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Good sleep habits are essential to the health, wellbeing,
development and learning of infants and children. Early childhood educators can make a
real difference in the lives of children and families by helping children to
sleep well, safely.
Australia and the Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Children’s
Research Institute developed the Understanding sleep and safe sleep practices in early childhood education and care eLearning package with support from the Ian Potter
Foundation to equip educators and managers with the confidence and tools to support safe sleep
Australia has new regulations to
ensure children are safe when they sleep in child care settings.
Under the National Quality Framework, early education and
care settings are now required to have policies and procedures in place that
unsure children are safe while they sleep.
By understanding children’s
individual sleep needs and the new regulations, you and your staff can ensure
children sleep safely in their early education and care setting.
This sleep eLearning package is developed specifically for early year’s
educators, leaders and managers. It is suitable for all sector types including kindergarten, long day
care and family day care.
The course is evidence-based
and will help you and your team to feel confident supporting children of all
ages to sleep well, safely.
It covers the full
spectrum of sleep in your setting including children’s sleep needs, patterns,
cues, habits, settling tips and strategies, and how to ensure safe sleep
policy, practice, environments and equipment in accordance with Australian
about the science of sleep, its role in children’s health, wellbeing,
development and learning, how much sleep children need at different ages and
ways that you and your team can help them to develop habits that give them the
best chance of getting the sleep they need.
age-appropriate strategies to help children at your setting with common
settling and sleep problems, and how you and your team can support parents to
understand and manage their child’s sleep and settling.
into national regulations and requirements that you and your team need to
follow to ensure children’s individual sleep needs are met safely, with optimal
wellbeing outcomes for the child and the family.
Each module includes
videos, interactive slides and reflective questions.
Your time and money
is precious, this is an opportunity to make a big impact with just a little
time and small investment: you can complete the course online in just three
hours anytime, anywhere.
audience: early year’s educators, leaders and managers. It is suitable for all sector types including kindergarten, long day care and family day care.
duration: 3 hours (1 hour per module)
Cost: $45 (includes GST)
On top of your new
confidence in helping children to sleep well, safely, you will take away:
For more information,
reach out to Megan Keyes, Senior Project Officer.
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.