Make A DifferenceBecome a Certified Infant & Child Sleep Consultant!
Who We Are
We Help Families Get Back To Sleep!
If you think sleep consultants only focus on “sleep training” and letting babies “cry-it-out”? That’s not how we work at all!
The unique Sleepy Lambs approach combines a strong focus on emotional wellness and sleep science, allowing you to provide outstanding support to families.
Learn more about the most comprehensive online infant and child sleep consultant training program below!
Hours of Sleep Gained
We help youBecome An Expert!
If you want to be seen as an expert, and get paid as an expert, we believe you actually have to be an expert!
We don’t believe that expertise is something that can (or SHOULD) be faked!
Many sleep consultant training programs barely scratch the surface, or focus on one technique, and not helping you gain all the knowledge you need to become an expert.
After all, your clients deserve the best, right?
The SyllabusWhat You'll Learn!
If you’re looking for a quick, basic sleep consultant training program, sorry, but this isn’t it.
If you want to gain the knowledge, a solid understanding of sleep science and techniques, along with the confidence to run a successful sleep consulting business, you’re in the right place!
Ready? Set? Go!
The first module establishes the foundation of your training. From history, scope and ethics, safer sleep, and more.
Science of Sleep
The science of sleep can be counter-intuitive, but always fascinating. Gain a strong understanding in the science of sleep for adults, children, babies, and newborns. And, if science wasn’t your strongest subject in school, don’t worry!
Medical & Nutrition
Medical conditions can cause sleep challenges, or have a major impact. You’ll learn more about the common medical conditions as well as the impact of nutrition on sleep from newborns to young children.
Development & Emotional Wellness
We believe that emotional wellness, connection, and communication are essential in order to achieve healthy sleep. You’ll also learn about infant and child development & the impact on sleep.
Get ready to learn a variety of methods, including how to create bespoke methods to help babies, toddlers, and young children get the healthy sleep they need.
You’ll learn to take age, parenting preferences, temperament, development, medical conditions, nutrition, and more into consideration when supporting families.
It’s time to put it all together! It’s time to put all of your newfound knowledge together to support exhausted families.
You’ll learn tried and tested best practices and a step-by-step approach to great sleep!
Ready To Start Your New Career As An Infant & Child Sleep Consultant?
TestimonialsWhat They Said
A few words from people who have been through our training program!
The Sleepy Lambs training was brilliant! Gave such a background in science, medicine and nutrition that I realised were essential to understanding how and why sleep issues occur.
The holistic approach and finding the individual cause rather than initially just focusing on solutions really resonated with me and provided an amazing point of difference to the other training options out there.
The idea of being part of a team, learning through each other and continuing to learn and develop even after the training was finished was also a massive draw. I finished feeling educated, equipped and confident in being able to help families and have the support of a brilliant sleep network.
Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consulting training course is a course like no other!
Delivered expertly by Mary Foster, you dive deep into all things sleep science. You have the flexibility to take the course at your own pace and work through all the topics at a time that suits you (which is great for working parents).
Mary and her fabulous team are also on hand throughout, offering support and words of wisdom, should you get stuck at all. You will leave this course full of knowledge, ready to start helping families.
Do not hold back, sign up today!
I started my training with Sleepy Lambs in early 2019 – right from the start Mary was very approachable and responsive and I felt I could go to her with any queries I had both before I signed up and during the time I was training.
The course itself is really comprehensive and covers many subjects not only about sleep and baby and child development but also about how to set up and run your own business. Everything is set out very well and easy to follow and as it is an online course I was able to take it at my own pace. Assignments are set at the end of each topic and marked and returned very quickly so that you know how well you are progressing as you go through.
The content of the course was very accessible, thorough and well explained so that I was able to understand all the concepts quickly and easily.
A great training experience from start to finish.
I found the training to have a good balance between online learning, assignments and reading in your own time.
The training videos were around 1 hour long and easy to fit into your day. Being self-paced, I was able to take my time when life got busy or when I had time, I could spend a day catching up.
Mary had bookmarked the pages/sections and paragraphs to read from the required booked to ensure time was not wasted reading parts of the books that weren’t useful to our training.
The assignments were focused on engaging your mind as opposed to a pass/fail system which was really great. Knowing you couldn’t get it wrong helped me feel free to explore options.
Mary generally holds monthly team calls to answer any questions along the way but is quick to respond to messages/emails if I had a question or query that couldn’t wait.
My most favourite part of the training was the final project! Knowing that I could finally start piecing together everything I had learnt was the icing on the cake for me and offering a 3-week package pro bono really gave me the confidence I needed before taking on paying customers.
I would (and already have) recommended the training to people I think could be interested.
Learning to become a Sleep Lamb Sleep Consultant has been a joy from beginning to end.
Mary guides us through the stages of sleep science to emotional wellness with her clear, intelligent and easy to understand audio lectures.
The course flows from section to section and I found I was completely prepared and confident when it came to doing my case studies.
The assignments are varied, interesting and mind-opening. There is a lot to learn but it never feels daunting, and learning that sleep science is interesting, challenging and thought-provoking. Mary is there to guide you every step of the way.
I feel equipped, confident and ready to run my Sleepy Lambs business from home.
FAQSFrequently Asked Questions
Do you have any questions about training or becoming a Sleepy Lambs team member? If so, we’ve answered the most common questions below!
What Does The Training Program Cover?
Great question! If you’re going to be an expert, you need to have expert-level knowledge. To be successful as a Certified Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consultant®, I know you want to have the ability to support families and answer questions in confidence.
Our training program is comprehensive, to provide you with the understanding of sleep science, age-appropriate sleep, causes of sleep challenges, developmental milestones, nutrition & sleep, the importance of emotional wellness and connection, stages of sleep support, supporting families, processes and more!
Do You Teach A Specific Sleep Training Method?
The Sleepy Lambs approach is unique. We believe that the focus is to look for the cause of any sleep challenges (e.g. if a baby is hungry, they’re not going to sleep and nor should they!)
The cause of sleep challenges could be medical, physical, emotional, developmental, or related to routines and habits.
Certified Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consultants® work on ensuring all of the foundations are in place before jumping to the next steps. The approach leads to longer-term sleep success.
You will learn about a variety of approaches as well as how to create bespoke approaches for each family.
What Is The Sleepy Lambs Philosophy On Crying?
This is an important question.
Crying is discussed at length in the training. Babies and toddlers cry. They cry for SO many reasons. Hunger, discomfort, overtiredness, overstimulation, frustration, pain, loneliness, pain and often a combination of a few reasons, can be the reason behind the tears.
Most importantly, the reason why a baby is crying needs to be addressed.
Frequently, when babies and toddlers sleep better, crying is reduced significantly.
We help parents understand the cause behind the tears in order to better meet their little one’s needs.
It would be dishonest if we guaranteed “no tears” because little ones cry for so many reasons. Perhaps someone gave their toddler a blue bottle before bed instead of the green one he wanted. That’s a reason for a major meltdown for any toddler (especially if they’re overtired).
At all times the Sleepy Lambs approach is to work with parents to find solutions to sleep challenges that align with their parenting preferences… and we never leave little ones to “cry it out” (extinction).
How Long Will It Take Me To Complete The Training?
The Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consultant Training Program® is self-paced, so the amount of time it takes to complete will depend on you.
In general, if you can spend 10-12 hours per week studying, you should be able to complete the theory part of the training in 5-6 weeks.
The practical component can take from 4-8+ weeks, depending on the time you can devote to training.
How Will I Be Assessed?
In order to become certified, you’ll need to complete and submit several assignments, a few quizzes, and a final project.
We use the “Train to Standard” approach. You’ll receive feedback on each assignment and we’ll have a discussion or point you in the right direction if a topic requires further clarification.
What's The Training Format?
The training is online and self-paced. Each lesson includes a video, which typically ranges between 15 minutes to 1 hour.
Many lessons include links to additional resources or reading specific sections in the course books.
What Do I Need To Access The Training?
You will need a computer with an internet connection to view and complete assignments. Video lessons can also be viewed when you’re on-the-go on other devices such as a phone.
What Else Will I Need For Training?
Besides your positive attitude and determined nature, there are additional reading materials to provide you with a comprehensive education on sleep.
You will receive a list of books shortly after you receive your training login. The books are widely available and can also be purchased second-hand or borrowed from the library.
Application & Admin
Why Do I Need To Apply?
We want to get to know you! The application form tells us a little about you and ensure it’s a good fit.
In addition, we want to ensure there aren’t too many people in one area. Applications are typically only declined when we have enough Certified Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consultant® team members in a small area.
I've Applied! What's Next?
EEK! You pressed “Submit” on the application! What’s next?
We’ll review your application and endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours (M-F). If you submit an application, we will always get back to you either way. If you haven’t heard back, please send an email to [email protected] to follow up.
Your email acceptance will give you payment link options and you’ll be able to get started right away. You’ll also have the option to book a call with a team member to discuss the opportunity further or ask additional questions.
Your offer will be valid for 7 days from your acceptance.
Do You Offer Payment Plans?
We do! We don’t want finances get in the way of your new career!
Payment plans are available to cover training between 2 and 12 months after an initial payment. If you’d rather split the payments evenly between 2 and 12 months, we’ll send you a link to our payment partner – SplitIt, where you can use your Visa or MasterCard.
There’s also a £200 bonus discount if you pay in full.
Do You Have A Refund Policy Or Any Terms And Conditions?
How Much Money Can I Expect To Make As A Sleep Consultant?
How much would you like to make?
Your earnings typically correspond to your consistent effort.
On average, you’ll earn £250-350 for each client. There are many other ways to make money in addition to 1:1 support too.
Most members of the Sleepy Lambs team cap new clients to 4-6 per week.
What Happens After Certification?
So many families are ready for your support!
You will have the knowledge to be able to make a life-changing difference for so many.
After you become a Certified Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consultant® you can set up your own brand and business.
I'd Love To Be Considered To Join The Sleepy Lambs Team. What's Involved?
Unfortunately, we’re no longer accepting applications to join the Sleepy Lambs team.
Will Sleepy Lambs Provide My Clients?
Once you’re certified, it’s your business to build and grow! Sleepy Lambs doesn’t refer clients.