Side Hustles For Nannies: 2 AMAZING Options

side hustles for nannies

Side Hustles For Nannies: 2 AMAZING Options

I’ve talked a lot about how you can choose amazing side hustles for nannies. And that’s because I’ve been where you may be right now: working a job you may love but wanting a better situation. I was a nurse desiring to work from home (and wanted a better income). As a nanny, you, too, work with people in a caring profession, so I can relate.

But while your job is rewarding, perhaps you want:

  • The ability to choose your own hours.
  • Better money. (Let’s face it…who doesn’t want that?)
  • The ability to be home with your loved ones…especially your little one while they grow up!
  • Being able to work in your jammies. (Yep, it’s a thing!)
  • Vacations…when you want them!
  • No more commute!

I wanted those things, too, and I got all of them by becoming a certified baby sleep consultant. You can, too. Even better, you can specialize in one of two types of baby sleep consulting. Today, I’m discussing two amazing ways you can get started on your path to your best side hustle for nannies—right now!


Why Choose Baby Sleep Consulting?

I started the Institute for Pediatric Sleep and Parenting because I was a registered nurse who had become a baby sleep consultant. It was such a rewarding side hustle that I wanted to share that knowledge with other professionals who wanted to stay home with their little ones — or who simply wanted a flexible, lucrative career from home.

My “side hustle” had become a full-time gig. You can make it yours, too. Or you can keep it a “side” hustle for as long as you want to! That’s the beauty of baby sleep consulting. You can make it what you want.

Best of all, you can get started on your education right away. When you apply for the IPSP Sleep Consultant Certification course, you’ll know within just two business days whether you’re enrolled. (Yes, seriously!)sleep consultant certification

Which Side Hustles For Nannies Is Right For You?

When it comes to baby sleep consulting, you actually have two choices. And while on the surface they seem similar, one is actually a specialty.

Let’s talk about both.


Option #1: Sleep Consultant Certification

Baby sleep consulting is a rewarding career where you help families by teaching babies good sleep habits. While this seems like just one element of babyhood, it changes everything. (As any parent can tell you!)

When a baby sleeps through the night:

  • The whole family is rested.
  • Parent-baby relationships are less strained.
  • Babies actually grow better, including cognitively. (As proven by science!)
  • It’s easier to stick to a family routine.

In your Sleep Consultant Certification Program you will learn:

  • The Science of Sleep
  • Sleep Training Techniques
  • Bumps in the Road (and What to Do)
  • Sleep Basics (Up to School Age)
  • Creating a Customized Sleep Plan
  • The Business of Sleep Consulting
  • When to Refer Out
  • And More!



Option #2: Newborn Sleep Specialist

Now here’s what’s really exciting. You can specialize in working with newborns! While working with newborns overlaps with baby sleep consulting, there are certain key differences that make this super-rewarding gig a specialty.

In your Newborn Sleep Specialist Program you will learn:

  • Newborn Sleep v. Older Infant Sleep
  • Breastfeeding and Lactation Support
  • Newborn Nutrition
  • Perinatal Mental Health Support
  • Creating a Customized Newborn Sleep Plan
  • White Noise and Swaddling
  • Physical Conditions That Affect Newborn Sleep
  • Safe Sleep Guidelines
  • Handling Daytime/Nighttime Confusion
  • “The Witching Hour” and Sleep
  • Pricing Your Services
  • And More!



A Side Hustle For Nannies Might Be For You IF…

I knew baby sleep consulting was my dream side hustle because I was already in a caring profession…and I had successfully gotten my VERY resistant baby to self-soothe herself to sleep. Through careful research plus years of experience, I developed a step-by-step plan that worked.

There are so many reasons my students who work as nannies tell me they decided to become certified baby sleep consultants or certified newborn sleep consultants. Here are a few reasons they chose sleep consulting as their side hustle for nannies:

  • “I knew I could really give my all if I could choose my own hours.”
  • “I was so sick and tired of my commute. Enough was enough!”
  • “I wanted to be able to spend more time with my family.”
  • “I had a newborn at home. I didn’t want to miss any of his milestones.”
  • “My mom was sick. I needed to take care of her, but I still needed an income.”
  • “Working from home is the wave of the future.”
  • “I wanted something I could specialize in.”
  • “I love newborn babies. Newborn sleep consulting seemed perfect.”
  • “I didn’t want to have to go through years of school.”
  • “I needed classes I could complete on my own schedule.”


Get Started Right Now!

Want classes on your own time — that you can start on right away? Get going on your best side hustle for nannies by applying today! You’re going to love being a baby or newborn-certified sleep specialist. See you in class!

Pssst…Hey, Nannies.

Your Dream Gig is Waiting.

Apply to Become a Certified Sleep Consultant Today.


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How to Become a Sleep Consultant.

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Why choose IPSP?


Flexible Coursework

Our programs are 100% online and self-paced. Work through the curriculum anytime and from anywhere.


Qualified Faculty

Our instructors have the education and real-world experience needed to help you consult with confidence.

Supportive Community

Your tuition includes access to a community of IPSP-trained consultants. Ask questions, share resources, and discuss trends.

Affordable Tuition

Payment plans make it easier for you to achieve your goals without breaking the bank. It’s premier education without the price tag.

Lifetime Certification

Unlike most programs, IPSP doesn’t charge annual recertification fees.

Instant Marketing

Jumpstart your business with a profile on the IPSP website and in-house referral opportunities.

Hands-On Director

Our founder and lead instructor is only an email, phone call, or text away—every day of the week.


Proven Track Record

More than 1000 students have rewarding careers thanks to their IPSP certification.

Plus, no other sleep consultant certification course is taught by a registered nurse.

Have peace of mind knowing you’re investing in the most robust, most up-to-date training available.

Learn from one of the world’s most respected certification programs.

Sleep Consultant Certification Curriculum Outline


The Science of Sleep

Learn the biology of sleep, including the stages of sleep, sleep cycles, and how child development affects sleep.


Sleep Training Techniques

Develop expertise in multiple sleep training methods so you can match your skills to each client’s specific needs.


Bumps in the Road

Understand how to help your clients manage teething, separation anxiety, night weaning, illness, and more.


The Business of Sleep Coaching

Get the nuts and bolts of setting up and running a profitable business, including insurance and liability.


Infant and Toddler Sleep Basics

Know how to help with bedtime struggles, frequent night wakings, early wake-ups, and so much more.


Creating Customized Sleep Plans

Learn exactly how to create successful sleep plans and develop a sleep plan template you can easily and quickly customize.


When to Refer Out

Sometimes, sleep training may not be an appropriate solution, Know how and when to refer your client to another professional.