Level Six Online Course

Advanced Paediatric Sleep Practitioner Training - 

Moving Theory into Practice 

This is a 14 week OCN London accredited online course and is open to all professionals currently working with children, whether working privately, for a statutory organisation or a charity. 

The course is evidence based and all research is fully referenced so that attendees have the opportunity to further expand their knowledge.

The course covers childhood sleep problems in children aged six months to sixteen years. Course material includes sleep problems in both typically developing children as well as children with complex additional needs.

Course delivery and cost

The course is designed for those professionals currently working with families who are wanting to develop their knowledge in the field of understanding and managing peadiatric sleep disorders.

Please note that places on this course are limited

Price £995 - this price is an introductory price for the May 2020 course intake only

Full price for Sept 2020 onwards £1800

Payments can be made in installments 

Prices includes access to all online course material, personal tutor email support as required, access to weekly webinar, feedback on assignments from your personal tutor and level six OCN accredited course certificate

Find out more here

Who is the course for?

  • Nursery Nurses
  • Sleep Practitioners
  • Maternity Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Health Visitors
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Workers and Learning
  • Disability Nurses
  • Those working with children's charities
  • Other professionals working with children and families

Who is the course not suitable for?

Anyone who is not currently working with children and families, or who has not done so in the past.

Anyone who has little or no prior knowledge of child development.

Anyone wishing to change careers to become a sleep practitioner but does not have professional child development experience.

Prerequisites

In order to apply for this course you will be expected to have completed some previous sleep training. This can be training delivered by EDS Training Ltd or by another provider. If your previous training is not with EDS Training you will be expected to have completed training of a similar standard to that offered on our 3 day face to face Paediatric Sleep Training for Professionals course. If you are unsure whether or not your previous training is sufficient please do contact us to discuss it.  

Module One

The science of sleep

how does sleep develop, what are they the key points, what do parents need to know and how do we share that information?


Identifying and managing 

common sleep disorders; 

Behavioural Insomnia, Circadian Rhythm Disorders and Parasomnias, comparing sleep managements options


Factors influencing parental choice; 

the importance of offering parents sleep management choices, what do we and they need to consider? 

Module Two

Completing sleep assessments 

what exactly do we need to know and why? How to prepare yourself and a family for a sleep assessment


Creating sleep programmes 

what makes a good sleep programme and what doesn’t? What choices do parents have? How much information do parents want and need? What additional information and tools can we use to help families in the successful implementation of sleep programmes? 


The Importance of Safe Sleep Practices: 

A talk from the Lullaby Trust. 

Module Three

A practical week working with a family

reviewing sleep paperwork, completing a real sleep assessment, agreeing a sleep management programme with your family and creating that programme.

Module Four

Sleep and sensory issues in children 

with foetal alcohol syndrome


Sleep and postnatal depression


Sleep and anxiety


Sleep and thermoregulation in babies 

and children with Cerebral Palsy

Module Five

Sleep and Trauma


Sleep, shift work and self-care


Sleep and adolescents


Sleep in special populations 

Sleep in children with ADHD. ASD, Cerebral Palsy, sleep in children with Epilepsy, Sleep in children with allergies and eczema, sleep and reflux 

Module Six

Sleep and attachment


The importance of sleep research


The importance developing reflective practice


Professional responsibilities and 

ongoing support

Assessments

There will three assessments during the course, one of which will be an oral assessment conducted via Skype with your personal tutor, and two written assessments. 

By the end of the course you should...

  • Be confident in assessing and identifying behavioural insomnia disorders in babies, children and adolescents
  • Be confident in discussing sleep management options with parents and know the evidence for the efficacy of these options
  • Understand the importance of the collaborative process between parent and sleep practitioner
  • Be confident in the writing of sleep management programmes to support a variety of sleep disorders in babies, children and adolescents
  • Understand the different sleep disorders more commonly found in certain populations of children and adolscents.
  • Understand the latest research into safe sleep practices and be confident in advising new parents
  • Understanding the impact that Post Natal Depression can have on sleep problems
  • Understand the impact that trauma can have on sleep problems
  • Understand the importance of developing a professional reflective practice
  • Understand the importance of reviewing latest sleep research
  • Understand your professional responsibilities.
  • Understand the importance of caring for yourself as a professional and knowing how to obtain ongoing support