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Caring for Newborns, Supporting New Mums

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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 carries 12 credits @ Level 3, which is the equivalent to NVQ level 3 or ‘A’ levels – the highest accredited course of its kind anywhere. There is also 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.

Claire Thompson

NEST is proud to introduce Claire Thompson, our new representative and lead trainer for the Republic of Ireland. Claire has over 10 years experience in childcare for all ages, including a Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education.

As a former graduate of NEST's Post-Natal Care and Non-Medical Maternity Nursing course, Claire has since brought her skills, experience and expertise back to her native Ireland to great success as a postnatal carer and maternity nurse. In the last 5 years she has worked with dozens of families with newborn, premature and multiple babies she brings hands-on experience and a depth of practical knowledge about caring for young children. She is also a mother to two children under two, so has gained first hand experience of pregnancy through to toddlerhood.

Claire specialises in caring for multiples, but also has a superb track record helping parents and their babies through Sleep Training, Routine, Feeding and Nutrition. She understands it's just as important to care for the new parents as for the child, bringing a natural confidence that rubs off on all her clients.

Liz Woolfitt, NNEB, CPNC, DPNC

Liz Woolfitt heads the professional team of Modular Courses within Newborn Education Services & Training (NEST). Liz views her role as key in providing the perfect launch pad for a professional career in specific areas of postnatal care.

A strong advocate for providing ongoing training, Liz has a clear and fresh view on what is important to both parents and practitioners when it comes to Breastfeeding, Sleep Training, Multiples and Postnatal Depression.

Liz has worked with many children and families throughout her career – both as a nanny and also as a postnatal carer.

Drawing upon professional experience both as an employer and employee within these specialist fields, Liz is able to offer real-world applicable scenarios, trouble-shooting and advice.

NEST PNC Postnatal Care / non-medical Maternity Nursing

Level 3, 12 credits £460

Level 4, 4 credits £240 for previous NEST students

Level 4, 22 credits £640

Work placements optional (after completion & accreditation).

Potential Earnings £800 to £1200 per week.
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NEST Nanny Course

Nanny Training Course

80 credits @ level 3

(Finance Options available)

This boutique Career Nanny Course is designed & tailored to offer a fresh, contemporary face.

Potential Earnings £400+ per week.
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NEST Modular Courses

Breastfeeding Level 3, 8 Cr £320
Sleep Training Level 3, 4 Cr £220
Multiples Level 3, 4 Cr £220
Routine Level 3, 4 Cr £220
(4 for 3 course option)

Potential Earnings £80 to £120 per hour.
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NEST Course in Postnatal Depression

Level 4, 18 Credits £600
Individual Tuition/counselling require small ratio groups.

Prospectus available on request.

This course requires intensive study and commitment, designed for those looking to achieve a career in counselling.

Potential Earnings £120 per hour / £80 per session for 6 weeks.
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As part of our enhanced programme of learning, modular course students are invited to join the PNC/non-medical Maternity Nursing course as our guest. There is no additional fee required. This additional inclusion gives you the opportunity to broaden your study base and discuss your course topics within a group dynamic.