For over 17 years Maria has been providing expert pregnancy and newborn baby advice to families worldwide, Maria is vastly experienced as a baby sleep coach, breast feeding advisor, baby nurse and doula helping thousands of families over her career. Maria’s kind, gentle and grounded nature has made her a sought after newborn expert for everyday & high profile celebrity families alike.
Maria is originally from County Limerick in Ireland and is now proud to call Canada home living in Oakville outside of Toronto with her family. Maria has traveled extensively during her career taking her from Edinburgh, London, Los Angeles, Egypt, New York & Beyond. Maria now splits her time in Canada between Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa while also working with clients on Game of Thrones in Los Angeles and Belfast.
Maria provides the backbone for the company from the overseeing the hiring of new team members, to ensuring the best quality of care is provided to our clients. Maria has a thirst for professional development and being at the cutting edge of the childcare industry allows Maria to keep on top of the latest research and confirm best practices are always followed within The New Mummy Company.
“Maria is a baby whisperer and toddler whisperer”
– Amanda Peet On ABC show “The View”
As the founder and president of The New Mummy Company Maria is passionate about the services provided to new parents, Maria has traveled the world working as a baby nurse specializing in multiple births and has pretty much experienced everything you can encounter while working with a newborn. Throughout this time Maria has occasionally had to pick up the pieces from unqualified and inexperienced childcare staff, witnessing the good and bad of the childcare industry, is the driving force behind Maria’s approach of quality over quantity when it comes to recruitment.
Maria founded and to this day runs an international Night Nurse, Maternity Nurse and Doula conference, this 3 day conference brings industry & infant medical experts together to present on the latest information on pregnancy and newborn topics.
Maria has grown The New Mummy Company to cover most major Canadian cities but the core identity of the company will always stay true to helping new and expectant parents, Maria has learnt valuable lessons along her business journey about staying true to this vision and only partnering with people who share her goals of helping parents and providing support when they need it most.
“Maria has such a positive, professional and caring demeanor. She really does care about and advocate for baby’s needs. Her clear and patient guidance is a must for any new mummy seeking help with putting together a nice routine that both baby and mummy will enjoy to tackling difficult sleep issues. Her experience from nutrition to sleep consultation and everything in between shines through in the care and assistance she provides. I would highly recommend Maria for your baby.”
– Daneka from Milton.
“The twins were born 5 weeks early and were in neonatal care for 9 days, before coming home. Maria immediately helped us ease into family life, by working with us to instil a routine even when the babies were so young. Maria has such a professional, yet soft and gentle way about her.
I grew in confidence with regards how to deal with them especially on my own, something I am convinced I could not have done, or certainly would not have achieved so quickly, without Maria’s guidance and help. Maria has been a real life line for us all throughout this period of our lives, especially when I had little family around to help in the early days, due to family illnesses. Again Maria was an amazing support to me throughout what was a fairly stressful family period.
Maria has been quite simply… amazing, and I cannot thank her enough for not only helping us have contented little babies, but a very contented family! I cannot recommend Maria highly enough to any family with a new born baby or babies!”
– Karen (Mother of Harry & Sophie) Edinburgh, Scotland.
Maria prides herself in her ability to instill confidence in a new mother and father, this ability to coach without coming across as overbearing allows new parents to resolve the baby’s issues be it with feeding, sleep, or routine and to do so early before they escalate.
Maria’s spent a large part of her early career working as what is known as a maternity nurse in the UK, this involved Maria working with the parents from 1-2 weeks before due date until the baby was 3-6 months old, during this period Maria has worked in the family’s home 24 hours a day for 5-6 days a week.
With over 25 sets of twins under her belt Maria is gifted in helping the new parents get the best possible start in life by having a happy contented baby who sleeps & feeds well while building a custom routine around the family’s lifestyle.
Parents who have received support from Maria and her team regularly say that they are envied by other parents as their kids mature into excellent sleepers and great feeders, not to mention well behaved contented children. Maria puts this down to putting in the hard work and effort in those early formative months.
As a result of her natural ability with their children Maria has picked up a number of nicknames from parents she has worked with. She is known by parents in various countries as “Maria Poppins” “A parents comfort blanket” “My sanity” and on the hit ABC show “The View” Hollywood actress Amanda Peet stated “Maria is a baby whisperer and a toddler whisperer”
When Maria called me to inform me of some recent night nurse details, she first asked how breast feeding was going and I mentioned how painful it was for me. Immediately, she suggested their lactation consultant Mary, and within 30 minutes she had Mary scheduled to come over to my home in less than 24 hours. I was very emotionally raw at that point, and in a lot of pain from the labour, so it was such a comfort to a) not have to contact someone myself but rather have Maria take the reigns and look after everything. All I had to do was be home the next day for Mary’s visit.
I would highly recommend Mary, and the New Mommy Company. The quality of customer service we received was outstanding. With minimal family and this being our first child, my husband and I had such a sense of relief and comfort with the help of Mary and a Night Nanny. It’s been a privileged working with both of them.
The New Mummy Company’s Night Nannies are ready to lovingly care for your newborn overnight. Providing you a peaceful night sleep and allowing you to be fully rested for the day ahead.