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About Us

About NEST

  • We’re top of the class!
  • Impressive retention, completion and success figures by any standard.
  • Quality of teaching and support is exemplary.
  • Excellent learner feedback on coursework.
  • Feedback sheets to learners are excellent.
  • Internal moderation records are excellent.

Dedicated, enthusiastic, and highly professional course team

N E S T recognises that your success is the key to our own

The NEST Objective

To provide the best possible grounding for the career minded Maternity Nurse / Maternity Nanny (postnatal care) ‘graduate’, in tandem with providing a platform for those experienced professionals already active in the field to re-visit old thoughts and ideas and refresh. We encourage everyone to bring their own valuable experiences to the table and transfer those skills into each family home.

We understand the value of supporting women’s careers in both an academic and a practical sense and N.E.S.T Faculty members are a community of talented professionals who divide their time between working within the industry and sharing their experiences as teachers and tutors to those who choose to study with Us

The NEST Message


Our courses are about you.

We’ve updated how we run our courses to suit contemporary life-styles when there’s no need to take a whole weekend of cramming, we will send you your course manuals and you decide when you’re ready to meet with your tutor and discuss over coffee or lunch….the choice is yours. 


LEVEL 3 & LEVEL 4 POSTNATAL CARE/non-medical Maternity Nursing combine distance learning with tutorial input, making our courses so much more accessible and support funded with fees of just £405 (L3) or £505 (L4) per Learner for full accreditation at 15 credits.


The NEST Offering

Unparalleled range of expertise

We offer a diverse mix of full courses to enable practitioners to build upon their credits and extend their portfolios.

By encouraging you to broaden the way you learn, our range of tutors will help to guide and encourage you in where you want to take the course – and there are more options than you might imagine to sit within your own life-style. 

You choose how and when you begin your studies and we’ll fit in with you. 

We hope to make your learning experience enjoyable and without stress.




Study with NEST

Speak to us about the NEST courses.

Call us on 07811 862930 or 

Our Education Strategy

Study that combines experience, learning & communication

In this profession, there are no quick fixes and no short cuts because you are the core for information, the teacher, the mentor, the ‘professional’ friend, the ears and the eyes entwined within so many different family dynamics. The only pathway to eliminate errors is through carefully structured study – to draw on both your own, and the experiences others and to explore the art of communication, all of which we consider to be part of our constructed programme of learning.

Our Communication Strategy

Who we are

Kate Cranston-Stephens, BA(Hons), MDipEd, Founder has spend 35 years as teacher, maternity nurse/PNC, leads the PNC courses using her background as a researcher & academic writer. 

Laura Richardson, CPNC, DPNC, provides support and advice & is currently training in paediatric nursing.

Ruth Asare, CPNC, DPNC, experienced PNC & work experience programme provider (ruthiematernity@yahoo.com)



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


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N.E.S.T. Associate, Liz Woolfitt until recently headed the professional team for N.E.S.T. Modular Courses within Newborn Education Services & Training (NEST). Liz  now specialises in the area of problem sleep, supporting parents through difficult times. Liz has a clear view on what is important to both parents and practitioners in Breastfeeding, Sleep Training & Multiples. 

N.E.S.T. Associate Claire Thompson has, for over 13 years has provided expert support to parents and children of all ages. A former N.E.S.T. Postnatal Care/non-Medical Maternity Nursing graduate & Early Years degree, Claire has since brought her skills, experience and expertise back to her native Republic of Ireland to great success as an advisor in postnatal carer and early childhood, with her specialist field being premature and multiple babies. 

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