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What is the Gentle Sleep Practitioner Course?

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.

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How do we normalise infant sleep biology while promoting healthy and safe sleep habits for the entire family?

Sleep is one of the biggest struggles parents face.

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.

But is the free online information and advice based on evidence?

Do the tips and strategies used to help babies sleep longer take into account long term effects and biological and developmental needs?

Quite often the answer is no.

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. This makes it doubly important that you give them the right help.

What is a Gentle Sleep Practitioner?

As a Gentle 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.

What you receive when you sign up to the Online Gentle Sleep Practitioner Course – babies 0-18 months

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.

WHO IS THIS GENTLE SLEEP PRACTITIONER COURSE FOR INFANTS 0-18 MONTHS FOR?

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:

BABYCARE PROFESSIONALS

Babycare specialists such as Maternity Nurses, Night Nannies, Newborn Care Specialists, and Doulas who want to deepen their knowledge with current evidence-based practice and who want to explore options and strategies to support clients and their babies with sleep.

CHILDCARE & HEALTH

Childcare professionals such as Childminders, and Health Professionals who support families with babies within a childcare setting, home setting or a clinic and are keen to deepen their knowledge, regarding evidence-based practice relating to infants with sleep issues.

IBCLC’S AND OTHER LACTATION PROFESSIONALS

Professionals supporting parents with sleep and who are looking to further their knowledge to support families to understand normal sleep and getting their babies and toddlers sleep better at night and for naps, when appropriate.

OTHER

Professionals who have baby experience and are looking to advance their knowledge in understanding and supporting sleep for families with babies from 0-18 months.

“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

What’s included in the Gentle Infant Sleep Practitioner Course?

“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

  • What is a Gentle Sleep Practitioner
  • Sleep philosophies
  • The impact of sleep deprivation and factors that affect sleep

  • What can impact sleep

  • Circadian rhythms

  • Sleep cycles and circadian rhythms

  • Normal infant sleep 0 – 3 months
  • Sleep in newborn – 3 month old babies
  • Normal infant sleep in 3-6 months
  • Normal infant sleep 6-18 months
  • Naps
  • Night Feeds
  • Sleep associations and regressions
  • Self-soothing; is it a myth?
  • Controlled crying
  • Causes of SIDS and how to reduce risk factors
  • Bed-sharing
  • How to reduce the risk of SIDS
  • Preliminary considerations and quick wins for easier sleep
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Creating a good bedtime routine
  • Getting started on promoting better night sleep
  • Sleep Strategies
  • Feed reduction strategies
  • Troubleshooting and Positioning Families for Success
  • Sleep schedule and logs
  • Supporting Clients and Better Sleep for Adult Sleep
  • How food affects sleep and how to heal the gut

TRAINING INCLUDED WITH Level 4 Course Only ...

  • Why sleep habits are important
  • Why babies wake in the night
  • 4 Month Developmental Milestone
  • Cognitive Changes and Sleep
  • Nutritional Factors and Sleep Disturbance
  • Other challenges that disturb sleep and solutions
  • Behavioural, developmental, biological and nutritional approaches to sleep coaching
  • When is sleep coaching appropriate
  • Understanding and preventing toxic stress
  • Different types of attachment and how they can manifest in sleep problems

PLUS! THESE AMAZING BONUSES WORTH OVER £498 ...

“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. 

PRAISE FROM AGENCIES

“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.”

Nannies Incorporated

“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.”

Maternally Yours

“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. “

Eden Private Staff
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“Our Nanny candidates have consistently given us great feedback about Babyem, which cover a comprehensive range of skills and subjects.”

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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: 

 

  • Considerations when offering families sleep support
  • Sleep Education for Newborn to 3 Months
  • Understanding Overtiredness
  • Sleep Education for 3 to 6 Months

We only have a few requirements!

 

  • You must be over the age of 18 years
  • Complete all Babyem Sleep Practitioner modules
  • Complete the final assignment within 7 weeks of starting the program – if you need longer please email the team.
  • Actively participate in private Facebook discussion group in a respectful, non judgemental way.

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 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.

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 admin@babyem.co.uk 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:

 

  • A good level of conversational English. The course is taught in English and assignments must be completed in English.

 

In order to complete the Gentle Sleep Practitioner course, candidates are required to have the following in place:

 

  • Internet access and a working email address
  • Up to date internet browser such as Google Chrome/ Internet Explorer/Safari/Firefox.
  • Ability to hear audio/video via your computer
  • Use of a computer to study the course – tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying.
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ANDREA STRANG GENTLE SLEEP COACH

Andrea is a Holistic and Gentle Sleep Consultant, Doula, Adult Insomnia Coach, author, and Practitioner. She holds two university certificates in Advanced Marriage and Family Functioning and Home and Family, from Brigham Young University In her sleep practice, she has helped over 8000 families get better sleep. She also has extensive hands-on experience working with babies throughout the night. Andrea has also spent the past 8 years training and mentoring Sleep Consultants and Night Coaches around the world and has written 3 books related to infant and child sleep.

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Lyndsey Hookway holistic sleep coach

HOLISTIC SLEEP COACH AND INTERNATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT

Lyndsey 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.

About our facilitators

The Gentle Sleep Education Courses 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 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

ENROLMENT OPTIONS

NON ACCREDITED

GENTLE SLEEP EDUCATION
£ 245 PAY IN FULL
  • Access to 12 core modules
  • Flexible & Accessible
  • Lifetime access to online course content
  • Ongoing Mentorship by Leading Gentle Sleep Coach Andrea Strang
  • Private Facebook Group – lifetime access
  • Access to our entire vault of previous masterclasses
  • CERP’s available soon

OCN LEVEL 3

GENTLE SLEEP EDUCATION
£ 295 PAY IN FULL
  • Access to 12 core modules
  • Flexible & Accessible
  • Lifetime access to online course content
  • Ongoing Mentorship by Leading Gentle Sleep Coach Andrea Strang
  • Private Facebook Group – lifetime access
  • Access to our entire vault of previous masterclasses
  • CERP’s available soon
  • Accreditation through Open College Network at level 3 (A level standard)

OCN LEVEL 4

GENTLE SLEEP EDUCATION
£ 345 PAY IN FULL
  • Access to 12 core modules
  • FOUR Bonus modules
  • Flexible & Accessible
  • Lifetime access to online course content
  • Ongoing Mentorship by Leading Gentle Sleep Coach Andrea Strang
  • Private Facebook Group – lifetime access
  • Access to our entire vault of previous masterclasses
  • CERP’s available soon
  • Accreditation through Open College Network at level 4 (Degree Level)

WHAT IS OUR RETURNS POLICY?

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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