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sleep knowledge and add skills to
your professional tool box to enable
you to support families with their
Millpond sleep clinic have been commissioned to train health professionals for both the NHS and HSE since 2007;
to date we have trained over 10,000 health and teaching professionals.
We offer 3 sleep workshop options all currently being delivered online. Call us to discuss your needs
We offer 3 sleep workshop options below
All of our workshops and seminars are led by Mandy Gurney and Juliet Newson; both are registered nurses, midwives and health visitors. As leading UK sleep consultants for over 25 years, they bring their wealth of expertise, experience and knowledge to the day.
We have delivered workshops from Southern Ireland to Wales and to all corners of the UK, if you would like to commission Sleep training for your staff, we can come to you.
Our workshops are fully certified and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for 6 or 12 hours CPD and are firmly rooted in evidence based practice.
Our One-Day Sleep Awareness Workshop (6mnths to 6yrs)
Our one-day introduction to child sleep issues provides professionals with an understanding of a wider range of common childhood sleep difficulties and up-to-date strategies to add to your tool-kit when supporting families with preschool children.
Tuesday 7th March 2023:
Our Two-day In-depth Sleep Workshop
Our comprehensive two-day training workshop provides professionals with an understanding of a wider range of common childhood sleep difficulties and up-to-date strategies to add to your tool-kit when supporting families with preschool children and children with SEND.
Tuesday 18th and 25th April 2023:
Our School Child Sleep Workshop
This one-day workshop is suitable for school nurses, teachers or teaching assistants. It aims to provide community staff with evidence-based knowledge to develop their theoretical and practical understanding of how to assess and manage behavioural sleep difficulties in children and young people.Next Workshop:
Seminars for Parents
Our seminars give parents the opportunity to learn more about children’s sleep, their sleep cycles and sleep patterns. How to set up healthy sleep habits, how to prevent sleep problems and how to implement a range of sleep solutions.
We offer bespoke sleep seminars, tailored to meet parents’ needs.
For convenience seminars can be delivered face to face in your workplace or school. Each lasts 60 to 90 minutes and includes a presentation and a Q / A session.
Examples of our seminars
1. An overview of healthy sleep and strategies
for babies through to pre-school.
This seminar is for parents of babies through to the pre-school child who wish to learn more about the science behind their child’s sleep and what tried and tested techniques they can consider to both prevent and address any on-going sleep problems.
How to help the school aged child sleep well.
In this seminar we cover the sleep issues that are common to the school aged child and how parents can help their child sleep better.
There is a common myth that sleep issues are rare in the school-aged child but research shows an increasing number of young children spend their formative years chronically sleep deprived. For example a third of parents of four to ten year olds report at least one sleep problem, most commonly difficulties such as fighting bedtime and problems falling asleep.
Lack of sleep can result in impaired academic performance, reduced memory capacity and behavioural issues. It is also shown to strongly correlate with increased risks for a spectrum of health problems including obesity and emotional concerns.
3. School sleep seminars for parents of children
with additional needs
Our school seminar is tailored specifically for parents with children who have learning difficulties and additional needs.
If you would like us to commission a seminar for you please get in touch to discuss your specific needs.
Seminars can be delivered face to face in your workplace or school or via on-line platforms such as Teams or Zoom.
See what professionals' say about us
This training day has been very positively received by all members of the health visiting team. Staff feel better equipped to assess and provide advice on interventions that are evidence based to support parents. I strongly recommend that all clinical staff attend this extremely valuable training.”Carol Adams, Clinical Educator Health Visiting. Lewisham NHS Trust
Within my role as Infant Feeding Specialist – we have a large volume of mothers worried that their child is not sleeping, often equated to feeding concerns – this workshop has provided me with more in-depth strategies to support families with sleep issues. Lots of interesting research to follow-up and incorporate into my practice.”D Wilson, Infant Feeding Specialist
The HSE National Programme ‘Nurture’ engaged Millpond to deliver an extensive number of sleep workshop to registered public health nurses in the Republic of Ireland during 2018/19. Millpond provided an excellent professional service. They were open and willing to engagement and adaptation of the UK sleep programme to local needs. Feedback from the workshop participants was excellent. The Millpond trainers were flexible in developing the programme timetable and workshops were delivered over a wide geographical area in a timely and efficient manner.Virginia Pye, National Lead for Public Health Nursing, HSE
The landscape around children’s sleep is increasingly expansive and changing. Millpond’s up-to-date training meets the need to adapt to growing trends in child sleep challengers. Fully comprehensive and nurturing in their approach; encompassing all essential holistic and trending aspects in fully supporting a child’s emotional wellbeing to maximising a child’s sleep potential.Rozanne Hay, UK Representative & Director of Continuing Education for the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants
“Our health visiting service will enable us to support children’s sleep using Millpond as accredited and suitable in conjunction with BFI.”
“An excellent training course with informed and sector-leading practitioners who have a wealth of knowledge and relevant experience.”A Williams, Early Years Pathfinder Staff Development & Training Officer, Flintshire
Really great to leave with a sense of a Tool Kit to support the children and families I work with.”T Harold- School Health Nurse and Community Practice Teacher
I attended the workshop you did at Oakleigh special school. I wanted to say it was wonderful. I learned lots of new things and was impressed by your extensive knowledge about sleep, especially that it was backed up by research. Thank you.”T Nicholls
“As part of Mothercare’s community programme, Mandy hosted two 2 sleep workshops for parents. Parents were tremendously keen to attend and to get the best advice about good sleep practices for both babies and young children. Mandy’s sessions met the parent’s needs, resulting in parents feeling more confident and empowered afterwards.Mothercare's Parenting Consultant, Liz Day
I have no hesitation in recommending Mandy to host a workshop on children’s sleep whether to parents or professionals.
It’s thought provoking, interesting and contains good practical advice that works, so making sleep times easier and less stressful for both the child and the parent.”
I worked for 15 years making science and medical documentaries for BBC television. In 2011 I created my own digital company; Essential Parent (EP) to support new parents.Diana Hill, Essential Parent
EP works with the NHS, maternity hospitals, children’s centers and local authorities around the UK.
We chose Mandy Gurney as our sleep expert from many other possible candidates, since she was the only one who combined enormous authority, experience and knowledge, along with common sense and warmth. It’s a very rare combination of qualities and one which has served our parents, midwives and health visitors really well.
We’re enormously proud to be working with her – and we know just how lucky we are!”
I am currently supporting two families who are having difficulty getting their young babies to sleep; for one daytime naps only occur on mum and the other won’t sleep unless next to mum for all sleeps. I feel more confident to make suggestions about the gradual retreat and offer realistic time frames and offer families information about sleep cues and how subtle these can be.Sarah Hamlyn, MECSH Lead Health Visitor