Shipley Mums simply couldn’t exist without it’s sponsors. Luckily, we are supported by five amazing local businesses – Little Daisy’s, Leelas Ladybirds, Tambourine Coffee, Sally Golightly Family Doula, and Rugbytots Bradford and Guiseley.
Read on to find out more about them, and enjoy the warm fuzzies next time you use their services, knowing that not only are you supporting a local business, but you’re also helping me provide information for local families.
Little Daisy’s is a play and party venue in central Shipley. It’s designed exclusively for under-5s – with a play frame big enough to challenge but not overwhelming for little ones, and a separate, enclosed baby area for safe, engaging and peaceful play.
The cafe serves freshly ground coffee, and a variety of hot and cold drinks. Healthy breakfasts and lunches from the extensive menu are cooked fresh and there’s something for even the fussiest eater.
At weekends, Little Daisy’s is available for party hire (non-exclusive venue parties can also be booked for during the week). They include; exclusive use of Little Daisy’s, party meal, unlimited juice, helium balloon, bubble play, and invitations. There are also a range of optional party extras. The Little Daisy’s party menu can cater for a range of dietary requirements – vegetarian/vegan, dairy free, soy free, egg free, wheat/gluten free, and nut free.
Open Monday to Friday, 9am-3:30pm.
It’s usually wise to book, especially for a lunchtime table, as Little Daisy’s is super popular and can get very busy.
Leelas Ladybirds provides quality childcare for 0 – 5 year olds. Children are looked after in well planned, carefully organised and fully equipped play rooms that are designed to stimulate and encourage children’s natural child development and learning through the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Healthy meals are cooked on site, in their recently awarded 5 star kitchen.
Open Monday to Friday, 7:30am-6pm
All year round – excluding bank holidays and Christmas week.
Through structured play sessions, Rugbytots takes children on a journey of sporting imagination. Engaging and energetic coaches support children every step of the way whilst teaching them how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team.
You can find out how we got on when we took part in a session last Autumn here. Spoiler: We loved it!
Rugbytots Bradford and Guiseley, run by Neil and his team of fantastic coaches, provide classes for 2-7 year olds in Saltaire, Bingley, Wyke, Rawden, Denby Dale, and Honley. Find your nearest class at https://www.rugbytots.co.uk
Tambourine Coffee is an independent coffee shop on Bingley Road, Saltaire.
They serve the finest quality coffee, from local roasters, and a mouth-watering choice of light snacks, brunches, lunches and cakes sourced from talented local suppliers including Edward Street Bakery, Brown and Blond brownies, and Northern Bloc ice-cream.
It’s the perfect place to unwind, catch up with friends and family or catch up with work in a stress-free environment away from the office. Tambourine Coffee prides itself on being family-friendly; there are toys and books to keep little ones entertained plus high chairs and baby changing facilities.
Monday – Friday 7:30am-5pm
Sally is a birth, postpartum & family doula, Red Tent Doula trainer, Maternal Journal facilitator, and NCT practitioner supporting families in Yorkshire.
I might be slightly biased, as Sally was my doula, and helped me bring Shipley Mums baby number two into the world. She has many roles in the world of birth and parenting, this is Sally in her own words.
“Hello my name is Sally and I live near Steeton in Yorkshire with my husband, children and rather vocal cat. I am an experienced birth and postnatal doula, using mindfulness techniques to help parents feel relaxed and confident for the birth of their baby, parenting and beyond. Sessions are as individual as the families I work with and can include mindfulness relaxations, birth plan discussions, sometimes art and always plenty of tea! There are many benefits to having a doula present at your birth and research has shown doulas may reduce the length of labour, reduce the need for pain medication, and reduce the need for intervention including caesarean. I have experience of a wide range of birth experiences in hospital and at home. I am passionate about families having a smooth transition into parenting and sell postnatal cards full of recipes, relaxations, hints and tips to help them prepare for the perfect baby moon. I am also an antenatal practitioner and have supported thousands of couples for nearly a decade, most of these by facilitating NCT courses around Yorkshire and Lancashire.
In 2018 I started running Maternal Journal. This is a creative space for women to reflect, share, relax, drink tea (this is a strong theme running throughout my work!) and eat cake. I hold monthly daytime groups which include lunch and evening sessions. Maternal Journal is open to all women, whether pregnant, with children or without, you don’t have to be creative or even maternal! It’s a time to stop, pause and look after yourself in the midst of life.
I couldn’t do any of the doula-ing, facilitating, journaling or holding space without running in the hills, wild swimming or going on adventures in my camper van, those are the things that fill me up. When I grow up I want to be a death doula/ soul midwife or owner of a second hand bookshop serving free real coffee near a train station (that’s still very much a work in progress). My
superpowers are eating and sleeping – essential doula skills and I’m ace at both 😂
For anyone who feels the pull towards birth work… I am also part of the Red Tent Doulas; training doulas in the north of England. I run workshops in Leeds and am always happy to meet and talk to anyone interested, I am completely biased but I think it is the best job in the world!”