Paediatric Sleep Training for Professionals

(available online or face to face)

The Course

This course is now available both online and as a three day face to face training course. It is open to all professionals currently working with children, whether working privately, for a statutory organisation or a charity. Attendees are expected to have a well-established knowledge of child development.

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 sleep problems in children aged 6 months to 16 years, but we also look at the development of sleep from birth. Course material 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 more intensively with families of children with sleep problems.

£375 online. The course can be completed over an 8 week period and learners can start the course at any time.   

The online course requires on average 3-4 hours study per week. A certificate of course completion is provided.

£545 face to face 3 day course (specific dates)

The face to face course fee includes teas, coffees, fresh fruit, lunch, parking on site, training manual which includes all research references and certificate of course completion 

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


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


Sleep Science 
How sleep works and what is normal?

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?


Safe Sleep


Good Sleep Hygiene 

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


Behavioural Insomnia Sleep Training Techniques 

Ensuring that they are age and stage appropriate

How Our Different Cultures Influence Our Sleep Practices

Giving parents choices


Helping Parents Avoid 

the Pitfalls

Getting it right from the beginning


Barriers to Change

Why do some people find change harder than others?


Sleep Resources

The little things that can make a big difference

ADHD and Sleep 

Does ADHD always mean ADHD?


Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy and sleep


How to Spot the Less 

Common Sleep Disorders


Your Professional Responsibilities


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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Our next course is on

This course is available online at anytime



Face to face courses will resume in the spring of 2022 

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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