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Maternity Nurse Training - level 5

If you are a maternity nurse looking to deepen and broaden your overall understanding of infant health, behaviour and development then this course is for you! 

This innovative and unique course incorporates the latest evidence based research, parent interviews, reflective learning, group discussion and interactive teaching styles to help you make the most of the course content. The course supports baby care specialists to reflect on complex and challenging situations, with a particular focus on caring for multiples and babies with additional needs. 

Our multi-disciplinary team of childcare experts will provide the latest information on a diverse range of topics related to caring for very young babies, from birth trauma to feeding difficulties.

This course is ideal for maternity assistants, maternity nurses, doulas and midwives looking to expand their knowledge, communication and skills with families.


We at Eden know the importance of a good maternity course. We are really impressed not only with the content of the Babyem course and all that it covers, but also the teaching style and the flow of the day. The Eden team believe it will go a long way in helping maternity nurses keep up-to-date with new working practices.

Eden Nannies, Maternity Team


Why complete the level 5 maternity nurse training through Babyem?


Most advanced qualification level in the industry - Level 5


Course led by specialist multi agency team of antenatal and postnatal experts


Voted number 1 training agency by independent review site - freeindex


FREE ongoing CPD webinars and workshops


Affordable instalment payment plans available

Advanced Maternity Nurse Training Course Details

Level 5 Maternity Nurse Training Course Dates & Details

Venue: London Marriott Hotel Kensington,147c Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, SW5 0TH

Cost: £595 (15% discount / £104 discount for the first 5 people that book onto the course) (An additional discount is given to candidates that have attended Babyem maternity nurse courses)

We want to support you in achieving your goals! To make the training more accessible, we have financing plans available. There are small financing fees if you choose to go this route. Completing your payment plan is required.

Time: Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm

2017 Dates:

  • 25th & 26th November 2017

Flexible payment plans:

Early booking rate available until October 25th, 2017

Full Payment of £595 (Save £161)   3 Payments of £243   6 Payments of £126

Regular rate:

Full Payment of £699   3 Payments of £243   6 Payments of £126




Maternity Nurse Training Course Content






Maternity Nurse Training course topics

Infant neuro-behaviour

  • Exploration of the the neural changes in mothers and babies following birth, and the effects of birth and separation on mother –infant dyads.
  • An overview of infant brain development and the impact of this on infant behaviour.
  • How to minimise stress following birth to optimise maternal and infant outcomes.

Integrated maternal and infant birth experience

Reflective group work session to explore the following topics:

  • Birth and immediate postpartum care and the effects of complicated deliveries – Guest Speaker :Dr Louise M Page MBBS MSc MRCOG Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
  • Long term behavioural, physical and behavioural emotional factors caused by premature babies – Guest Speaker : Zoë Mundell M.ost; DO;ND Osteopath & Acupuncturist
  • Impact of preterm and multiple births – Lyndsey Hookway
  • The effects of birth trauma and bereavement – Guest Speaker :Dr Georgina Clifford BSc DClinPsy, Specialist Clinical & Research Psychologist

Breastfeeding and complex feeding problems

  • Formula feeding v breastfeeding premature babies
  • Analysis of the risks, difficulties faced by mothers on NNU
  • Breastfeeding multiple babies
  • How to initiate a breastmilk supply with only a pump
  • How infants feed and infant palate development
  • Supporting mothers to overcome breastfeeding problems and the consultation process.
  • Supporting breastfeeding for exceptional cases: babies with cleft lip & effects of neurological complications on breastfeeding

Caring for infants with medical challenges

  • Caring for babies with special needs,  including floppy babies and those with brain damage and heart conditions
  • Symptoms of physiological reflux and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, treatment available and when to see a specialist
  • Overview of tube feeding

Gut health and allergies 

  • Exploration of the human micro-biome, probiotics and prebiotics.
  • Analysis of Infant adaptations (leaky gut) and infant susceptibility to infection, allergy and inflammation.
  • Exploration of cows milk allergy and lactose intolerance
  • Review of how symptoms are presented, as well as treatment and long term outcomes.

Caring for premature babies

  • Levels of neonatal care and the impact of NNU admission on parental confidence
  • Typical areas of difficulty following discharge home and ways in which Maternity Nurses can ease the transition

Culturally sensitive working with families

  • Adapting practice to meet the needs of the modern family including single parent families and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families.
  • What is means to be a culturally responsive maternity nurse: working with families from diverse religious or cultural backgrounds
  • Sensitive communication skills

 We understand the importance of ongoing CPD and reflective practice, and hold quarterly free CPD workshops and webinars for candidates. To view Maternity Nurse CPD workshops and bookings details please click HERE.





Maternity Nurse Training Assessment

Learners are assessed during the course and also after the course, where they are required to complete a series of essay based questions.

We provide access to up-to-date research

In addition to the course materials provided during the course. Learners have access to the Babyem resource file, which includes videos, articles, journals and recommended books, webinars and websites.

How long do we have to complete the Maternity Nurse Training assessment?

Candidates are emailed a study pack, after the course and are given 8 weeks to complete the assessment questions, before sending the completed answers back to us by email.

Do you provide additional support?

We are happy to provide additional support to anyone that needs it, please do let us know how we can assist you by calling us on 0208 986 9008.


Candidates need to have a level 3 or 4 maternity nurse qualification (or a similar qualfication) before attending.

In addition we ask that learners to have at least 5+ years newborn baby experience before attending the course, gained by either working in a private setting such as a family home or hospital.

We welcome learners from a variety of baby care backgrounds. We often have candidate attend our course who are qualified Midwives, Maternity Nurses, Doula’s and Maternity Support Workers.

We contact all candidates before attending the course so that we understand your experience and how we can support you during and after the course.

Directions to Venue


London Marriott Hotel Kensington, 147c Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TH

Tel: +44(0) 20 7973 1000

Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lonlm-london-marriott-hotel-kensington/


From Heathrow Airport:

Take M4 East and continue onto A4 to Hammersmith/Central London. A4 becomes Cromwell Road, pass Earls Court Road junction on your right. Turn first right into Knaresborough Place opposite Cromwell Hospital, then first left into Collingham Place and then left again. At the traffic lights turn left which will bring you to the hotel entrance on Cromwell Road, opposite Sainsbury’s store.

From Gatwick Airport:

Take M23 and connect to M4 East towards Central London and join onto A4 towards Central London. A4 becomes Cromwell Road, pass Earls Court Road junction on your right. Turn first right into Knaresborough Place opposite Cromwell Hospital, then first left into Collingham Place and then left again. At the traffic lights turn left which will bring you to the hotel entrance on Cromwell Road, opposite Sainsbury’s store. Alternatively take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station, then take the Tube – District or Circle Line to Earls Court or Gloucester Road Station.

Traveling by Tube

Nearest stations: Earl’s Court Station & Gloucester Road Station
Tube lines: District line, Circle line, and Piccadilly line

Car Parking:
£35 per day- Book by calling London Marriott Hotel Kensington

£7-£8 If you book with 20% discount code :BABYEM20

The Hotel is NOT within the London congestion charging zone

Free Continued Professional Development Workshops for our level 5 learners.

Becoming a Mother: Working with the psychological transition to motherhood                  Sarah Weir – BACP Accredited, psychodynamic psychotherapist.

Paediatric Osteopathy: Caring for premature babies
Zoë Mundell M.ost; DO;ND Osteopath & Acupuncturist

Paediatric Osteopathy: Plagiocelaphy (flat head syndrome)
Zoë Mundell M.ost; DO;ND Osteopath & Acupuncturist

Breastfeeding – How to support Mothers to effectively breastfeed (including pre term and multiple babies)
Lyndsey Hookway BSc;RNC;HV;IBCLC Lactation Consultant & Sleep Consultant

Meet our multi agency team of specialists delivering the

Level 5 Maternity Nurse Training 

Lyndsey Hookway, Lactation Consultant, Sleep Specialist. Maternity Nurse Training teacher

Lyndsey Hookway BSc; RNC; HV; IBCLC

Lactation Consultant & Sleep Specialist

Lyndsey is an experienced paediatric nurse, health visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Having trained under Chireal Shallow of the Naturally Nurturing Sleep Clinic, Lyndsey now runs a successful sleep consultancy service ‘Little Sleepers’. Lyndsey has spoken at several national conferences on breastfeeding, sleep and supporting families and has written a number of published articles. She is a consultant for a premature baby charity where she has written policies and delivered training to health professionals on family centred care.


Dr Nicola Lack MRCOG MD

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Nicola Lack is a Consultant Obstetrician working at University College Hospital London.
Nicola trained in London in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and spent 3 years working in West Africa where she undertook research looking at human papillomavirus and cervical cancer in African women as part of trials into developing HPV vaccines.Nicola currently works predominantly on the labour ward at UCLH, managing both low and high risk pregnancies throughout pregnancy and delivery. Her other areas of expertise include diabetes in pregnancy and maternal medicine.
Nicola has a special interest in birth experience and runs a post natal clinic called ‘Birth Reflections’ allowing women and their partners to to discuss aspects of their birth experience postnatally.

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Zoe Mundell

Paediatric Osteopath & Acupuncturist 

Zoe runs a successful osteopathic practice in the City and has substantial experience working with babies and children. Zoe understands the physical strains placed upon mother and baby during pregnancy and child birth and, most importantly she knows how to help mothers enjoy a pain free, relaxed pregnancy. Zoe uses a variety of osteopathic techniques to treat woman and babies including cranial osteopathy.


Julianne Boutaleb BSc, MSc, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Consultant Perinatal Psychologist

Julianne is a highly experienced perinatal psychologist with extensive experience working in the NHS and running a private practice with parents and parents-to-be who have needed support with a wide variety of issues including anxiety and depression during and after pregnancy, miscarriage and reproductive loss, attachment issues, re-emergence of childhood issues and couples issues.

Julianne is a member of the Birth Trauma Association and Association for Infant Mental Health and specialises in working therapeutically with birth trauma, PTSD and tokophobia (fear of giving birth) as these issues impact the mother, couple relationship and parent-infant attachment.

She has over 15 years’ experience teaching and training psychologists, psychotherapists and other health professionals on issues of parental mental health, attachment, early years and positive mental health for babies and young children.

Work Experience Scheme

Babyem offer an optional work placement scheme for candidates who have attended the 2 day OCN Maternity Nurse qualification at level 3, 4 or 5 . We work closely with a range of organisations including NCT, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the national multiples group Twins UK.

Our maternity nurse placement scheme provides an invaluable service to parents in the first 3 months of having a baby as well as supporting newly qualified maternity nurses and experienced candidates the opportunity to

develop their skills.

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I loved the fact we had time to share experiences and reflect with such an experienced team of specialists.

Excellent guest speakers and lots of interesting information. I loved the fact we had time to share experiences and reflect with such an experienced team of specialists. I found the talk on birth trauma and bereavement part by the psychologist particularly fascinating. It was great to be round an equally experienced group of professionals and be able to reflect and share practice in a small (all be it lively) group.

K Barrett, 2017


This course gave me lots of new information for future jobs and was really interesting

This course gave me lots of new information for future jobs and was really interesting. I loved the PTSD section as this was something I had not though of before, and found all of the props, video and case studies really useful. Met a really interesting group of women and am glad I was able to update my knowledge.


I would recommend it to all Maternity Nurses to update their skills and anyone currently working, or wishing to work, postnatally.

I did my Level 5 Maternity Nurse training with Babyem at the beginning of this year and thought it was absolutely brilliant. Evidence-based, compassionate and sympathetic to the developmental needs of new babies and led by top speakers including Lyndsey Hookway who, as a Lactation Consultant and gentle sleep consultant, really knows her stuff and delivers it in a highly engaging way. I’m really pleased I chose this company to do my Level 5 through and would recommend it to all Maternity Nurses to update their skills and anyone currently working, or wishing to work, postnatally.

M Kelly, 2016


Jam packed with information, tools and goals.

AMAZING! I cannot recommend this two day Maternity Nurse Course enough, both Lyndsey and Emma are a fountain of knowledge and they relay their wisdom and experience to the group so well; they don’t patronise or make you feel silly. The course is jam packed with information, tools and goals. They also enlisted the help of a well known agency who talked about becoming self employed, contracts, gaining work and much more! I cannot wait to put what I have learnt to use and already thinking about booking my next course with them! A huge thank you x

Jayne Morey, 2015