THE CHILD SLEEP SOCIETY
A society for sleep consultants and allied professionals who take their development seriously.
Sleep consultants and other professional groups work with families who are struggling with the effects of sleep deprivation and who are often going through a very tough time. We work in the most incredible profession, supporting families with little ones to resolve sleep issues and promote happy, healthy sleep habits. However, with this comes responsibility. Unlike other professional groups, sleep consultancy as an industry is not regulated worldwide. In the absence of regulation, it's incredibly important that we all take responsibility for our professional development; staying up-to-date with best practice and making sure the information we provide to our clients is factual, supported and current.
Whether you are a brand new sleep consultant or have been in the industry for many years, the Child Sleep Society is here to support you.
The Child Sleep Society exists to support professionals, like you, who believe in being the best they can be through ongoing training and continuous professional development. We work alongside subject matter experts and leading professionals to offer a selection of high-quality courses and events to support you and your practice.
We firmly believe in the benefits of holistic multi-professional approaches. We're also here for children's nurses, health visitors, community professionals, lactation consultants, doulas and others who work with families who provide advice and guidance related to sleep.
Child Sleep Consultant & Owner of the Child Sleep Society
Gemma originally trained as a Children’s Nurse in the UK and subsequently studied for her Masters Degree in Public Health. She developed an interest in health and medical teaching and completed her PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training. For the last 20+ years Gemma has worked in Further Education, Higher Education and the Charitable sector for organisations such as University College London, King’s College London and Prostate Cancer UK. Gemma’s most recent role has been Head of Education and Professional Development at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (still current - on maternity leave). After the birth of her daughter, Gemma trained as a sleep consultant and runs a small practice from her home in Kent, UK. She’s the mother of two children, Elodie and Charlie.