What is Sleep Training?

For the first time LEAP is offering the early years workforce an opportunity to get involved in an interactive and engaging one-day sleep training day delivered by Millpond Sleep Clinic. The training provides practitioners with a deeper understanding of children’s sleep cycles and sleep needs and the factors that influence children’s sleep.


How does the training work in practice?

The focus of the training will help practitioners working directly with babies and families to:

  • Understand the challenges of helping parents make the change.
  • Interpret sleep information questionnaires and sleep diaries.
  • Identify the sleep problem.
  • Plan a sleep programme tailored to the needs of the family.
  • Evaluate intervention.


Who is the training offered to?

The training is offered to all practitioners and volunteers working directly with babies and children from both the statutory and voluntary sector (i.e. health visiting, early help, early years providers, family support workers, childminders, parent champions etc.).


Why is LEAP offering the training?

Sleep is the primary activity of the brain during early development. When children are two years old they will have spent more time a sleep than awake overall. Sleep deprivation can therefore have a significant impact on both adults and children as it directly influences mental and physical development. By providing sleep training to the early years workforce LEAP hopes to enable practitioners to work in partnership with parents to devise flexible sleep behaviour programmes tailored to address the family’s individual needs.


When is the training?

Training dates:

20th June – BOOK HERE

18th – July – BOOK HERE

All training spots will be available as a “first come, first served” basis.

More training dates to follow in October and January.

For more information, please contact Maria Schmidt, Workforce and Learning Manager at LEAP.