The BabyCalm concept was founded in 2007 by Sarah Ockwell-Smith and Charlotte Phillips.
Both mothers in Hertfordshire they teamed up to create a business that offered a calmer approach to life with a newborn. The concept and business structure they created was so unique and successful that within a short time there were teachers all over the UK and in 14 countries across the world.
In 2012 Sarah developed ToddlerCalm in conjunction with Clinical Child Psychologist and toddler expert Dr Victoria Montgomery, A mother of 2 from Cambridge, UK. The new book, and classes that followed, became an instant success. It took calm parenting to the next level and showed how we can understand our toddlers better and help them develop into calmer and happier adults (therefore being calmer and happier ourselves).
In 2015 Sarah and Charlotte decided to step down as directors and passed the organisation on to a team of experienced teachers to develop into a social enterprise and continue reaching parents and supporting families. Though the team has changed and developed since then, we will always be a group of dedicated parents who continue to develop the company and support its consultants across the globe.
...and we keep moving forward...
We believe in walking the walk. We know that if you want society to change, you have to operate in the way you see the future working. We believe that business can be one of the key contributors to social change in the world. We just have to do it better.
In 2016 when we officially incorporated as CalmFamily, we became a social enterprise to ensure that the business would always run with a social cause and a mission to do good at the forefront of what we do. Find out more about how we work now, because it is pretty special.