Crediton Baby Hub
Crediton Baby Hub was founded in July 2020 by Jess Atkinson and established as a Community Interest Company in April 2021. Our aim is to provide support to families in the Crediton and the surrounding villages from conception to five years old. We currently have a wide variety of support groups already running including; Bubs@TheHub, Mum2Mum Support Group, Crediton Mums Choir and Dad's Club. We fund these groups via our community play cafe, a safe space for all to enjoy a hot drink, light lunch and some sweet treats. We also have a host of other classes, courses and workshops aimed at families with children under 5 including; Moo Music Crediton, Antenatal Education, Mum&Baby Yoga, Baby Massage, Starting Solids and All The Cuddles Sling Library, all of which you can find out more abut here.
We also have regular visits from; Mini First Aid, Paintpots of Devon and Creation Station and are always on the look out to add more to our busy schedule!
Jess has been living in Crediton or the surrounding villages for most of her life, and has a love for all things babies! After giving birth to her first child, she became an active member of the local children's centre and volunteered as a Breastfeeding Peer Support for over three years.
Jess suffered with severe postnatal depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder following the birth of her second child, once she recovered, she campaigned for better treatment and support for other struggling mothers. In 2017, Jess and her friend Lucy set up Mum2Mum Support Group, a social group for struggling mum's to get together and support each other.
She worked for a short while at the local high school as a SEN Teaching Assistant before taking over Moo Music Crediton in 2018, after attending sessions with her second child and falling in love with the catchy songs, dancing and musical fun!
As the children's centre began to reduce it's timetable and classes, she saw a need for pregnancy support in the area so started training in Antenatal Education and Pregnancy Yoga with FEDANT Accredited company LushTums. From there she added qualifications in Baby Massage with Cheshire Beauty Academy and Postnatal Yoga and Mum&Baby Yoga with Yogamama Training.
Although the COVID-19 Pandemic stopped classes for a while, she has now been able to branch out further and Crediton Baby Hub opened in July 2020.
She completed her Pre and Post Natal Doula training in November 2020, furthering the support available for the families of Crediton. You can find out more about those services here.
Jess and all the lovely families already a part of the Crediton Baby Hub community can't wait to welcome you into our tribe; it takes a village to raise a child, let us be your village.