3 – 5 Years

How We Can Help

During this age group children are moving out of babyhood into childhood. Your three year old is learning how to get on with others as they begin to control their strong feelings better then they did when they were two but they are likely to continue to have some tantrums.

In this year play is important because it is how your child learns and explores their environment. Every day you and your child will learn a little more about each other. As your pre-schooler grows and develops, you will learn more about what they need and how you can meet these needs.

Your child may be starting Kindergarten in this year. It may just be like an extension of childcare for both of you or it may be the first time you have been separated. Different personalities respond very differently to separation and it also depends on what separations you have had in the past.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Sleep Issues can Sleep Rescue Help with?

  • Establishing an age appropriate routine for your child
  • Bedtime and naptime issues
  • Your child’s stalling tactics
  • Eliminating sleep associations
  • Teaching your child to sleep independently
  • Your child waking frequently overnight
  • 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?

In this age group I would recommend our personalized consultations, depending on the difficulties that you are experiencing. If you are experiencing day sleep and behaviour issues we would recommend our three hours home consult or our extended six hour day consultation.

If you are experiencing overnight issues we would recommend our extensive overnight stay with this consult we arrive at your house at 7 pm and remain with you until 6 am. We will assist you with introducing a bedtime routine and help you establish a positive bedtime ritual to help your child’s sleep through the night and provide you with predictable and consistent strategies to achieve your personal goals.




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 ‘Sleep Rescue 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.

The cost of our Three Night In-Home Consultation is $3000.

You can call us directly on 1300 00 SLEEP during office hours to discuss your options or alternatively you can Book and Pay your deposit here the amount of $ 350.00 to secure the next available consultation and we will contact you immediately after check out to arrange appropriate dates to conduct your In-Home Consultation. You Consultation will be prioritized and will be completed within 14 days.

For more details on our 3 night in-home consultation, please refer to our FAQ’s

How does the Sleep Rescue Consultation process work?

After receiving your enquiry, our Director Gabrielle Russell 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.

Gabrielle 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.

Secure the next available consultation or call us on 1300 00 SLEEP 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.

The cost of the On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultation Packages is $290.00.

Or, secure the next available On-line Video Conference or our Telephone Consultation Packages, this consultation can be scheduled within 48 hours of your booking. Once you have purchased your service Sleep Rescue will be in contact with you within 24 hours. If you have any further questions please contact us here or call us on 1300 00 SLEEP during office hours to discuss the options available.

You can find more information regarding both of our services in our FAQ’s

How much sleep does my child require?

A child in this age group requires between 11 and 13 hours of sleep per day.

How many naps should my child be taking during the day?

Young children may still need a daytime nap by the age of 5 only a few children still need a sleep during the day. At Sleep Rescue encourage a nap on their bed during the day to help revive energy, it will also help your child to unwind and continue to learn and develop new skills through their play.

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 a detailed Individual Family Care Plan that we will help you implement based on your family’s needs.

We 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 children’s reassurance, comfort and security.

In this age group we feel that it is important for parents to provide your child with reassurance to help them settle. It is impossible to guarantee that your child 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.

Speak to Gabrielle Directly on 0428 439 136 or email me

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