Who we are

Newborn & Beyond was founded in 2016 by Dr Camilla Eiffe and Nurse Leila Saadi. Two health care professionals who became good friends and shared the passion, vision and ambition to create a service which empowers parents, care givers and health care professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to manage the sick child.

About the founders…

Paediatric Nurse Leila and Doctor Camilla worked together in a busy London Accident & Emergency. They have faced a range of conditions; from the well child to the very sick. This has given them the skills and knowledge to help identify and manage the sick child. Their passion to try and prevent the unthinkable has resulted in the birth of Newborn & Beyond. Click the portraits to find out more…

Leila Saadi

Paediatric Emergency Nurse

Leila Saadi grew up in a large family and it became evident early that she had both a love and affinity for working with children. After toying with the idea of becoming a primary school teacher like her childhood heroine, Ms. Honey from ‘Matilda’, Leila eventually settled on a career as a paediatric nurse.

Soon after gaining her qualification in 2014, Leila went on to work on a fast paced and demanding general paediatric ward. She has gained numerous qualifications since then and has gone on to divide her time between working in a senior role as a paediatric emergency department sister and working with children who have complex needs in the community palliative care setting.
The mix of knowledge and experience she has gained, both in treating a range of critical illnesses in children, as well as managing children within the home setting, with all the challenges that brings, was the inspiration for setting up Newborn and Beyond. Her mission is to educate, enable and empower parents using the skills that she has cultivated during her training and professional career.

Despite having many commitments in her professional life Leila has a keen interest in Health and Lifestyle management.

Camilla Eiffe

Paediatric Doctor (Registrar)

Camilla was born and grew up in West London. She attended University College London Medical School, graduating in 2010. Camilla went on to specialise in Paediatrics and has been a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health since 2015. She has worked in a variety of hospitals including Great Ormond Street.

Camilla’s family is from Sri Lanka and frequent visits sparked an interest in Global Child Health. She has worked in this field both in Sri Lanka and St Lucia. More recently, she performed research in this area at New York’s Columbia University Medical Centre. Her sub specialist interest is within Paediatric Emergency Medicine, a subject in which she is currently pursuing a Masters in.

Camilla is married and lives in London.

Meet the team

Dr Dieudonne Birahinduka

Paediatric Consultant
Medical Advisor

Dr Camilla Eiffe

Paediatric Doctor
Founder & Medical Advisor

Leila Saadi

Paediatric Emergency Nurse
Founder & Trainer

Therese Eastham

Nurse & Resuscitation Officer


Dr Jethwa

Cosmetic Dentist
Dental Advisor


Dr Sandhu

Junior Doctor
Medical Advisor & Trainer


Dr Tribak

Junior Doctor