Maternity Nursing Course

OCN Level 3 & 4 (non-medical)
Available also online

6 hours pre-course learning via video

2 day weekend training

4-6* webinars to help with assignments & mentoring

*4 for level 3, 6 for level 4

About The Course

Our Maternity Nurse course is the most comprehensive course in the industry and is ideal for people looking to start a career as a Maternity Nurse or who already work with babies and looking to further their skills and knowledge.


We provide learners with an unbeatable support package, live webinars where we discuss topics in detail, interactive videos from leading industry trainers, hands-on training at our Central London centre over a weekend, plus 121 mentoring from our expert trainers.


Our advanced training will give you all the skills and confidence to start working and earning following graduation.

What is a Maternity Nurse?


A Maternity nurse provides essential support to parents with new-born babies, typically for up to six weeks following the birth. Duties may include providing advice on feeding, bathing, sleeping, clothing and establishing routines, whilst completing these responsibilities yourself to provide parents with respite
when required.


Your role is to ensure the family settles into life with their new-born and offer guidance and encouragement throughout. This may also include helping parents integrate the new-born with other children in the family.


The role of a Maternity Nurse is growing evermore popular with parents looking for support and guidance following the birth of a new-borns. This course equips you with all the necessary techniques and knowledge to feel confident when working as a Maternity Nurse. You will learn how to approach parents in a professional and considerate way and how to effectively communicate the best methods available to them based on their individual needs.

For more information about the role of a Maternity Nurse and earning potential, please view our Maternity Nurse Job Description.


For a full breakdown please see Course content below.


This course is ideal for anyone who wants to become a private, non-medical Maternity Nurses, those who would like to further their skills when looking after new-borns and those who are already experienced and would like to receive a qualification to get more recognition in their profession.

Online Maternity Nursing (Non-Medical) Level 3

Pre-course Learning

Prior to your practical weekend at our training center, we will send you some pre-course learning video-lessons from our expert trainer. During these lessons, you will learn the underlying principles towards your level 3 & 4 Maternity Nurse certificate.


Your pre-course learning videos will be sent to you upon booking your course, so you can start learning straight away! You must go through this learning before your weekend to make sure you are at the same level of understanding as the rest of the class.


You will also be invited to join our exclusive Facebook group where you can gain further support from past and current learners as well as our expert trainers.

2 Day Class Content

Following the completion of your pre-course learning you will attend a weekend at our training centre. This weekend will be a mixture of group activities and discussions, to further cement your knowledge and cover level 3 & 4 in more detail.


The weekend at the training centre is a great experience and you will be learning from the very best trainers who are all experienced within the childcare profession.


Theory Element

• Baby Bathing
• Swaddling
• Breast feeding-Optimal Positioning
• Top and Tailing
• Kangaroo Care
• Child Development (including theorists and research)
• Reflux
• Colic
• Dehydration
• Bonding & attachment
• Skin Care and sun protection
• Sterilising and Making Feeds
• Comforting and soothing techniques
• PND & Baby Blues
• Logs and Record Keeping
• Caring for premature babies & LBW
• Storage of breast & bottle feeds


Practical Element

• Swaddling
• Breast feeding-Optimal Positioning
• Kangaroo Care
• Interpreting Nutritional Information


Group Activities

• Illnesses, including Meningitis
• Matching Developmental Milestones to Ages
• Poor Weight Gain
• Skin conditions
• Failure to Thrive Infants
• Routines
• Case Studies
• Being a reflective practitioner


Upon completing this weekend, you will have all the necessary skills and knowledge to complete your assignments to earn your accreditation. Where most training providers will say goodbye at this point, we will continue to support you throughout your assignments with our mentoring & webinar programme, based on the level of course you have booked onto.

Webinar & Mentoring Content

Whereas other training providers will say goodbye to you at this point, we continue to help you through your assignments which are required as part of your certification.


Once you have completed your weekend training we will hold weekly webinar sessions with our expert trainers. During these webinars we will discuss your assignment topic and help with any questions you may have. These webinars are there to give you extra support and guidance so you feel completely supported throughout your training with us.


We use a platform called Zoom which allows you to connect with the trainer and other learners via your laptop, table or mobile devise. The system is very easy to use and only requires one click to join the webinar, so you don’t have to be computer savvy.


Each assignment is based on developing skills that will help you build confidence and understand how to put your learning into practice. Each session will be informative with Q&A opportunities.



1. Understand the physiology of Breastfeeding and how to support mothers with positioning and recognising breast problems as they may arise and how to deal with these situations.
2. Understand infant illnesses, what to look out for and what steps you should


3. How to best promote your services.
4. Weaning and nutritional needs of a baby. Example of meal planner suitable for a 7– months old baby.


5. Understand SIDS and how to guide parents on safe sleeping.
6. Understanding the developmental milestones of 0 – 12 months.


7. Understand how to keep babies active via play and learning.
8. Understand weaning and how-to best guide parents.

WEBINAR 5 (level 4 students only)

1. How to keep professional logs of how you support a family.
2. Understanding how to recognise reflux, signs and symptoms and ways to
support families experiencing GER and GERD with their babies. Understand short and long term complications which are associated with reflux.

WEBINAR 6 (level 4 students only)

3. Building a deeper knowledge of infant attachment theories and what these
mean in practice.
4. Explore the impact prematurity and LBW can have on child development.
5. Understand Post Natal Depression and how to support parents in recognising signs and symptoms; the difference between Baby Blues and PND and when to call for additional help

121 Mentoring

As part of this course we offer scheduled 121 mentoring phone calls with our expert trainer following your weekend course.


These calls give you an opportunity to speak directly to the trainer who can answer any questions you may have and help guide you into your professional career.

Additional CPD courses

We are committed to your continued professional development and as part of this course we offer additional CPD courses to help further your career.


Level 3 & 4 Students

As part of this course you will receive an online Employability course for FREE. This will give more insight on how to prepare for work within childcare the industry.

Level 4 Students Only

For learners who book onto our Level 4 Maternity Nurse course, you will also have the option to choose 2 Additional CPD courses from the following options;
Breast Feeding
Baby Massage
Tongue Tie
Birth Trauma

About the trainer


Julie Heginbottom has 23 years’ experience in childcare including as a nanny, maternity nurse and sleep consultant. She holds an NNEB, a degree in Early Years and is a qualified nutritional therapist, childcare tutor and assessor. Julie has worked extensively with many different families through her own consultancy and aims to empower parents, finding solutions that fit their lifestyle and philosophy rather than advocating a one-size-fits-all approach. As a trainer Julie applies these same principles, prioritising up-to-date, essential information but allowing each student to find their own niche. Julie has collaborated with LSCS on a wide range of courses, bringing us her considerable experience and perspective as a nanny and maternity nurse.


The course is accredited by OCN (Credit4Learning).


At the end of the course you will complete several assignments to demonstrate what you have learnt. You will have the choice to go for level 3 or level 4 accreditation which will determine how many assignments you will need to complete. As part of our Maternity Nurse course, we offer a 5-7 week mentoring program that includes weekly scheduled webinars with our expert trainers. During these live webinars, the trainer will go through the requirements of each assignment and answer any questions you may have. If you are unable to attend the live webinars we can send you a recording to catch up on in your own time. The trainer is also there to support and mentor you throughout this time.


You can choose to complete the assessments in your own time within 6 weeks if preferred. Your assessment will be marked by the trainer who will contact you about your results. If you successfully pass your assessments, you will receive a certificate from London School of Childcare Studies showing the grade you have achieved along with a certificate from OCN Awarding body.


Extensions: In a situation where you are unable to complete our assessment within the time frame give, you can put in a request for a time extension, but this must be accompanied by a valid reason for the extension.


Previous experience working with babies is essential to completing this course. You are required to have a good level of English to understand the course trainer and complete the assignments.

Work Experience

As part of this course you will have the option to take part in our Work Experience programme where we can organise paid & unpaid placements. This will provide you with a valuable opportunity to use your new skills and knowledge and build your confidence.


Upon successful completion of your Work Experience you will be awarded with a reference from the family which can be used to promote yourself to new clients.


Support will also be available for you if you wish to receive any help with drafting and updating your CV.


Visit our Work Experience page to find more information about our programme.

Training Location

This course is run at our training venue in Oxford Street.

4th Floor

103A Oxford Street

London, W1D 2HG

What level is right for me?

Upon booking can decide which level of accreditation you would like to take, either level 3 or level 4. This will determine what assessments you complete following your weekend of training.


LEVEL 3 (A level standard)

As a Level 3 Maternity Nurse you will have covered all the areas required to understand the role and work professionally.

To earn an OCN level 3 accreditation, you will be required to complete 8 assignments based on what you have learnt.


LEVEL 4 (Degree standard)

As a Level 4 Maternity Nurse you have demonstrated a higher level of understanding and knowledge associated with the role.


To earn an OCN level 4 accreditation, you will be required to complete 15 assignments based on what you have learnt.


Level 3 £425

Level 3 Pre-course learning
Weekend at our training centre
5 weeks mentoring and webinar programme (covering 8 assignments)
Assessment fees
Free online Employability course

Payment options: Deposit £45 then x19 £20


Level 3 & 4 £644

Level 3 Pre-course learning
Weekend at our training centre
Mentoring and webinar programme (covering 15 assignments)
Assessment fees
Free online Employability course
Two additional CPD courses

Payment options: Deposit £44 then x15 £40

Our consultants are here to help. If you have any questions please click here to submit a form and we will follow up during our working days and hours.

Upcoming Course

24th & 25th of November 2018

Details Price Qty
Level 3 ONLYshow details + £425.00 (GBP)  
Level 3 & 4show details + £644.00 (GBP)  
Booking Fee - instalments level 3show details + £45.00 (GBP)  
Booking Fee - instalments level 3 & 4show details + £44.00 (GBP)  
Free Taster Sessionshow details + £0.00 (GBP)  


Event Venue Date
Maternity Nursing Course OCN Levels 3 & 4 - 24th & 25th of November 2018 4th Floor 103A Oxford Street, London, W1D 2HG 
  • November 24, 2018 10:00 am
Maternity Nursing Course OCN Level 4 - 8th of December 2018 4th Floor 103A Oxford Street, London, W1D 2HG 
  • December 8, 2018 10:00 am
Maternity Nursing Course OCN Levels 3 & 4 - 9th & 10th of February 2019 4th Floor 103A Oxford Street, London, W1D 2HG 
  • February 9, 2019 10:00 am
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