The unique Babyem OCN Level 3 & 4 Gentle Sleep Coach Training is a practical sleep course consisting of 1 day online training content + 1 day in-person training in London. It enables you to understand the different approaches to supporting families with sleep, and helps you when working with families to find gentler, more age appropriate solutions for common sleep challenges, as well as guiding the right referrals for more complex problems.
The training is led by world-renowned Holistic Sleep Coach & International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lyndsey Hookway.
Night time sleep disruptions and short naps are common reasons why babies need additional support and reassurance and there is no limit to the information and advice that can be found online. However very little is based on evidence.
We believe that if you provide support to young families, especially in-home support, you are in a unique position to have a significant positive influence on families and that’s why it’s important to have the most current training as your foundation.
This blended-learning course enables you to go through key theory and strategies. Then during the in-person training day, you will build on what you have learned in the online training, as well putting theory into practice through reviewing case studies and sleep diaries to interpret sleep problems and practically reviewing how to target sleep interventions to the root cause.
You will have reflective activities, focus on quick wins and how to co-create sleep strategies with families, as well as being mentored at each stage of the day.
Our goal is to provide gentle evidence-based information for families that is respectful of babies and parents and promotes attachment, as well as, infant and child mental health.
The post-course assessment can be completed at level 3 and level 4, and is accredited through Open College Network London. This comprehensive Gentle Sleep Coach Training includes:
We don’t just teach you WHAT to do, we teach you WHY to do it, so that you can feel confident that you are giving your clients the best possible support.
We believe that if you provide sleep support to young families, you are in a unique position to have a significant positive influence on families. Our approach is holistic, gentle, and evidence based and put families at the centre of the support provided.
Our trainers are the leading experts in the field, including Holistic Sleep Coach & IBCLC Lyndsey Hookway, who has written THE book on Holistic Sleep Coaching. This course is taught by Lyndsey and you will have direct access to her on the in-person training day.
We make it easier to implement your learning with our ‘how-to’ documents and cheat sheets, including a naps guide and a night-waking guide that you can share with your clients so you always look professional. You will also have example sleep plans.
You get lifetime access to the online training assets so you can always continue to support your clients.
The unique format of this training gives you flexible and accessible online course materials – including our mixture of text, videos, and quizzes to support all learning styles, plus an opportunity to have direct access to Lyndsey to get your questions answered on the face to face learning day.
We are proud to be voted the number 1 training agency, out of 6411 by FreeIndex, based on over 60 independent ratings.
Perfect for those who are looking for a more flexible role caring for babies, supporting families at home and those wanting to learn a wide range of skills to meet babies needs. This gentle sleep training course is suitable for maternity nurses, nannies, lactation specialists and health professionals who are invested in gentle and responsive parenting and family centred ethos, and who are looking to gain additional knowledge in supporting families with sleep in a gentle and holistic way.
“Babyem are consistently brilliant. They focus on the evidence and empowering families, and their trainers are all well known in their own right.”
V Townsend, Breastfeeding Counsellor & Newborn Care Specialist
“This gentle sleep course consists of 1 day online training content and 1 day attendance at our venue in London. The live in-person part of the sleep training builds on the e-learning and focuses on putting theory into practice. Therefore it’s important that the e-learning content is completed BEFORE attending the course.”
EMMA DEWEY DIRECTOR BABYEM
The impact of sleep deprivation and factors that affect sleep.
Sleep cycles and circadian rhythms.
Causes of SIDS and how to reduce risk factors.
Safe sleep and bedsharing.
Creating a good bedtime routine.
How food affects sleep and how to heal the gut.
“During the in-person training day you will be building on what you have learned during the online training, as well putting theory into practice through reviewing sleep diaries to interpret sleep problems and practically reviewing how to target sleep interventions to the root cause. Training includes:”
EMMA DEWEY DIRECTOR BABYEM
“At Nannies Incorporated we need our maternity nurses to be the best in the industry. We are continuously impressed by their level of maternity nurse and nanny training.”
“We highly recommend Babyem as a course provider. Those with a background in childcare wishing to train as a maternity nurse should enrol.”
“We are really impressed not only with the content of the Babyem course and all that it covers, but also the teaching style and the flow of the day. “
“Our Nanny candidates have consistently given us great feedback about Babyem, which cover a comprehensive range of skills and subjects.”
Currently there is no set industry ‘qualification’ that qualifies you to be a sleep consultant. This means that after any sleep course, you could technically call yourself a sleep coach/sleep consultant/sleep nanny etc…
This 2 day sleep course is ideal if you are working alongside parents and supporting them with sleep in a gentle and holistic way. While this is high quality and intense training, I would suggest that any short sleep course is unlikely to fully equip you to feel confident to work with a range of sleep clients.
If you are looking for a more comprehensive gentle sleep consultant course we highly recommend completing our Holistic Sleep Coaching Program, which is an in-depth 16 module training program with over 100 hours of content, where you are supported by over 20 leading specialists in the field. More information can be found here.
There are many sleep courses available out there!
However, is all the information and advice they offer based on evidence?
Do the tips and strategies promote biological and developmental needs, as well as the many competing factors that affect the child’s sleep?
Quite often the answer is no.
We believe that if you provide sleep support to young families, you are in a unique position to have a significant positive influence on families.
Our approach is holistic, gentle, and evidence based and put families at the centre of the support provided.
Our trainers are the leading experts in the field, including Holistic Sleep Coach & IBCLC Lyndsey Hookway, who has written THE book on Holistic Sleep Coaching.
Our aim is to provide the best sleep education available.
We understand, and that’s why we have generous payment plans where you can pay in 2 instalments which makes our Gentle Sleep Coach Training really affordable!
Once you successfully make the payment, you will receive a receipt.
Within 5 minutes, you will receive confirmation that you have successfully enrolled on the Gentle Sleep Coach Training. You will be sent a welcome email that includes your login details to complete the online part of the sleep course and also key information regarding the face to face part of the training. Should you need additional assistance, please send us an email at email@example.com and we can happily help you.
The one day advanced level Sleep Training course is delivered at level 4 standard (degree standard). As an advanced level course, we recommend that candidates already have baby experience and have a basic knowledge of promoting good sleep habits in babies and children before attending. Candidates are required to reflect on their current practice and critically analyse theory and practice throughout the course.
We pitch our 2 day course at level 4, as feedback from our candidates shows us that they like to be learning new things during the course and be pushed intellectually. After the 2 day course you can choose to complete the level 3 assessment paper or the level 4 assessment paper. If you have chosen to complete the course at a level 3, you can go on at a later date and complete the level 4 assessment paper, and only pay the difference i.e. £175.
We pitch the Gentle Sleep Coach Training at level 4 (degree level) however, you can choose to complete the assessment at level 3 (A Level standard) or complete the level 4 (degree standard).
If you are unsure which level is right for you, we always suggest completing the level 3 assessment as you can always top up to the level 4 after the face to face part of the course simply by changing assessment.
We recommend that candidates completing the level 4 Gentle Sleep Coach assessment have already completed a course to at least a level 3 (A level) standard. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us on: 0208 986 9008 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we are happy to discuss the assessment in more detail.
We recommend that candidates completing the level 4 assessment have already completed a course to at least a level 3 standard (A level) to ensure they are able to complete course work. If you have any queries, please contact us before booking on: 0208 986 9008 or email: email@example.com and we are happy to discuss the assessment in more detail. Learners are emailed a study pack along with assessments.
In order to receive the OCN accreditation in the Gentle Sleep Coach Training, you will need to complete the essay-based assignment. The assessment details can be accessed on the course platform. You are given 7 weeks to complete the assessment from your attendance date. Each question is approximately 250- 300 words each and relates to the topics covered during the course.
Once completed you will need to send the assessment back to us, and your work will be marked and then assessed by Open College Network. If there are any amendments to be made, we let you know by emailing you (or scheduling a call if required) and you are given extra time to make those amendments. Once your work has been successfully verified, you will receive your qualification through Open College Network.
Learners are given 7 weeks to complete the course from the date they attend the course and learners are expected to send the completed assessments back to us by email. Candidates require internet access to download resources and view video clips. Candidates also require the use of a computer to study the course – tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying as the display and functionality can be affected.
As this Gentle Sleep Coach Training is pitched at level 4 course, if you have booked to complete the level 3 assessment and would like to complete the level 4 assessment, you are welcome to ‘top up’ after the course by paying an additional fee of £75.
Please note we do not downgrade students from completing the level 4 assessment to the level 3 assessment. Therefore should you have any queries regarding the assessment please contact us before the course.
We want you to have the best possible experience when completing the Babyem Gentle Sleep Coach Training, and therefore we strongly advise that you complete the online part of the training before attending the face to face course at our training venue in London. This is because the face to face training builds on the content covered during the online part of the Gentle Sleep Coach Training.
We estimate that it will take approximately 5-6 hours to complete the day 1 – online part of the Gentle Sleep Coach Training? This includes watching all of the videos, reading the text and completing the online quizzes. At the end of the online course you will be able to download a certificate of completion for the day 1 part of the training.
Yes! We want to make it easy for you to digest all the information!
Each module (topic) consists of a number of lessons, and most lessons have sub-lessons. After each of the lessons, you will be required to complete short multiple-choice questions. You are required to achieve 80% in each of the lessons to pass, however, you are able to retake those tests. Therefore, if you do not pass, you keep retaking until you do!
Before signing up for this course, you are required to have:
A good level of conversational English. The course is taught in English and assignments must be completed in English.
In order to complete the online part of the Gentle Sleep Coach Training, which includes the day 1 online part of the course and the written assignment, candidates are required to have the following in place:
Address: London Marriott Kensington, 147C Cromwell Rd, Earl’s Court, London SW5 0TH
If you are running late please contact the mobile number provided on your confirmation email (received the day before the training).
We recommend that you plan your journey in advance, however should you get lost please contact the venue in advance on: +44 020 7973 1000
The Marriott Hotel is 0.1 miles from Earls Court Station and Gloucester Road tube station. You can plan your route to the hotel by clicking on this link
Lyndsey Hookway is an experienced Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Holistic Sleep Coach. As an International speaker, Lyndsey regularly teaches health, lactation and childcare professionals. She is also the co-founder and clinical director of the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program, and the author of Holistic Sleep Coaching and Let’s talk about your new family’s sleep and has written a number of published articles.
“This course was full of excellent methods for gentle sleep training and the teacher was friendly and informative. This course is perfect for anyone working with babies and young children who are seeking nurturing alternatives to cry-it-out sleep training methods.
Thank You Babyem, it was amazing!”
KIRSTY BENNETT | Maternity Nurse
London Marriott Hotel Kensington: 147C Cromwell Rd, Earl’s Court, London SW5 0TH
Saturday: 9am – 5:30pm
We offer a 14-day money-back guarantee.
We are that confident in the quality of our training and we know that we are providing you with the best training in the industry, supported by leading experts.
For more information, please refer to our return policy here.
However, we also want you to feel comfortable with your investment – so we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee. If you join and within 14 days and decide the program isn’t right for you, then you can request a full refund and we wish you well for the future.
We are confident that you will love the course and we are very excited at the opportunity to support you and be part of your journey!
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