Need help promoting your child's healthy sleep routine?
Being a mother myself and coping with sleepless nights, I know how emotionally difficult it can be to deal with sleep challenges.
That is why I am keen to share my knowledge and expertise with families to support them on their sleep journeys. A parent who is sleep deprived can be left with a feeling of jet lag, without the holiday and find it hard to function day to day.
I have supported hundreds of parents over the years, and it is so rewarding to watch families grow in confidence after understanding their child’s sleep patterns and stages that can affect their sleep.
The benefits of sleep are huge:
the growth hormone is released
more blood is directed to developing muscles
white blood cells are produced, which supports the immune system
their little bodies can repair themselves
they become more mentally alert
increased daytime energy levels
setting healthy habit for future life
improved daytime mood, behaviour and performance
gives the child the opportunity to process what they have learnt that day
I will support you to understand the nature of your child’s sleep problem and offer an appropriate solution.
I am fully Millpond trained in sleep techniques and can provide the tools to equip you to teach your child the skills for sleeping
My Sessions provide guidance on :
how much sleep for your child’s needs/sleep cycles
understanding sleep associations
creating a good bedtime routine
establishing day and night
importance of daytime naps
common sleep problems
positive reinforcement rewards (around age 3 years)
I will work with you one to one to achieve a tailored sleep program, or I can offer sleep workshops covering the above topics in your home with a group of friends.
The cost for sleep support is :
Have a one to one consultation in the home, Sleep diary sent first to complete,
then home visit with sleep plan emailed after consultation plus lots of resources.: £180.
Or via zoom :from £150
Add on £15 extra for weekends.
Follow up consultations.: £30/hr.
Telephone advice is available at:
Weekday: £30 per hour
Evenings from 7 pm onwards: £35 per hour
Weekends: £40 per hour.
(does not include a plan)
Areas covered for face to face consultations = South East Essex, prices available for longer distances.
“Highly recommend Sue and her helpful advice. My daughter was 15 months and wouldn’t sleep through the night, she would constantly wake up. After a call with Sue she went through our routine and we made the changes she recommended and ever since she has slept through - it’s a miracle! Thank you so much Sue. She even followed up afterwards and we’ve been to one of her classes for potty training which we will definitely be using her advice when it comes to that stage.”
“Sue is amazing and really knows her stuff, my 6 month old was waking a few times in the night and after a 30 minute chat with some amazing tips and advice my little one has started to sleep through the night, totally amazed what a little change up of routine can do!
I think I also needed the chat myself and being told ‘Mummy you have got this!’
Thank you so much Sue, highly recommend!”
Nicola Nov 2020
I initially was recommended to Sue by a few people after going through a horrendous patch of broken sleep for several months. I had tried everything and was quite literally at my wits end! She came to our house to do discuss his routine and background and then we kept a sleep diary for a week. She tailored a plan tweaking his routine and worked with us for several weeks and wow what a difference! She’s extremely knowledgeable, friendly and approachable and advised me I could contact her whenever I needed to and trust me I did!! I have since also been on the potty training workshop and feel armed and ready to take the challenge on! I also completely the “toddlers throwing wobblers” workshop during lockdown. So much information and practical skills I can use and I feel more in control with my toddler. I can not recommend Sue highly enough and is very reasonably priced too
“Sue has changed our lives. With a few simple adjustments to my daughter's day naps, within three days she was sleeping through the night and cut out the night feeds.
Sue is extremely supportive and understanding of our needs as first-time parents.
She has incredible knowledge and we cannot recommend her enough.
I will be definitely be in touch with her in the future for potty training and the terrible twos...
Thank you Sue for all you help!”
Lucy June 2020
“Firstly, would like to send a massive thank you for all your help.
Harrison has gone through the night on 4 occasions and has dropped all milk since our session.
The routine is working really well, and we really enjoy the time we have together in the evening.
Harrison's appetite has even improved. We are over the moon.” June 2020
We had a 1hr telephone consultation with Sue as a result of having problems with my daughter’s sleep. She has never been great but since lockdown it got a lot worse. Sue gave us some gentle and practical tips and straight away it had a positive impact. I am so grateful that we have finally got some sleep!
Thank you, x, June 2020
***would highly recommend***
We first hired Sue as a sleep consultant to help with our 2.5 year old son. We were desperate, having had little sleep since he was born and trying all the advice friends and family had given us. Sue was incredibly thorough; she took a comprehensive history and was well prepared when we had the face to face consultation. With Sues guidance and plenty of resources she gave us, Jude was sleeping brilliantly after less than a week after the consultation (and he still is!).
She has given us our sanity back and I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs help to go in the right direction.
We next signed up for the potty-training class via video link. There were 6 people on the call which was just right, it was well delivered and really informative. Sue clearly knows her stuff due to her experience and presents it in such a way that you feel comfortable and confident to follow her advice. Her follow up after the class is an extra bonus and I feel ready and prepared to potty train my son in the coming weeks.
5 stars for Littlelifesteps*****
We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all your assistance and hard work with our son & the difficulties we were facing with his sleep habits & our broken nights.
I am pleased to say that after implementing your structured program and following strictly to all your suggestions, i feel we are well on our way to sleep heaven. After 2 years of sleepless nights, we have finally turned a corner.
We truly believe that your advice and hands on approach to sleep behaviour is something that we wished we had with our older son when we were experiencing the same problem. We know where to come if he slips back into old habits.
David & Shivon.
Sue’s help has honestly changed our life. Since our Son came along almost 9 months ago we never got more than 2 hours sleep at a time, and after 6 months of this it was taking its toll on us all with a very sleep deprived house.
Since we implemented the changes Sue recommended after meeting us and our little boy, we noticed marked changes almost right away. Our little boy started sleeping for 6 hours straight and waking up much happier and learning skills to self-settle which he lacked.
There were a few hurdles along the way and a few tough nights which were to be expected but we knew we had to stick with it to give our son the best sleep he could have and that he needed. Simple things like the bedtime routine are amazing, we can now see our son settle as we run through the routine, and he goes into his bed awake and happy and self-settles without a tear within minutes.
Previously we would have an hour or so battle of tears (sometimes on both sides) to soothe him to sleep with endless rocking etc.
Seeking Sues help was the best thing we did. She helped us find a routine for our little boy that was straight forward, and most importantly has benefitted all of our health and well being with much needed sleep.
Since we started working with Sue she has been on hand for further email support regarding the sleep whenever we need the help, as with babies there is always another thing that happens and its about how you deal with that to help them get the sleep they need. She has been and continues to be a great support to our family.
Now we have been in the routine a few months our sons sleep has improved, and whilst he is a naturally early riser (like his mum), he now goes to bed happily around 7pm and wakes between 5-6am ready for the day ahead.
Dear Sue from LittleLifeSteps,
Could you be the one to help us? You were clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about what you do but could you be the one who could get the incredible non sleeping baby to sleep?? When you offered us a free sleep consultation in return for my honest review on my blog I figured what did I have to loose? Looking back now it was one of the best decisions we ever made!
Now, not to be over dramatic or anything but you have changed our lives. Yes, that's right...you really have!
(a fully rested and happy) Ami xxxx
This testimonial is an excerpt from "a letter to our sleep consultant", a blog by throughamiseyes.
for the full testimonial, please visit the blog here.
Sue’s knowledge and advice has been amazing. My son was still not sleeping through the night at 9 months and was waking constantly, it was really exhausting and frustrating.
I was sceptical at first because I couldn’t imagine him ever sleeping throughout but I can honestly say that her plan she tailored specifically for my son worked fantastically. He now sleeps through the night which I’m so pleased about and I am also putting into practice the other information I have been given in order for him to self settle so he can nap during the day at set times.
I will most certainly recommend Sue to other parents and I will definitely request her services with other parenting issues that I may encounter in the future.
I’d also like to add that Sue is very personable, professional and non-judgemental. I am so pleased I instructed her to help as her knowledge has made a massive improvement to my life and my son’s routine.
We can’t thank Sue enough for all of her help with tackling long bedtime routines and top tips with trying to keep our little one asleep and in his own bed! She has so much knowledge and experience; it’s made our lives so much easier and finally we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel! Even after the consultation she is in contact to see how you’re getting on with extra support! Thank you so much Sue xx
Sue or SuperSue as me and my wife like to call her has been a godsend to us when it come to parenting she has a wealth of knowledge on bringing up children and shares that with you in way that doesn't seem like a overload of information. As a dad I would recommend guys to be there with their partner when sue is there as it's helped me to understand what to do and how to do it regarding weening, putting the kids to bed and other matters. Also it helps so you and your other half are both on the same page when it comes to parenting your children.
Thanks again SuperSue
Sue has given us so much help over the last few months. We have learnt so many tips on promoting sleep, weaning and supporting baby’s development. Can’t recommend Sue enough. Thank you for all of the support you have given us! Kirsty, Sam and Archie x
Thank you Sue for helping get my 18month to sleep! The suggestions and advice you gave me were so invaluable I wish I had booked you sooner!! I would highly recommend Little Life Steps, I will be back for your potty training techniques in a few months!!
I can’t recommend Sue enough. We had never had a full nights sleep since welcoming Joey into the world 18 months ago. Constant battling with trying to get him into his own bed, endless nights of spending hours on end laying in a cot with him, months and months of him asleep in mine and my fiancé’s bed. We are only on day 7 but the changes that have been made are amazing. To us Sue is the most amazing person we could ever of met and I’ll be forever thankful for her sleep tips and guidance. Thank you.. Amy, Fred and Joey x x
Sue is amazing and has helped us so much!! From the moment we spoke on the phone I loved her. She is a very warm, compassionate lady. She works with the family so she can learn about your own individual situation. Our daughter is almost 7 and I thought it was going to be impossible to sort out the bad habits but with Sue’s help we have made so much progress and still continuing to do so. I do not dread bedtime like I did in the past - Thanks so much sue
Our 17 month old has always slept well but often would only settle if we stayed with her. With a baby due any day now we had Sue come to the house and point us in the right direction to get our little one to go down quickly and without needing us. Sue spent time with us talk through our needs and then tailoring a plan for our family! The plan had steps to follow over days, eventually she could just be put down and we walk away! No crying she is just happy in her cot. Sue is on hand to answer any questions or worries and kept in touch throughout! If your struggling to get your little ones to bed or to stay in bed definitely give Sue a ring! Thanks Sue for all your help
Sue put together a personalised plan for my youngest son when he started co-sleeping after a stint of illness, starting preschool, moving into a big boy bed etc. Sue provided me with the support and encouragement I needed to get him sleeping through the night and in his own bed again fully within just over a week! She was responsive and caring in her guidance and I cannot thank her enough for all her help and support during such a difficult period. I couldn’t have got him back into good sleeping habits without Sue. Would highly recommend xx
“Sue came round to our house for a 1:1 visit regarding our 20mth olds sleeping habits. She was so helpful, lovely to talk to and gave us some brilliant tips and also put a plan into place which she emailed over the next day and has also got my eldest child involved by sticker charts and pictures etc. Really great idea.
Thanks for all your help Sue” Amy x