Katie has been an absolute lifesaver for us and by far the best money we have ever spent on our daughter!
Aimee, mother to Remi, aged 5 months
I am an experienced children’s sleep consultant based in North London with 8 years' in child services and education, offering family-centred, holistic and research-based advice and support around sleep, feeding, routines and behaviour.
I am a certified Holistic Sleep Coach qualified at OCN Level 5 (SCQF level 8/Diploma Level - Babyem). This is the only qualification in the UK at this level focussing on evidence-based literature and research with backing and training from a wealth of internationally renowned professionals in the fields of infant care/research, sleep, feeding and allergies, such as Professor Amy Brown, Professor Helen Ball, Shell Banks, Maureen Minchin and Lyndsey Hookway. I also have OCN Level 3 qualifications in Sleep Training (MNT) and Breastfeeding Skills (Babyem).
This means that I am trained in the theory of infant sleep architecture and biology, using the key models of sleep training and a wealth of holistic strategies, as well as how to support breastfeeding mothers and diagnose and resolve feeding problems.
My training also covers managing behavioural problems, safe sleeping, working with pre-term babies and multiples, sensory issues, anxiety in children and parents, and issues requiring more specific clinical knowledge, such as nutrition for sleep, infant mental health, parasomnias and allergy, colic and reflux.
I am also fully insured, DBS checked and trained in paediatric first aid.
I have a BA Hons degree in English Literature from University College London and Qualified Teacher Status. Before working with families as a sleep consultant, I taught in an inner-city primary school and experienced first-hand how vital sleep, routine, consistency and setting gentle parenting boundaries are to giving children the right environment to learn and thrive.
When I had my first son, I continued to look after children as an Ofsted registered childcarer. I therefore bring to my practice wider behaviour management training and understanding of child development, as well as a passion for nurturing children in their formative years.
I am a member of the British Sleep Society and the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants.
I am practitioner for Peppy Health, offering support to mums and dads that is subsidised by employers, and a sleep expert for Nurturing Mums and Leaders Plus.
I am dedicated to working with you in a way that you are comfortable with. I will always take the time to fully explore your child’s sleep issue and background before recommending a course of action, and give lots of reassurance throughout, in order that you can make the right changes with confidence.
Please note that my advice and guidance is based on my training and experience working with parents and children. I am not medically qualified and you should always consult your GP or healthcare professional if you are in any way concerned about your child.