Our Two-day In-depth Sleep WorkshopTuesday 11th & 18th October 2022: £375
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This comprehensive two-day training workshop provides professionals with an understanding of a range of common childhood sleep difficulties and up-to-date strategies to add to your tool-kit when supporting families.
Throughout the two days we use a wide range of real-life case studies giving delegates the opportunity to assess sleep problems, plan appropriate interventions and evaluate outcomes. It is an opportunity for you to enhance your sleep knowledge and add skills to your current professional tool box and tap into our many years of experience. The content will focus on practical issues relating to sleep assessment and identify interventions to assist the infant / child and their families.
We have developed the workshop content and delivery to be highly engaging, interactive and relevant to all community staff working with families with young and school age children experiencing sleep. Firmly grounded in research and evidence-based practice our training follows the Baby Friendly Initiative.
This two-day workshop is accredited for 12 CPD Hours by The CPD Certification Service; “This is a good course delivering clear learning value. It has a well-written and engaging presentation and a variety of activities and tasks to aid interactivity and learner engagement.”
Early Bird rate for bookings before 31st July 2022 is £350. Call us to book your place …..Next Workshop: Tuesday 11th & 18th October 2022: £375
- To provide community staff with up-to-date evidence based knowledge to develop their theoretical and practical understanding of sleep needs; sleep patterns; sleep cycles and common difficulties.
- To support community staff to enhance their confidence, skills and knowledge base in providing guidance to parents regarding sleep difficulties in infants and children.
- To provide an overview of evidence based interventions used to help behavioural sleep difficulties in infants and children.
By the end of this two-day course participants will be able to:
- Understand the science of sleep, sleep hygiene and sleep needs
- Understand common sleep difficulties
- Gain an understanding of a range of common sleep interventions used to help behavioural sleep difficulties in children
- Understand how to undertake a sleep assessment, incorporating a sleep history and the use of a sleep diary
- Understand common paediatric disorders that may impact sleep
- Provide anticipatory sleep advice and interventions to parents
- Modify a sleep programme to suit an individual family’s needs and support the family’s capacity to change
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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
I think this on-line course was presented very well, to a high standard.S Jelley, Community Nursery Nurse, Ceredigion
I have my Diploma in Children’s Service’s and have worked with wee ones (aged between 12weeks and 3 years) for 15 years, as a Nanny and within centers. Honestly, I think the course was brilliant. I loved it being online; it allowed for a ‘hands-up’ system which I think saves time and the content was so relevant, so much better than expected!Jane, Nanny, London
“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
“Fantastic training very informative and interesting…really gained a lot of new information and strategies to help families in the future.”M Cartwright, B5 Child Health Nurse
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!”