Babyem’s Gentle Sleep Practitioner Course is an online course with interactive online training that teaches you the most cutting-edge, current evidence based thinking in relation to the understanding of the science of normal sleep for newborns and infants.
What makes our approach different is that unlike many other courses, we don’t teach cookie-cutter ‘one size fits all’ strategies, because every baby and family is unique.
The course has been created in partnership with two world-renowned experts in the field; Holistic Sleep Coach Lyndsey Hookway, author of co-founder of the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program, and Andrea Strang, author, Gentle Sleep Coach and Doula, so you can be confident that you are receiving the best training available.
Flexible and accessible course materials – including a mixture of text, videos, and quizzes to support all learning styles.
Access our monthly live online workshops and Q&A coaching sessions to continue your learning and get your questions answered.
Through our private Facebook community where you will have your questions answered by your course tutor, which will support you not only when working through the course but also when working with families.
If you want to work alongside families and provide evidence-based information about normal newborn and infant sleep, as well as age appropriate information and strategies to improve sleep, when appropriate then the Gentle Sleep Practitioner Course is for you! Our students fall into one of these categories:
“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
“Whether you’re new to the world of sleep or already helping families to get better sleep, the Gentle Sleep Practitioner Course will provide you with a myriad of gentle and supportive strategies based on being responsive, so you feel confident to help families improve sleep.”
EMMA DEWEY DIRECTOR BABYEM
The impact of sleep deprivation and factors that affect sleep
What can impact sleep
Sleep cycles and circadian rhythms
“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.”
EMMA DEWEY DIRECTOR BABYEM
You get lifetime access to our members-only private Facebook group, so you’re part of a supportive, like-minded community, where you can connect with peers and make new friends (even if you’re an introvert!)
Experienced Sleep Coach and mentor Andrea Strang is regularly in the group, answering questions, providing practical guidance, and sharing their knowledge – perfect for boosting your confidence and learning from your own questions and those of your peers.
When you join Babyem, you will have instant access to our previous masterclasses and Q&A’s. This comprehensive vault of training includes topics such as considerations when offering families sleep support, to understanding overtiredness. Having this training at your fingertips will boost your confidence, skills and enhance your expertise.
We take your ONGOING success very seriously and access to your support group continues long after your training is complete. We run monthly live workshops and Q&A sessions across a range of sleep related topics such as understanding overtiredness, coping strategies and feeding to sleep.
These workshops are there to fast track your success and confidence when working with newborns and families. They also provide an opportunity to connect with other like-minded professionals.
“At Nannies Incorporated we need our maternity nurses to be the best in the industry. We are continuously impressed by their level of maternity and nanny training.”
“We highly recommend Babyem as a maternity nurse 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.”
I’m really busy right now with life/kids/homeschooling etc. Will I manage to keep up? How long does the course take to complete?
You can definitely work this training into your busy life! You can log in and out of the course at any time, and you will see a mixture of written content, videos, quizzes. You can download a copy of the course and even listen to it on the go!
There is no attendance element to this course – so no travel time to account for, no childcare and no additional expenses!
We estimate that it will take approximately 12-15 hours to complete the online learning material. If you have opted to complete the accreditation, we estimate that this will take approximately 20-30 hours of learning.
There are many other sleep programs out there that use outdated techniques that focus on leaving a baby to cry alone.
Because we’re at the cutting edge of babycare science and our tutors are the best in their field, we do things differently at Babyem.
In this course you will learn the science of infant sleep and gain an understanding of the common challenges families face, as well as, practical and gentle strategies to help optimise sleep for infants and parents.
Most online courses don’t offer a chance to have questions answered. Not us! We know how important it is to be able to talk to some when completing a course. In addition to the online content you can access our monthly Q&A discovery calls with Andrea Strang, and post questions in our private Facebook community as and when they come to you. We are here to support you!
As a Gentle Infant Sleep Practitioner, you will be a compassionate listening ear for tired parents, and provide evidence-based information about normal newborn and infant sleep. You will also be able to guide parents with gentle responsive and age appropriate information and strategies to improve sleep, when appropriate. In addition, you may be providing families with hands on practical support providing respite or helping in implementing gentle sleep strategies to assist babies and parents in getting better sleep.
Therefore considering the above, this course is suitable for all professionals such as Doula’s, Lactation Consultants, Night Nannies, Newborn Care Specialists and other professionals looking to guide parents.
Yes, of course! We offer so much support.
We have our private Facebook Group, where you will find a community of amazing like-minded Babyem trained Practitioners that are there for peer support. We have created our program to ensure you feel supported every step of the way.
Yes! We are very proud of the fact that we provide extensive ongoing support. We run monthly live masterclasses, addressing topics such as:
We only have a few requirements!
Yes, this course is accredited through Open College Network, the largest vocational body in the UK. The course is accredited at level 3 (A level standard) or level 4 (degree standard).
In order to receive the OCN accreditation in Gentle Sleep Practitioner, 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. Each question is approximately 250- 300 words each and relates to the topics covered during the course.
Once completed your work will be marked internally by your assigned course tutor, 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 certificate through Open College Network. Please note that OCN take approximately 4-6 weeks to verify and submit certificates to us.
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!
We understand. We’ve created options to make this program as accessible as possible and want you to know that investing in quality Practitioner is something we take very seriously.
We offer flexible split payment options to support you.
Once you successfully make payment, you will receive a receipt. You will then receive your login details and access to the course on our online platform. Once in, please do head over to the Facebook community and say hello!
Should you need additional support please email to firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will take care of you.
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…
The course is intended to add to your current modality and increase your knowledge and ability to help families you are working with to overcome common sleep challenges. This course gives you a strong understanding of sleep science and practical strategies to help families get better sleep. This will be a particular advantage if you are working hands-on with the child and family.
However, the course does not delve into the intricacies of assessing a child and family’s sleep or the many factors that affect a child’s sleep. It also does not focus on troubleshooting complex issues.
If you are looking to build a full time business working as a sleep consultant and completing assessments with families our Holistic Sleep Coaching Program would be the best option for you.
Before signing up for this course, you are required to have:
In order to complete the Gentle Sleep Practitioner course, candidates are required to have the following in place:
The Gentle Sleep Practitioner Training have been created in partnership with renowned Holistic Sleep Coach Lyndsey Hookway, author and co-founder of the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program, and Andrea Strange, author, Gentle Sleep Coach and Doula.
The contribution and knowledge from both trainers, means that you are able to benefit from both tutors’ diverse experiences – from working with an international client base and having a wide range of skills, including Andrea being a doula and sleep coach, and Lyndsey being IBCLC and a Holistic Sleep Coach.
I was then was lucky enough to find Babyem’s course to become a Gentle Sleep Educator. This was perfect and exactly what I was looking for – it went way more in depth into all topics regarding sleep. Working with the parents has also been so important to me and making sure they feel empowered. Babyem’s course went into depth on just that – empowering parents and supporting them fully.
CHRISTINA LUBRANO | Paediatric Sleep Consultant
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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