The Sleep Nanny®

Home of the Sensory Sleep Methodology™

We support parents and care-givers with healthy childhood sleep development

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The Sleep Nanny®
Raising Healthy, Happy Little Ones

About The Sleep Nanny®

We help tired parents to get their children sleeping through the night, taking appropriate daytime naps and preventing over-tiredness.

The Sleep Nanny® offers newborn sleep shaping solutions and coping strategies for parents as well as tailored sleep programmes for baby sleep, toddler sleep and preschooler sleep.

There is no need for ‘cry it out’ or confused attempts at controlled crying. The Sleep Nanny® uses the most gentle, evidence based and effective approaches to sleep development, matched to your individual child.

We are dedicated to providing the best possible solutions to help every family thrive and raise a generation of healthy, happy little ones.

Why Sleep Matters

  • Lack of healthy sleep can lead to high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease and diabetes
  • Current evidence indicates that chronically disrupted sleep in children and adolescents can lead to problems in cognitive functioning
  • Sleep is thought to be an active part of learning, with around 83% of published studies showing an association between sleep and memory

“Sleep is a nonnegotiable biological necessity” – Matt Walker, Sleep Scientist

Interested in becoming a sleep consultant?

The Sleep Nanny® is an international franchise providing training, education and support to grow a successful sleep consulting business with a recognised brand and incredible community. Start your own business with confidence and never feel alone with The Sleep Nanny® team by your side. Find out more and get a copy of our brochure today.

A good nights sleep is priceless!

When Archie was 9 months old, we moved him into his own bedroom and disturbed what had previously been a good period of sleep. He started to really fight bedtimes and would only go to sleep being patted, shushed and rocked – this could take a long time and he could be awake again within 30 minutes.For the next few months we were traipsing backward and forward throughout the night until inevitably he would end up in our bed. We couldn’t continue like this; we were all constantly unwell as our bodies were not given a chance to rest, my other half was sleeping on an airbed and Archie was so miserable throughout the day that it got to the point that I had to admit to my partner that I wasn’t enjoying being a mother anymore, something no mum ever wants to admit.We realised we needed help and I found Leigh online. I have to admit that I didn’t think anybody would be able to help. Our baby was a cuddly one who had been rocked to sleep since birth and I didn’t believe that he would accept going to sleep any other way. I didn’t want to leave my baby to get upset either.We had our 1 hour consultation to discuss the bespoke plan Leigh had put together and I walked away from my laptop feeling unstoppable. The method we discussed was similar to those I had read about online, but it was gentle and I was given indepth information and support that was just incredible. I felt excited to start the following night and, thanks to Leigh, I was filled with so much confidence and determination that we deflated the airbed and put it away.I’m pleased to say that it has not been out again since. We have been given our evenings and night times back and we are all feeling much healthier and happier as a family. Archie now goes to sleep in minutes with very little help from us.I would happily recommend Leigh to anybody. She was encouraging and friendly and the support she provided was brilliant. She was easy to talk to and did very well to be present, but not to be contacting me constantly. I felt like I was admitting defeat when I first started researching Sleep Consultants, but I can say now that there is no pride in suffering and you definitely cannot put a price on a good nights sleep! 5* out of 5Click here to book a complimentary chat with Leigh.

Archie - 12 months

Before starting the sleep training, no one in our house was sleeping!

Before starting the sleep training, no one in our house was sleeping! Olivia was coming into our bed around midnight every night and rarely settled even when there. She often woke throughout the evening too and was very difficult to settle. Getting her to sleep could take hours so we could never make plans in the evening – even just to eat! We had to rock her in a chair and she often woke on being transferred to the cot. As soon as she roused slightly if we weren’t there she would get very upset.I can’t believe she is the same child! We put her in her cot, walk out of the room and close the door and she is happy chatting to herself until she falls asleep. She now sleeps through the night without a whimper!I was adamant that I wouldn’t do ‘controlled crying’ which is the reason I had put off sleep training for so long, but the process we followed was very gentle and I was able to comfort Olivia as much as she needed. It was hard work, but most definitely worth it! I couldn’t have completed the process without Sarah’s advice. Her understanding of child psychology and explanation of what Olivia really needed gave me the confidence to keep going in the knowledge that I really was doing what was best for my daughter. She was understanding of the fact that the routine can’t always be perfect!I would wholeheartedly recommend Sarah and her programme. We have a much happier, more confident little girl, who is getting the sleep that she needs. Click here to book a complimentary chat with Sarah.

Catherine, mum to Olivia, 20 months

Constant night wakings vanished in just 10 days!

Amazing results my 19 month was waking 4-5 times a night, only after a week and a half with Lucy’s help he sleeps through the night, thank you so much.Constant night wakings

Robyn Dunlop with Rudi, aged 20 months

Meet Our Founder

The Sleep Nanny® is funded by a wife, a mother of two, best selling author, speaker and trainer, Lucy Shrimpton. A former vocalist and serial entrepreneur who became obsessed with sleep and psychology after becoming a mother in 2010.

Lucy has an incredible passion for serving the world through better sleep. She recognises the need for support for parents and care-givers of babies and young children and provides a form of coaching as opposed to older fashioned ideas of ‘sleep training’.

Taking sleep expertise, coaching and positive psychology, Lucy combines science with soul in the coaching she and The Sleep Nanny® Certified Partners provide to aid healthy sleep development at all ages!

Lucy trained hundreds of sleep consultants around the world before launching The Sleep Nanny® franchise where you can now find a collective of certified partners providing outstanding sleep support services.

Talk to a Sleep Nanny® today!

Find out how sleep can be improved for your family. Schedule a complimentary call:

Lucy Shrimpton’s:

The Sleep Nanny System

The only book that helps parents to become an expert in their child’s sleep by identifying the best approach for their unique family. Parenting is the solution to your little one’s sleep and we show you how to do this and achieve healthy sleep and happy life!

 

What our Parents Say About Us

There is light at the end of the tunnel!

I am lost for words! I just want to thank you SO much. After feeling like I had totally lost control and there was no light at the end of a very long dark tunnel, my 8 month old daughter has just slept through for a straight 11 hours only on night 2 of the \fade out\ approach. I am one very happy mummy this morning. Thank you so much for your words and advice.

Leona Smart with Lola

Constant night wakings vanished in just 10 days!

Amazing results my 19 month was waking 4-5 times a night, only after a week and a half with Lucy’s help he sleeps through the night, thank you so much.Constant night wakings

Robyn Dunlop with Rudi, aged 20 months

No stress techniques turn sleep fighter around within a week!

As you know, our son had been waking in the night for 6 months!! It just goes to show that with the right technique to suit the individual child, they can learn to sleep well within a week or two and with a gentle technique that doesn’t require stressing the child or parents out! He is also napping better in the day as a result.Constant night waking for over 6 months

Honey Dorey with Zico aged 20 months

The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is when our bodies repair and replenish. It is very important for a baby’s growth and brain development, general development and healthy immune system.

The amount of sleep a baby or child has will affect his mood, alertness and ability to concentrate and participate in his environment.

Quality sleep is as important to a baby as the nourishment he gets. In adults sleep is important for keeping hearts healthy, reducing stress, feeling more active, boosting memory, helping body to replenish, reducing risk of depression and making us more productive.

The Affects of Sleep Deprivation

Did you know that sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture in some countries? That is how horrific it feels to be seriously sleep deprived! I have been in that state and I would not wish it upon anybody.

Some of the first signs of sleep deprivation are irritability, moodiness and disinhibition. Sleep deprived mothers often feel overwhelmed, short tempered and depressed.

Sleep deprivation is a huge contributor to road traffic accidents and interferes with the learning ability of school children due to poor concentration.

Myths and Misconceptions

“They are all different – My child just doesn’t need as much sleep”
An extreme minority of children can function perfectly well on a below average amount of sleep and in fact, 95% of children need the recommended average sleep for their age/weight.

“If I keep my child awake during the day, he will sleep better at night”
In actual fact an overtired child is more likely to wake earlier and have night wakings than a well rested child. Sleep begets sleep. If you miss your child sleep windows he is more likely to resist sleep when you do try to put him down.

Addressing It Early

“Babies are adaptable and can sleep on the go and work around my ‘out & about’ schedule”

You wouldn’t be on my website if you didn’t want your child to sleep well and you will need to commit to a flexible routine in order to acheive good sleep habits. So you will have to work around your baby to some extent. It is a short term pain for a long term gain!

“Sleepless nights are just part of being a parent. You have to grin and bear it until it passes”

This is not true and in fact, by ignoring poor sleep habits and not addressing them early on, you are allowing your child to set up potenial poor sleep habits for life.

Free Custom Sleep Plan!

Discover the solution to YOUR little one’s sleep. Take the free sleep assessment inside The Sleep Nanny® App.

Download and register for FREE!