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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

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.

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.

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. 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


At the end of the course you will need to complete a number of assignments to demonstrate what you have learned. Your chosen level of accreditation will determine the number of assignments you will need to complete.

As part of our Maternity Nurse course, we offer 3 or 4 live Q&A mentoring sessions, which can be used to go through the assignments and answer any questions you may have.

You complete the assessments in your own time, and this should be done within 6 weeks, although extensions can be requested (see below). Your assignments 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 the London School of Childcare Studies showing the grade you have achieved (Pass, Merit or Distinction) along with an accredited certificate from OCN Credit4Learning.

Extensions: in a situation where you are unable to complete your assignments within the time frame given, you can put in a request for a time extension, accompanied by a valid reason for the extension.

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:

  • Starting solids
  • Reflux, colic and food sensitivities
  • Baby massage

Course costs

Level 3                      £450

Level 4                      £644


Level 3                   £115  for 4 months (total £460)

Level 4                   £135 for 5 months (total £675)

Classroom dates

Event Venue Date
Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 13th and 14th November 2021 The Wesley, 81 - 103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ
  • December 4, 2021 9:00 am
Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 22nd and 23rd January 2022 The Wesley, 81 - 103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ
  • January 22, 2022 11:00 am
Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 12th and 13th March 2022 The Wesley, 81 - 103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ
  • February 13, 2022 11:00 am
Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 30th April and 1st May 2022 The Wesley, 81 - 103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ
  • April 30, 2022 11:00 am
Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 2nd & 3rd July 2022 The Wesley, 81 - 103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ
  • July 2, 2022 11:00 am
Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 3rd & 4th September 2022 The Wesley, 81 - 103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ
  • September 3, 2022 11:00 am
Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 12th & 13th November 2022 The Wesley, 81 - 103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ
  • November 12, 2022 11:00 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:

Upcoming webinar blocks

July 2021

Level 3 and 4 sessions:

  • Saturday 10th July 2021, 9am
  • Saturday 17th July 2021, 9am
  • Saturday 31st July 2021, 9am

Level 4 only:

  • Saturday 7th August 2021, 9am

August 2021

Level 3 and 4 sessions:

  • Saturday 21st August 2021, 9am
  • Saturday 28th August 2021, 9am
  • Saturday 11th September 2021, 9am

Level 4 only:

  • Saturday 25th September 2021, 9am

October 2021

Level 3 and 4 sessions:

  • Saturday 9th October 2021, 9am
  • Saturday 16th October 2021, 9am
  • Saturday 25th October 2021, 9am

Level 4 only:

  • Saturday 6th November 2021, 9am

November 2021

Level 3 and 4 sessions:

  • Saturday 20th November 2021, 9am
  • Saturday 27th November 2021, 9am
  • Saturday 4th December 2021, 9am

Level 4 only:

  • Saturday 11th December 2021, 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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  • "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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