Paediatric Sleep Training for Professionals

This three day face to face training course 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 childhood sleep problems in children aged birth to 16 years. Course material includes sleep problems in both typically developing children as well as children with complex additional needs.

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

Please note that places on this course are limited


Price of £495 

Prices include teas, coffees, fresh fruit, lunch, parking on site, training manual containing all PowerPoint presentations and research references and certificate on 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?

Topics covered are;

· 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 able to advise new parents on how to instil healthy sleep habits from the start.

· Be able to identify common childhood sleep disorders

· Be able to create an individual 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

1st, 2nd and 3rd November 2019

The Holiday Inn



Flexible payment options available, please just ask for details

Includes, buffet lunch, tea and coffee throughout the day, free parking. 

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