I have been where you are. I’ve been severely sleep deprived: been unable to follow simple instructions, reversed into bollards and sat in tears at 3am beside the bed of a child who will not sleep. I thought I’d tried everything and nothing worked.
And then I met a sleep consultant and she honestly changed our lives. Working with our consultant helped me piece our lives back together, first and foremost by giving our son the sleep that he needed and then by giving my husband and me the lives we had long forgotten we had. Solving our son’s sleep problems led me to retrain as a sleep consultant: I want to pay this incredible gift forward to other families who are struggling with their child’s sleep.
I’ve worked with families to successfully resolve some of the most common sleep problems:
I have also worked successfully with children with reflux and CMPA.
My approach follows the proven Sleep Nanny system: a gentle process which promotes secure attachment with a plan tailored for each individual child – we’re not all the same which means that no two approaches are the same.
I am absolutely dedicated to supporting parents of young children out of that awful fug of exhaustion. Sleep deprivation is hell, but together we can work towards bedtimes that aren’t a battle and nights where you know that when you get into your bed, the only reason you’ll be getting out again will be because it’s morning.
Sleeping is one of the best things that we can ever teach our children. If you’d like me to help you to do that, I would love to hear from you.
What Parents Say
Lucy has transformed our lives!
We are delighted to now say Marley sleeps through the night. It has been astonishing how quickly it has happened, and we will be forever thankful to Lucy for her support & knowledge. Our home is now has a much calmer environment, and my son is so much more contented now he’s getting the sleep he requires. Lucy is a very enthusiastic & empathic sleep consultant, and she has transformed our lives.
After 19 months of ongoing sleep deprivation, our household had reached breaking point. Our sons sleep was continuously disturbing myself & partner, but more importantly our 8 year old daughter.
After having serve reflux & CMPA (Cows Milk Protein Allergy), he had never learnt to settle himself, and could not sleep without any assistance. We had tried almost everything, from co sleeping to going back to dream feeds!
We were originally under the belief that we just had a child ‘who didn’t sleep’, but Lucy assured us from our 1st conversation that we could….and would.
Lucy completely understood & was empathetic to our situation. The support & encouragement along with being able to ring whenever we felt the need for reassurance was great. She explained with enthusiasm & detail about how we could make positive changes to suit our sons temperament.
By the 2nd night he had slept through. On the 3rd day, we even had to ring Lucy to ask if we had to wake him after he had slept soundly for 12 hours!
We are delighted to now say he sleeps through the night. It has been astonishing how quickly it has happened, and we will be forever thankful to Lucy for her support & knowledge. Our home is now has a much calmer environment, and my son is so much more contented now he’s getting the sleep he requires. Even his nursery have noticed how much happier he is.
Lucy is a very enthusiastic & empathic sleep consultant, and she has transformed our lives.
To be on the other side of sleep deprivation feels amazing!
Louise & Marley
From standing in the cot screaming and having 4-5 hours sleep a night to sleeping through the night!
Lucy’s support and positivity throughout this extremely challenging time was invaluable – in just 4 (very long and trying!) nights my daughter went from standing in her cot screaming and having 4-5 hours sleep a night to sleeping through the night.
I had the pleasure of being introduced to Lucy when I was at my wits end with my 17 month old who for various reasons, was going through a terrible patch in terms of her sleep.
Lucy is the perfect mix of calm, reassuring, supportive and positive plus the fact that she has been through this herself as a Mum made me feel immediately at ease in explaining everything to her openly, including bawling on one of our calls as I was so worried about my daughter not getting enough sleep!
We had an initial consultation where Lucy meticulously gathered all the information she needed to build a picture of what was happening, I then filled in a very straightforward form for her to review and she then guided me day by day through exactly how to help my daughter re-learn to settle herself ultimately without me being in the room.
Lucy’s support and positivity throughout this extremely challenging time was invaluable – in just 4 (very long and trying!) nights my daughter went from standing in her cot screaming and having 4-5 hours sleep a night to sleeping through the night and went back to napping in the routine I had previously set for her between 1pm and 3pm!!
She then had 2 additional tricky nights which included refusing her naptime in the day completely (just to test me because she is extremely strong willed!) and then slept through the next 11 nights and counting in a row.
At the point I was referred to Lucy, I was a sleep deprived zombie trying to juggle a fulltime job with a 2 hour commute each day and a wonderful but demanding 4 year old son too, so in short was at my wits end surviving on 2-4 hours sleep every night at a difficult point in my personal life.
I have always assumed that seeking support from a Sleep Nanny might mean being asked to do “controlled crying” which is not something I am personally comfortable with, but Lucy listened patiently to my worries, assured me that this was not the route we would take but that we would get to the point where my daughter can “be left to cry for a few minutes to then learn to settle herself and sleep through the night, which is our end goal” and we discussed how we would tackle the problem together.
I am amazed at how quickly things turned around, I cannot thank Lucy enough for her help and would recommend her to anyone that has the time to listen to me sing her praises – she has helped me get my smiley, giggly, happy little girl back and for that, I am eternally grateful.
Lara & Penny
Lucy has helped me turn an exhausted, grumpy little girl into her bubbly, playful and bursting with energy self again!
Well where do I start? First of all, thanks to Lucy my little girl now sleeps in her own bed. Yes own bed all night until her clock goes Orange at 6.45am!
Bella struggled to self settle at 2y4m for 4 months. I tried everything: cry it out (hated it, lasted one night) stay with, she sleeps with us, everything! I was at the end of my patience and luckily my friend recommended Lucy! She has been utterly amazing! She’s been with us the whole way and that’s what’s helped me stay consistent and strong. She’s answered every worry and question I’ve had and given me all the advice and support I’ve needed. She’s helped me turn an exhausted, grumpy little girl into her bubbly, playful and bursting with energy self again!
I can’t thank Lucy enough for all her help, advice and support. I would totally recommend her to anyone who has a child with sleep deprivation or problems.
Dani & Bella
Polly & Iris: Within 3 nights, we'd nailed it ... Don't spend another minute thinking about it: you'll be back to being the best mum you can be in no time!
Bedtime is now a joy and pleasure for both of us!
Bedtime, with me, (Iris has no problem going to sleep in her cot, in her room with anyone else that put her to bed!), wasn’t a pleasant experience for either of us.
Before it even started I was already feeling guilty that I’d only walked in the door from work 15 minutes earlier and now we were going to have the battle of wills as to how bedtime was going to play out – neither of us ever won. It was tears and tandrums from both of us and it normally ended an hour later with us both passing out on my bed! I would then carry Iris back into her cot asleep, and back to my bed when she woke in the night…and so it carried on.
Lucy’s 7 page plan filled me with fear, dread and trepidation … I didn’t want to even start what looked in comparison to Iris’ usual bedtime like we were off to bootcamp!!! How wrong I was: within 3 nights, we had it nailed. 3 weeks in, Iris now asks to go to bed and wants to get straight in her cot… she has the best nights sleep possible, (as she gets herself back to sleep in the night too), and I have my evenings back to enjoy a glass of wine or two!
Don’t spend another minute thinking about it …you’ll be back to being the best mum you can be in no time!
Polly & Iris (19m)
Jessica, Tom & Zachary: If anyone is struggling with sleep, we would say call Lucy now!
If you’d told me that in less than two weeks we would have a child who would go down for naps and to bed at night with no fuss, and would also sleep 11-12 hours straight through at night, I would have laughed in your face! Yet this is exactly what Lucy helped us achieve!
Our 14 month old son had been fed and rocked to sleep his entire life, woke up multiple times a night and would more often than not end up in our bed. With another baby on the way we knew things had to change.
I was opposed to the ‘cry it out’ method but Lucy gave us a gentle “fade out” plan that meant minimal crying and didn’t want to make us give up after the first night. The first two nights were admittedly tough, but not nearly as hard as I thought they would be. By the end of the first week our son was sleeping through and not long after that we were putting him in to his cot, saying good night, leaving the room, and within a couple of minutes (of zero crying), he’d be fast asleep. Incredible!
We can’t recommend Lucy enough. We live abroad and even with the time difference, Lucy was always on hand to offer sensible and calming advice. Our calls with her were always informative and reassuring and she responded quickly on whatspp. If anyone is struggling with sleep, we would say call Lucy now!
Tom, Jessica and Zachary (14m)
Kat, Matt & Effie: This has changed our lives ... Effie is a happy content baby and we now function more as a family unit
Before I contacted Lucy my 8 month old daughter Effie would only sleep for an hour at a time and needed me to feed her, rock her and shhh her until she was sound asleep again. She only napped for 20 minutes at a time and we found that all three of us had hit a point of exhaustion that just couldn’t go on any longer.
After my video consultation with Lucy and seeing her in depth assessment and plan I knew it was going to be a big change for all three of us as a family. No dummy, No feeding to sleep and no rocking. I thought it was impossible. But I had confidence that if we stuck with it we could finally start getting back on track as a family.
The first week was tough as my daughter was very strong willed! But I had total support from Lucy and complete trust that her suggestions would work. She has continued to support us as a family through small hiccups (teething/feeding etc).
Five weeks down the line we now have a baby that doesn’t need a dummy AT ALL. She naps for around three hours in total during the day in her cot. Self settles herself within 5 mins through the night when she wakes and the only night feed is a dream feed.
This has changed our lives. Other people have commented on how much better Myself and my partner look, Effie is a happy content baby and as a whole we now function more as a family unit. This is all down to Effie sleep training and I couldn’t be more grateful to Lucy for giving us back our identities!
Kat, Matt and Effie (8m)