Sleep is extremely important to support childrens development, therefore it is important to establish a good sleeping pattern so your child can meet their full potential.
Children around the age of four to six years old will need between 10.5 and 11.5 hours of sleep on average. As they get older, they are likely to need around 10 hours each night.
Here is some hints and tips to help ensure your child has a good sleep routine
- Turn all screens off in the hour before bed
- Dim the lights and close the curtains
- Offer quiet activities, building bricks, jigsaws and colouring are perfect to aid relaxation
- Give your child a bath
- Once in bed, read with your child
For more information and help, visit NHS UK’s Sleep and Tiredness page.