About Me

I am Joanne, a certified sleep consultant. Dana Obleman, the creator of The Sleep Sense™ Program personally trained me in her methods, which have been used worldwide by more than 110,000 families to solve their children’s sleep problems. Having completed the extensive training from Sleep Sense I use a gentle approach to help your little one learn better sleep habits.


My previous career was as a secondary school teacher in the UK but I left my position when I had my son Oscar and my family moved to Amsterdam. I also have experience working with children in a daycare setting as young as 3 and children with special educational needs.

Our family’s own sleep challenges

Oscar never slept well (or very much) as a baby and I just thought that was normal for a baby and presumed he would eventually ‘grow out of it’. I read every book I could find on the subject of baby sleep and spent countless hours researching on the internet. All I found was conflicting information and none of it helped, I just felt more and more confused about what I should actually be doing. When Oscar was almost 2 it still hadn’t got any better. I was unhappy, exhausted, starting to resent my son and my husband and decided then that I needed to take more action for it to change.

The Sleep Sense Advantage

I hired a Sleep Sense™ consultant and she helped us quickly by providing us with a sleep plan and the tools we needed to help Oscar to gain independent sleep skills. It made such a difference working with someone that knew our situation and could tailor her support based on what we were comfortable with. My only regret was not doing it sooner, I really wish I had not left it so long.
Then once it was time for me to go back to work I looked into the Sleep Sense™ certification programme. As I have been that sleep deprived parent, I really want to help others by sharing my passion, experience and knowledge of children’s development and learning.

I really am passionate about helping families get the sleep they really need.

Find out more

Sleep training my son changed our family’s life, I would love to have the opportunity to do the same for yours. If you would like to learn more about my approach and experiences look at my Philosophy, check out my posts or follow me on Instagram or Facebook. I am passionate about learning and would love to hear about your experiences, challenges and successes!
If you would like some free tips to help you get started enter your email address and I will send you my five top tips to help your little one sleep through the night.
I would also be happy to discuss your personal challenges and needs with a free 15 min personal evaluation and you can also explore the benefits of the different packages I offer for different ages.