Tamara Ecclestone loves being a ''hands-on mum''.

The 30-year-old socialite gave birth to daughter Sophia four months ago and she is thoroughly embracing everything that motherhood has thrown at her.

Tamara - who is married to Jay Rutland - said: ''I love being a hands-on mum.

''I made a decision to be a mum who'd raise my baby with the support of my family and Jay.

''I was there for the first times Sophia rolled over, smiled and giggled in her sleep. There are times we do have help from the nanny, but they're in the minority.''

While Tamara's Formula 1 boss father Bernie Ecclestone is now worth £4.2 billion, she insists he didn't spoil her and sister Petra too much when they were younger, and she intends to follow his example with Sophia.

She added to Mother & Baby magazine: ''It's important not to give a child everything they want when they want it - my parents would give us something if we did a chore or walked the dog.''

Tamara took to Instagram to tell her fans she had become a mother for the first time in March by posting an adorable snap of her looking lovingly at her newborn daughter from her hospital bed.

She captioned the image: ''Welcome to the world Sophia, our beautiful baby girl, born yesterday 6lb 9oz. Proudest day of our lives, never felt love like this. X (sic)''