Mary-Clare Buckle | Dorset
Hi I’m Mary-Clare
I have twin sons and live with my husband, Andrew, in Abbotsbury, Dorset. I am 20 minutes away from Dorchester, Weymouth and Bridport and can also cover East Devon, Yeovil and anywhere else within reasonable driving distance.
I have been working with parents for many years. I have a run a home birth support group, help start the first Doula Birth companion courses in the UK and done training with La Leche League in Breastfeeding support. I run West Dorset Slings (see West Dorset Slings Facebook page) with Shona Hale. I am a sling/baby carrier Consultant and used to volunteer at the (now closed) Dorchester NCT Sling Library.
I am hoping to be able to share with you the BabyCalm philosophy of respect and empathy and - particularly - strengthening your bond with your baby. The whole process of bringing up our lovely twins was so fulfilling for us and continues to be, as they grow up. I want to help enable parents - and prospective parents - to look forward to having children, so that parenting can be as joyful for them as it is for me.
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Class dates and venue
Understanding Your Newborn (4th Trimester) 3 hour workshop
Preparing to Parent course (includes 3 x 2 hour sessions)
Weaning (Starting Solids) workshop
De Danann Centre, 27 London Road, Dorchester DT1 1NF
This is on the road coming out of Dorchester towards the Kingston Maurward roundabout on the left before the Shell garage. If driving, there is free parking between the Antiques Centre and the Garage.
I am planning another Starting Solids workshop for February - contact me for details
I will also be running the following workshops (dates to be confirmed)
I also run free Sling Workshops. Next events are: 5th March at The Children's Centre, Skilling Hill Road, Bridport DT6 5LA and 9th March (10.30am to 12.30) at The Palm House, Weymouth You can try, hire, or buy new or 'pre-loved' baby carriers/slings. See our West Dorset Slings Facebook page! Here is the link www.facebook.com/pg/westdorsetslings/posts/?ref=page_internal
Please email/text or ring me for further information on the content of any of these workshops and courses
If you're interested in a different workshop/class not listed above, please contact me to be added to an interest list for forthcoming dates for that particular workshop/class or fill in the form below to register interest.
* If you are on a low income I can give you a special discounted rate - please contact me*
Private group classes: You might have a group of friends who you’d like to book a class with. You'll be able to set the day and time of your sessions, and as long as there are at least 3 paying, prices will be the same as a normal group session. All you need to do to book a session is to email or message me with your preferred date and time, along with details of how many will be attending.
Private 1-to-1: These sessions can be tailor-made to your individual needs. Contact me and we can discuss mutually convenient dates. Then, once we've agreed that, you can then fill in the online booking form.
To book your class
Once we've agreed a date, class bookings can be made online and paid for by PayPal or via bank transfer.
Email me at email@example.com or ring 01305 871561 or 07775 656782 or complete the form online below as for an enquiry, and I will email you details for payment.
"So friendly and welcoming and genuinely interested in what we had to say. And clearly cared a lot about the subject matter. Provided links and reading material. Encouraged different viewpoints. Just talking to Mary-Clare and the other people on the course - reassured my concerns and questions are the same as others.
"Your Calm Parenting course had a really positive impact on both of us. I feel very blessed to have been supported so well throughout my journey and also to the lovely people-yourself included that I’ve met throughout my pregnancy"
"Very knowledgeable and able to provide a lot of support and advice. Liked how flexible, approachable and friendly the consultant was. I really appreciate the support provided. I feel much more calm and supported and therefore likely to use her again in future and recommend to friends"