A Sussex based mum who recently founded a school for parenting skills has been given a best-in-class report on her results.
Sarah Watkins began Parentskool as a not-for-profit social enterprise just 3 years ago to improve the health and wellbeing of parents and babies. Her start up won initial financial and mentoring support from SE Assist and GrowthAccelerator. The latest published social impacts of her hard work show an array of positive results. Parentskool is now saving the NHS £millions by innovative teaching methods for parents to reduce baby deaths and sickness.
Sarah’s school report shows her results against national standards. Safe breastfeeding up by 40%, bottle sterilisation rates up from 37% to 96%, parenting confidence levels up by 47%, post natal depression knowledge up from 29% to 98%, and education to prevent sudden infant death syndrome up to 98%.
Clive Bonny, independent advisor for Responsible Business Standards and GrowthAccelerator coach, says “Sarah’s ParentSkool programme is uniquely designed to give the right support to busy parents at the right time and in the right way. Potential NHS cost savings are over £20 million every year as a result of Sarah’s hard work. That saving can pay for a brand new hospital. Sarah is a winner of the Natwest Venus Award for Business Mother of the Year. Full marks and well deserved.”
Entrepreneur Sarah adds “My vision is for every parent to be informed, prepared and confident in their ability to care for their baby and my mission is to provide realistic, fun and confidence-building courses, resulting in healthier and happier parents and babies.”
For more info contact: SarahW@parentskool.co.uk tele 01273 620401