Katie grew up in the New Forest and has been working with families on a one to one basis for 22 years. She started her career working as a nanny around the world before moving to London and working as a private maternity nurse. That led on to work as a sleep trainer and troubleshooter, helping parents through to find a manageable solution to their child's sleep problems. She has furthered her own professional development with a focus on sleep as a critical component of children's development (and parents'sanity!). She is NNEB and MNT trained and has completed the Solent NHS trust sleep practioner certification as well as updating her training with BRTP course in Reflux and Early Allergies. She is currently studying for her OCN level 6.
She is a mum to three boys including twins. She can fully understand the daily dilemas of modern parenting. She is passionate about teaching families the importance of good sleep and working with parents, supporting them to create their ideal sleep scenario.
Katie is based near Sevenoaks in Kent and covers home visits in West Kent, East Surrey, West Sussex, SW and SE London
With 24 years' experience in the childcare field, with roles varying from nannying to supporting children with special needs, Annie began maternity nursing to provide new mothers with reassurance and support, not to mention some well needed rest! With an interest in sleep related problems, Annie began sleep training infants, empowering parents with her knowledge and restoring a happy balance in the family home.
Annie is MNT trained in both sleep training and breastfeeding, successfully completed the EDS Paediatric Sleep course (OCN Level 5) and has recently completed a course on Reflux and Early Allergies in infants.
She has three children of her own and believes that not only does this give her fantastic hands on experience but also the ability to empathise and relate to parents' concerns, which is crucial when you are looking after the most precious little people in their lives.
Annie is based in Kew, near Richmond upon Thames and covers home visits in the London and Surrey area.
Originally from Sheffield, Helen has a career spanning over 25 years of caring for and educating children. She completed her NNEB diploma and started her working life as a nanny. Helen has a wealth of experience which includes supporting children with special education needs in a school setting as well as working in private homes.
Throughout her working life Helen has cared for many babies and was soon to realise that a happy contented baby was the product of a relaxed and well rested parent. This led to a career in sleep training which has become her vocation. Helen has worked with countless families helping them implement a good routine and sleeping pattern for their child and, in turn, develop the confidence and skills of the parents. Her unwavering guidance and depth of knowledge provides them with the initial hands on support and the tools to succeed on their own with the knowledge that she continues to support throughout the whole process at the end of the phone. She has completed the MNT and Southampton Sleep Clinic Training.
A mother of two, Helen understands how tiring and emotional being a parent can be. She understands how precious our children are to us and strives to help parents give them one of the best gifts they can, the ability to sleep.
Helen is based near Uxbridge near Middlesex and covers home visits in the London, Surrey and Middlesex area.
We understand that when you have hit that wall and reach out for help, you don't want to wait weeks. We try to see everyone as quickly as possible but sometimes it does get very busy. Bearing that in mind we are now working in partnership with Kirsty.
RGN, BSc(Hons), PgDip
Kirsty is part of a large family from Kent, her parents were foster carers and fostered over 80 children during the time she lived at home and these experiences led to an interest with working with children.
Kirsty initially trained as a nurse at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital in London before undertaking further training to become dual qualified as a Health Visitor and School Nurse. She has been working with children and families for 15 years and has a particular interest in emotional health with experience of working with attachment issues, eating, anxiety and postnatal depression. Kirsty is currently studying for a diploma in counselling and has completed the Solent NHS Trust sleep practitioner training course, she has worked with children of all ages from babies to teenagers.
As the mother of three children currently aged between 8 and 15 years, Kirsty has experienced sleep problems first hand and knows the relief of coming through them. Kirsty’s ethos is to start from the point of view of the individual family and work within their boundaries to come up with good problem solving strategies.
Kirsty is based near Canterbury and covers home visits in Kent, London and Essex.
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Keep bedtimes calm and have a consistent bedtime routine in place which your baby will learn to adapt to and quickly come to expect, going down to sleep without a fuss.
If your child wakes in the night, try not to rush in too quickly as this sometimes disturbs them and you won't give them the opportunity to settle themselves on their own.