Sleep Practitioner Training

For Babies, Children & Young People OCN Level 3

Duration:

2 Days Classroom or Online Study Option

Weekly webinar and mentoring for 6 weeks

About The Course

More and more parents are turning to Sleep Practitioners to help guide them when having sleep difficulties with their children. This course equips you with all the techniques & knowledge to help support parents with their baby or child’s sleeping. You will learn how to approach parents in a professional and considerate way and how to effectively communicate the best methods available to them based on their individual needs.

 

The course is a mixture of 2 days classroom participation and weekly group mentoring via schedule webinars for 6 weeks where you will develop your understanding.

 

During the 6-week webinar mentoring, you will learn how to develop detailed sleep plans based on real life seniors faced by children and parent’s. Each week we will focus on different case studies allowing you to practice how to effectively write sleep plans; this will build your confidence, so you are ready to start working as soon as you qualify.

 

As part of this course you will gain exclusive access to our private Facebook group where you can join discussions with other students and our trainers.

Who The Course Is Suitable For

This course is ideal for anyone looking to develop their skills further and consult on children’s sleeping.

 

The course is regularly attended by childcare professional who are looking to add to their services and parent who have experienced sleep difficulties themselves and who are now keen to pass on their experience and new skills to other parents.

Assessment

At the end of the course you will receive assessment questions and have 6 weeks to complete them. We offer a 6-week mentoring program that includes weekly scheduled webinars with our trainers who can guide you through each assessment. You can choose to complete the assessments in your own time within 6 weeks if preferred.

 

Your assessment will be marked by the trainer who will contact you about your results. If you successfully pass your assessments, we will request a certificate to be issued by OCN awarding body; this process should take no more than two weeks.

 

Extensions: In a situation where the student is not available to complete their assessment within 6 weeks since the course, the learner can put in a request for a time extension, but this must be accompanied by a valid reason for the extension

Pre-requisites

This course draws on prior understanding and experience of baby and child sleep so learners should have significant experience of working with both babies and children.

Certification

The course is accredited by OCN (Credit4Learning)

2 Day Class Content

The course covers the physiology and psychology of sleep, the importance of sleep in babies and children and the relationship between diet/nutrition, exercise, routine and sleep at all stages from new-born to 12 years old. It also examines sleep theories and the science of sleep including REM/non-REM sleep and the role of melatonin.

 

Overview

• What is Sleep
• Stages of Sleep
• Influence of Circadian Rhythms and Hormones on Sleep
• Importance of Sleep and effects of lack of Sleep
• Creating a Positive Sleep Environment
• Various Sleep Techniques
• Identify Sleep Issues and Create Sleep Plans
• SIDS
• What is a Sleep Practitioner, Tools & Skills
• Illness and Sleep; Allergy vs Intolerance
• ADHD
• Autism
• Reflux
• Sleep Disorders

 

This can also be completed via our Online Study Option if you are unable to make the classroom days.

 

Please download request our Sleep Practitioner Brochure for full breakdown.

Webinar & Mentoring Content

Once you have completed the first 2-days of learning we will then move onto our weekly mentoring sessions via webinar. We use a platform called Zoom which allows you to connect with the trainer and other learners via your laptop, table or mobile devise. The system is very easy to use and only requires one click to join the webinar, so you don’t have to be computer savvy.

 

During the 6 weeks you will have an assignment to complete once a week. Each assignment is based on developing skills that will help you build confidence and understand how to put your learning into practice. Each session will be informative, and you will leave having an assignment to complete.

 

WEBINAR 1 – Sleep practice for under 6 months old

WEBINAR 2 – Sleep Plans for under 18 months

WEBINAR 3 – Sleep Plans for toddlers & pre-school children

WEBINAR 4 – Sleep for Autistic & ADHD children

WEBINAR 5 – Tips & promoting Good practice

WEBINAR 6 – Recap & summary

 

PLEASE DOWNLOAD REQUEST OUR SLEEP PRACTITIONER BROCHURE FOR FULL BREAKDOWN.

About the trainer

      CHAZ FISHER (Trainer)

 

Chaz has worked in the industry for over 20 years and has helped over 200 families all around the world. Starting her career as a qualified Midwife, Chaz worked with premature and sick babies and later on with mothers who suffered from postnatal depression.

 

Continuing with her passion, Chaz then trained as a private maternity nurse and has since started providing parents with her holistic approach to healthy sleeping.

 

Chaz is passionate about her work and enjoys teaching new people all that she has learnt over the years and giving people the knowledge and skills, they need to further help more parents with healthy sleeping.

 

JULIE HEGINBOTTOM   JULIE HEGINBOTTOM (Assessor & Developer)

 

Julie Heginbottom has 23 years’ experience in childcare including as a nanny, maternity nurse and sleep consultant. She holds an NNEB, a degree in Early Years and is a qualified nutritional therapist, childcare tutor and assessor.

 

Julie has worked extensively with many different families through her own
consultancy and aims to empower parents, finding solutions that fit
their lifestyle and philosophy rather than advocating a one-size-fits-all
approach.

 

As a trainer Julie applies these same principles, prioritising up-to-date, essential information but allowing each student to find their own niche. Julie has collaborated with London School of Childcare Studies on a wide range of courses, bringing us her considerable experience and perspective as a nanny and maternity nurse.

Training Location

We are based in London Victoria, about a 10-15 minute walk from the main train station.

Work Experience

As part of this course you will have the option to take part in our Work Experience programme where we can organise paid & unpaid placements. This will provide you with a valuable opportunity to use your new skills and knowledge and build your confidence.

 

Upon successful completion of your Work Experience you will be awarded with a reference from the family which can be used to promote yourself to new clients.

 

Support will also be available for you if you wish to receive any help with drafting and updating your CV.

 

Visit our Work Experience page to find more information about our programme.

Cost

 

 2 day classroom plus weekly webinars and mentoring for 6 weeks £945

 Introductory offer for the first 10 students 50% off – £472

 For student who have already completed our 2 day Sleep Training course you can book onto our 6 week webinar & mentoring program for a reduced fee. £250

 

Instalments:

 

 Booking Fee £45 followed by X10 installments of £80

webinar-min

Our trainer Julie Heginbottom talks through the role of a Sleep Practitioner, why the demand is growing, challenges you may face and a brief introduction to our Sleep Practitioner course & work experience programme.

help-and-support

Our consultants are here to help. If you have any questions please click here to submit a form and we will follow up during our working days and hours.

Upcoming Courses

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Course Feeshow details + £945.00 (GBP)  
Introductory Offer 50% off (available to the first 10 students)show details + £472.00 (GBP)  
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