Sleep and Settling Consulting Service


Create a baby sleep clinic in your own home, with sleep and settling help from our experienced and caring health professional.

NEST is not a baby sleep clinic in Melbourne. Rather, our sleep & settling consultant, Shira Katz comes to your home, helping you establish a healthy sleep and settling routine in the comfort of your own environment.

Shira is friendly, caring and non-judgemental and is highly skilled in assisting with sleep challenges in children from newborn up to the age of four.

Shira offers home and phone consultations based on your requirements and your parenting style. She will help you develop an age-appropriate routine, preferably at a time that suits you and your baby.

At the conclusion of your visit, Shira provides you with an assessment and a plan outlining the sleep and settling routine and techniques used during the consultation, for your future reference.

Following your initial home visit or phone consultation, you are not flying solo. Shira offers a week of follow up support via email as you and your baby establish the new routine. If further assistance is required, a follow-up visit can be booked.

Shira may also refer you to one of our clinicians if she believes there may be an underlying medical concern. A benefit of the NEST model of care is that you have a complete team of multi-disciplinary professionals, including General Practitioners, Paediatricians, Lactation consultant, Dietician & Nutritionist, Physiotherapists and more, at your fingertips to seamlessly and effectively extend the level of care available.
You do not require a formal medical referral to access a Sleep and Settling Consultant. However, a referral from your GP, Paediatrician, Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Obstetrician or other health practitioner can be helpful.

Shira’s fees & services are listed below.

To make a booking, please contact NEST reception on 1300 NESTFC (1300 637 832) or email us at

We will ask you to complete an intake form first so that Shira can establish the best option for you and we will then call you to set up your consultation.

Note:  Shira will travel approximately 15km from NEST Elsternwick.
A travel fee of $50 applies for visits further than this.
Please understand that Shira may not be able to travel to your home if it is too far from Elsternwick, however she will be able to offer you support via a phone consultation. Thank you for your understanding.


Home consultations
(All consultations include an assessment and a week of follow up via email)

Day rates

Duration:       2-3 hours
Cost:              $350
(Additional hours: $50/hour)
Availability:  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9.30am-3.00pm

Night/evening rates

Option one
Hours:            5pm-8pm
Cost:               $400
Availability:   Sunday

Option two
Hours:           6pm-midnight
Cost:              $650
Availability:   Sunday

Option three
Hours:             6pm-6am
Cost:                $850
Availability:     Sunday

Phone consultations
(All phone consultations include an assessment and a week of follow up via email)

Duration:       45 minutes
Cost:              $150
Availability:   Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9.30am-3.00pm
                        Monday to Thursday from 7.30pm