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About the course

This course equips you with all the necessary techniques and knowledge to feel confident when working as a Maternity Nurse. 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.

Your training will consist of a practical weekend at our training centre, or e – learning videos, Q & A live sessions with our  trainers, plus an additional 4-6 weeks’ worth of online mentoring, to support you through your assignments outside of the classroom.

ABOUT WORKING AS A MATERNITY NURSE

A Maternity nurse 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 and earning potential, please view our relevant Maternity Nursing blogs:

What is the role of a Non-Medical Maternity Nurse

Maternity Placements – thinking outside the norm

WHO THE COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR

This course is ideal for anyone, who has an experience with babies and  wants to become a private, non-medical Maternity Nurse. 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

  • 6 weeks programme
  • 2 days in the classroom ( weekend) or equivalent e- learning course
  • 3 pre-course videos ( 6 hours)
  • 4 – 6webinars followed by Q&A and mentoring live sessions ( optional and recorded if you miss it)

Course content

( classroom and online)

THEORY ELEMENT

• 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 ELEMENT

• Swaddling
• Breast feeding-Optimal Positioning
• Kangaroo Care
• Interpreting Nutritional Information

GROUP ACTIVITIES

• Illnesses, including Meningitis
• Matching Developmental Milestones to Ages
• Poor Weight Gain
• Skin conditions
• Failure to Thrive Infants
• Routines
• Case Studies
• Being a reflective practitioner

Pre - Course Learning Content

( approx 6 hours of learning )

PART 1

Roles and responsibilities of a Maternity Nurse

Core Values

Confidentiality

Physiology of the Newborn

Examinations after birth

APGAR score

Reflexes

Physical, Emotional and Mental changes after the birth

Delivery tears

Jaundice

Safeguarding

PART 2

Baby Reviews and Development Checks

Hygiene

Care of Umbilical Cord

Play and interaction

Preparing the Nursery

SIDS awareness

Nutritional Needs of babies and mothers

Appropriate clothing

Supporting healthy sleep

PART 3

Communication

Placentophagy

Preparing for travel

Being Self Employed

Awareness of different Cultures

GDPR

Interview techniques

How to get work

Setting your fees

Q&A live and mentoring sessions

WEBINAR 1

LEVEL 3 & 4 STUDENTS

1. Understand the physiology of Breastfeeding and how to support mothers with positioning and recognising breast problems as they may arise and how to deal with these situations.

2. Understand infant illnesses, what to look out for and what steps you should take.

WEBINAR 2

LEVEL 3 & 4 STUDENTS

3. How to best promote your services.

4. Weaning and nutritional needs of a baby. Example of meal planner suitable for a 7– months old baby.

WEBINAR 3

LEVEL 3 & 4 STUDENTS

5. Understand SIDS and how to guide parents on safe sleeping.

6. Understanding the developmental milestones of 0 – 12 months.

WEBINAR 4

LEVEL 3 & 4 STUDENTS

7. Understand how to keep babies active via play and learning.

8. Understand weaning and how-to best guide parents .

WEBINAR 5

LEVEL 4 STUDENTS

1. How to keep professional logs of how you support a family.

2. Understanding how to recognise reflux, signs and symptoms and ways to support families experiencing GER and GERD with their babies. Understand short and long term complications which are associated with reflux.

WEBINAR 6

LEVEL 4 STUDENTS

3. Building a deeper knowledge of infant attachment theories and what these mean in practice.

4. Explore the impact prematurity and LBW can have on child development.

5. Understand Post Natal Depression and how to support parents in recognising signs and symptoms; the difference between Baby Blues and PND and when to call for additional help

Assessment

At the end of the course you will need to complete a number of assignments to demonstrate what you have learned. Depending on which Level/s of accreditation you have chosen will determine how many assignments you will need to complete.

As part of our Maternity Nurse course, we offer a 4-6 week  Q & A mentoring live session. During these sessions, the trainer will go through the requirements of each assignment and answer any questions you may have. If you are unable to attend the live sessions we can send you a recording to catch up on in your own time. The trainer is also there to support and mentor you throughout this time.

You can choose to complete the assessments in your own time, within 6 weeks is preferred. Your assessments will be marked by the trainer who will contact you about your results. If you successfully pass your assessments, you will receive a certificate from London School of Childcare Studies showing the grade you have achieved along with an accredited certificate from OCN Credit4Learning.

Extensions: In a situation where you are unable to complete our assessment within the time frame give, you can put in a request for a time extension, but this must be accompanied by a valid reason for the extension.

Additional CPD courses

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

LEVEL 4 STUDENTS ONLY

For learners who book onto our Level 4 Maternity Nurse course, you will also have the option to choose 2 Additional CPD courses from the following options;

  • Starting Solids
  • Baby Massage

Coming Soon:

  • Tongue Tie
  • Breastfeeding
  • Reflux
  • Birth Trauma

Cost

LEVEL 3                      £425
LEVEL 4                      £644

Instalments

LEVEL 3                   Booking fee £45               £40 for 11 weeks                 or                  £95 for 5 months
LEVEL 4                   Booking fee £50              £40 for 15 weeks                  or                £125 for 5 months

CLASSROOM DATES

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Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 22nd - 23rd of February 20202-4 Kenway Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 0RR
  • February 22, 2020 10:00 am
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Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 4th - 5th of April 20202-4 Kenway Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 0RR
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Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 13th - 14th of June 20202-4 Kenway Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 0RR
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Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 8th - 9th of August 20202-4 Kenway Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 0RR
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Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 17th - 18th of October 20202-4 Kenway Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 0RR
  • October 17, 2020 10:00 am
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Pre-requisites

Previous experience working with babies is essential to completing this course. You are required to have a good level of English to understand the course trainer and complete the assignments.

Certification

The course is accredited by OCN (Credit4Learning)

JULIE HEGINBOTTOM

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.

JULIE HEGINBOTTOM

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.

Training Location

2-4 Kenway Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 0RR

2 Day Class Content

Following the completion of your pre-course learning you will attend a weekend at our training centre. This weekend will be a mixture of group activities and discussions, to further cement your knowledge and cover level 3 & 4 in more detail.

The weekend at the training centre is a great experience and you will be learning from the very best trainers who are all experienced within the childcare profession.

THEORY ELEMENT

• 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 ELEMENT

• Swaddling
• Breast feeding-Optimal Positioning
• Kangaroo Care
• Interpreting Nutritional Information

GROUP ACTIVITIES

• Illnesses, including Meningitis
• Matching Developmental Milestones to Ages
• Poor Weight Gain
• Skin conditions
• Failure to Thrive Infants
• Routines
• Case Studies
• Being a reflective practitioner

Upon completing this weekend, you will have all the necessary skills and knowledge to complete your assignments to earn your accreditation. Where most training providers will say goodbye at this point, we will continue to support you throughout your assignments through our 4-6 week mentoring & webinar programme, based on the level of course you have booked onto.

Webinar Content

Once you have completed you weekend training we will then move onto our weekly mentoring sessions via webinar.

During the 4-6 weeks you will have assignments to complete. Each assignment is based on developing skills that will help you build confidence and understand how to put your learning into practice. Each session will be informative, and you will leave having a minimum of one assignment to complete.

WEBINAR 1

1. Understand the physiology of Breastfeeding and how to support mothers with positioning and recognising breast problems as they may arise and how to deal with these situations.
2. Understand infant illnesses, what to look out for and what steps you should take.

WEBINAR 2

3. How to best promote your services.
4. Weaning and nutritional needs of a baby. Example of meal planner suitable for a 7– months old baby.

WEBINAR 3

5. Understand SIDS and how to guide parents on safe sleeping.
6. Understanding the developmental milestones of 0 – 12 months.

WEBINAR 4

7. Understand how to keep babies active via play and learning.
8. Understand weaning and how-to best guide parents.

WEBINAR 5 (level 4 students only)

1. How to keep professional logs of how you support a family.
2. Understanding how to recognise reflux, signs and symptoms and ways to support families experiencing GER and GERD with their babies. Understand short and long term complications which are associated with reflux.

WEBINAR 6 (level 4 students only)

3. Building a deeper knowledge of infant attachment theories and what these mean in practice.
4. Explore the impact prematurity and LBW can have on child development.
5. Understand Post Natal Depression and how to support parents in recognising signs and symptoms; the difference between Baby Blues and PND and when to call for additional help

 

PLEASE REQUEST OUR MATERNITY BROCHURE FOR A FULL BREAKDOWN

Live Q & A’s

As part of this course we offer scheduled live Q & A sessions with our expert trainer, following your weekend course.

These sessions give you an opportunity to speak directly to the trainer who can answer any questions you may have and help guide you through your assignments.

Assessment

At the end of the course you will need to complete a number of assignments to demonstrate what you have learned. Depending on which Level/s of accreditation you have chosen will determine how many assignments you will need to complete.

 

As part of our Maternity Nurse course, we offer a 4-6 week mentoring program that includes weekly webinars and live Q & A sessions, with our expert trainer. During these sessions, the trainer will go through the requirements of each assignment and answer any questions you may have. If you are unable to attend the live sessions we can send you a recording to catch up on in your own time. The trainer is also there to support and mentor you throughout this time.

 

You can choose to complete the assessments in your own time, within 6 weeks is preferred. Your assessments will be marked by the trainer who will contact you about your results. If you successfully pass your assessments, you will receive a certificate from London School of Childcare Studies showing the grade you have achieved along with an accredited certificate from OCN Credit4Learning.

 

Extensions: In a situation where you are unable to complete our assessment within the time frame give, you can put in a request for a time extension, but this must be accompanied by a valid reason for the extension.

Additional CPD courses

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

LEVEL 4 STUDENTS ONLY

For learners who book onto our Level 4 Maternity Nurse course, you will also have the option to choose 2 Additional CPD courses from the following options;

  • Starting Solids
  • Baby Massage

Coming Soon:

  • Tongue Tie
  • Breastfeeding
  • Reflux
  • Birth Trauma

Work Experience

As part of this course you will have the option to take part in our Work Experience programme where we can organise paid & unpaid placements. This will provide you with a valuable opportunity to use your new skills and knowledge and build your confidence.

Upon successful completion of your Work Experience you will be awarded with a reference from the family which can be used to promote yourself to new clients.

Support will also be available for you if you wish to receive any help with drafting and updating your CV.

Visit our Work Experience page to find more information about our programme.

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Here are what our students have said about their experiences on our courses

  • "After taking the Common Core Skills course I also decided to take a maternity course after my very positive experience with HATA. All the trainers were so professional and had lots of experience in their fields. It really gave me a newfound confidence in my skills, especially after my boss went on to have a second baby."

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    • Piroska
  • I have completed all my training through HATA (apart from my Hypnobirthing Practitioner) Sleep Training, Healthy Eating, First Aid, Maternity Nurse Training and the OFSTED Course. I have made a lot of friends through HATA a lot of which I speak to on a daily basis. I will continue to promote HATA to all my friends and those in this profession. I can honestly say that every course I have done with HATA has affected my profession in a good way. I have also made so many life long friends.

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    • Alexandra
  • Hata change my life,i meet new friends,the trainer was a lovely women Julie,she maked me have confidence in me,i meet new friends and i introduced old friends,this course is amazing i applied lot of things i learned in my practice and i can see the difference,I feel more secure i feel that i know perfect what i am doing.So if you love babies,if you Want to earn good money or just feel more confident taking care of your new baby definitely just HATA i guarantee you wont regret !:)

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