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Parenting Special Children - Sleep Service

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.

Sleep Course for Parents/Carers of Children and Young People

A two week course for parents/carers who have children and young people (aged 0-18) with Special Needs who struggle with their sleep.

Sleep Workshop for Practitioners

This workshop is for Practitioners working with families of children and young people 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.

For details of workshop/course dates and sleep events please visit:

Parenting Special Children - Sleep Service

Also -Sleep service for children and young people Sleep Workshop for Young People - PSC (

One off workshops in December 2021, click the link above for booking information.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ruth Pearse / Jennie Kettel
Contact Position
0118 9863532
Parenting Special Children

Where to go

Arcade (Parenting Special Children)
Glebe Road

please see our webpage for information on locations for each workshop /clinic

Time / Date Details

When is it on
term time, school hours
Time of day

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Self Referral

Local Offer


sleep workshops and clinics for parents / carers

sleep workshops for professionals

Contact Name
Ruth Pearse
Contact Telephone
0118 9863532
Contact Email

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) 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. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.