My name is Francesca; I’m a mum of two and a certified Sleep Consultant. Over the years I have undertaken several child psychology courses, and the knowledge gained has become invaluable within my childcare roles. Today, I am also a fully qualified Montessori teacher, a Maternity Nurse and Breast Feeding Consultant.
I became a Sleep Consultant shortly after the experience with my eldest child, who, for 7 months, had difficulty with sleeping. This resulted in sleepless nights for us, his parents, and an irritable, frustrated and exhausted child. Throughout this time my partner and I were at our wits end and had no idea of what to do. It was at that point that we reached out for the help of a Sleep Consultant, who not only transformed our lives, but, more importantly, helped my son sleep throughout the night, enabling him to return to his happy self again.
Having experienced this situation first hand, I knew my calling was to help fellow parents and carers who are in the same boat, who not only needed a sense of calm back in their life, but who also understood how important sleep is for the healthy development of their child.
We all know, as adults, just how difficult it is to cope throughout our daily tasks without a good night’s rest; we lack focus, feel sleepy, and grow increasingly irritable with ourselves and others. Adults can reason through these feelings and blame it all on the lack of sleep. Children can’t. In order to help their brains process the overwhelming amounts of new information that they encounter, children also need far more sleep than adults; the lack of which will negatively affect all.
The service that I aim to offer is an honest and gentle approach that will help secure and strengthen the mutual bond between you and your child. I can provide you with the tools, the support and all the help you need to bring your child back to a healthier place, and ultimately to help them sleep throughout the whole night. My support will always be focused on the child’s welfare, working towards helping them achieve the sleep necessary to have plenty of energy to become curious about, and explore, the world that surrounds them. Ultimately, a child who sleeps well, for long enough, will learn more easily and thrive.
If you are ready to take the next step, please do get in touch, and let me show you how the solution we can develop together can help you all consistently experience and benefit from a peaceful night’s sleep.
Sleep issues I am able to help with include:
• Bedtime battles
• Frequent night waking
• Early rising (before 6 am)
• Nap refusals
• Unwanted co-sleeping
• Overcoming the bottle / dummy dependency
• Transitioning to a big bed
• Inability to self-settle
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What Parents Say
She finally has the sleep she needs!!!!!
Francesca has been great, I feel less like a ghost now after getting some sleep. After a year of struggling with very intermittent good night’s, mainly bad nights. Going back to work after spending 4 hours rocking baby to sleep was killing me. With excellent guidance from Francesca my very nosey active baby that fights sleep at all costs is now sleeping through the night.
Cassy St Louise
My little boy is happy and content. I can't believe how quickly he changed!
I knew my boy’s sleep routine was not perfect and i was struggling …. but seriously after a really informative consultation with Francesca I didn’ t feel on my own with it. And I never would of expected him to respond so quickly – the improvement to his behaviour in the day time and my mood/level of energy and functioning more than the walking dead level which had become my norm was immense. I cannot explain how grateful I am. I genuinely feel like this lady gave more help to me than all the other professionals I had gone to before.
She is definitely my angel and my boys. I will forever be grateful. I am truly feeling happy to be a mommy again.xx Thank you xx
Goodbye 5 am wake up!
We were lucky enough to find Francesca a few months ago, having endured 18 months of poor sleep from our 18 month old. The whole family was suffering from him waking at 4.30-5.00 daily, which was an ‘improvement’ from him waking 4 or 5 Times a night until he was 15 months old. I am back at work, commuting, on sometimes 4 hours of sleep and desperately needed some clear, easy to follow advice.
Francesca met with us all and quickly identified the issues with our son’s routine and came up with a programme to reset his body clock and prevent the early waking. We are now around 5 weeks in, and he has started to regularly sleep till 6 or 6.15 when we all get up. It’s been very clear that on the few days we don’t manage to follow Francesca’s routine (eg events to go to etc) we suffer with a bad morning the next day, so it’s clear it’s working for us. On a personal note Francesca is lovely to deal with, she’s patient and understanding, non judgemental. She’s also supportive of breastfeeding if that’s what you do, which was important to me – I feared a sleep consultant would say stopping feeding would be the answer to our problems, but we’ve managed, with Francesca’s help, to keep feeding whilst also sorting the sleep. We are all so much happier now that we are getting a decent amount of sleep.
Brigid Taylor and Freddy