Erin McGuigan

Childminder,  Doula, Blessingway Facilitator

 

My name is Erin McGuigan.


I am an ‘Outstanding’ registered childminder: My family and I provide a loving home from home for children.


I am a birth and post natal Doula: I help women to create the environment they need to birth their babies they way they want to. 


I hold Blessingways: I hold ceremonies for women and their closest female friends to prepare them emotionally and spiritually for the journey into birth and motherhood.


I have two children; my daughter was born in February 2006 and my son in January 2008. Up until I had my children, I have always worked in an education setting, either as a teacher of English as a Second Language or in an administrative capacity, helping international students study in the UK. I left this profession while pregnant with my daughter and have been home with her and my son since then. I am from New York originally but have lived in the UK since 1997 and London is now my home. I am married and my husband Erich is a stand up comedian who works from home during the day.


I have a deep interest in learning about other cultures and countries. I love to cook and bake and spend a lot of time with my children in the kitchen. I am passionate about eating healthily and organic, and I strive to have a toxin free home with green cleaning. I love to read and am a bit of a compulsive book buyer. My current genres are parenting, child development and birth. I also enjoy volunteering in the community. In the past I have volunteered with Age Concern and the Kingston and Merton Real Nappy Network. Currently I am on the committee of both the Kingston Childminding Association and the Kingston branch of the NCT. I also am a peer supporter with Home Birth Kingston.