Hillery completed her bachelor of nursing from The University of Manitoba in 2006 when she specialized in the area of low and high risk obstetrics. Immediately following graduation, she began her career at The St. Boniface General Hospital where she works in the maternal-child field. She is trained to assist women with low and high-risk pregnancies, labours and deliveries, postpartum low and high-risk care, and newborn care. Hillery is also trained in breastfeeding assistance and support, and is hugely passionate about this area of nursing as well. In the hospital setting, Hillery works with women during their labour as well as during their early postpartum period, helping with the emotional and physical adjustments women and their families face.
Hillery’s prenatal education business, Baby Rush – Prenatal Education and Support Inc., began in 2008. She created this business to allow her to provide more holistic care to families outside of the hospital setting. She offers group and private classes for expectant families and teaches on the full spectrum of pregnancy through to postpartum. Hillery created her curriculum based on what she, an experienced obstetrics nurse, wants women and their supports to know prior to entering the experience of labour. This knowledge will benefit the entire family unit, and will assist in starting this new journey with the healthiest and strongest start possible.
Hillery prides herself on being an advocate and support for her clients and her patients in the community and hospital settings. This fueled her to want to open a centre where families can come to learn in an environment where they can feel safe and supported. The focus of the centre will be on promoting health and wellbeing for the entire family. Our goal will be to create a community where people of all ages can grow and prosper. Hillery always wants the best for “her girls” and their support people and cannot wait to be able to be a physical and emotional support in this new community setting!Read More
Erica graduated from the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy and has been practicing since 2002. Her passion has always been to help others live a healthy lifestyle through her work. She is the owner of Soul Haven Massage Therapy, a successful massage practice located in Osborne Village. Erica also completed her certification in Healing Stone Massage in 2006 and has been successful in treating patients with all sorts of ailments from stress relief to post trauma care.
In her years of experience, Erica has found that she thoroughly enjoys pre/post natal care, and has spent much of her availability accommodating to these patients. She has completed her certification in Infant Massage and plans on incorporating pediatric massage therapy into her practice in the near future.
Erica enjoys every spare moment she has by spending time with her family, her husband David and their son Carson.Read More
Kara is the owner of HEM Design, a small design business that specializes in children’s spaces. Kara’s credentials include a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Design and a Bachelor Degree in Education, both from University of Manitoba. She taught art full time at a local junior high school prior to the arrival of her three lovely children, Hadley, Ellis, and Madden, from which the name “HEM” originates. She now brings her creativity and experience to Nest with art & craft classes for both the young and young-at-heart, as well as nursery prep workshops for parents.Read More
Rachael earned a Bachelor of Education and Master of Education with a specialization in second language education. She also has certificates in Montessori education at the infant/toddler and preschool/ kindergarten levels. Rachael has worked as an early childhood educator and primary teacher in Spain, England, Pakistan and Canada. Rachael’s been an instructor (currently part time) in the University of Manitoba’s Bachelor of Education, Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (PBDE) and Certificate in TESL programs for over ten years. She has developed and taught a variety of curricula for preschool, grade school and teacher education courses and programs. Rachael’s professional and research interests include the teaching and learning of additional languages at different ages, early literacy, literacy in multiple languages, multiculturalism and antiracism. Rachael has presented workshops and seminars on various topics related to language and education at national, provincial and local conferences and professional development sessions and was also the recipient of the 2009 TEAL Manitoba Award for “outstanding contribution to the teaching of English as an Additional Language in Manitoba.”
Rachael is the proud mother of a boy who is being raised in a multilingual and multicultural family. She currently runs a private preschool in her home which her son attends.
As a mom of 3 little girls, it didn’t take Carol long to discover how quickly they grew and changed. Capturing them with a camera quickly became a passion she had to share.
Freckle Face Photography was born in the fall of 2007 and over the past 5 years her passion for photographing the downy, soft, bendy, curly, peely, perfect-in-every-way stage of a newborn baby has become her specialty.
Trisha graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2002 with her Bachelor of Arts and 2004 with her Bachelor of Education in Early Years. She has been a teacher for 8 years and has taught Kindergarten, Grade One and Grade Two. She loves teaching young children and watching them get excited about learning. Her passion is teaching Kindergarten and she has 3 years of experience at this level. Her love for literacy is evident in her teaching. Last year she won the “Certificate of Merit” award from the Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg for outstanding achievement in the field of literacy.
Last fall Trisha and her husband welcomed their first child. While on maternity leave Trisha’s interest in pre-school education grew. She has had many opportunities to learn and teach pre-reading skills to others. Trisha will be teaching a workshop directed at parents wanting to teach their children literacy skills through play. She welcomes any questions and would love to help you on your child’s pathway to reading. Trisha firmly believes that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. She wants to help you teach your pre-school aged child so they can reach their fullest potential.Read More
Jamie graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and in 2008 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy. She has been trained in orthotic fabricating and has been providing custom orthotics for the past 3 years. Jaime has developed a special interest in women’s health and pelvic floor rehab. Jaime has post graduate training in orthopedics including joint function, acupuncture, pelvic floor pain and dysfunction. She is qualified in performing internal pelvic floor assessments for dysfunction related to bowel and bladder incontinence, pelvic floor organ prolapse and pain conditions in women as well as pelvic floor dysfunction in men. An important part of her treatment approach is education and exercise prescription allowing the patient better control of their progress.Read More
Jaime graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2000 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy. Jaime has post-graduate training in muscular imbalance, movement impairment, joint mobilization, mobilization of the nervous system, AFCI certified in acupuncture, visceral mobilization and pelvic floor dysfunction. In 2002, she developed an interest in women’s health. She is qualified to perform internal pelvic examination/treatment and integrates the retraining of the pelvic floor musculature as part of her holistic approach to physical health. Jaime is also a Pilates instructor working with individuals with injuries as well as the healthy population. As a component of the women’s health services provided, she develops exercise programs for pregnant and post partum women as well as those with osteopenia and osteoporosisRead More
Donna graduated from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1992 with a Bachelor degree in Medical Rehabilitation in physiotherapy. Donna’s extensive post graduate training includes acupuncture, mobilization of the nervous system, joint mobilization, movement dysfunction, Myofascial release, visceral mobilization, craniosacral therapy and exercise prescription. In 2000, Donna began her own practice and at the same time pursued her Masters degree in Science in Medical Rehabilitation. In 2002, Donna began training in Stott Pilates as well as extensive training in the treatment of pelvic floor pain and dysfunction. She is qualified to perform internal pelvic floor assessments for dysfunction related to incontinence, pelvic floor organ prolapse and pain conditions. She also provides prenatal and post-partum assessments, education and treatment to optimize the health of the pelvic floor. Donna brings her holistic approach to optimize physical and functional recovery of the body as a whole.
Nichola joined Cheeky Chops Consulting in 2012, she works along side their founder
on baby and child sleep issues. She has 18 years of childcare experience as both a nanny and more recently in youth crisis counselling. She has an Honors Degree in Psycology and a Post Grad in child and youth and mental health. She is a mother of two boys.
Katelyn is a graduate of the Nait Personal Fitness Trainer program in Edmonton, AB. She has been working in the fitness industry for four years and has a real passion for helping people. Katelyn’s goal is to help empower her clients to achieve things they never expected. It’s important for her to always push her clients hard but also to always have fun and smile! Katelyn strives to provide her clients with an effective, fun workout that they look forward to every week. Whether you’re a retired newcomer to exercise, an athlete or a new mom wanting to get back into shape, Katelyn can help take your fitness to the next level.Read More
Bio: Reba has been a Certified Pre/postnatal Fitness Specialist since 2008 and a Certified Personal Trainer since 2009. Yoga and dance are passions for Reba, and her years of experience are a welcome addition to Nest Family Centre. She cannot wait to see you and your baby in yoga and belly dancing classes at Nest!Read More
Serena believes in creating a positive learning environment through interactive play, stories, songs and signs. From working with many children over the years, Serena has found that when babies learn basic signs there is a noticeable decrease in crying and frustration. Babies are able to express themselves before they can speak which boosts their self-confidence and willingness to explore new things.
Serena’s children enjoyed signing at an early age and it continues to be beneficial as they learn to read. For the past two years Serena has shared her passion for signing with parents in Winnipeg. It’s definitely rewarding to see the babies eyes light up during the class and the energy is infectious. She has completed several signing courses and has related work experience which allows her to assist parents in their baby’s first years of communication.
Sari, who has always valued having an active lifestyle, feels lucky to have found the practice of yoga along the way. Sari’s interest in yoga began at a purely physical level but has grown to be so much more. When living in Montreal in 2007, she was extremely fortunate to be living so close to the Kripalu Centre in Massachusetts, where she completed her 200 hr teacher training and additional workshops. Now back in Winnipeg, Sari’s unique approach to teaching empowers her students to befriend and listen to their bodies, identifying practices that support their well being and personal growth. In addition to teaching yoga, Sari also works as an occupational therapist with preschool aged children. Sari shares life and adventure with her boyfriend, Michael and puppy, Bernie Mordichai.Read More
Pre and postnatal classes and workshops
Erika K. Skaftfeld (B.A., M.Sc) – is a recent graduate student in the Department of
Family Social Sciences (University of Manitoba). Her area of discipline was Developmental Health. She holds an Arts degree majoring in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She is currently part of the University of Manitoba Children’s Rights Research Team and an Instructor at the University of Manitoba. Her passions include child development, children’s rights, animal rights; metal health, and teaching.Read More
Family Financial Planning Workshops and Private Consultations
Dana Wiens Baxter is a Consultant for Investors Group and will be joining Nest Family Centre. She is a proud Baby Rush mother of a beautiful little boy, and looks forward to working with other parents. Dana will be offering Family Financial Planning workshops, and will be available to Nest Family Centre clients for private appointments.Read More
Bring Home Baby Workshop
Christie Golebiowski started her exciting dog training career in 2004, with one on one in home training. Christie started a new adventure with group dog training classes September 2008. Christie uses positive reinforcement techniques to train dogs using treats, verbal praise, toys and petting to achieve the desires behaviors we are looking for with our canine friends. Her training classes are fun and family orientated. She trains dogs based on trust and communication and stressing the importance of eye contact, socialization and prevention of behavior problems. Our canine friends have become part of our families, lets teach them the rules of the house and stop punishing them for being dogs. We chose to provide them with a good life. We provide them with shelter, food, companionship and love. In return they provide us with joy, happiness and above all loyalty.Read More
Audiology workshops and Services
Andrea Richardson-Lipon is an Audiologist that specializes in hearing health. She has obtained her Doctor of Audiology degree from Idaho State University. While in school in the United States, her passion for creating awareness regarding hearing issues was ignited. Andrea is looking forward to offering her expertise on children and hearing health at Nest Family Centre. Andrea is a new mom as well. She knows how important it is to be aware of all the issues regarding the healthy development of your child.Read More
Ruth is a mum of two boys (ages 23 and 17 – men actually!), an Early Childhood Education Instructor at Red River College in Winnipeg, and eager to share her knowledge about raising children.
Ruth has a diploma in Early Childhood Education, a BA in Developmental Studies and an MA in Adult Education. Ruth loves to facilitate workshops with people from all walks of life, especially when it has to do with children, nature and the joy of play.
Ruth has lived in the Lord Roberts area with her husband Cliff and their two sons forever.Read More
Nutrition Workshops and classes
Lisa is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Resistance Trainer focusing on prenatal fitness. She has a total of six years experience working as a dietitian in acute care, long term care, and within communities. Lisa currently works in both long term care and community health settings. She has two children, a 13 year old girl and 3 week old boy.Read More