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Support families struggling with sleep

Sleep specialist consultants have a width and breadth of knowledge about sleep from birth to five years. You will receive comprehensive education and support, including learning how to support and deliver to content to families in a way that is unrivalled. Your knowledge of infant and toddler development, alongside a scientific understanding of infant and child sleep will mean you know you are giving out the best possible support.

We are educators, consultants and specialists, but not experts. Families learn how to be experts in each other more and more as we facilitate their calmer relationship.

With this knowledge you will offer bespoke sleep consultations for parents of babies and toddlers from birth to 5 years, and a programme of workshops and courses under the SleepCalm brand. 

These include:

The training process

Interactive learning

As part of a blended learning experience, you will receive interactive learning with CalmFamily leadership.

Interactive learning

You will be able to choose whether to do this in a group setting online, or in person, or you can do this privately.
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Online modules

Alongside this, you will undertake online modules in our system that form the deeper knowledge our consultants have.

Online modules

The modules include written content, videos, and assessments. They are comprehensive, and you are fully supported to succeed.
Read about them below

Full support

You have completed basic training and we will always support you with all our hearts to get up and running, we also offer a recognition process.

Mentoring

Our recognition programme involves mentoring, community practice and reflection. You will then be listed as a recognised specialist.
Learn about recognition

You will study modules online, covering:

To be certified as a sleep specialist you must complete the following course bundles:

All of these short-courses and course bundles can be bought individually or as a complete consultant training bundle. Please explore the course bundles included in the full training pathway below.

£447 in full or in payments

Core knowledge courses

A relatively quick module that takes you through the history, structure, values, approach and programmes within CalmFamily, including information about our projects in development.

A FREE course

In this module you will gain understanding of the social, legal, political, historical and anthropological concepts surrounding child-bearing, childhood and family life. You will also consider the complexity of the concept of family in our modern society and how this impacts practice.

Includes the short courses:

  • Introduction to childhood studies – FREE
  • Historical and anthropological context of childhood and families – £12
  • Political & legal context of childhood and families – £12
  • Environmental context of childhood and families – £12
  • Technological context of childhood and families – £12
  • Social and economical context of childhood studies – £12
  • Inclusivity & diversity – £12
Total value as individual short courses = £72
Bought as a bundle = £59

A brief introduction to the body systems forming a basic understanding needed for other modules that involve discussion of things such as hormones and digestion.

Including the short courses:

  • Introduction to the body systems – £12
  • Focus on the human nervous system – £12
  • Focus on the. endocrine system – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £36
Bought as a bundle = £19

A brief introduction to developmental neuroscience, the evolutionary process that created the human brain, factors influencing the development of the brain, and how motivation works.

Including the short courses:

  • An introduction to neuroscience – £12
  • The structure of the human brain – £12
  • Developing the human brain – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £36
Bought as a bundle = £19

This module provides the basic theories of developmental and social psychology including attachment, human needs, motivation and resilience.

Including the short courses:

  • Introduction to psychology – FREE
  • Developmental psychology £12
  • Social & relationship psychology – £12
  • Self & identity psychology – £12
  • Human needs psychology – £12
  • Human behaviour – £12
  • Motivation – £12
  • Adverse experiences & resilience – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £84
Bought as a bundle = £69

In this module we look in depth at the science of the senses, looking at the most up-to-date concepts of the 5 external senses, the 3 internal senses and the balance of regulation.

Including the short courses:

  • Introduction to the senses – FREE
  • The process of sensing £12
  • Sensory processing difference – £12
  • Perception – £12
  • Sensory regulation – £12
  • The environmental senses in depth – £12
  • The three additional senses in depth – £12
  • Adverse experiences & resilience – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £84
Bought as a bundle = £69

In this module you will study the neurological and physiological processes of sleep, what is normal for humans and the issues society faces in this regard.

​We will also look at the science of the different states of relaxation according to various schools of thought and research.

Including the short courses:

  • Introduction to sleep – £12
  • The science of sleep £12
  • Sleep in context – £12
  • The development of sleep – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £48
Bought as a bundle = £39

Everyone who joins CalmFamily to educate and support for a calmer future is a leader. In this module we explore what this means, how to do this authentically for you, and what bravery really means, especially when you rarely feel brave. We also talk about some important business stuff that is practically very helpful.

Including the short courses:

  • Introduction to pleadership – FREE
  • CalmFamily leaders – £12
  • Leading for change – £12
  • Authentic leadership – £12
  • Practical business management – £12
  • Marketing 101 – £12

Total value as individual short courses = £60
Bought as a bundle = £49

  • Only available on a consultant pathway or bought when all courses are completed to “top-up” to a consultant pathway..

Sleep specialist courses

An in-depth module exploring all aspects of infant development, including applying what we learnt in the neurology and psychology core modules to babies specifically. You will also explore how our understanding of infant development impacts parenting.

Includes the short courses:

  • Introduction to infant development – FREE
  • Physical infant development – £12
  • Neurological infant development – £12
  • Psychological infant development – £12
  • Educating parents about infant development – £12*
Total value as individual short courses = £48
Bought as a bundle = £39

This module will provide a good understanding of what it is like to be a baby and how we can support parents to understand them, in order to better meet their needs and establish the relationships they want with them.

Includes the short courses:

  • Entering the word – FREE
  • Being a baby – £12
  • Understanding babies’ needs – £12
  • Baby behaviour – £12
  • Communicating with babies – £12
  • Infant health issues – £12
  • Supporting parents to understand their babies – £12*
Total value as individual short courses = £60
Bought as a bundle = £49

An in-depth module taking you through basic neuroscience, the development of brains, and a basic but thorough understanding of the relevant areas of developmental psychology and the psychology of motivation. This module helps you to understand what toddlers are capable of at various points in their physical, neurological and psychological development. It is essential understanding for supporting parents to create realistic expectations of toddlers.

Includes the short courses:

  • Introduction to toddler development – FREE
  • Physical toddler development – £12
  • Neurological toddler development – £12
  • Social and emotional toddler development – £12
  • Psychological infant development – £12
  • Educating parents about toddler development – £12*
Total value as individual short courses = £60

This module will provide a good understanding of what it is like to be a toddler, their needs, communication and their behaviour. 

In this module you will recognise the relationship between needs and behaviour, and look at how to support parents to understand and manage toddler behaviour.

Includes the short courses:

  • Being a toddler – FREE
  • Toddler’s worlds – £12
  • Toddler’s needs – £12
  • Communicating with toddlers – £12
  • Toddler behaviour – £12*
Total value as individual short courses = £60
Bought as a bundle = £49

This module takes you through:

    • The biological science of sleep
    • Gives a historical and evolutionary perspective of our societal sleep practices
    • Provides a good understanding of normal infant sleep
    • Critically analyses common baby sleep training strategies
    • Covers infant sleep safety in depth
    • Takes you through our frameworks for supporting parents with baby sleep​

Includes the short courses:

  • Normal infant sleep – FREE
  • Parental experiences of infant sleep – £12
  • Sleep & feeding – £12
  • Analysing common interventions for sleep – £12
  • Infant sleep safety – £12
  • Getting better sleep with babies – £12
  • Educating and supporting families in infant sleep – £12*
Total value as individual short courses = £72
Bought as a bundle = £59

Includes the short courses:

  • Introduction toddler sleep – FREE
  • Science of toddler sleep – £12
  • Parental experience of toddler sleep – £12
  • Common toddler sleep problems – £12
  • Analysing common interventions for toddler sleep – £12
  • Planning and troubleshooting toddler sleep – £12
  • Supporting families with toddler sleep – £12*
Total value as individual short courses = £72
Bought as a bundle = £59

This module is a little different.  there is nothing to read. Instead you find a mini research project. You are asked to find out about a list of mainstream baby “experts”, to summarise their approach, and the pros and cons of this approach using the understanding you have developed in the rest of the course.This comes with no judgment at all, many people, including some of the directors of CalmFamily, have followed their advice in the past. The purpose is to understand what information parents are receiving from other sources, to recognise the principles on which the advice is based, so you can understand how and when it may work, and when it may not. This module also helps you to understand the challenges faced by parents when trying to find out about an expert before buying into their approach. This module can really help you to understand the experience of struggling parents, and support them appropriately.

FREE

This final module, alongside your face-to-face training days, will prepare you for being a sleep specialist consultant. You will gain a good understanding of the SleepCalm programme, of our principles and approach to facilitating learning for families, and you will have the chance to re-visit material covered in the face to face training.

Includes the short courses:

  • The role of the sleep specialist consultant 
  • The SleepCalm programme
  • Interactive training days x 2 required
  • Understanding your assessment.
  • Support tutorials and assessment.
This course bundle can only be bought separately once you have completed all other elements of this pathway in order to certify as a sleep specialist consultant, or it is included in this complete pathway bundle.
Bought separately = £69
These course bundles bought individually would cost you a total of £696.

Available as a complete pathway for £447 including at least 2 interactive training days.
You can commit to the full pathway, and still pay in instalments using our payment plans.

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