"Sleep Therapy"

About: Chilwell Children's Centre

(as a parent/guardian),

My son is 3 years old and hadn't had a full nights sleep. I was at my wits end fed up of him coming into our room then me ending up sleeping in his bed with him. I had no free time. His bedtime became my bedtime. I spoke to nursery who recommended sure start sleep therapy. Amy was fantastic so understanding. We devised a sleep plan and began working on it straight away. The first week was hard but by the end week of consistently doing the same thing and introducing a gift from the sleep fairy a little tiny egg for sleeping in his bed. It began to work. The first night he slept through he got lots of praise and then looked forward to going to bed waking up to see what he would find under his pillow. This has now changed to his own figures and leaves a different one each day. We still stick to same routine regardless of time if we go out. I'm so happy with the results amy was truly a life saver and no matter how hard the nights were the results came in I would recommend to anyone and only wish I'd have known about the course sooner.

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Response from Sally Penn, District Manager (Bassetlaw), Children's Centres, County Health Partnerships

The sleep programme is relatively new to our area but is having some fabulous outcomes for families. Your story is heart warming. As parents we know that sleep is so important for the child's growth and development but likewise it is hugely important for parents to get enough rest to cope with whatever the day brings. Stories like yours help parents to see there can be a light at the end of the tunnel.

Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback.

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