About the course

This course equips you with all the necessary techniques and knowledge to feel confident when working as a Maternity Nurse Practitioner. You will learn how to approach parents in a professional and considerate way and how to effectively communicate the best methods available to them based on their individual needs.

Classroom-based training route consists of a practical weekend at our training centre, plus an additional 3 or 4 weeks (level 3 or 4) of online mentoring, to support you through your assignments outside of the classroom.

The online training route replaces the classroom based training with a complete e-learning solution that you can progress at your own pace. The live mentoring sessions are the same as for the classroom based route.

Maternity Nurse Practitioner Programme (non-medical) Prospectus Download

Download our Maternity Nurse Practitioner (non-medical) Programme Prospectus

About working as a Maternity Nurse Practitioner

A Maternity Nurse Practitioner provides essential support to parents with new-born babies, generally for up to six weeks following the birth, but can be longer.  Duties may include providing advice on feeding, bathing, sleeping, clothing and establishing routines, whilst completing these responsibilities yourself to provide parents with respite
when required.

Your role is to ensure the family settles into life with their new-born and offer guidance and encouragement throughout. This may also include helping parents integrate the new-born with other children in the family.

For more information about the role of a Maternity Nurse Practitioner and earning potential, please view our relevant Maternity Nurse Practitioner blogs:

What is the role of a non-medical Maternity Nurse Practitioner
Maternity placements – thinking outside the norm

Who is the course suitable for

This course is ideal for anyone, who has an experience with babies and  wants to become a private, non-medical Maternity Nurse Practitioner. It is a great course for those who would like to further their skills when looking after new-borns and those who are already experienced and would like to receive certification, to get more recognition in their profession.

Course structure

Classroom based

  • 6 week programme
  • Classroom training – 2 day weekend block
  • 3 (L3) or 4 (L4) online mentoring sessions (virtual classroom)
  • Assessed assignments


  • 6 week programme
  • Fully online with slides, videos and quizzes
  • 9 modules to comprehensively cover all content
  • 3 (L3) or 4 (L4) online mentoring sessions (virtual classroom)
  • Assessed assignments

Course content

Theory elements

• Baby bathing
• Swaddling
• Breast feeding – optimal positioning
• Top and tailing
• Kangaroo Care
• Child development (including theorists and research)
• Reflux
• Colic
• Dehydration
• Bonding & attachment
• Skin care and sun protection
• Sterilising and making feeds
• Comforting and soothing techniques
• PND & baby blues
• Logs and record keeping
• Caring for premature babies & LBW
• Storage of breast & bottle feeds

Practical elements

(classroom practical or online videos)

• Swaddling
• Breast feeding – optimal positioning
• Kangaroo care
• Interpreting nutritional information


• Illnesses, including Meningitis
• Matching developmental milestones to ages
• Poor weight gain
• Skin conditions
• Failure to thrive (infants)
• Routines
• Case studies
• Being a reflective practitioner

Additional CPD courses

We are committed to your continuing professional development and as part of this course we offer additional CPD courses to help further your career.

Level 4 students only

For students who book onto our Level 4 Maternity Nurse course, you will have the option to choose 2 additional CPD courses from the following list of courses:


In full

Level 3                      £450

Level 4                      £644


Level 3                   £115  to register plus 3 monthly payments of £115 (total £460)

Level 4                   £135 to register plus 4 monthly payments of £135 (total £675)

Classroom dates

Event Venue Date
Maternity Nurse Practitioner programme OCN Level 3 & 4 | 10th & 11th September 2022 The Wesley, 81 - 103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ
  • September 10, 2022 10:00 am
Maternity Nurse Practitioner programme OCN Level 3 & 4 | 12th & 13th November 2022 The Wesley, 81 - 103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ
  • November 12, 2022 10:00 am

Alternatively, you can choose to follow the self-paced online study route.

This allows students to follow the course on our eLearning platform. In addition, students will still be eligible to join the series of Q&A webinars, that follow the classroom route.

Book onto the online training using the buttons below:

Webinar blocks for 2022

February 2022

Level 3 and 4 sessions:

  • Saturday 26th February 2022, 9am
  • Saturday 5th March 2022, 9am
  • Saturday 12th March 2022, 9am

Level 4 only:

  • Saturday 19th March 2022, 9am

May 2022

Level 3 and 4 sessions:

  • Saturday 7th May 2022, 9am
  • Saturday 14th May 2022, 9am
  • Saturday 21th May 2022, 9am

Level 4 only:

  • Saturday 28th May 2022, 9am

July 2022

Level 3 and 4 sessions:

  • Saturday 9th July 2022, 9am
  • Saturday 16th July 2022, 9am
  • Saturday 23rd July 2022, 9am

Level 4 only:

  • Saturday 30th July 2022, 9am

September 2022

Level 3 and 4 sessions:

  • Saturday 10th September 2022, 9am
  • Saturday 17th September 2022, 9am
  • Saturday 24th September 2022, 9am

Level 4 only:

  • Saturday 1st October 2022, 9am

November 2022

Level 3 and 4 sessions:

  • Saturday 19th November 2022, 9am
  • Saturday 26th November 2022, 9am
  • Saturday 3rd December 2022, 9am

Level 4 only:

  • Saturday 10th December 2022, 9am

Lead trainer

 Julie Heginbottom has 23 years’ experience in childcare including as a nanny, maternity nurse and sleep consultant. She holds an NNEB, a degree in Early Years and is a qualified nutritional therapist, childcare tutor and assessor. Julie has worked extensively with many different families through her own consultancy and aims to empower parents, finding solutions that fit their lifestyle and philosophy rather than advocating a one-size-fits-all approach. As a trainer Julie applies these same principles, prioritising up-to-date, essential information but allowing each student to find their own niche. Julie has collaborated with LSCS on a wide range of courses, bringing us her considerable experience and perspective as a nanny and maternity nurse.

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