Coventry Slings C.I.C. grew out of a social meet up for mums and was launched officially as a library and consultancy service in June 2014. It officially became a Community Interest Company in June 2016 and is now run by four friends and a team of volunteers who are dedicated to bringing safe and unbiased carrying advice to the parents and carers of Coventry and the surrounding areas
Emily Taylor (Director)
Em was one of the original founders in 2014. She is mum to two boys born in 2013 and 2015, married to Paul and has lived in Coventry most of her life. She trained as a sling consultant with Slingababy in 2014 and JPMBB in 2016 and has loved working with parents ever since. She likes pretty much any sling going, but her heart belongs to wrapping!
Hayley Standell (Director)
Hayley joined Coventry Slings in 2015 after also training as a sling consultant with Slingababy and JPMBB. She is mum to twin girls born in 2013 who she has carried since they were small. She also works as a Physiotherapist and brings her expertise in that field to Coventry Slings. Hayley can commonly be seen carrying one of the twins in a ring sling or buckles!
Gillian Ryan (Director)
Gillian joined Coventry Slings in 2016 and is also a sling consultant trained with Slingababy and JPMBB. She is mum to one girl born in 2013 and is expecting twins in 2017. Her first daughter was carried from an early age and she is looking forward to exploring tandem carrying options with the twins. She also works as a secondary school science teacher.
El Molloy (Director)
El joined Coventry Slings in 2016 along with Gillian, and completed her consultancy training with Slingababy in the same year. She is mum to two girls and one boy, and brings her years of experience as a breastfeeding counsellor with the local NCT and has recently completed a masters in child health. El also has a lot of experience with perinatal mental health and birth choices, and runs groups locally for supporting mums with a range of questions.