In Safe Hands
Sleep and Behaviour Support & Advice
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In Safe Hands - Child Sleep Consultant - Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire & Essex


Julie is a qualified maternity nurse, behaviour and sleep consultant. Julie has over 28 years experience in childcare, behavioural support and sleep problems. She holds a Degree in Early Years, giving her the knowledge she needs to back up her practical experience. Julie's main interest and the area close to her heart is the need for attachment, security and protection. She believes strongly this is how babies and children thrive short and longer term and this provides a positive foundation for later life; in particular self identity and self esteem.

She is also a Sign Language User and has experience in Nutritional Therapy.

Typical problems and situations she has dealt with include: sleepless nights; babies needing to be fed to sleep; early waking and babies reliant on rocking to sleep. Julie will always be honest in letting you know if she feels unable to help with your individual situation.

With older children, she works with those who demonstrate destructive tendencies, sibling rivalry and sleep disorders such as Nightmares, Sleep walking, Night Terrors etc.

Through her Maternity Nursing support, Julie can assist with breastfeeding support, multiple births and postnatal depression. Julie supports parents with high anxiety and other Mental Health Issues. 

Julie uses gentle methods which do not rely on controlled crying or 'cry it out' methods. She does not believe one approach fits all and is therefore sensitive in ensuring all parents have a plan and way forward which meets their personal needs, individual parenting styles and the temperament and needs of the babies and children she works with. Julie believes attachment and emotional security are the foundations on which babies develop in to independent individuals. Helping babies to learn to be dependent on the main carer means they will then become more independent over time. Julie's approach will support you in understanding how this happens and how to achieve your own goals.

Julie believes in providing a discreet, high-quality service and is known for being both friendly and professional, receiving high praise from families she has worked with. She takes pride in knowing that the parents she has worked with can now enjoy their time with their young children and face problems head-on.

Julie is also a qualified tutor teaching Maternity Nurse Courses and Sleep Training to Childcare professionals.

So if you are having a particular problem, or just need a good night's sleep,
please call Julie Heginbottom now on 07885 724662 or email

Services available include Telephone Consultations, Home Visits and Day Visits.

Please click on 'services' to see costs and more information about follow up support.


Julie has worked with families who are seeking sleep support from Cambridge to Norwich through to Essex and further afield when required. 

A sample reference

April 2016

"I would never have imagined that within a week our beautiful baby would have gone from countless night wakings to sleeping through the night and what made it more amazing was that I never did anything that went against my instinct and parenting philosophy. I was there and still am every time she needed me!"

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Julie offers a range of services to suit the needs of families with babies from birth through to children of school age.

For more information please click on the 'services' link on my website and you will then find further details of the different levels of support available


Julie always recommends speaking prior to booking to ensure she is the right person to support you during this sensitive and very private period.

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