Primary Lovage Instructors
Nancy brings 26 years of experience to the Early Parenting Groups she leads at Little Lovage Club. Nancy first trained in Childbirth Education at the National Child’s First Trust in England. She has been helping new moms and parents since 2004 as a CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator. Nancy encourages families to be confident in finding their own way of parenting, while strengthening the community among new parents in Boston.
Melanie Venuti, IBCLC, RLC
Melanie is the owner and consultant of the Boston-based private practice MV Breast Feeding Support. In partnership with Little Lovage Club, Melanie has been working with families individually, through the free hotline and in group settings for the past several years. She prides herself in offering a laid back approach to counseling mothers and offers practical advice for breastfeeding and parenting success.
Ansley has been teaching Infant Development classes all over New York, New Jersey and now, in Boston. In 2013, she trained and received her 30 hour certification with Ellynn Skove of "Go-Go Babies". Recently, she received her Level 1 Reiki training with Emily Peterson. Ansley holds a BFA in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory and loves using her singing background to engage with babies and toddlers!
After having a son, Ashley discovered her love to work in an atmosphere where you can see both parents and children learn and grow. As a mom to a wonderful 7 year old, she has a natural compassion for postnatal support. She participated in New Moms Group Facilitator Training, and mentored by Little Lovage Club's own Nancy Gair. She has a BA & MS from Lasell College, years of childcare experience, and worked in the prenatal and postnatal industry since 2012.