About us

Health Visitor 4 U is the vision of Penny Lazell, a Registered General Nurse (RGN) and Health Visitor (RHV). She is also a qualified Midwife and Neonatal Nurse.

Penny has worked in the NHS since 1984 and has over 14 years experience as a Health Visitor. She has continued with personal professional development and has gained a wealth of additional skills and qualfications in counselling, managing post natal depression, breastfeeding, child protection, working with children with additional needs and solving childrens’ sleep problems.

Penny ran a very successful sleep clinic in the NHS for 3 years. She gained a wealth of knowledge and experience while doing this which has encouraged her to start her own sleep consultancy alongside Health Visitor 4 U.

In October 2004 Penny was a finalist for the Health Vistor of the Year Award. Penny is a member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Community Practitioners and Health Vistiors’ Association (CPHVA).

Penny has completed the Southampton Sleep Practitioner Training. Accredited  by the Royal College of Nursing. She has also trained with Millpond and is a member of The British Sleep Society.

Penny has taken part in the on- line parenting videos for nhs choices. Take a look at www.nhs.uk

Penny regularly writes for Mother and Baby Magazine and is one of their expert advisers. She has also been interviewed on BBC Radio Kent recently.

She has full indemnity insurance and a current enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure (CRB).

Penny is a member of my healthvisitor.com and the National Childbirth Trust.