I am a certified sleep consultant for babies and young children. I have a BSC in Cognitive Science, PGCE in Primary Education and an MA in Education.
Before having my own children I taught in an inner-London primary school and experienced first-hand how vital sleep, routine, consistency and setting boundaries are to giving children the right environment to learn and thrive.
Sleep is essential to our well being and without it we struggle to perform the simplest of tasks. I believe that teaching your child to feel safe and secure when they fall asleep as well as gradually introducing ways in which they can self settle during the night can have a hugely positive impact on the whole family’s well-being.
I have two children who are 18 months apart, I know what were we thinking ?! My sister in law has four kids who have all naturally slept well right from the onset and I was hopeful that ours would have the same ‘magic sleep genes’ but alas that was not to be the case! I invested a lot of time and effort (I admit I was a little obsessed with their sleep) and they are now lovers of bedtime and sleep in general! Some of my happiest days have been whilst on maternity leave but those weeks when they were waking every 45 minutes or getting up for the day at 5am after several night feeds nearly broke me! The weeks dragged on and I felt like I was barely getting through the day let alone enjoying my time with them. Those feelings were the ones that led me to retraining. I feel incredibly lucky to be in a position where I can help families achieve realistic sleep goals which ultimately improve everyone’s well-being.