Sleep practitioner programme

Babies, children and young people, OCN Level 5


2 day classroom study OR self paced online training, followed by 6 weekly webinars and mentoring

For the online Sleep Programme training, click here

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 blend of structured training, either via a 2 day classroom-based training, or through a self-paced, comprehensive online training, and in either case this is followed by weekly group mentoring via scheduled 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 scenarios faced by children and parents. 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.

Download the Sleep Practitioner Programme brochure


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 unable to complete their assessment within 6 weeks after the course, the student can put in a request for a time extension, but this must be accompanied by a valid reason for this


The full cost of the programme, if paid up front is £945

You can also spread the cost over a number of instalments:

Instalments – classroom based

Monthly – Booking Fee of £45 followed by £190 x 5 monthly instalments or

Weekly – Booking Fee of £45 and then £45 for 22 weeks

Instalments – online training

Monthly – £245 x 4 monthly instalments


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


The programme is accredited by OCN (Credit4Learning)

Course Content

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
• Autism
• Reflux
• 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




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.

Training Location

2-4 Kenway Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 0RR

All Upcoming Dates


Sleep Practitioner Programme 2 Days | 10th & 11th of October 20202-4 Kenway Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 0RR
  • October 10, 2020 11:00 am

Upcoming Webinar schedule

2020 – Block 3

  • Saturday 29th August 2020, 10 am
  • Saturday 5th September 2020, 10 am
  • Saturday 12th September 2020, 10 am
  • Saturday 19th September 2020, 10 am
  • Saturday 26th September 2020, 10 am
  • Saturday 3rd October 2020, 10 am

2020 – Block 4

  • Tuesday 20th October 2020, 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday 27th October 2020, 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday 3rd November 2020, 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10th November 2020, 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday 17th November 2020, 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 7:30 pm


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