My name is Dr Rebecca Heron and I am the proud Founder of Knufflesitters.
Babysitting and Nanny agency in the Netherlands.
Needless to say, I am very passionate about children and childcare. Ever since I can remember I was always interested in working with children; I often babysat as a teenager and was also born and raised by my mother who was a foster carer which meant I was always surrounded by children growing up.
During my studies I was particularly inspired by the early years and attachment theory aspect of my training, and how the relationships and interactions a child has at an early age acts as the foundation for how they go on to interact and build relationships in the future. I believe this is what lead me to work as a psychologist with children.
I worked with many children who had significant problems with their attachment histories. I noted how this impacted negatively on other areas of their lives such as relationships, self-esteem and emotion regulation skills. I understood very quickly how important it is that children have the right foundation which acts as a spring board to go on to build new, exciting and healthy relationships.
I was also privileged to worked with children with special needs such as Autism (ASD) and other behavioural problems such as, Attention Deficiency Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I regularly trained and advised caregivers on how best to work with these children, to enable them to reach their full potential.
Both from my practice, studies and personal experience, I understand how fundamental the first few years of a child’s life are; they are the foundation that shapes a child’s future health, happiness and development. Now, imagine being a part of the development of that foundation and actually being able to make a difference in life of different children. Well, I want to make that difference and so does my team- we all share the same vision and values. Great childcare matters to us and it certainly matters to our children! That’s why Knufflesitters agency is so much more than a business to me - it’s a dream come true.