Rachel Lipman

Sleep Consultant


Helping you with the gift of sleep.

Opening the Doors to Dreamland for Your Child

Trying to get your baby to sleep through the night can be emotionally, mentally, and physically draining. Once the stress kicks in, you may find it challenging to think calmly and focus on keeping your baby on track. Help your child overcome their difficulty in sleeping by turning to Rachel - Sleep Consultant. I will introduce you to tried-and-tested sleeping methods and create bespoke sleep plans for your child.


I work with families and children from 0 to 12 years throughout Northwest London, England. Read on to learn more about what I do, and don’t hesitate to call or email me for enquiries.


“It is just as difficult to calm an overtired baby as a baby who is not tired enough.”

- Anna Skula

Biography

I have had a successful childcare career for more than 40 years and have educated numerous children. Just as importantly, I have supported many families with help and advice. After receiving my National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB) diploma, I began working as a maternity nurse and eventually as a nursery officer in day nurseries.

I widened my experience in education by supporting special educational needs (SEN) children in a primary school setting and then later in reception classes. When my daughters were born, I registered as a childminder at home, caring for children of varying ages. After a while, I went back to work in schools as a full-time nursery nurse and started leading holiday clubs as well.


Currently, I enjoy working as a nanny in a private home, looking after two young girls. I have always been interested in helping families, which has led me to undertake a sleep practitioner course.


I am truly committed to sharing my skills with first-time and experienced parents when it comes to sleep association and the implementation of a good, consistent routine. My guidance, practical tips, different techniques, and ability to empathise with tired, concerned parents make me the ideal choice to work with in sleep training your child. Teaching your child to sleep is one of the greatest gifts you can give them.

My Philosophy

My philosophy is to support families in giving their little ones the gift of sleep by helping their children develop long-lasting positive sleep associations. My advice is mindful of the inevitable changes that naturally occur with time, milestones, and progress. Every child is unique, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach. I can guide you through the requirements and various techniques suited to your needs and well-being.


Sleep problems are so common in all kinds of families, and most children respond well to training. Sleep affects how we feel about our children, and it is the basis for so many conversations.


There may be tears involved in the process, but crying is a form of communicating and is expected during sleep training. However, my approach is not to make your child feel abandoned, left alone, upset, or ignored. Using a gentle, holistic approach, I take all the aspects of a child into consideration: their physical, mental, and emotional health as well as their nonverbal communication cues.


I teach parents how to recognise their child’s needs and offer a sleep plan and a workable routine. I offer friendly support during the training period and beyond, confidently aiming for a good night’s sleep for every family.


Not only do I talk with parents about their child’s progress, but I also ask that they complete a home diary so I can further evaluate their child’s current sleeping habits. I send them a questionnaire too. It’s important that I learn everything I can about the nature of the problem before creating a suitable sleep plan for their child.


I examine your child’s sleeping, feeding, waking, exercise, health, and home environment before I make personalised recommendations. From there, I decide what should be done next and work with you to double the chances of achieving your goals for your child.


“Remember that sleeping routines are for the long haul—if you chop and change too much, you will confuse your baby. If you start setting up certain habits be pretty sure you can live with them for a while, or you might be stuck with a routine you can’t maintain.”


- Jo Wiltshire