Sleep Training Course
Breastfeeding Level 3 Modular Course
Level 3, 16 credits
Understanding breastfeeding, pregnancy, IVF, birth & post birth experiences breast composition cosmetic surgery first days reflex actions colostrums lactation benefits immune health intelligence respiratory infections organisational endorsements infant weight gain latching positioning expressing mixed feeding tandem feeding extended breastfeeding, shared breastfeeding time at the breast, and positioning.
Plus engorgement sore nipples nipple discharge encouraging let-down problems at the breast, breast pain blocked ducts Mastitis (breast infection) breast abscess breast lumps leaking milk, overabundant milk lopsided breasts concerns about the baby coping measures for fussiness getting enough milk underfeeding treatment measures recurrent blocked ducts breast infections overabundant milk nutrition weaning history sociological factors.
Not always straightforward, we combine the biology of breastfeeding with the emotional and translate it into an every day life event, using empathy, support and guidance. You, as the engineer of successful breastfeeding, plays an extremely important part in providing this sensitive area of postnatal care.
Apart from examining the questions necessary for you to gain accreditation, during the course, you will meet with a counselor who will help you to explore yourself and a consultant who will discuss how to benefit from your acquired knowledge and promote your own skill set.
In the N E S T Breastfeeding course, academic skills are not tested in the traditional way, but require you extend your research further than on-line by requiring you design a portfolio to share with your client, displaying diagrams, research and practical solutions for impractical seeming situations. • IVF, birth & post birth experiences • Breast composition during/post pregnancy • Understanding breastfeeding • Cosmetic surgery • First days • Reflex actions • Colostrums • Lactation benefits • Lactation aids • Immune health • New born intelligence • Respiratory infections • Organisational endorsements • Infant weight gain • Latching • Positioning • Expressing • Mixed feeding • Tandem feeding (multiples) • Extended breastfeeding • Shared breastfeeding • Time at the breast
• engorgement • sore nipples • nipple discharge • encouraging let-down • breast pain • blocked ducts • Mastitis (breast infection) • breast abscess • breast lumps • leaking milk • lopsided breasts • coping measures for fussiness • getting enough milk • underfeeding • treatment measures overabundant milk
• Nutrition • Weaning • History • Sociological factors
Sleep Training Course
Level 3, 10 credits
The role of the Sleep Training Professional The importance of Sleep for babies & young children REM content of sleep, sleep patterns Sleep as an important component of the growth process, Normal sleep patterns of the baby/child Routine and Sleep Appropriate sleep areas.
Common Sleep Problems in babies, toddlers & children refusal to sleep alternative sleeping methods implementation of a programme to effectively train the child/baby to sleep, Relationship between eating and sleeping sleep patterns in newborns, babies & toddlers, different methods of sleep training communicating with parents communicating with the child food and sleeping.
Using the most up to date research [Swansea University], we unravel the function of child sleep, compare it with adult sleep and explore how we can fit it into the family dynamic.
Sharing your research with your clients is often a very enlightening experience. In order to do this, you need study and research to support a discussion in where understanding, empathy, and kindness is present. We explore all of this during our 2-day training workshop, using N E S T research as a basis.
In addition to examining the questions necessary for you to gain accreditation, you will meet with both a counsellor and consultant during the course. Both of whom will help you to explore yourself and to discuss how to benefit from your acquired knowledge and promote your own skill set.
For the purposes of accreditation, the following are included within this particular modular learning programme:
• The role of the Sleep Training Professional • The importance of Sleep for babies & young children • Communicating with parents • Communicating with the child • Biology • Charting sleep • REM content of sleep • Sleep patterns • Sleep as an important component of the growth process • Normal sleep patterns of the baby/child • Routine and Sleep • Appropriate sleep areas • Common Sleep Problems in babies, toddlers & children • Refusal to sleep • Alternative sleeping methods • Implementation of a programme to effectively train the child/baby to sleep • Relationship between food, eating and sleeping • Sleep patterns in newborns, babies & toddlers • Different methods of sleep training
Multiples Modular Course
Level 3, 10 credits
In the main everyone is fascinated by the sight of twins, entranced with triplets, and in awe of multiples in general.
Understanding the biology of multiples is in itself a fascinating topic, and one that is fully explored in the N E S T Multiples modular course.
Studying the biology and background of twins is often in complete contrast with the reality of the effect the birth of multiples can have on a family.
As with the NEST breastfeeding course, you are required to design a portfolio to share with your clients. The idea is that by sharing your knowledge with your clients’ own findings and experiences, you will build up a trusting and possibly long term relationship. In addition to examining the questions necessary for you to gain accreditation, you will be required to meet with a counsellor who will help you to explore yourself, and a consultant who will discuss how to benefit from your acquired knowledge and promote your own skill set.
The impact on the birth order, group dynamic, equality of care, special bonds, types of multiples, conception, dizygotic twins, monozygotic twins, stereotypes, detecting twins, observing babies, the family dynamic, establishing a successful feeding routine, how to support a breastfeeding mother, sleeping, feeding, positioning, attachment, expressing, sterilisation & hygiene nutrition.
Routine Modular Course
Level 3, 4 credits
By examining the complexities of the family dynamic, it is the role of the Postnatal Carer to determine a routine that works for all.
Perhaps most importantly, to develop a routine that allows baby to quickly establish his own routine and rhythm.
N E S T Course in Routine Level 3, 4 credits This course is an in-depth sociological study on family life – in where the arrival of a newborn demands a new system to balance and regain previous family equilibrium.
Information is gathered, collated and an analysis is then to be produced in graph/chart format. In most cases, attendance of the Postnatal Care / non-medical maternity nursing course is required, in order to ensure the learner has a strong overview of the family.
A realistic routine is one that takes into account the new mother’s normal daily schedule – what she eats, her social life, the father, other children and the demands of other family members and friends.
Jan @ London
Jan 26 – 27, London Imperial College, South Kensington
May @ London
May 25 – 26, London Imperial College, South Kensington
Sep @ London
Sep 28 – 29, London Imperial College, South Kensington
Feb @ London
Feb 23 – 24, London Imperial College, South Kensington
Jun @ London
Jun 29 – 30, London Imperial College, South Kensington
Oct @ London
Oct 26 – 27, London Imperial College, South Kensington
Mar @ London
Mar 30 – 31, London Imperial College, South Kensington
Jul @ London
Jul 27 – 28, London Imperial College, South Kensington
Nov @ London
Nov 23 – 24, London Imperial College, South Kensington
Apr @ London
Apr 27 – 28, London Imperial College, South Kensington
Aug @ London
Aug 24 – 25, London Imperial College, South Kensington
What our NESTers say about us
I remember while training one of the things we talked about was the many different roles you experience as a maternity nurse and it is definitely something I've always remembered. You not only join a family at one of the happiest moments of their lives, sometimes it's the saddest, most challenging, frustrating, amazing, funniest, most wanted, highest and lowest times of their lives. Peoples strengths and weaknesses are tested and as a maternity nurse you are there every step of the way, sharing, caring and guiding as much as you can."
"Getting in contact with N E S T was like a breath of fresh air. After my first phone call with Liz, she knew exactly what kind of help I needed. She was very supportive and genuinely cared. Even after placing a maternity nurse with me she requested regular updates. I am so thankful that I was able to contact her and would recommend all 'mothers to be' to do the same."
“After finishing the NEST course in Postnatal Care / Non-medical Maternity Nursing I have used that amazing opportunity to get some work experience with newborn triplets. As a Night Maternity Nurse I was taking care of the three baby-girls from 11pm to 7am and so gave a chance to their parents to take a good night rest. It didn't take me long to feel confident when feeding, burping and changing such a tiny babies. I am glad for this “hands-on” opportunity. Big Thank You to Liz for matching me with this fantastic family."
"I just want to thank you for the photo you sent and also for the training we had that weekend. I was so touched and moved to hear all the stories and experience shared. I was also inspired and determined though the knowledge and the teaching I gained that weekend to work hard and go out there, to be of help to new mums and their new babies. I just can't wait to work hard. Again thank you so much!"
"I am back in chilly Johannesburg and ready to tackle my assignments! I absolutely loved the course and think Kate is truly inspiring!"
"Well done! It's a fantastic course. I recommend it to all my nanny friends."
"I just wanted to congratulate you for the great workshop that you have created about the role of the Post-natal carer. I enjoyed every single minute of it and later on I would love to participate to the PND workshop. The teacher was just fantastic and her teaching skills and experience have been so valuable to me."
"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."
"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."
"I trained with N.E.S.T in September last year. I have to say the training is fantastic. I fully enjoyed my P.N.C course and highly recommend N.E.S.T. I'm planning to top up my level 3 diploma to level 4. I'm also planning to do the sleep training course and multiples course this year. One of my local nanny agencies are posting me an application form and would like to interview me. My future career is looking very promising thanks to N.E.S.T!"
Kelly Carr White
"A belated 'thank you' for all the support and expertise from the training, 29th/30th June. An amazing two days shared with an expert, professional team. Just finished the coursework which although challenging, highly necessary for the standards which N.E.S.T insist you adhere to. Will be meeting with a retired P.N.C. in a few days in the hope of getting a placement in the near future."
"Kate’s courses are always extremely professionally presented and delivered. I believe that one of the reasons for the success of this course is her ability to bring out the best in even the most unconfident of learners and to treat each learner with respect."
"I found the course to be impressive; lectures are informative yet interactive, academic without being too hi-brow, to the point yet substantial. Indeed, I took the opportunity of sitting-in on one of the courses as part of my own continuous professional development."