Understanding sleep and safe sleep practices in early childhood education and care (3-part series)

By The Centre for Community Child Health


Price $112.50 (members price $101.25)
Subscription This package is available as a part of an ECA Learning Hub Subscription.


National Quality Standard
QA1Educational program and practice
QA2Children’s health and safety
QA3Physical environment
QA5Relationships with children
QA6Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
QA7Leadership and service management
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
5Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
7Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


The Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute 
The Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, provides leadership at community, state, national and international levels on the health and wellbeing of children aged 0 – 8 years. 


Sleep is essential to the overall health, wellbeing and development of infants and children. Children who do not sleep well may struggle to learn and regulate their behaviour, which can affect the wellbeing of families and impact the child’s experience in education and care settings.

Developed by Early Childhood Australia and the Centre for Community Child Health with support from the Ian Potter Foundation, this professional learning series contains three comprehensive and highly practical online learning modules. Keeping in line with the safe sleep and rest practices introduced by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority in 2017, these modules examine the importance of sleep for infant and child health, wellbeing, learning and development.

This series will help participants:

  • understand the science of sleep and the sleep requirements for babies and young children
  • identify safe sleeping environments and follow the regulations around them
  • learn different approaches to support the development of safe sleep and rest habits in early childhood settings, in collaboration with families and the community.


If you’re based in the ACT, this package is a three hour TQI accredited professional learning program.