Paediatric Sleep Training for Professionals


The Course

The course takes a comprehensive look at both common sleep problems, as well as more complex sleep problems in the paediatric population, It also looks at sleep management approaches to address these sleep problems, and how to work with families to bring about the changes need to improve sleep for the whole family.


This course is available online and can be started at any time. Units are pre-recorded so that you can complete the course at a time suits you.


The course is open to all professionals currently working with children, whether working privately, for a statutory organisation or a charity. 


Learners are expected to have a well-established knowledge of child development.


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


The course covers sleep problems in children aged 6 months to 16 years, but we also look at the development of sleep from birth. The course content includes sleep problems in both typically developing children as well as children with complex additional needs.


Completion of this course enables access onto our level six online OCN accredited Advanced Sleep Training Course - Moving Theory into Practice

Cost and time commitment

The course is designed for those wishing to work with families of children with sleep problems.


The course fee is £395 .


The course can be completed over an 8 week period, and learners can start the course at any time. The course requires approximately 24-25 hours of study. 


A certificate of course completion is provided.


Who Is The Course For?

· Nursery Nurses

· Maternity Nurses

· Teachers

· Health Visitors

. Applied Psychologists

. Occupational Therapists

. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Workers and Learning

  Disability Nurses

. Those working with children's charities


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. 

What Does The Course Cover?

The Impact of Sleep Problems

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The Importance of Healthy Sleep in Babies and Children 
What does the research tell us?

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Sleep Science 
How sleep works and what is normal?
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Common Sleep Problems in Babies and Children

How to advise parents appropriately to meet the needs of the whole family.

What is the Right Sleep Environment?

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Safe Sleep

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Good Sleep Hygiene 

What do we know from research about the impact of exercise, diet and routines on sleep

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Behavioural Insomnia Sleep Training Techniques 

Ensuring that they are age and stage appropriate


How Our Different Cultures Influence Our Sleep Practices

Giving parents choices

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Helping Parents Avoid 

the Pitfalls

Getting it right from the beginning

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Barriers to Change

Why do some people find change harder than others?

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Sleep Resources

The little things that can make a big difference

ADHD and Sleep 

Does ADHD always mean ADHD?

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Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy and sleep

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How to Spot the Less 

Common Sleep Disorders

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Your Professional Responsibilities

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When to Refer onto a 

Specialist Service

By the end of the course you should...

  • Understand the importance of healthy sleep on growth, development and learning
  • Be knowledgeable on how to advise new parents on how to instil healthy sleep habits from the start.
  • Be knowledgeable in the identification of common childhood sleep disorders
  • Understand how to create an individual sleep action plan and support parents in addressing behavioural sleep issues, and tailor this plan to the individual needs of the family, taking into account parenting style preferences.
  • Be able to recognise the possible symptoms of the less common sleep disorders
  • Know when to refer a child to a specialist service.

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The course available online at anytime

This course is available online at anytime

£395



Our Goals

We want to try to ensure that when parents seek help from professionals for their child's sleep problems they can be sure of receiving sound, researched based information from skilled and knowledgeable practitioners. 

We want to give professionals the skills and knowledge to feel confident to help families and we want to ensure that the professionals that we train have the opportunity to regularly update their knowledge and be able to seek ongoing professional support