Maternity Nurse Training Courses

Maternity Nurse Training at its best..

Our OCN London accredited Maternity Nurse Training Course is ideal for those wishing to obtain a formal qualification towards becoming maternity nurses, as well as those already working with babies. The course covers all subjects relevant from the time the newborn baby arrives in the home, the support needed by the parent, the substantial importance that early encouragement, stimulation and play represent in the baby’s development, breast feeding and bottle feeding methods, care in the instances of multiple births and premature births, the establishment of sleep patterns, maintaining a hygienic environment, care of the newborn baby’s health and post pregnancy care for the mother.

Understand the role of the maternity practitioner

Roles and Responsibilities of a Maternity Practitioner
Maintaining Confidentiality
Barriers to effective partnership with parents

Understand best practice in the daily care of newborns

Breast Feeding
Positioning and Attachment
Changes in milk supply
Nutrition and Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding related problems
Blocked ducts
Cracked nipples
Low or high milk supply
Expressing and storing milk


Choosing the right Formula
Prescription Formula
Bottles and Sterilising Equiment (Demonstration)
Specialised Bottles
Making and storing Formula  (demonstration)
Mixed feeding
Top ups
Supporting a change from breast to bottle
First six weeks
Weight patterns in newborns

Care of the;

Umbilical cord
circumcision (males)

Common Problems / Illnesses Jaundice

B Strep
Tongue Tie
Cleft Palate / Lip
Reflux and Silent Reflux
Understand how to support a baby to overcome colic and reflux
Milk related allergies or intolerance

Be able to use best practice to support mothers in bathing and changing newborns

Bathing and changing a newborn (demonstration)
Bathing Equipment
Bathing Techniques
Top and Tail
Dressing Baby & Appropriate Clothing (Swaddling) (demonstration)
Changing Nappies

Understand how to support a mother with Post Natal Depression

Post Natal Depression
Possible causes of Post Natal Depression.
Supporting mum
When and where to seek help

Understand Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Government guidelines
Understand best sleeping and feeding practices

Best feeding practices

On-demand feeding
Feeding Positions
Feeding positions for Multiples
Positions for winding baby
Positions for winding reflux babies

Sleep patterns and routines

Gina Ford
Tracey Hogg
What is a Routine?
Why a Routine might be beneficial?
Planning a Routine
Implementing a Routine
Routine Changes

Best Sleeping practices

Sleep Props
Sleep Positioners
Reflux Wedge
Sleeping Bags
Sleep environment
Understand best sleeping and feeding practices

Getting started

Being self-employed
Preparing your CV
Collecting references from clients
Registering with agencies
DBS (previously CRB)
Paediatric First Aid certificate

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


Next Course Start Date

27 - 28th April 2019
  • Top Kensington Location
  • Lunch Included
  • Top London Trainer
  • Affordable Packages
18 - 19th May 2019
29 - 30th June 2019
27 - 28th July 2019
Course Location

Courses are held at The Kensington Close Hotel in central London, located a stone’s throw away from the High Street Kensington Station, whilst it is easily accessible from the M4.

The Kensington Close Hotel
Wrights Lane, Kensington,
London, W8 5SP


t. 075 83 33 44 11
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