FAQ’s

What Sleep Issues can Sleep Rescue Help with?

  • Establishing an age appropriate routine for your child
  • Feeding Issues
  • Recognizing tired signs
  • Bedtime and naptime issues
  • Your toddler climbing out of their cot
  • Transitioning your toddler to a bed
  • Your toddler’s stalling tactics
  • Eliminating sleep associations
  • Ceasing Parental presence to get them to sleep laying down with your child
  • Your child waking frequently overnight
  • Ceasing co-sleeping with your child as you wish them to sleep independently
  • Night Weaning
  • Pacifier Dependency
  • Helping your child to sleep through the night
  • Teaching your child to learn how to self-settle
  • Nightmares and night terrors
  • Fears and anxieties about bedtime
  • Early morning wake ups

What are your qualifications?

Our Director Gabrielle Russell is a trained Mothercraft Nurse, also holds a Diploma of Community Services in Early Childhood and a Post Graduate degree in Post Natal and Neo-Natal Care. Gabrielle has studied in total of 10 years and has 30 years experience in Private Mother Baby Units within the hospital sector, Public Sleep Schools and in the early childhood industry with a focus on sleeping habits of children from newborn to primary school age.

What sets you apart from other Sleep Consultants?

Gabrielle and her staff hold Australian Nursing Association recognized qualifications and Sleep Rescue is well known in the industry and has made guest appearances on the Morning Show, The Project, Current Affair and Chanel 9 news. Sleep Rescue was the first In-Home consultation service established in Victoria and Gabrielle Russell is one of the leading Sleep Consultants in Australia and is often asked for her opinion on new research and newspaper articles.

Unfortunately Private Sleep Consultants are not regulated in Australia at present and there are many consultants in the industry that market themselves as Child Sleep experts after completing various International short online courses. These courses are not recognized by the Australian standard Nursing Associations. Gabrielle Russell uses her extensive training and many years of experience as a Mothercraft Nurse, Educator, Parent and Grandparent to achieve results for you and your family.

Sleep Rescue has a strong and extensive referral network within the medical, hospital, allied health services and selected health fund services. This has allowed effective provision of much needed and support services to parents and close collaboration with doctors and medical specialists.

What is the right age to seek advice with sleep concerns?

The right age to seek advice is when you are having an issue and you feel that the time is right for you and your family to seek some help.  It is especially important in this age group to recognize that your child requires sufficient sleep to develop new skills physically, emotionally and cognitively. Sleep Rescue will help your child establish solid sleep through the night, which will therefore help your child focus during the day to concentrate on developing new skills.

What Location does Sleep Rescue Service?

Sleep Rescue’s aim is to assist any parents that may require help to establish a healthy sleep pattern in the comfort of their own home. We come to you anywhere within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth and provide support where it is needed most, in the home. For those families not located in our service area we offer On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultation Packages so our pattern approach can be used in your home. Our team will help you to break the sleeplessness cycle, by looking at all the issues that contribute to your child not settling. Sleep Rescue would like to help any family that requires assistance wherever you live in Australia or Internationally.

Which consult would you recommend?

If you are outside our serviced area, we have On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultation Packages available. At these consults we will discuss your concerns regarding your child’s sleep or feeding issues.  We help you implement strategies to help you achieve your goals, as part of all our packages we provide you with our exclusive Child Settling Book, a formulated Individual Family Care Plan and our ongoing support throughout early childhood.

How many consultations will I require?

Most of our clients only require one in home consultation to establish a positive routine. After the consultation we provide you with the knowledge and confidence to implement your new strategies we have developed together in your Individual Family Care Plan.

I would like a three night In- Home Consultation for extra support is this possible?

Sleep Rescue offers a three consecutive night consultation with our Founder and Director Gabrielle Russell. Gabrielle has studied in total of 10 years and has over 30 years experience in the Private Mother Baby Units and Maternity Wards within the hospital sector, Public Sleep Schools and in the early childhood industry with a focus on sleeping habits of children from newborn to primary school age children.

Gabrielle Russell is well known in the industry and has made many guest appearances on the Morning Show, The Project, Current Affair and Chanel 9 news. Gabrielle is one of the leading Sleep Consultants in her field. Gabrielle is popular and requested by many referrals, she will try her best to prioritise her three night consult but due to her popularity you may find your waiting period maybe close to 14 days. The earlier you book the less time is your waiting period.

After receiving your booking, Sleep Rescue will contact you directly to discuss your concerns and the difficulties that your child and your family are experiencing. Sleep Rescue will organize suitable dates for your consultation after confirmation of your booking we will direct you to our questionnaire this will enable us to obtain further background information on your child, your family and your situation.

The questionnaire will be required to be returned prior to your consultation. Our Consultant will arrive to your home at 7pm and remain until 6am she will observe your child in their home environment and help you recognize your child’s tired cues. When your child is ready for sleep she will demonstrate age appropriate settling techniques, and then assess your current routine before advising you about changes that maybe required to help your child establish a suitable age appropriate routine.

At the consultation we will guide and familiarize you with our ‘Sleep Rescue Child Settling Book’, and together we will formulate a detailed Individual Family Care Plan to help your child sleep and achieve your personal goals.  Our Consultation packages include a 24-hour ongoing support service for any follow up questions throughout early childhood. When you pay your booking deposit we will require a non-refundable booking fee to secure your booking.

If you need to change your appointment due to unforeseen circumstances your deposit will be honored for a re-schedule appointment within 30 days. We offer many payment options you can either pay with Credit Card and Money Transfer. The cost of our Three Night In-Home Consultation is $3000.


We will contact you within 12 hours, Non refundable or transferable

We will contact you immediately Non refundable or transferable


Book here to secure the next available consultation or call us on 0428 439 136 during office hours to discuss the options available. Sleep Rescue will be in contact with you within 12 hours to organize your In- Home Consultation, our consultations waiting period is less than 14 days.

How does the Sleep Rescue Consultation process work?

After receiving your enquiry, Sleep Rescue will contact you to discuss your concerns and will recommend you to the most appropriate service to address the difficulties that your child and your family are experiencing. Sleep Rescue will organize a suitable time for your consultation after confirmation of your booking we will direct you to our questionnaire this will enable us to obtain further background information on your child, your family and your situation.

The questionnaire will be required to be returned prior to your consultation. When we conduct your Consultation either In-Home, On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultations, all our packages include our ‘Sleep Rescue Child Settling Book’, a formulated individual detail Family Care Plan and our ongoing support throughout early childhood. If you have chosen our In-Home Consultation Sleep Rescue will arrange a suitable time to arrive at your home, we aim to arrive around the time your child is due for a sleep.

We will observe your child in their home environment and help you recognize your child’s tired cues. When your child is ready for sleep we will demonstrate age appropriate settling techniques, and then assess your current routine before advising you about changes that maybe required to help your child establish a suitable age appropriate routine. At the consultation we will guide and familiarize you with our ‘Sleep Rescue Child Settling Book’, and together we will formulate a detailed individual family care plan to help your child sleep and achieve your personal goals.

Our Consultation packages include a 24-hour ongoing support service for any follow up questions.

When you have confirmed your booking and your time for your consultation has been allocated we will require a non-refundable booking fee to secure your booking. If you need to change your appointment due to unforeseen circumstances your deposit will be honored for a re-schedule appointment within 30 days. We offer many payment options you can either pay with Credit Card and Money Transfer.



If you have chosen the On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultation Packages, we will call you to arrange a suitable time with you to conduct your consult. After confirmation of your booking we will direct you to our questionnaire this will enable us to obtain further background information on your child, your family and your situation.

The questionnaire will be required to be returned prior to your consultation. The On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultation Packages provide support to our families that are unable to access our In-Home Consultation services due to living in rural remote areas of Australia and also our International clients. Families must allow at least one hour for the On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultation Packages. Our On-Line Video Conference Consultations utilizes the latest software technology allowing us to observe your child’s Feed Play Sleep environments and allowing you to see clear visual cues from your screen.

Our consultations talks you through those trying times when nothing seems to help your child’s sleep. During this consult we will guide and familiarize you with our ‘Sleep Rescue Child Settling Book’, and together we will formulate a detailed Individual Family Care Plan to help your child sleep and achieve your personal goals.

Within 24 hours of our completed service you will receive your detailed Individual Family Care Plan. Our Consultation packages also include a 24-hour ongoing support service for any follow up questions throughout early childhood. The cost of the On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultation Packages is $290.00.



When can a baby sleep through the night?

Every baby is unique if your baby is physically healthy you may find that eleven hours of solid night time sleep maybe achievable at around five months. Most babies are developmentally ready to sleep through the night from around six months of age. Sleep Rescue recommends that you confirm with your Pediatrician or your General Practitioner that your child is following the appropriate growth pathway and are ready to implement positive sleep strategies.

What methods of sleep training techniques does Sleep Rescue implement?

At Sleep Rescue we treat each family as an individual and believe that all families sleep issues and requirements are unique. We adjust our Sleep Consults to cater for the individual family and provide solutions that both parents are comfortable with implementing.

Does Sleep Rescue use the cry it out method, controlled crying or any other variations?

At Sleep Rescue we will help you understand the benefits of different strategies and together we will formulate an individual plan that we will help you implement based on your family’s needs. If your baby is over six months, we may use a technique called Progressive Learning this method is used to teach children how to get to sleep and how to re-settle themselves after waking without assistance from their parents. This process is designed to give baby’s reassurance, comfort and security. At Sleep Rescue we believe that it is important for parents to provide your child with reassurance to help them settle. It is impossible to guarantee that your baby will not shed any tears with any methods that you decide to implement. If anyone claims otherwise they are not being totally honest, at Sleep Rescue we aim to offer you a service that will benefit both the child and the family to achieve positive outcomes. We will never pressure you to do anything that you are not comfortable with but at the end of the day we want to help you achieve your goals.

Will I receive ongoing support?

At Sleep Rescue we believe in supporting our families, with our home consultations we provide you with free ongoing support throughout early childhood either through emails or our 24 hour phone support.