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OCN Postnatal Maternity Nurse Training - Switzerland

The Babyem Postnatal Maternity Nurse Training qualification provides those wanting to become Maternity Nurse or those already working with babies an opportunity to further their skills. The course can be completed at a level 3 and level 4 through Open College Network.

During the course we will be joined by the Director from Rockmybaby who will be talking to learners about the practical aspects of working as a Maternity Nurse, including getting work.

The maternity nurse course provides an overview of the Maternity Nurse’s role, addressing all aspects of mother and newborn baby care as well as the practical support and guidance required within the family home environment.

You can read case studies outlining how our award winning Maternity Nurse Training has supported candidates gain employment in the national publication Nursery World HERE.



Maternity Nurse Training Course Details


Level 3 & 4 Maternity Nurse Training Course Dates & Details

Venue: Novotel Zürich City-West, Schiffbaustrasse 13, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland

Cost: Level 3: £513 / CHF 750 | Level 4: £804 / £1,040 (instalment plans are available)

Time: Saturday 9.30am – 6pm and Sunday 9.30am – 5pm 

2016 Date: 8th & 9th October 2016

View course dates and book online below:

Maternity Nurse Training Course Content

How do we structure our Maternity Nurse Courses?

Our maternity nurse qualifications are pitched at level 4, (foundation degree standard) and learners can choose which level to complete the post course assessment, level 3 (A Level standard) or level 4 (Degree standard). We only recommend that candidates complete the level 4 assessment if they have already completed a level 3 or 4 qualification before.

We understand the importance of ongoing support, and regularly run free webinars, CPD workshops and business coaching sessions for candidates. These sessions enable candidates to keep up to date with best practice, meet others and network.

Maternity Nurse Training course topics

Understanding sleep in newborns 

  • Sleep requirements of babies and sleep cycles
  • Signs of tiredness in babies
  • Common mistakes people make when supporting babies to sleep
  • Infant brain development
  • Review of different approaches and philosophies regarding sleep
  • Gentle (evidence-based) sleep techniques to encourage babies to self-settle/sleep through the night
  • Infant soothing techniques
  • Safe sleep in babies – including sudden infant death syndrome

Health & care of newborns

  • Infant skin problems
  • Breast abnormalities, Erythema toxicum, jaundice, umbilical cord care, amount of nappies
  • Bathing and changing newborns

Colic & Reflux in babies

  • 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

Meningitis & other serious illness

  • Signs and symptoms of serious illness in babies
  • Meningitis – signs and symptoms
  • When to seek help

Premature, sick and low birth weight babies

  • The effects on parents and babies
  • Chronological vs. corrected age
  • Particular areas of concern post-discharge
  • How maternity nurses can help to care for premature babies and provide support to parents

Breastfeeding and other feeding methods

  • Maternal Anatomy
  • How babies feed, including infant suckling/sucking
  • How to ensure the correct positioning and attachment of baby onto the breast
  • Getting milk supply set up correctly and building up the supply
  • Feeding patterns and how to tell a good feed
  • How to implement a sustainable feeding routine
  • Breastfeeding difficulties including cracked nipples, nipple trauma, engorgement, mastitis and thrush
  • 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.
  • Implications of mixed feeding

Health and care of postnatal Mums

  • Potential issues after a vaginal or caesarean birth and how to support a mother as  a Maternity Nurse
  • Signs and symptoms of postnatal mood disorders
  • Bleeding – what’s normal or not
  • Lifting, moving and exercising
  • Diet and rest

Working as a Maternity Nurse – (this section is delivered by Tanya from RockmyBaby)

  • Finding employment as a Maternity Nurse (or other related fields caring for newborns) and setting rates
  • Contracts
  • Interviews & creating a winning CV
  • Finding employment as a Maternity Nurse (or other related fields caring for newborns) and setting rates
Maternity Nurse Training Assessment

Our courses are practical and evidence based. We provide support to our students inside and outside of the course, and recognise that for many people attending English may not be their first language or they may feel anxious about studying. We take time to get to know all of our candidates and are happy to assist in person, over the phone or by  SKYPE.

The assessments consist of a series of questions based on the subjects taught during the attendance based course. Learners are also assessed during the course (we do not make anyone stand in front of others and complete exercises).

Learners have access to up-to-date research

Learners have access to our resource files, which are categorised by the different subjects taught, and include videos, articles, journals and recommended books, webinars and websites.

How long do we have to complete the post course assessment?

Learners are emailed an assessment pack after the course and have 7 weeks in which to complete the assignment. The completed assessment paper then needs to be sent back to us by email, where it is then marked and assessed by tutors and internal verifiers.

Do you provide additional support?

We are happy to provide additional support to anyone that needs it by email, phone of SKYPE.



We require candidates to have at least 2 year’s baby experience (including newborn experience) before attending this course

We welcome professionals from a range of backgrounds including Childminders, Nannies, Nursery staff, Maternity Nurses and Midwives.



Maternity Nurse Training Payment Options

Babyem operates a flexible payment scheme. Candidates can also pay the course in instalments for both the level 3 and level 4 Maternity Training. For more information regarding paying in instalments, please contact us directly on 0208 986 9008.

Option 2: Pay in 3 instalments

The instalment plan includes a CHF 30 administration fee.

Level 3 instalment plan

Instalment Amount Date due Payment method
1st instalment CHF 300 Due now Please pay using Transferwise (details below)
2nd instalment CHF 240 8th October 2016 You will be invoiced for this
3rd instalment CHF 240 8th November 2016 You will be invoiced for this

Level 4 instalment plan

Instalment Amount Date due Payment method
1st instalment CHF 450 Due now Please pay using Transferwise (details below)
2nd instalment CHF 310 8th October 2016 You will be invoiced for this
3rd instalment CHF 310 8th November 2016 You will be invoiced for this
Directions to Venue

Address: Novotel Zürich City-West, Schiffbaustrasse 13, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland



From Bern, Basel take motorway N3 (E60) towards Zurich City, take the Zurich Altstetten exit. Follow Transit towards Zurich City, Pfingstweidstrasse. Take the left lane, turn left into Technoparkstrasse at the traffic lights, continue past the Etap Hotel, turn right in to Schiffbaustrasse. From the Airport take the motorway heading towards Zurich, follow Transit to Chur, Luzern. Take exit to Escher Wyss Platz, head towards Technopark, continue ahead Hardstrasse then turn right into Schiffbaustrasse.




Supporting Maternity Nurses through every step of their career from the very beginning.



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

Lyndsey Hookway


Lyndsey is an experienced Health Visitor, Paediatric Nurse, Sleep Consultant and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Lyndsey works for a leading NHS Trust, managing their baby friendly initiative and has spoken at several national conferences on sleep and breastfeeding. She has also written a number of published articles, and works as a consultant for Bliss, the premature baby charity.


Vanessa Christie Maternity Nurse Trainer

Vanessa Christie


Vanessa Christie is a registered Registered Health Visitor, Lactation Consultant, Registered children’s Nurse and Certified Infant Massage Instructor. Over the last 16 years Vanessa has supported families across a range of settings including  acute paediatric medical and surgical wards, neonatal intensive care and neonatal special care units, GP surgeries, children’s centres, schools, nurseries and private homes.


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5/5 star ‘excellent’ rating from 75 independently verified reviews


The course was well structured, informative and very easy to follow

I completed the OCN maternity nurse course in August as I was starting a new job with a 4-week-old baby and the course was excellent. It was well structured, informative and very easy to follow. The course leader was great at going at the right pace for everyone and making sure everything was fully understood before moving on. I found the course very helpful especially the parts involving reflux and colic, as the baby I am looking after has both. Will definitely look at doing another course with Babyem in the future. 🙂. Louise Paul, 2015


Very professional with excellent aftercare service.

Great course! Very professional and helpful trainers. It is a pleasure to learn from such an excellent team. I highly recommend Babyem. Thank you so much.

Reshma Patel, 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


The placements helped me gain paid work!

This company lives up to its reputation of being very professional and knowledgeable. Did the level 4 MNT course, the tutor was amazing and really knowledgeable, and being in a 5* hotel was great too. Best of all, I was placed with 2 families with twins and through that have got paid work! Thank you to the whole of the Babyem team. X.

Claire Rodgers, 2014