Welcome to Beautiful Beginnings




Beautiful Beginnings is the online  home of Clare Cooper’s Writing, and the Beautiful Beginnings Natural Playgroup, a breastfeeding-friendly, family playgroup in West Cumbria.



Beautiful Begnnings West Cumbria

Beautiful Beginnings Natural Playgroup

Weekly playgroup sessions at The Settlement, Maryport

Tuesdays 10:30-12:30





We are a hand-crafted parent and child group based in West Cumbria and have now been running for nearly 5 years. Each playgroup session follows a gentle rhythm of free play, art and craft, stories and songs, time exploring the garden and eating packed lunches together.


Beautiful Beginnings Natural Playgroup was set up by Clare Cooper and Hatti Burt to provide an alternative, breastfeeding-friendly playgroup where like minded parents could meet and children can be involved in lots of free play and creative activities.




Clare Cooper ~ Writerclare tree


Nourishment and inspiration
for mind and body,
heart and soul



Clare finds inspiration for her writing through mothering, breastfeeding, conscious and connected parenting, Yoga and the natural world.


Clare’s articles feature regularly in natural parenting magazine The Mother.


She is currently writing her first book Milestones of Motherhood which explores the change and transformation women experience through nurturing their children.



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