In the lead-up to welcoming children back or embracing new infants and children into services in 2021, it is a timely reminder of the importance of ensuring that your service is ready to implement safe sleep and settling practices.
Cindy Davenport, Director of Safe Sleep Space/Sleep Smart shares vital tips for understanding sleep in infants and toddlers and how to approach parental questions.
The session will discuss and explore:
- Managing parents expectations around sleep and rest
- Communicating sleep cycles and identifying what sleep and rest needs are required for individual children – discussion on children’s temperament, different patterns of sleeping in the context of the individual child.
- Why - The importance of sleep and rest in children’s development
- How - Settling and sleeping techniques for infants
- How - Settling and sleep techniques for toddlers
- Preparing for new children coming into the service – communicating to families and understanding the expectations of families but advocating for the needs of the child
Knowing the types of cries, tired signs, different temperaments and sleep associations are amongst many issues we will be discussing in our upcoming webinar, where we will also explore how to respond with age appropriate settling strategies and how to respond with parental questions that conflict with safe sleep practices.
Completing, Getting Sleep Ready contributes 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Session Code: COM2018240-1 Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2020 Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Training provided by: CELA