Sleep and Settling Workforce Training Update

Sleep and Settling Workforce Training Update


After twenty-six workshops (as of 29th September) Tweddle is now over halfway in delivering the Sleep and Settling workshop training to the entire Victorian MCH workforce.

The pandemic and the Melbourne metro lockdown created unforeseen challenges in program delivery. This included switching from face to face delivery to an online education format. We have mailed the workshop’s workbooks to participants rather than personally sharing them at training sessions.

Tweddle’s team has worked hard to make sure this training is interactive and responsive to each local government/service’s particular needs and community composition. As a result, the team is thrilled with the positive feedback. The evaluation shows that there has been a considerable knowledge uptake.

The workshop evaluation data with a total of 441 responses reveals the following;

  • 88% agreed that the workshop training consolidated and/or enhanced their knowledge to support families with sleep and settling
  • 85% agreed that the training increased confidence in providing sleep and settling information.
  • 86% agreed that they would recommend the workshop to peers
  • Respondents’ roles are as follows: 72% are MCH nurses, 5% are Early Parenting Practitioners, 5% MCH coordinators and 18% are other
  • % for Years of experience – 0 – 2 years – 26%, 3-5 years 14%, 6-9 years 13%, and 47% 10 plus years
  • Location – 57% metro, 33% regional, 10% rural

The training reveals a high Maternal and Child Health Nurse participation rate, considerable years of experience, and a diverse variety of locations across the state.

The team looks forward to completing the workshop delivery by early 2022.

The Sleep and Settling Training for the MCH Workforce dates and further information is here.

Tweddle also provides Sleep and Settling fact sheets for parents and health professionals. The fact sheets are based on research undertaken by KPMG on behalf of the Department of Health and MCH services.

Sleep and Settling Training at Tweddle
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