newborn education services & training
Established internationally for over 18 years
Caring for Newborns; Supporting “new” Mums
See what NEST can do for you, read our success stories
A Message from our Founder
“After 18 years, and at the ripe old age of 67, I have finally decided to hang up my cap and gown. N.E.S.T (my ‘baby”) will always have a huge place in my heart, along with many fond memories of all the wonderful students who have passed through our doors.”
We have 6 distance learning places available with ‘special fees’ before N.E.S.T finally closes its doors at the end of June.
Laura Richardson, CPNC, DPNC
Newborn Education Services & Training Accredited non-medical Maternity Nurse/Maternity Nanny/ Postnatal Care Courses
Caring for Newborns, supporting you in supporting ‘new’ Mothers
Postnatal Care/non-medical Maternity Nursing
With a distinct lack of community support in all areas of postnatal care, and midwives stretched to the limit, it makes sense to look at the non-medical option.
The NEST course in Postnatal Care/non-medical maternity nursing provides the opportunity to gain accredited certification at levels 3 &/OR level 4
SUPPORT FUNDING: is available on request
Level 3 Attendance: £460
Level 3 Distance Learning with tutorial support: £404
Contact 07811 862930 for a chat or advice about the courses on offer
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on all NEST courses
NEST Accredited Modular & Short Courses
Modular courses in Breastfeeding, Multiples, & Sleep Training @ level 3
The Postnatal Depression course is led by Anna Butcher, Registered Counselling Psychologist
Our short courses are led by the very experienced multiple babies PNC specialist, Susie Wilsher. Her talks will include tongue tie, managing bereavement, hypnobirthing & baby massage
For further information, email us at email@example.com
Parent/Baby Carers’ Postnatal Care (PNC) Support Groups
From mid-May our new support groups for
• Baby Care providers
will be opening their doors in Sussex, Surrey, Lincolnshire, Cambridge & the North with other areas to follow……
Discuss all aspects of postnatal care from newborn & baby topics from birth to weaning £10 per hourly session
N.E.S.T. Brand new look Nanny Course options:
N.E.S.T. Nanny £480
15 credits + coursework, face-to-face tutorials, small groups & work experience option
N.E.S.T. Maternity Nanny £460
15 credits + coursework, face-to-face tutorials, small groups, & work experience option
N.E.S.T. Combine the two £710
30 credits + coursework, face-to-face tutorials, small groups, & work experience option
Monthly fee payment terms available on Application for all N.E.S.T. courses
No artificial theories, just a fresh, realistic approach, tying ‘old fashioned’ values together with modern
methods and principles of childcare.
Taught by Kayleigh Lockyer
BA (Hons) in Early Years Development & Learning with integrated practical diploma, Norland
What is a Maternity Nurse (postnatal carer) and what does the role entail?
The Maternity Nurse is a non-medical postnatal carer who plays a tremendously important role in the lives of new mothers and their newborn babies
They provide support, advice and guidance
They may remain in the home until the mother feels confident to care for her own baby.
Maternity Nurses (non-medical/postnatal carers) may choose to work on a consultancy-only basis, and enjoy the flexibility to negotiate their hours, fees and contract arrangements.
Welcome to N.E.S.T
For over thirty years I have worked within the regime of the young and the very young as a Maternity Nurse, a non-medical practitioner practising postnatal care, latterly becoming a 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 Maternity Nurse (Postnatal Carer / non-medical maternity nurse).
Kate Cranston-Stephens BA (Hons), DPNC, MdipEd, and founder of NEST
“Dear NEST, just wanted to say thank you for providing such great courses for all of us working in the childcare industry. So proud to call myself a qualified NEST Post Natal Carer and I look forward to attending more courses.”
“Kate’s courses are always extremely professionally presented and well delivered. I believe the success of the course lies in her ability to bring out the best in every candidate and to treat each person with utmost respect.”
“I am really enjoying working through the coursework for the Breast feeding module. It is really the in-depth course I had hoped it would be. The help, guidance and support with every step has been brilliant.”