My name is Lucy and I am a wife and mother of two. I am British and I live on the south coast of England but we serve families all over the world.
Since having our son and working through his sleep challenges, I have had a passion and a fascination for sleep during childhood and the science and philosophies that are unique to children. Previous generations have told themselves that it is all just a part of parenthood and that we just have to endure the sleep deprivation until it passes but I discovered that it really doesn’t have to be that way. With a bit of help, guidance and support, you can create a well rested household and install excellent sleep skills that will benefit your child for life.
During a nursery parents evening, my daughter’s key-worker told me of a mother whose son was nearly two and had never slept through the night. She described how worn out this poor mother seemed on a daily basis. I immediately felt compassion for this mother and desperately wanted to help her. I knew she did not need to suffer and she could feel the same relief I felt when I experienced a transformation with my family. This was not the first time I had felt compelled to help tired parents get their sleep back.
My passion for the subject and my desire to help change people’s lives for the better, had been manifesting! It was after that parents evening in October 2013 that I decided I had to do this as a profession, so I embarked upon extensive study and training with the worlds best teachers and mentors. As a mother who has been in your shoes, I can tell you that there is light, or should I say sleep, at the end of the tunnel and, what’s more, we can take you by the hand and show you the way, FAST!
We approach every circumstance with responsive and nurturing solutions that work. They work because they suit the parents and they suit the child.
It is widely misunderstood that ‘sleep training’ is a bad thing or is somehow cruel or distressing for a baby or young child. This is simply an idea based on an extreme form of sleep training known as ‘Cry It Out’ – something I am not an advocate of.
I have studied the many methods of sleep training and the ranges of parenting styles and I have discovered that whether an attachment parent or a fan of Ferber, there is a gentle solution to suit you.
I believe that at the extreme ends of the spectrum, there are two complete opposite and yet equally damaging styles of sleep training but there is a whole realm of gentle, safe and affective approaches in the middle.
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. The Sleep Nanny System devises a bespoke plan just for you and your unique situation because every family, lifestyle, personality and circumstance is unique.
I appreciate any skepticism you (or more likely, your partner) might have, as I have been there also – Don’t be afraid, ask us anything you need to know to help make a decision that’s right for you. It won’t cost you a penny to ask. Having learnt as much as I have, I feel blessed that my Son has been a challenge with his sleep because he is part of the inspiration that made me want to pass on the gift of sleep to other tired parents.
I hand select and train my Certified Sleep Nanny Consultants to help you. I wish to make it a normality to seek the help of a sleep consultant.
My mission is simple – I want to change as many lives as possible for the better by giving the gift of sleep, helping families to feel refreshed and able to enjoy better quality time together.
Certified Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant (View certificate)
PIER Certified Paediatric Sleep Practitioner RCN (View certificate) and RCPCH Accredited (View certificate)
Further studies in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychology & Early Childhood Development