Massage & sign, from bump to baby & beyond


Hi, I’m Marianne I’ve been working with Hushabye Hands since November 2017. I am married to James and we have 2 children, Jacob who was born in August 2014 and Felicity (Listy) who was born in December 2016.

My hobbies include spending time with my gorgeous family, going on spa days and socialising with my wonderful network of friends. I regularly experiment with different colours in my hair so don’t be surprised if I have rainbow coloured hair! The same goes for my nails!
My journey with Hushabye Hands really began even before it was a twinkle in Suzanne’s eyes. As a ‘Peer Mentor Support Worker’ for ‘After Adoption. Preston’, I had previously worked with one of Suzanne’s daughters. A few years passed and it wasn’t until my first baby sign class with Hushabye Hands that I met Suzanne again by coincidence.

I started bringing Jacob to the signing class when he was 1. We had lots of fun and made some fantastic friends. We continued to attend classes until I was due to give birth to our second baby hushabye, Listy (Felicity). She was then introduced to team Hushabye when she was only 3 days old at a multi sensory session at the space centre. Since then, Listy has attended baby massage classes and signing.

I regularly tell everyone how much I love my job. Its wonderful to see the children learning such a wonderful communication skill. There are some fantastic relationship built in classes too. Some of my closest relationships have been made during classes at Hushabye Hands. I qualified in British Sign Language Level 1 in 2019 and am currently studying level 2.

I took over the business in September 2019 and I’m very excited to implement some exciting changes!

Thank you for taking the time to read about me and I look forward to meeting you and your Hushabye’s in class.