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Getting enough sleep (setting good routines)

For your child to make the most of their school day, they need to be having a good night's sleep. Children who are 4-6 years old need 10 ½ to 11 ½ hours of sleep a night. Below are some tips for setting a good bedtime routine:

This video gives some tips on setting a good sleep routine:

Need more help with setting routines?

Free online parent guides are available for parents living in Worcestershire and provide interactive activities, quizzes, video clips and practical hand-outs that focus on the parent-child relationship.

There are groups for parents in Worcestershire that will give you some practical tips and strategies for setting routines for your family. One of these groups is called PEEP which is a 10-12 week learning programme to value and build on the home learning environment and parent relationships with their children, by making the most of everyday learning opportunities – listening, talking, playing, singing and sharing books and stories together. Find out more about groups for parents in Worcestershire

Useful links

Website: Action for Children (opens in a new window) lots of sleep and bedtime tips including creating a bedtime routine, common sleep problems and coping with nightmares

Website: Bookstart bath, book and bed programme (opens in a new window) tips for bedtime routines and reading

Website: NHS healthy sleep tips for children (opens in a new window)

Website: The Sleep Charity (opens in a new window)