Sharlene Poole – Baby Whisperer
Sharlene Poole is a highly sought-after baby and early childhood advisor, renowned both in New Zealand and internationally for her exceptional expertise.
Working with Families
Sharlene is a trusted advisor for parents, bringing a sense of calm and confidence into their homes. She works closely with families to ensure a smooth transition for new parents or to implement positive changes for older babies and toddlers in their daily routines. Sharlene’s innate gift for babies and children, along with her extensive 20 years of experience in postnatal care and early childhood, helps her confidently address the many questions and concerns that come with parenting, removing stress and uncertainty from the process.
Sharlene is a vibrant and caring individual with a strong desire to nurture young children. Her career in early childhood education began in the early 90s when she studied at the New Zealand College of Early Childhood Education in Christchurch. After working as a nanny in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, she advanced to the position of supervisor at an Early Childhood Centre in Auckland. The centre utilised the Italian Reggio Emilia approach to childcare, providing an exciting and challenging work environment.
International and Multi-cultural Experience
Sharlene’s love for exploring new places and working with infants led her to settle in the UK once again. Here, she carved out a niche for herself as a maternity nurse, providing round-the-clock care for babies six days a week. Thanks to her exceptional skills, Sharlene’s reputation was soon spread by word-of-mouth. She even started flying to different countries, such as Japan, India, South Africa, Australia, Dubai, and Russia, to serve her ex-pat clients. Sharlene’s extensive travels have allowed her to witness firsthand how different cultures approach parenthood and to incorporate the best techniques into her own philosophy.
Upon returning home to New Zealand in 2004, Sharlene established Little Miracles Postnatal Care Ltd, utilising her vast knowledge in the field. Her expertise quickly garnered attention, leading to her being featured in a documentary on Television New Zealand’s Sunday program. This proved to be a turning point in the establishment of private consultants for families with infants. Subsequently, Sharlene became a prominent figure on TVNZ’s Good Morning Show as a resident baby expert for a span of six years. Her fame grew as she travelled around the country offering advice to private families and conducting seminars and workshops.
A Published Author
She has contributed to various magazines in the past and was eventually approached by Penguin Publishers to pen a guide for new parents titled “Baby Whispering” under the name Sharlene Poole. The book, which caters to parents with infants from birth to one year old, was released in 2012.
Sharlene’s experience as a mother has expanded her knowledge and deepened the advice she provides to other parents. She has a son named George and, two years later, welcomed a daughter named Tia.
Sharlene’s second book, “Toddler Whispering,” was published by Penguin in 2020. This time, the book was aimed at children aged 1-5 years old. Sharlene continues to advise clients on a part-time basis.