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OCN level 3 & 4 Maternity Nurse Training

At Babyem holistic and evidence based practice is at the heart of everything we teach. We achieve this through our Maternity Nurse Training by:

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Having a multi agency team of industry experts support you. Our speakers have written systematic reviews contributed to medical journals and run their own private practices.
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We cut through the myths and support you to help parents to make informed choices. We don’t just tell you WHAT to do, we tell you WHY (based on evidence) and HOW to apply theory into PRACTICE to meet the individual needs of each child.
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Support our students to gain skills, confidence and find employment through our newborn placement scheme.
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Provide continued learning opportunities to keep our students up to date with best practice and changing guidelines. You have access to live monthly workshops through our online community, as well as support from experienced maternity nurses and peers.

What you receive when you sign up to the Babyem online Maternity Nurse Training:

With our online maternity course, you have the benefit of completing the training in your own time, at home, on the go, day or night. 
Course highlights include:

4 week accredited maternity nurse course, where you receive 2 modules on a weekly basis to work through, ensuring you are not overwhelmed and able to complete the course.
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Receive access to online-recorded webinars by industry experts, who share their expertise and practical tips. These webinars help to cement learning and take your learning to the next level.
Slide deck available for you to download for each of the webinars
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Practical how-to documents and cheat sheets that you can use with your clients
Free support for 12 months through our private facebook group. Being part of our active community you will receive monthly Q& A seminars and have your questions answered by industry specialists and experienced Maternity Nurses.
We push you forward! Our placement scheme, coaching and accountability scheme supports you to achieve your goals.

Who is this maternity nurse training for?

Nannies
Nannies looking to develop baby care skills in their current role. Or those looking for a more flexible role caring for babies.
Childcare and Health Professionals
Childcare professionals such as Nursery Nurses, Childminders, Health Professionals and Family Support Workers who want to support families with babies within a childcare setting or home setting.
Maternity Nurses
Maternity Nurses who are wanting to refresh their knowledge with current evidence based practice. As well as those wanting to learn a wide range of skills to meet the individual needs of babies.
Other
People who have baby experience and are looking to advance their knowledge in the care of babies or transition into the baby care sector.

What’s included in our Level 3 & 4 OCN Maternity Nurse Training?

Module 1

Sleep
  • Sleep requirements for babies and sleep cycles.
  • Comfort measures to soothe a cranky/tired baby.
  • Common mistakes people make when supporting babies to sleep.
  • Infant brain development.
  • Different philosophies and approaches regarding sleep.
  • Gentle (evidence-based) sleep techniques to encourage babies to self-settle/sleep through the night.
  • Safe sleep for babies.

Module 2

Colic, reflux, and allergies
  • Symptoms of colic, non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment for colic.
  • Symptoms of reflux (including physiological reflux and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease).
  • Treatment for reflux and knowing when to see a specialist.
  • The role of genes, bacteria, stress, nutrition and environmental toxins in the development of allergies.
  • Exploration of the different types of allergy, including lactose intolerance and cow’s milk allergy.
  • Understand how to help a baby with allergies.

Module 3

Caring for babies
  • Caring for babies – from head to toe.
  • Signs and symptoms of common and serious illness in babies, and when to seek help.
  • Supporting the development of babies through play.

Module 4

Premature babies, low weight, and sick babies
  • Caring for premature babies and the effects on parents.
  • The possible short and long-term effects of premature birth.
  • Particular areas of concern post-discharge.
  • How maternity nurses can help to care for premature babies and provide support to parents.

Module 5

Breastfeeding and other feeding methods
  • How babies feed, including infant suckling/sucking.
  • Ensuring the correct positioning and attachment of baby onto the breast.
  • Getting milk supply correctly established and building up the supply.
  • Expressing milk, including methods and when to do this.
  • Supplementing feeds, including reasons to supplement and how to effectively do this.
  • Bottle feeding, including pace feeding and how to prepare and store bottles.
  • Breastfeeding problems and strategies to support parents.

Module 6

Maternal mental health
  • Postnatal depression, including prevalence and what support can be provided.
  • Birth Trauma and wider mental health issues relating to birth.

Module 7

Care of postnatal mothers
  • The importance of protecting the pelvic floor and practical guidance on how to do it.
  • Essential nutrition.
  • What practical support can be provided to support new mothers.

Module 8

working as a maternity nurse
  • Different types of maternity roles.
  • Travelling with families.
  • Business basics – pay, insurance, contracts, setting up as self-employed.
  • Gaining experience and attracting the right clients for you.

Training Included with Level 4 Course Only

Culture & diversity

Culture & diversity
  • How families are changing
  • Different cultural groups that have distinct and specific needs
  • How to support the LGBT community

Child temperament

Child temperament, behaviour, personality and parenting
  • Developmental milestones
  • Leaps and phases

Flat head syndrome

Flat head syndrome
  • Flat head syndrome – is it all the same?
  • Synostotic v Non Synostotic flat head syndrome
  • Treatment plans available

Babyem Team

Lyndsey Hookway
Emma Dewey

Director
Babyem specialises in offering accredited childcare and postnatal maternity nurse training courses in the UK, internationally and also online. The Babyem team consists of over 20 antenatal and postnatal specialists ranging from Lactation Consultants to Early Years Educators.

In addition to running Babyem, Emma works with organisations internationally as far afield as Nigeria and China to support them to develop their training, policies and procedures.

With a background in Children Services, Emma has speaks frequently at conferences and has written a number of best practice guidance documents for Local Authorities and Associations, including creating the British Association of Au Pair Agencies (BAPAA) childcare handbook.

Vanessa Christie
Shel Banks BSc Hon, IBCLC,

Chair of LIFIB, Infant Feeding Information Specialist and IBCLC
Shel is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with extensive experience within the NHS in research, training and project management. Her own successful private practice assists mothers and babies with feeding issues, and she also works in the tertiary sector with various national organisations.

She is the author of “Why Formula Feeding Matters”, and is currently working on the Cochrane systematic reviews on Infantile Colic. Shel is heavily involved in the voluntary sector being the Vice-Chair for the UK Association of Milk Banking, and Chair of Communications Team for the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain.

Shel Banks
Lyndsey Hookway

BSC; RNC; HV; IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Holistic Sleep Coach
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 the highly successful sleep consultancy ‘Little Sleepers’, supporting families internationally. Lyndsey has spoken at several national conferences on breastfeeding, sleep and supporting families and has written a number of published articles.
Lynn Murphy
Julianne Boutaleb

BSc, MSc, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Consultant Perinatal Psychologist
Julianne is a highly experienced perinatal psychologist with extensive experience working in the NHS. Her private practice supports parents and parents-to-be 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 she specialises in working therapeutically with birth trauma, PTSD and tokophobia (fear of giving birth).

Shel Banks
Hannah Rose Thomson

Head of health – Elvie
Hannah Rose looks after health and wellness relationships for Elvie, the London femtech company creating extraordinary products to improve women’s lives, including products to help with the pelvic floor. Hannah Rose helps professionals integrate the Elvie Trainer into the care that they deliver, as well as managing research on the positive impact this has for patients. She joined in 2015 from her role as COO of a healthtech startup that creates apps to encourage innovation in the NHS.
Lynn Murphy
Helen Turier

Support Services Manager – TAMBA
Helen has been Support Services Manager for Tamba since August 2014 and she is also a mother of twins.  She qualified as a nurse in 1984 and has extensive experience in health promotion, telephone triage, coaching, education  and training . Helen is responsible for overseeing all our support services including Twinline, Specialist support groups, honorary consultants, helping hands, expectant and parenting courses and engaging with maternity units in England and Wales.
Shel Banks
Kay Crotty

PhD MCSP
Consultant Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Kay began her physiotherapy career in the musculoskeletal arena having undertaken post graduate training both in the UK and Canada. She established Physiolink in 1990. Building on her spinal background she diversified into Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction and is now one of the leading physiotherapists in this field in the UK. She completed a programme of research investigating pelvic floor exercises in collaboration with The University of Hertfordshire and Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals. Kay has published and presented her research internationally and in Spring 2008 was awarded the prize for best scientific presentation at the annual conference of CSUK (Continence Society UK). Her doctoral degree was awarded in June 2014.

What people are saying about the Online Maternity Nurse Training.

“I really enjoyed having the flexibility to study at my own pace, as most child carer’s will know, we work long hours and it can be difficult to find a lot of spare time to study and do other things away from our workplace, so flexibility really was key for me! I also enjoyed the webinars, as it was a chance to come together and have some interactive learning, rather than just reading the information provided. The webinars also gave us a chance to communicate with the coaches and ask any questions that we may have had about the course.

For all of those considering the course, I really couldn’t recommend it enough.”

Amy Fairweather – Nanny 2018

“I found the Online Maternity Nurse Training Level 4 Course by Babyem to be a perfect fit for my needs. As it was online, I was able to complete the course remotely while traveling and was able to do so at my own pace, which coincided with my busy work schedule. The course itself was really well put together, thorough and informative. It was also up-to-date in that it contained all the accepted recommendations by national governmental agencies and reviewed the current best practice solutions to various everyday situations.

I would definitely recommend it to anyone was thinking about entering the field. I also believe it would be an ideal option for current maternity nurses who could benefit from a refresher course.”

Tamazine Rosa, Nanny 2018

“I was drawn to Babyem’s evidence based, health and medical approach to their training. They also provide support with gaining experience through their placement scheme – which is something I need.

The training and the pre-recorded webinars and support through social media groups is fantastic, as it ensures you don’t miss anything, and it’s there for you when you need it! Having recently passed the course, I’m now really looking forward to my first placement starting next week!”

Belinda Bell – Nanny 2018

“I searched for quite a while to find a course, and what won me over with Babyem is how attentive they are….

The course exceeded my expectations and explored all possible topics that I could imagine, all of which was based on scientific research.

If you are looking for something that can actually teach you about how to be a Maternity Nurse in depth you will not be disappointed. Thank you Babyem!”

Anna-Chrysa Rutter – Nanny & Montessori Teacher, 2018

Babyem newborn placement scheme

We believe the training is the first step for many of our learners and know how important it is to also have ‘hands on’ experience in order to gain employment.

Babyem supports candidates who have attended the Maternity Nurse Training course to gain practical experience supporting parents with newborns 0-3 months. We work closely with a range of organisations including NCT groups, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the national multiples groups TAMBA and Twins UK as well as receiving many self -referrals from parents.

All of our learners in the UK have access to our work placement opportunities with 85% of candidates reporting that this experience has helped them gain employment within the first 6 months of completing the course.

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Be part of a supportive, informative community

Join our private facebook group and receive the following support:

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Monthly live Q & A sessions, which include talks by industry specialists, who are able to share their expertise with you.

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Opportunity to ask burning questions to specialists who have led the recorded webinars and receive personalised feedback.
Coaching sessions by dynamic business coach to support you to overcome barriers and move forward in your career
Support from experienced Maternity Nurses who are able to provide practical guidance and share their knowledge in order to help you feel confident
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Connect with peers and make new friends (even if you are an introvert!). Join our 3-way accountability program and be matched with like minded people.

Investment Options

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What you receive

  • modules and weekly recorded webinars
  • Talks facilitated by industry experts
  • Downloads and practical guides
  • Slide deck available for each webinar

Book your OCN Level 3 Maternity Nurse Training

Full Payment of £450   3 Payments of £165

Book your OCN Level 4 Maternity Nurse Training

Full Payment of £570   3 Payments of £200

FAQ

Will I be guaranteed a job after attending?
We cannot possibly guarantee someone a job after attending our course (we get asked this daily!). But we can guarantee that you will be provided with up to date evidence-based information, with lots of support so that you are well prepared to help parents.
How can I gain experience?
In England, we offer a placement scheme, which is open to learners who have completed the course. This is only available in the UK. During the course, we will discuss ways in which you can gain additional experience, and develop skills, confidence and gain reference.
Is this applicable to anyone working with babies?
During the course, we focus on how to care for babies and families. There are many ways you can use the skills you will learn during this course, including: • Working in the community with the mothers, perhaps as a childcare professional or health professional. • Working as a Nanny where the employer maybe having a baby and you want to develop your knowledge in this area. • Working as a Night Nanny – solely wanting to support parents and babies overnight. • Working as a Maternity Nurse caring for newborns • Perhaps you are working with new mothers and want to develop your knowledge on how to support mothers and babies so you are able to serve your clients better. • Increase your general knowledge so that you can support a member of your family who is having a baby.
How much time does it take each week?
2 modules will be released on a weekly basis, over a 4 week period.
How is this different from other online Maternity Nurse Training courses?
Standard online training in the industry leaves you to work through modules on your own with little guidance and support.

Our online Maternity Nurse Training takes place over 4 weeks. 2 modules are released on a weekly basis which consist of:

  • In depth online content, which include videos, text and quizzes
  • Each lesson consists of a recorded (60 – 90 minute) webinar led by an industry specialist that builds on the module content.

We provide on-going support:

Our coaching, monthly live (online) seminars, live Q&A’s and ability to ask any questions in real time, means that you are supported every step of the way over a 12 month period.

You also have a 7-day money back guarantee if you do not feel the course is right for you. Which means there is no risk on your part!

What happens when I sign up?
Once you successfully make payment, you will receive a receipt.

Within 10 minutes, you will receive confirmation that you have successfully enrolled onto the program.

You will be sent a welcome email and also introduction module and module 1.

Should you not receive your welcome pack, please send us an email at [email protected] and Roxann will take care of you.

What if I don't have much money right now?
We understand this course is an investment. Should you wish to proceed, we offer payment plans so you have the flexibility of paying over a period of time.
Will I be assessed during the course?
Each module (topic) consists of a number of lessons, and most lessons have sub-lessons. After each of the lessons, you will be required to complete short multiple choice questions. You are required to achieve 80% in each of the lessons to pass, however, you are able to retake those tests. Therefore, if you do not pass, you keep retaking until you do!
How do I achieve the qualification in Postnatal Maternity Nurse Training?
In order to receive the OCN qualification in Postnatal Maternity Nurse Training, you will need to complete the essay-based assignment. The assessment is emailed to you at the beginning of the course, and you are then given 9 weeks to complete the assessment. Each question is approximately 250- 300 words each and relates to the topics covered during the course. Once completed you will need to send the assessment back to us, and your work will be marked and then assessed by Open College Network. If there are any amends to be made, we let you know by emailing you (or scheduling a call if required) and you are given extra time to make those amends. Once your work has been successfully verified, you will receive your qualification through Open College Network.
Can I complete the course and choose not to complete the assessment to achieve the qualification?
You are welcome to complete the course, attend the live workshops and not complete the assessment. If you choose to do this, on successful completion of all of the multiple-choice questions you will be given a certificate of achievement (non-accredited).
Can I talk to you throughout the program?
Yes! You can contact us through the chat service, by email, Skype or feel free to call.
Online Maternity Nurse Training course prerequisite
  • Must have a good level of conversational English. The course is taught in English and assignments must be completed in English.
  • Candidates are required to have at least 1-year baby experience (including newborn experience) before attending this course.

In order to complete the online element of the Maternity Nurse Training course, candidates are required to have the following in place:

  • Internet access and a working email address
  • Up to date internet browser such as: Google Chrome/ Internet Explorer/Safari/FireFox.
  • Ability to hear audio/video via your computer
  • Use of a computer to study the course – tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying.

Our 7-day money back guarantee

We are deeply committed to supporting you in your journey as a Maternity Nurse. With a team of highly skilled specialists supporting you, we look forward to helping you achieve your business goals.

As a training team, we have supported thousands of childcare professionals in the UK and internationally. Through our consultancy service, we have supported agencies internationally, to develop their training, developing policies and procedures and coaching them to success.

However, we also want you to feel comfortable with your investment – so we offer a 7-day money back guarantee. If you join and within 7 days and decide the program isn’t right for you, then you can request a full refund and we wish you well for the future.

We are confident that you will love the course and we are very excited at the opportunity to support you and be part of your journey!