Parenting Special Children’s Sleep Service is provided by our team of practitioners including our highly specialist Sleep Practitioners. The service offers a range of advice, support and training to parent/carers of children and teenagers with additional needs. Training for professionals is also available. The service is primarily for families living in Berkshire. However, we also offer some parts of the service to families and professionals outside of Berkshire – see below for costs.
Our specialist Sleep Practitioners
Our specialist Sleep Practitioners have all been trained by the Southampton NHS Sleep Service and have professional backgrounds in learning disability nursing, social work and teaching. Most importantly, they are also parent/carers of children and teenagers with additional needs.
Getting in touch with the service
Firstly, we suggest that you take a look at the at the Sleep Well tips that we provide on our Find Out About Sleep web page. If you’d like to find out more, please do get in touch.
We encourage parent/carers to refer themselves to the service via our online Registration Form, or via phone 0118 9863532.
We are also happy to receive referrals from professionals working with families, using our Professional Enquiries Form.
Once we receive a referral, one of our team will be in contact with the family by phone or email. We will ask you some questions about the child or teenager’s sleep difficulties and how these are affecting the family. Once we have that information we will recommend the best way for the family to receive support from the service. This may be our Sleep Well booklet, a Sleep Well session or one of our Sleep Courses. Families who are experiencing complex or persistent sleep difficulties may be offered a Sleep Clinic appointment.
If you have received support from our service in the past, you are always welcome to get in touch with us again.
We have a dedicated Facebook page for the Sleep Service which can be accessed here.
Our Sleep Well booklet is provided free for families. Our Sleep Well sessions and Sleep Courses are currently available free of charge (N.B. there is £10 fee for sleep course materials) for Berkshire families of children/teens with special needs.
Families of children with special needs living outside of Berkshire are required to pay £30 per place, if available, for our courses.
For Practitioners wishing to request training for Practitioners, please contact the office with your requirements, and we’ll be happy to provide you with a price.
Training for professionals
Our highly specialist NHS-trained Sleep Practitioners are available to provide professional development workshops for professionals working with families. The Sleep Service charges for the these workshops. For further information, please contact us on 0118 9863532.