The Nest HQ
We (The Nest HQ team) are parents too. This means we are not immune to the everyday anxieties that parenthood brings, however we have also been in the situation as paediatric professionals, where we have seem the accidents and tragedies that happen in homes and gardens all over the country.
You don’t need first aid until you really NEED it.
We started The Nest because we had witnessed these situations more than once, and then had to treat the aftermath.
This includes living with childhood food allergy. This is not a diagnosis that people plan for and living with a chronic disease where your child could be fatally harmed by another childs PB&J sandwich in the playground, is NOT a walk in the park.
Between our baby and child first aid classes and The Nest Allergy membership, we have you well covered!
A Paediatric Nurse for 20 years, Heidi Young, has worked in many Paediatric Hospitals in Australia and the UK
For the last 5 years Heidi has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Childhood Allergy and has a special interest in this.
“We are on a mission to create a feeling of competence, confidence and self-preparation for the long road of parenting for the modern family!”
– Heidi Young – Founder @ The Nest, Kids CPR & Allergy®
All our educators are registered nurses or midwives with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority.
Our Founder is a member of the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).
All material taught follows Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines and ASCIA Guidelines and protocols in regards to food allergy.
The Nest Advisory Board
DR ROHIT SALDANAH
Dr Rohit is a consultant paediatrician and paediatric Immunologist and Allergist.
He is a staff specialist Paediatrician at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Rohit completed his specialist training at the Sydney Children’s Hospital and is actively involved in teaching and clinical research. Rohit is experienced in managing patients with all forms of allergy, including food, drugs and environmental allergens.
Dr Shruti Swamy
Dr Shruti Swamy is the Fellow in the Immunology and Allergy Department at Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick. Dr Shruti also held the Fellow position at Children's Hospital Westmead and has been involved in many clinical trials in the food allergy sector. Shruti and The Nest Founder, Heidi have been working closely together over at Sydney Children's Hospital in the allergy department.
Dr Julia Langford
Dr Julia Langford MBBS MRCGP, who brings over fifteen years of clinical experience to The Nest Advisory Board. She has been a General Practitioner since 2009 working all over Scotland and most recently as a GP partner at a large general practice in Dundee. An ex colleague of the Nest founder Heidi, they worked together in Perthshire for many years. Julia is now the Clinical Director and owner of Tay Medispa with her husband Simon in Perth, Scotland.
Our Industry Colaborators:
- The Children’s Clinic, Bondi Junction
Our Advisory Board:
- Dr Rohit Saldahah
- Dr Shruti Swamy
- Dr Julia Langford