020 8986 9008 info@babyem.co.uk

Gentle Sleep Training

 This OCN Level 3 Gentle Sleep Training course is suitable for maternity nurses, nannies and health professionals looking to gain additional knowledge in sleep training.

The sleep training course is led by an experienced Sleep Consultant, who is also a trained Paediatric Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. This course enables learners to understand the different approaches to gentle sleep training, how to create the right sleep environment and how to effectively complete sleep consultations with parents, using real life case studies.

The course explores key areas such as developmental mile stones, cognitive changes, nutritional factors and environmental factors in order to give learners a understanding as to reasons why children’s sleep may be effected. The course also addresses sleeping behaviours in older children including child psychology and how different types of attachment can manifest into sleep problems.

Candidates can complete the post course assessment in order to achieve the level 3 qualification in gentle sleep training through the awarding body Open College Network.



Sleep Training Course Details


Course Dates & Details

Venue: Novotel Zürich City-West,Schiffbaustrasse 13, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland

Cost: 360 CHF

Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm

2016 Date: TBA

Sleep Training for Professionals Course Content


Module 1 – Reasons why babies and children wake in the night

  • Exploration of key factors that contribute to babies and children waking in the night including sleep regression, developmental mile stones, cognitive changes and nutritional factors, anxieties, bed wetting, nightmares and unmet needs in the day.

Module 2 – Sleeping behaviours in older children (including child psychology)

  • Understanding of cognitive and developmental milestones that may affect sleep in older children.

Module 3 – Understand how different types of attachment can manifest into sleep problems

  • Understanding attachment focused strategies for dealing with older children’s sleep problems

Module 4 – Different influencing approaches to sleep training

  • Understanding of the developmental, biological and nutritional influencing approaches to sleep coaching at different ages and stages i.e. babies, toddlers and young children.

Module 5 – Creating the right sleep environment

  • Creating the ideal sleep environment
  • Creating a safe sleep environment

Module 6 – Working as a Sleep Trainer with families

  • How to implement of a programme to effectively support sleeping habits in babies
  • How to implement gentle and sustainable sleep routines – including the use of sleep training tools and techniques
  • Knowing how and when to involve a child and how to do this


Sleep Training Assessment


The one day advanced level Sleep Training course is delivered at level 4 standard (degree standard), and candidates can choose which post course assessment they would like to complete after the course. As an advanced level course we recommend that candidates already have baby experience and have a basic knowledge of promoting good sleep habits in babies and children. Candidates are required to reflect on their current practice and critically analyse theory and practice.

Post course assessment options:

Option 1: Level 3 OCN London Sleep Training Course (A-Level standard)

Option 2: Level 4 OCN London Sleep Training Course (Foundation degree standard).

We recommend that candidates completing the level 4 assessment have already completed a course to at least a level 3 standard. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us on: 0208 986 9008 or email: info@babyem.co.uk and we are happy to discuss the assessment in more detail. Learners are emailed a study pack along with assessments.

Learners are given 5 weeks to complete the course from the start of the course and learners are expected to send the completed assessments back to us by email. Candidates require internet access to download resources and view video clips. Candidates also require the use of a computer to study the course – tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying as the display and functionality can be affected.


To complete the assessment learners must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements as refunds cannot be given once enrolled. These key requirements include:

  • Internet access and a working email address that we can contact you on Word Processing package such as Microsoft Word in order to complete the assessment
  • Up-to-date internet browser such as: google/chrome/firefox etc…
  • Use of a computer to complete the course work. Smart phones and tablets are not suitable for completing the assessment.


Working as a Sleep Consultant


Sleep Consultants work with parents who require advice and support in order to gain a good night’s sleep. When working as a Sleep Consultant you will be required to effectively assess the baby, environment and put together a plan in partnership with the parents in order to help their baby sleep. Sleep Consultants require an excellent understanding of sleep theory, factors that affect sleep and effective tools and strategies that can be adapted based on individual cases. Fees vary widely, depending on your experience, level of service offered and if you are staying overnight with the family.

Consultations range from £120 -£250 and £200-£300 when overnight.

Directions to Venue


Novotel Zurich City West
Schiffbaustrasse 13
Am Turbinenplatz
Tel (+41)44/2762200 – Fax (+41)44/2762299
Email H2731@accor.com


From Bern, Basel take motorway N3 (E60) towards Zurich City, take the Zurich Altstetten exit. Follow Transit towards Zurich City, Pfingstweidstrasse. Take the left lane, turn left into Technoparkstrasse at the traffic lights, continue past the Etap Hotel, turn right in to Schiffbaustrasse. From the Airport take the motorway heading towards Zurich, follow Transit to Chur, Luzern. Take exit to Escher Wyss Platz, head towards Technopark, continue ahead Hardstrasse then turn right into Schiffbaustrasse.

Our Sleep Training Course Tutor

Lyndsey Hookway, Lactation Consultant, Sleep Specialist. Maternity Nurse Training teacher

Lyndsey Hookway BSc;RNC;HV;IBCLC

Lactation Consultant & Sleep Specialist

Lyndsey is an experienced Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Having trained under Chireal Shallow of the Naturally Nurturing Sleep Clinic, Lyndsey now runs a successful sleep consultancy service ‘Little Sleepers’. Lyndsey has spoken at several national conferences on sleep, breastfeeding and supporting families and has written a number of published articles for medical journals and parent magazines.


Rated 1st out of 6,678 UK Training Companies

But don’t take our word for it…



5/5 star ‘excellent’ rating from 75 independently verified reviews

stars My confidence has grown enormously!


“This course was full of excellent methods for gentle sleep training and the teacher was friendly and informative. This course is perfect for anyone working with babies and young children who are seeking nurturing alternatives to cry-it-out sleep training methods. Thank You Babyem, it was amazing!”

Kirsty Bennett, August 2015


Very professional with excellent aftercare service.

Babyem training is fantastic, very thorough with an excellent aftercare service for any questions you may have. As a company I have always found them to be very professional with a wide range of training services offered. I have attended the maternity nurse training and advanced breastfeeding course so far which was in-depth and will equip me for my future endeavours.

Reshma Patel, 2014


Jam packed with information, tools and goals.

AMAZING! I cannot recommend this two day Maternity Nurse Course enough, both Lyndsey and Emma are a fountain of knowledge and they relay their wisdom and experience to the group so well; they don’t patronise or make you feel silly. The course is jam packed with information, tools and goals. They also enlisted the help of a well known agency who talked about becoming self employed, contracts, gaining work and much more! I cannot wait to put what I have learnt to use and already thinking about booking my next course with them! A huge thank you x

Jayne Morey, 2015


The placements helped me gain paid work!

This company lives up to its reputation of being very professional and knowledgeable. Did the level 4 MNT course, the tutor was amazing and really knowledgeable, and being in a 5* hotel was great too. Best of all, I was placed with 2 families with twins and through that have got paid work! Thank you to the whole of the Babyem team. X.

Claire Rodgers, 2014