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Parenting Special Children - Sleep Service

In light of the latest advice from the UK government advising that everyone should avoid non-essential travel and contact with others to curb coronavirus, we will be cancelling all support groups, courses, workshops and clinics until the end of spring term with immediate effect.

Parenting Special Children’s Sleep Service is provided by our team of practitioners including our highly specialist Sleep Practitioners. The service offers a range of advice, support and training to parent/carers of children and teenagers with additional needs. We also provide information and workshops for families of typically-developing children/teenagers. Training for professionals is also available. The service is primarily for families living in Berkshire. However, we also offer some parts of the service to families and professionals outside of Berkshire – see below for costs.

Our specialist Sleep Practitioners

Our specialist Sleep Practitioners have all have been trained by the Southampton NHS Sleep Service and have professional backgrounds in learning disability nursing,  social work and teaching. Most importantly, they are also parent/carers of children and teenagers with additional needs.

Getting in touch with the service

Firstly, we suggest that you take a look at the at the Sleep Well tips that we provide on our Find Out About Sleep web page.  If you’d like to find out more, please do get in touch.

We encourage parent/carers to refer themselves to the service via our online Registration Form, or via phone 0118 9863532.

We are also happy to receive referrals from professionals working with families, using our Professional Enquiries Form.

Once we receive a referral, one of our team will be in contact with the family by phone or email. We will ask you some questions about the child or teenager’s sleep difficulties and how these are affecting the family. Once we have that information we will recommend the best way for the family to receive support from the service. This may be our Sleep Well booklet, a Sleep Well session or one of our Sleep Courses. Families who are experiencing complex or persistent sleep difficulties may be offered a Sleep Clinic appointment.

If you have received support from our service in the past, you are always welcome to get in touch with us again.

Click here for details of the courses.

Who's it for?

  • Families living in Berkshire, or whose child attends a Berkshire School
  • Parents/carers of a child or young person with additional needs experiencing difficulties with their sleep
  • Professionals working with Parents/carers of a child or young person with additional needs experiencing difficulties with their sleep
  • Parents/carers of neuro-typical children experiencing difficulties with their sleep


Our Sleep Well booklet is provided free for families. Our Sleep Well sessions and Sleep Courses are currently available free of charge (N.B. there is £10 fee for sleep course materials) for Berkshire families of children/teens with special needs.

Families of children with special needs living outside of Berkshire and families of typically developing children are required to pay £30 per place for our courses.

For Practitioners wishing to request training for Practitioners, please contact the office with your requirements, and we’ll be happy to provide you with a price.

Training for professionals

Our highly specialist NHS-trained Sleep Practitioners are available to provide professional development workshops for professionals working with families. The Sleep Service charges for the these workshops. For further information, please contact us on 0118 9863532.

Who to contact

The Sleep Team
0118 9863532
Parenting Special Children - Sleep Service

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations