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Caring for Newborns, Supporting New Mums

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Course Mobile: 07811 862930

Introduction by Kate Cranston-Stephens BA (Hons), DPNC, MdipEd & Founder of NEST

For over twenty years I have worked within the regime of the young and the very young as a Postnatal Carer / non-medical Maternity Nurse, teacher, researcher and educator. By combining these key ingredients I adapted my research into a training programme for those who wish to enter the specialist field of newborn care as a Postnatal Carer / non-medical maternity nurse.

All NEST courses carry accreditation, the PNC / non-medical maternity nursing course carrying 12 credits @ Level 3 (equivalent to NVQ level 3 or ‘A’ level), the highest accredited course of its kind anywhere, with the opportunity to upgrade to level 4.

What is a Postnatal Carer / non-medical Maternity Nurse and what do they do?

The Postnatal Carer / non-medical Maternity Nurse plays a tremendously important role in the lives of new mothers and their newborn babies; they provide support, advice and guidance and may remain in the home until the mother feels confident to care for her own baby. PNC's may choose to work on a consultancy-only basis.

Kate Nicolle, Principal, NEST Nanny College, MontDipEd. CPNC, DPNC

Kate Nicolle heads the professional team of Nanny Education Services & Training (NEST) and is an associate within its sister company, Newborn Education Ltd. Passionate about her job, Kate views her role as a key component in providing the perfect launch pad for a professional career by teaching now to combine childcare with education.

‘the correct training instills confidence and, ultimately, success’

A strong advocate in providing the right foundation, Kate has a clear and fresh view on what is important to both parents and the trained nanny when working within the family environment, in part drawing on her own experience both as an employer and employee.

Kate has worked with children and families in different ways throughout her career - as a Nanny, in postnatal care as a non-medical Maternity Nurse, a Montessori Early Years teacher, managing nursery schools and, more recently, with the NHS on parenting interventions and training frontline parenting staff across the country.

Kate also delivers parenting programmes for Children’s Centres and the Barnardos children’s charity, and is the parenting expert for a global baby brand.

NEST PNC Postnatal Care (PNC)/non-medical Maternity Nursing

Level 3, 12 credits £460

Level 4, 4 credits £180 for previous NEST students

Level 4, 22 credits £640

Work placements optional

Advice on developing your own surgeries and workshops, PR & marketing, CV & portfolio development.
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NEST Nanny @ Hartpury College Gloucestershire

Nanny Summer School £600
17 credits @ level 3
3 weeks + work placements
Wed 6 August - Tues 26 August inclusive Hartpury College, Gloucestershire
Accommodation available on site (optional & separate)

(Finance Options available)

This boutique Career Nanny Course is designed & tailored to offer a fresh, contemporary face
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NEST Modular Courses London & Gloucestershire

Breastfeeding L3, 8 Cr £200
Sleep Training L3, 4 Cr £180
Multiples L3, 4 Cr £180
Routine L3, 4 Cr £180
(3 for 4 course option)

Half day per course ratio maximum 1 x tutor per 4 x students (with opportunity for free half day with PNC group)

Advice on developing your own workshop & marketing available
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NEST Course in Postnatal Depression

Level 4, 18 Credits £600

Delivered at the Imperial College University, London SW7 & Gloucestershire’s Hartpury College

London: Weekend dates Gloucestershire: Mid-week

Individual Tuition/small ratio groups

Designed for those looking to achieve a career in counselling
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