Maternity Nurses are not medically qualified or trained nurses. The word 'nurse' is derived from the century when it was common for babies to be taken care of by wet nurses.

A Maternity Nurse is someone who has often had a vast amount of experience in the care of newborn babies and would have some degree of training or a childcare qualification.

A Maternity Nurse works within the family home providing care to a newborn baby. The roles and responsibilities are to ensure that the baby is looked after and that their needs are fully met. This will include feeding the baby or supporting the Mother with breastfeeding, keeping feeding equipment in a sterile condition, ensuring the baby is kept clean (changing nappies, top & tail, bathing baby), supporting and advising the parents on all aspects of the baby's development, ensuring the baby is safeguarded at all times, adhering to government guidelines pertaining to the safe guidelines and practices.

A Maternity Nurse can work during the daytime or nighttime and can also undertake 24 hour live-in work. The Maternity Nurse is self-employed and will often need to have their own insurance for working in private homes, as well as have an up to date DBS Check.

Our Maternity Nurse Course is designed for those candidates wanting to work as a Maternity Nurse/Night Nanny. The course is tailor made to suit all of our candidates. Our course leaders have years upon years of collective experience working in the Maternity Nursing field and are passionate in their line of work.

Here at Advanced Baby Consultancy we believe in going that extra mile for our candidates. Not only will we teach you the requirements needed for carrying out the job, we will give you a real insight into working in the homes of new and sometimes first time parents and will give you a real sense of what that job really entails.

This exciting course has been designed specifically for infant care professional (i.e, maternity nurses, nannies, nursery workers, childminders, nurses) involved in supporting the healthy nurturing development of an infant. Our Maternity Nurse course is an excellent choice for those wishing to enhance their professional childcare development..

This course will cover the following contents;

  • Breastfeeding
  • Handling a Newborn
  • Sleeping
  • Common Problems
  • Bottle Feeding & Equipment
  • Bathing
  • Routines and Planning
  • Individual assessments
  • Delegate feedback / course survey

This course is taught by Advance Baby Consultancy (ABC). Iman Abdullah our course leader is London's number one sleep trainer and Maternity Nurse. A qualified teacher for adult based learning with over 30 years experience in the childcare industry.

Course Aim

Our Maternity Nurse Course aims to provide our delegates with the knowledge to understand and meet the day to day needs of a newborn baby. Our aim is to also equip our candidates with the knowledge needed to help the parents flourish in their role by providing the necessary support and guidance.

Entry Requirements

It is open for attendance by maternity nurses (not qualified) , nannies, nursery nurses, childminders, workers from a medical background, social workers with experience of working with children and infants or anyone that can demonstrate that they are involved in providing support services to an infant.

Because we want our candidates to be successful we will not accept anyone on our course who we believe is not suitable.

It is advisable that delegates are physically fit enough to carry out the techniques taught on this course. If you have any medical conditions that may affect your participation please send an email detailing your concerns before booking so that we can assess any adjustments to be made


Maximum of 14 attendees per course

Cost of training

£460 for the complete training package including attendance certificate and all course materials used throughout the course.


2 Days plus Course Work and Assessments

Delivery Technique

This course is delivered via a range of techniques including;

  • Instructor Led Presentation
  • Group Discussions
  • Power Point Presentation
  • Group/Individual Role Play
  • Group / individual Practice
  • Group / Individual Exercises
  • Video Presentation


This course is subject to ongoing assessment by the Instructor throughout the course and examination of knowledge acquired.

The Instructor observes delegates practice sessions as the training progresses to ensure the required level of understanding.

Final assessment will be in the form of coursework which will be carried out at home at a later date


On completion of the coursework, successful candidates will be given an OCN accredited certificate. Candidates who are not successful will be awarded an Advanced Baby Consultancy certificate of attendance.

What do I need to bring in preparation for this course?
Delegates will receive a comprehensive set of notes and all the materials required for this course.

Do I need to bring along a baby?
No, we do not permit the attendance of infants on this course, including infants belonging to delegates themselves. The practical elements of this course will be completed using dolls, provided by ABC.

Is there a dress code?
There is no specific dress code, however, we do advise delegates to dress in loose comfy clothing.

What happens if I do not successfully complete the course?
You will be given an opportunity to present your finished coursework for review. You will be advised if you have not fulfilled the coursework criteria and you will be given guidance and advise on what areas you need to improve on. On the second attempt your coursework will be submitted for marking. If you do not successfully complete the course you will receive a certificate of attendance. You can enrol on the course again and will receive a discount.

Is there a pre-course requisite?
Yes, we advise all of our candidates to fill out and submit the pre-course requisite form. Furthermore, you may need to contact us to discuss any special needs you may have.

Do you provide us with refreshments?
Yes, we have two 15 minute tea/coffee breaks throughout the day and one hour for lunch. During this time refreshments and lunch are provided. Smoking is not permitted inside the building and we ask that smoking is kept for break and lunchtimes only. Any dietary requirements should be submitted on the pre-requisite form.

We currently have no dates available for this course. Please contact us to find out where and when the next course will be taking place.
We currently have no dates available for this course. Please contact us to find out where and when the next course will be taking place.