Sarah Ockwell-Smith is a popular and highly regarded parenting expert, parenting coach and bestselling parenting author who specialises in the psychology and science of parenting, gentle parenting and attachment theory.
Sarah is knowledgeable in all areas of parenting from pregnancy, birth and babies through to toddlers, tweens and teens. Her particular specialisms are baby and toddler sleep and discipline and behaviour.
She offers the following commercial services to any organisation/retailer related to families and parenting.
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Conference and Event Speaking
Sarah is an accomplished public speaker having presented in most situations from blue chip boardrooms to University lecture halls, with a bit of TV and radio thrown in for good measure. She has appeared on Sky News, Channel 5 News, Good Morning Britian, Al Jazeera and The Wright Stuff as well BBC Radio 4, 2, LBC and many local BBC radio stations where she is frequently called upon to discuss attachment parenting including bed-sharing, co-sleeping, babywearing and breastfeeding.
Product Endorsement and Brand Spokesperson
Sarah has both a high and well respected profile and a very large reach. People buy based on her recommendations. She is happy to consider both long and short term product and event endorsements as well as spokesperson roles.
Sarah has worked in a promotion/spokesperson capacity for several large organisations including Mamas and Papas, Ella’s Kitchen, Waterwipes and Golden Bear Toys.
Sarah has written many guest articles and contributed interviews as a birth and parenting expert for publication in printed media including The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Record, Mother and Baby, Juno, The Green Parent Magazine, Prima Baby, Essentials, Take a Break, Junior Magazine and more.
Sarah writes a monthly double page article for Teach Nursery magazine, with an emphasis on attachment theory and related neuroscience. Sarah frequently writes guest content and takes part in live “ask the expert” sessions on Facebook and Twitter for well known commercial internet sites including ThinkBaby and Tesco Baby Club. She also writes regularly for the Huffington Post.
Sarah is always happy to consider new freelance writing opportunities and article collaboration.
Commercial Advisory and Product Development
Sarah has acted in an advisory capacity for several multi-national companies involved in the babycare and parenting industry, particularly at R&D level. She is happy to consider advisory roles for relevant organisations including at PR level. Sarah holds a particular interest in paediatric skincare, baby slings and carriers, mother/infant bonding, infant and toddler sleep, toddler behaviour and tween (7-13 year old) wellbeing.
Training for Local Authorities, Nurseries, Pre-Schools and Childcare Workers.
Sarah is happy to provide in-house training days and shorter workshops on any aspect of pregnancy, birth & child development. This includes providing bespoke CPD training for nurseries, preschools, childminders, colleges and other organisations working with children.