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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 will consist of pre-course e-learning, a practical weekend at our training centre, Q & A live sessions with our  trainers, plus an additional 4 or 6 weeks (level 3 or 4) of online mentoring, to support you through your assignments outside of the classroom.

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

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 pre-course training modules (6 hours)
  • 4 – 6 webinars
  • Q&A and mentoring live sessions (optional and recorded if you miss it)
  • Assessed assignments

Online

  • 6 week programme
  • Fully online with slides, videos and quizzes
  • 9 modules to comprehensively cover all content
  • 4 – 6 webinars
  • Q&A and mentoring live sessions (optional and recorded if you miss it)
  • Assessed assignments

Course content

(classroom and online)

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

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


Live Q&A and mentoring sessions

Webinar 1

Level 3 & 4 students

A1. 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.

Webinar 2

Level 3 & 4 students

A2. Understand infant illnesses, what to look out for and what steps you should take.

A3. How to best promote your services.

Webinar 3

Level 3 & 4 students

A4. Weaning and nutritional needs of a baby. Example of meal planner suitable for a 6 month old baby.

 

Webinar 4

Level 3 & 4 students

A5. Understand SIDS and how to guide parents on safe sleeping.

A6. Understanding the developmental milestones of 0 – 12 months. Understand how to keep babies active via play and learning.

Webinar 5

Level 4 students only

B1. Building a deeper knowledge of infant attachment theories and what these mean in practice

B2.How to keep professional logs of how you support a family.

Webinar 6

Level 4 students only

B3. Explore the impact prematurity and LBW can have on child development.

B4. 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.

B5. 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. Your chosen level/s of accreditation will determine the number of assignments you will need to complete.

As part of our Maternity Nurse course, we offer 4 or 6 live Q&A mentoring sessions. 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 complete the assessments in your own time, and this should be done within 6 weeks, although extensions can be requested (see below). 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 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 our assessment within the time frame given, 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 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
  • Baby massage

Coming Soon:

  • Tongue tie
  • Breastfeeding
  • Reflux
  • Birth trauma

Course costs

Level 3                      £425

Level 4                      £644

Instalments (classroom based)

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

Instalments (online)

Level 3                   £160 for 3 months

Level 4                   £230 for 3 months


Classroom dates

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Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 3 & 4 | 24th - 25th of October 2020De Vere, 9 -10 Portland Place, Oxford Street, London W1B 1PR
  • October 24, 2020 11:00 am
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Upcoming webinar blocks

October/November 2020

Level 3 and 4 sessions:

  • Saturday 31st October 2020, 10 am
  • Saturday 7th November 2020, 10 am
  • Saturday 14th November 2020, 10 am
  • Saturday 21st November 2020, 10 am

Level 4 only:

  • Saturday 28th November 2020, 10 am
  • Saturday 5th December 2020, 10 am

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.

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

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  • 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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  • 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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