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Schools Package

Better Sleep for Children

Our ‘Better Sleep for Children’ programme is delivered as a three-part programme, in conjunction with schools, supporting parents and teachers to establish healthy sleep habits for children aged 4-10 years old.

According to The Sleep Charity UK, 40% of children suffer with sleep problems. In children and young people, poor sleep patterns adversely affect learning and cognitive ability which means they often fail to meet their full potential in school. A study of school aged children in 2017, found that an hours’ less sleep over three nights can impair academic performance at school by 2 years. The results showed that in children who were able to sleep for 1 extra hour per night, over 7 nights, memory tests increased by 57%, their attention and focus improved by 44% and their problem-solving ability by 66%.

With sleep deprivation also being linked to obesity and an increased risk of daytime behavioural problems, the importance of good quality sleep now forms part of the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Statutory Guidance. The ‘Better Sleep for Children’ programme covers the importance of sleep, sleep needs for school aged children, top tips for getting better quality, longer and more restful sleep as well as practical advice on how parents can implement behavioural sleep approaches and how teachers can support families with this.

How our 'Better Sleep for Children' package works

The first two parts of the programme are free to participating schools:

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A pre-recorded webinar for parents

A 15 minute pre-recorded webinar for parents on the importance of sleep, sleep needs for school aged children and our top tips for getting better quality, longer and more restful sleep.

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A pre-recorded webinar for teachers

A 15 minute pre-recorded webinar for teachers on sleep needs for school aged children and how they can support families who may be making changes to their little ones sleep in order to improve it.

The third and final part of ‘Better Sleep for Children’ is a 90-minute live webinar for parents.

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A 90-minute live webinar for parents

The third and final part of ‘Better Sleep for Children’ is a 90-minute live webinar for parents. This is an opportunity to go into much more detail as to how they can help their child to get better quality, more restful sleep, including practical advice on how to implement behavioural sleep approaches as well as plenty of time for asking questions about their little ones sleep.

This final part of the ‘Better Sleep for Children’ programme can be purchased by individual schools/trusts for a cost of just £200.

To find out more about how the school your children go to, or you work in as a teacher, can benefit from the ‘Better Sleep for Children’ programme, please complete the form below