Katherine Pearce

  • NBO Trainer
  • Profession – Health Visiting
  • Current Role – Health Visitor, Poynton Children’s Centre
  • Trainer Since – 2017

For the last few years I have worked as the specialist health visitor in the Infant Parent Service in Stockport, Greater Manchester, a small team working to support the infant parent relationship. Recently, I moved to work as a health visitor in a semi-rural area in Cheshire.

I have been an NBO trainer since the beginning of 2017, and I have really enjoyed meeting colleagues in very different parts of the country, and working with fellow trainers who have such a tremendous range of knowledge and expertise.

I qualified in London firstly as a general nurse, and then a mental health nurse. After some time in school health and as a safeguarding specialist, I trained as a health visitor. I have worked with newborn babies in their families for the past 15 years. I have also taken time out to study academically mainly in London and Manchester, and have had specialist training opportunities in promoting healthy infant parent relationships, for example through The Anna Freud Centre.

Around 12 years ago I started using NBAS in my practice, and then later the NBO. This never fails to give me a fantastic way to support infant, families and colleagues, and I still feel excited to meet each newborn baby and see what he or she may tell us.