting schools, nurseries and parents in gaining vital first aid skills. To Baby and Beyond is still growing today.

So how about you? I am here to support you. Whether you want to start from the beginning and train as an infant massage instructor, beginning with babies, add to your existing skill set with courses such as our tummy time instructor. After 26 years of experience supporting families and after having helped almost 4000 instructors, supported numbers families to enhance their fertility or sleep as well as trained over 8000 people in first aid.  Why not get in touch? What are you waiting for?
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Our team

Meet our team

Julie Cleasby
Founder and trainer
Julie is a registered paediatric nurse, specialising in child health and development, a registered health visitor and Early Years first aider. She is an experienced infant massage, baby yoga and toddler yoga instructor and qualified trainer. She has extensive experience in writing and delivering courses in both the public (NHS) and private sectors. She is also a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, paediatric hypnotherapist EFT and NLP practitioner, life coach and hypnobirthing educator.
Julie has worked with women and their families for over 26 years. She has a wealth of experience with women in the antenatal and postnatal periods and a variety of teaching experience and expertise in child health issues and infant and child development .
Julie is also a mother of twins and understands the importance and impact of positive touch on bonding as she has seen it ‘first hand’.
Jessica Baraschone
Early Years Advisor and instructor trainer
Jessica is an experienced and practising primary school teacher and further education tutor, with a specialism in Early Years education. She has over 18 years of experience working with children of all ages and is passionate about helping parents and carers to lay good foundations with their child from the early stages of childhood.
Jessica is our in house Early Years Consultant at To Baby and Beyond, this makes sure we are up to date with the latest research and developments in education and child development. She has a sound understanding of current national frameworks and policies and also endeavours to familiarise herself with international frameworks in order to meet the needs of our international students. Jessica uses this knowledge to provide specialist support and guidance to To Baby and Beyond and inform our courses and professional development provision.
As a mother of a young family, Jessica had first-hand experience of the positive impact that baby massage could have upon the nurturing and development of a child. This positive experience with baby massage inspired Jessica to train as an Infant Massage Instructor. She really enjoys applying and developing her 12 years of teaching skills with new parents and has built up well-attended regular classes in Greater London. 
Jessica facilitates the infant massage, baby yoga and toddler yoga instructor courses in London and across the South East. She is also our distance and online learning lead tutor for the instructor courses.
Kimberley Boyd
Instructor trainer
Kimberley is an experienced infant massage, baby & toddler yoga instructor supporting students through their distance learning and face to face training with To Baby and Beyond. She also runs her own company and has been running classes for parents in the Lincolnshire area for over 7 years.

She has a background in early years but more recently her business has taken the direction of antenatal birth and postnatal support. Now a doula, hypnobirthing practitioner and women’s emotional health coach Kimberley has a keen interest in supporting women who have experienced birth trauma or have suffered with pre and postnatal anxiety and depression. She is passionate about massage and yoga and the many benefits they bring to both baby and parent, and thoroughly enjoys delivering these classes still alongside her other roles. Kimberley is really excited to be able to share her own experience, knowledge and passion with trainee instructors.

Kimberley has two children Ella (aged 15), and Matilda (aged 9) who suffered with reflux and colic as a baby and Kimberley also personally struggled with postnatal anxiety and depression she describes baby massage to have been a ‘life saver’ during this time and that is where and how her journey began.

Our first aid training team

Jan Corner
First aid trainer
Julie is a regJan first began her career in first aid when she did her first aider badge in the Brownies! She has now been teaching the subject for over 10 years. With a background in the Health and Social Care sector, it is something that she have had to use on many an occasion. This is a subject that Jan is very passionate about, and believes it's a life skill that she believes everyone should have the opportunity of learning. She loves nothing more than being in the training room, and passing on her knowledge and experience to others. Jan teaches on our paediatric first Aid, adult first aid courses and also dog first aid courses  across the South East.
Louise Roberts
First aid trainer
Louise is an experienced first aid instructor and has been delivering for aid courses for over 15 yeas. She has taught courses and used first aid in various settings including the Lifeguards, HM Coastguard and also HM prison service. She is experienced in paediatric first aid trainer and also has 5 children of her own. Her children are also trained in first aid.
Louise finds teaching teaching first aid incredibly rewarding and describes her teaching style as very practical. As well as teaching first aid she has also added Mental health First Aid to her repertoire. When she is not teaching first aid she is also the Deputy Station Officer for Shoreham Coastguards which means she has had to use her first aid and assessment skills in some very challenging situations.

Louise on our paediatric first aid, adult first aid courses and also dog first aid courses across the South East.
Sarah Walker-Smith
First aid trainer
Sarah Walker-Smith is an experienced paediatric first aid trainer and has been learning first aid since she was only 10 years old. She has been teaching first aid for St John Ambulance and other organisations for over a decade to a wide variety of people including parents, children and experienced first aiders.
She has a five year old son really appreciates being able to teach parents and carers potentially life saving skills. Sarah teaching courses for parents and childcarers in South, West, Central and North London including: Ealing, Kingston, Wimbledon, Clapham, Hounslow, Kilburn, Islington and also out to Reading and Oxford.
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What our clients have to say

I am a midwife and attended the express baby massage instructor course in February and thought it was really well run. The information was clearly delivered by Julie and the role playing was very beneficial. The pre-reading and case studies really helped to consolidate the learning. Thank you very much and I would thoroughly recommend.
Juliet, London 2016
My tutor was great. She was so approachable and helpful. And so responsive. I also liked how everything was in short concise chunks that I could pick up and leave as and when I had time around my own family life.
baby massage Online student, 2022
Everything! I have loved doing this course and jessica and Julie are so helpful and supportive! Before starting the course I was unsure of doing massage as the yoga classes were my favourite choice but now I love baby massage and teaching gives me great satisfaction and enjoyment! Jessica was amazing throughout, I was always getting my assignment feedback and marking very very quickly. She is so knowledgeable on baby massage and I aspire to be like her and Julie! Thank you
Baby massage and yoga bundle student 2023

Our aim

"My aim is to provide students and instructors at
To Baby and Beyond with a supportive and nurturing community during and beyond their training." 
Julie Cleasby

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