Sleep Practitioner Programme
FOR BABIES, CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE OCN LEVEL 5
2 Days Classroom Study followed by 6 weekly webinars and mentoring
More and more parents are turning to Sleep Practitioners to help guide them when having sleep difficulties with their children. This programme 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.
For more information about the role of a Sleep Practitioner and earning potential, please view our Sleep Practitioner Job Description.
The programme 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 programme you will gain exclusive access to our private Facebook group where you can join discussions with other students and our trainers.
At the end of the programme you will receive assessment questions and have 6 weeks to complete them. We offer a 6-week mentoring programme 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
The programme 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.
• 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
• What is a Sleep Practitioner, Tools & Skills
• Illness and Sleep; Allergy vs Intolerance
• Sleep Disorders
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, tablet or mobile device. 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 REQUEST OUR SLEEP PRACTITIONER BROCHURE FOR A FULL BREAKDOWN
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
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.
Success stories from hundreds of participants
Here are what our students have said about their experiences on our courses
"After taking the Common Core Skills course I also decided to take a maternity course after my very positive experience with HATA. All the trainers were so professional and had lots of experience in their fields. It really gave me a newfound confidence in my skills, especially after my boss went on to have a second baby."
I have completed all my training through HATA (apart from my Hypnobirthing Practitioner) Sleep Training, Healthy Eating, First Aid, Maternity Nurse Training and the OFSTED Course. I have made a lot of friends through HATA a lot of which I speak to on a daily basis. I will continue to promote HATA to all my friends and those in this profession. I can honestly say that every course I have done with HATA has affected my profession in a good way. I have also made so many life long friends.
Hata change my life,i meet new friends,the trainer was a lovely women Julie,she maked me have confidence in me,i meet new friends and i introduced old friends,this course is amazing i applied lot of things i learned in my practice and i can see the difference,I feel more secure i feel that i know perfect what i am doing.So if you love babies,if you Want to earn good money or just feel more confident taking care of your new baby definitely just HATA i guarantee you wont regret !:)