This course is a day of online training and 2 days of in-person training, with ongoing support and mentoring

Our acclaimed Maternity Nurse Training courses provide those wanting to become Maternity Nurses or those already working with babies an opportunity to further their skills. The Maternity Nurse Training course is available at a level 3, 4 and 5 through Open College Network (OCN London).



At Babyem, our maternity nurse training isn’t just a course about caring for babies. It’s about providing you with the tools, expertise, and ongoing guidance to take what you love – caring for newborns – and help you make an impact in the world and build a rewarding career. 


We support you every step of the way, based on what we know you need, from our 10+ years specialising in training for baby and child care professionals, including…

Putting holistic and evidence-based practice at the heart of everything you learn. We teach you what you need to know, based on the most up to date research, so that you can support families to make informed choices that protect the parent-child relationship.


Having a multi-agency team of industry experts on hand to support you. Our globally-recognised trainers are instrumental in shaping and changing our industry, having written NICE guidelines, Cochrane reviews, and many are published authors.


Cutting through the myths and supporting you to help parents to make informed choices. We don’t just tell you WHAT to do, we tell you WHY (based on evidence) and HOW to apply theory into PRACTICE to meet the individual needs of each child. 


Gain practical hands-on experience, confidence, and be best-placed to find employment, through our newborn placement scheme. You get our full support, from helping you apply, matching you with placements, and pairing you with our Maternity Nurse Ambassadors for direct support.


Providing you with continued learning opportunities to keep you up to date with best practice and changing guidelines. You have access to live monthly workshops through our online community, as well as support from experienced maternity nurses and peers.


Why complete your Maternity Nurse Training Courses In London with Babyem?

This comprehensive Maternity Nurse Training course includes:

Gain practical experience and develop your confidence through our newborn placement scheme, which is available for all students in England (see more details below). As seen in the industry magazine Nursery World.

With 2 days in-person training + a day of online training + a bonus baby massage workshop, ensuring you feel prepared in your role supporting newborns and parents.

The Maternity Nurse Training is the most advanced maternity nurse qualification level in the industry, with accreditation at levels 3, 4, and 5, through Open College Network (OCN London) one of the largest vocational awarding body in the UK.

Cutting through the myths and supporting you to help parents to make informed choices. We don’t just tell you WHAT to do, we tell you WHY (based on evidence) and HOW to apply theory into PRACTICE to meet the individual needs of each child. This gives you confidence, plus it gives your clients the reassurance they want, that you’re the right person to help them.

Being part of our active community you will receive monthly Q& A seminars and have your questions answered by industry specialists and experienced Maternity Nurses.

That you can use with your clients so you always look professional. You get lifetime access to the online training assets so you can always continue to support your clients.

Attend our courses, providing essential practical information and career guidance to ensure you feel confident starting your role.


Perfect for those who are looking for a more flexible role caring for babies, supporting families at home and those wanting to learn a wide range of skills to meet babies needs.


Nannies looking to develop baby care skills in their current role. Or those looking for a more flexible role caring for babies.


Childcare professionals such as Nursery Nurses, Childminders, Health Professionals and Family Support Workers who want to support families with babies within a childcare or home setting.


Maternity Nurses who are wanting to refresh their knowledge with current evidence-based practice. As well as those wanting to learn a wide range of skills to meet the individual needs of babies.


People who have baby experience and are looking to advance their knowledge in the care of babies or transition into the baby care sector.

“This course blew my mind. The teachers are experts in their field and you get so much ongoing support.  I'm now excited about my future caring for newborns”


Beth Edwards, Nanny


Our Maternity Nurse Training is taught to a Level 4 standard, and you have the flexibility to complete the Level 3 or the Level 4 assessment.

Emma Dewey Director babyem

  • Sleep requirements for babies and sleep cycles.
  • Comfort measures to soothe a cranky/tired baby.
  • Common mistakes people make when supporting babies to sleep.
  • Infant brain development.
  • Different philosophies and approaches regarding sleep.
  • Gentle (evidence-based) sleep techniques to encourage babies to self-settle/sleep through the night.
  • Safe sleep for babies.
  • Different types of maternity roles.
  • Travelling with families.
  • Business basics – pay, insurance, contracts, setting up as self-employed.
  • Gaining experience and attracting the right clients for you.
  • How babies feed, including infant suckling/sucking.
  • How to ensure the correct positioning and attachment of baby onto the breast.
  • Getting milk supply set up correctly and building up the supply.
  • Feeding patterns and how to tell a good feed.
  • How to implement a sustainable feeding routine.
  • Breastfeeding difficulties including cracked nipples, nipple trauma, engorgement, mastitis and thrush.
  • Expressing milk, including methods and when to do this.
  • Supplementing feeds, including reasons to supplement and how to effectively do this.
  • Bottle feeding, including pace feeding and how to prepare and store bottles.
  • Implications of mixed feeding.
  • Common illnesses in infants and young children.
  • Signs and symptoms of fevers, throat, ear and urinary infections, chicken pox, febrile convulsions, diarrhoea and vomiting, hand foot and mouth, impetigo, ringworm.
  • When medical attention should be sought.
  • How babies feed, including infant suckling/sucking.
  • Ensuring the correct positioning and attachment of baby onto the breast.
  • Getting milk supply correctly established and building up the supply.
  • Expressing milk, including methods and when to do this.
  • Supplementing feeds, including reasons to supplement and how to effectively do this.
  • Bottle feeding, including pace feeding and how to prepare and store bottles.
  • Breastfeeding problems and strategies to support parents.
  • Symptoms of colic, non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment for colic.
  • Symptoms of reflux (including physiological reflux and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease).
  • Treatment for reflux and knowing when to see a specialist.
  • The role of genes, bacteria, stress, nutrition and environmental toxins in the development of allergies.
  • Exploration of the different types of allergy, including lactose intolerance and cow’s milk allergy.
  • Understand how to help a baby with allergies.
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development.
  • Physical development.
  • Speech, language and communication development.
  • Cognitive development.
  • Signs and symptoms of serious illness in babies.
  • Meningitis – signs and symptoms.
  • When to seek help.
  • Premature, sick and low birth weight babies.
  • Potential issues after a vaginal or caesarean birth and how to support a mother as a Maternity Nurse.
  • What practical support can be provided to support new mothers.
  • Postnatal depression, including prevalence and what support can be provided.
  • Bleeding – what’s normal or not.
  • Lifting, moving and exercising.
  • Diet and rest.
  • Chronological vs. corrected age.
  • Caring for premature babies and the effects on parents.
  • The possible short and long-term effects of premature birth.
  • Particular areas of concern post-discharge.
  • How maternity nurses can help to care for premature babies and provide support to parents.
  • Breastfeeding and other feeding methods.
  • Caring for babies – from head to toe.
  • Supporting the development of babies through play.

TRAINING INCLUDED WITH Level 4 Course Only ...

  • How families are changing
  • Different cultural groups that have distinct and specific needs
  • How to support the LGBT community
  • Developmental milestones
  • Leaps and phases
  • Flat head syndrome – is it all the same?
  • Synostotic v Non Synostotic flat head syndrome
  • Treatment plans available

Candidates that book the Level 4 course, receive 3 additional bonus modules.



This BONUS baby massage workshop will be led by Lynn Murphy, co-director of the renowned Active Birth Centre in North London. She will be delivering a taster baby massage workshop for candidates at the end of the first day of the Maternity Nurse Training.

You get lifetime access to our members-only private Facebook group, so you’re part of a supportive, like-minded community, where you can connect with peers and make new friends (even if you’re an introvert!)


Also, your tutors and experienced Maternity Nurses are regularly in the group, answering questions, providing practical guidance, and sharing their knowledge – perfect for boosting your confidence and learning from your own questions and those of your peers.

When you join Babyem, you will have instant access to ALL our previous masterclasses. This comprehensive vault of training includes topics such as caring for multiples, tongue-tie and infant feeding, and understanding birth trauma. Having this training at your fingertips will boost your confidence and enhance your expertise.

We take your ONGOING success very seriously and access to your support group continues long after your training is complete. We run monthly live workshops and Q&A sessions with industry experts who support our graduates across a range of business, mindset and practical childcare related topics. It could be anything from legally protecting your business to the science behind carrying babies. 

These workshops are there to fast track your success and confidence when working with newborns and families. They also provide an opportunity to connect with other like-minded professionals. 


We give you everything you need, and in the unlikely event of something not being included that you want to know more about…just ask and chances are we’ll be able to include it.



“85% of our Maternity Nurse trainees said the newborn placement scheme had helped them to gain full time employment.”

The quality of our teaching and ongoing direct access to globally-respected trainers in the field of newborn baby care already puts us at the forefront of maternity training.


But it’s important to us that we give our students the BEST, and that’s why, if you’re based in England, you can take advantage of our Babyem Newborn Placement Scheme.


Learning is good. But going that extra step…combining learning with practical hands-on experience is what sets you apart and makes you best-placed to confidently support parents of newborns of 0-3 months.


Having more practical experience also makes you the natural choice for clients so you’re more likely to gain employment.

Step 1: You complete your Babyem OCN Level 3 or 4 Maternity Nurse Training London


Step 2: You have a 1-to-1 consultation with one of the Babyem team. This is where we really get to know you and your goals, and understand where you are in terms of your experience and confidence so we can match you with the best placement. We also go through your CV if you have one (and we provide additional training and tips on how to create / improve your CV)


Step 3: We explain the best way to undertake your first placement, including how to contact them. We guide you on what to say, and what to expect during the placement.

Then you can find families who are ideal for you and your level of experience and confidence to match with on our secure portal, and we support you through this process. 


During your placement we check in with you, so you always feel supported.


PLUS, you are teamed up with a Babyem ambassador. Your ambassador is an experienced Maternity Nurse, and fully in tune with the Babyem ethos of being gentle, holistic, evidence based, and all about empowering families. They are there to support you during your placement…whether it’s to answer a question ‘in the moment’, give you a confidence boost, or help you know what to say or do, our ambassador system (in addition to the ongoing support in our Facebook group) has you covered.


You can see full details of the Babyem Placement Scheme here.


We work closely with a range of organisations, including NCT groups, Great Ormond Street Hospital, charities such as Homestart and Gingerbread, national multiples groups The Twins and Multiple Births Association and Twins UK, plus we receive many self-referrals from parents, so we’re confident you’ll be able to gain experience on at least one, if not several, newborn placements to enhance your experience. 


“At Nannies Incorporated we need our maternity nurses to be the best in the industry. We are continuously impressed by their level of maternity and nanny training.”

Nannies Incorporated

“We highly recommend Babyem as a maternity nurse course provider. Those with a background in childcare wishing to train as a maternity nurse should enrol.”

Maternally Yours

“We are really impressed not only with the content of the Babyem course and all that it covers, but also the teaching style and the flow of the day. “

Eden Private Staff

“Our Nanny candidates have consistently given us great feedback about Babyem, which cover a comprehensive range of skills and subjects.”

Greycoat Lumleys


We are proud to be voted the number 1 training agency, out of 6411 by FreeIndex, based on over 60 independent ratings. We understand the importance of putting theory into practice and operate a free maternity nurse training scheme, working with agencies, associations, hospitals and universities throughout the UK.


We are the only training agency to have a specialist multi-agency team. Our postnatal Maternity Nurse Training is delivered by a UK leading lactation consultant and sleep specialist who has written policies and best practice guidance for the premature baby charity Bliss. Our Maternity Nurse Training is promoted in industry magazines such as Nursery World.

We understand that you might be feeling anxious about the assignment as you complete your maternity accreditation, especially if you haven't studied for a long time. We also recognise that many individuals would like to take a part in an advanced maternity course with the option of completing the assignment at the level that suits them. Our approach to training is flexible and affordable. 


Our day of online training and day of in-person intensive Maternity Nurse Training course is degree level and candidates can then choose to complete the post-course maternity nurse assessment at a level 3 (A – level standard) or level 4 (degree standard) through Open College Network.


Our students also have the benefit of being able to upgrade their maternity nurse accreditation at a later date if they would like to (only paying the difference).


The assessments consist of a series of essay-based questions based on the subjects taught during the attendance based course, also practical assessments which take place during the course.


We provide access to up-to-date research

You will have access to the Babyem resource file, which includes videos, articles, journals and recommended books, webinars and websites.


How long do we have to complete the course assessment?

You will be emailed a study pack, after the course and are given 7 weeks to complete the assessment questions, before sending the completed answers back to us by email. We are happy to provide assistance with course work by email and phone.


Do you provide additional support?

We are happy to provide additional support to anyone that needs it, please do let us know how we can assist you by calling us on 0208 986 9008.


Maternity Nurse Training course prerequisite

We have candidates from a wide range of roles attend our course, from Childminders to Nannies and Maternity Nurses to Midwives. Students are required to have at least 1-year baby experience (including newborn experience) before attending this course.


In order to complete the online element of the Maternity Nurse Training course, candidates are required to have the following in place:

  • Internet access and a working email address
  • Up to date internet browser such as Google Chrome/ Internet Explorer/Safari/Firefox.
  • Ability to hear audio/video via your computer
  • Use of a computer to study the course – tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying.

Address: The Strathmore Hotel, 41 Queens Gate Gardens, London, SW7 5NB.

If you are running late please contact the mobile number provided in your confirmation email (received the day before the training). Please note if you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may be turned away from the training day and have to pay in full to re-book.

We recommend that you plan your journey in advance, however, should you get lost please contact the venue in advance on: +44 (0) 20 7584 0512

The Strathmore Hotel is a 3-minute walk from Gloucester Road tube station and a 10-minute walk from South Kensington station. You can plan your route to the hotel by clicking on this link HERE

Off-street parking is available in the area. However, it is the learner's responsibility to check any parking restrictions at the venue prior to leaving their car and organise where to park prior to attending the training.

You are required to complete the distance learning part of the course before attending, and will be provided with a separate certificate for this. You will also have access to the online learning modules after the course specifically relating to setting up your own business and completing placements. All our candidates then complete the same attendance based course, pitched at level 4 (degree level) – see below.

We pitch our 2 day course at level 4, as feedback from our candidates shows us that they like to be learning new things during the course and be pushed intellectually. After the 2 day course you can choose to complete the level 3 assessment paper or the level 4 assessment paper. If you have chosen to complete the course at a level 3, you can go on at a later date and complete the level 4 assessment paper, and only pay the difference i.e. £165.

We cannot possibly guarantee someone a job after attending our course (we get asked this daily!). But we can guarantee that you will be provided with up to date evidence-based information, with lots of ongoing support so that you are well prepared to support parents. We strongly believe this makes you best-placed for favourable consideration by prospective clients.


We are also a very friendly bunch and always happy to discuss your career goals. Our Facebook Group is also a brilliant place to network with others, and often a place where graduates forward jobs and support each other.


We work with a number of leading Nanny and Maternity Agencies in the field (you can find a list of our recommended agencies HERE) and provide support with CV writing as a basic service to all our candidates.

We always have a Maternity Nurse consultant come along from leading agencies such as Eden Nannies and Greycoat Lumleys to talk to candidates about the practical aspects of working as a Maternity Nurse. This includes creating a winning CV, payment, becoming self employed, maintaining confidentiality and maintaining boundaries.


Many of our previous students have commented on how beneficial it is to meet agency representatives face to face and gain valuable advice. In addition, a number of the representatives that come along have worked as Maternity Nurses and are able to share their personal experiences with you.

Different agencies like you to have different amounts of newborn experience before taking you on their books. Our newborn maternity placement scheme (available to students in England) enables candidates to get newborn experience with the support of an experienced childcare team to help them every step of the way. We receive referrals from a wide range of charities and organisations, from the National Childcare Trust (NCT) to Great Ormond Street Hospital, and from multiples groups such as Twins UK to Local Authorities. Placements are a fantastic opportunity to build skills, develop confidence and become more employable.

During the course, we focus on how to care for babies and families. There are many ways you can use the skills you will learn during this course, including:
• Working in the community with the mothers, perhaps as a childcare professional or health professional.
• Working as a Nanny where the employer may be having a baby and you want to develop your knowledge in this area.
• Working as a Night Nanny – solely wanting to support parents and babies overnight.
• Working as a Maternity Nurse caring for newborns
• Perhaps you are working with new mothers and want to develop your knowledge on how to support mothers and babies so you are able to serve your clients better.
• Increase your general knowledge so that you can support a member of your family who is having a baby.

Great, we’re excited to start working with you! All you need to do is click the ‘ENROL NOW’ button below and choose the right payment plan for you. Once you successfully make the payment, you will receive a receipt.

Within 5 minutes, you will receive confirmation that you have successfully enrolled onto the program. You will be sent a welcome email that includes your login details. Should you need additional assistance, please send us an email at info@babyem.co.uk and we can happily help you.

About our facilitators

They say it takes a village to raise a child, well we believe that having a diverse training team of experts enables you to get the very best support, learning from leading specialists in the field.


Our training team are diverse, interesting, fiercely intelligent and able to take the science and make it accessible with a good dose of humour!

“I was drawn to Babyem’s evidence based, health and medical approach to their training. They also provide support with gaining experience through their placement scheme – which is something I needed.

The training and the pre-recorded webinars and support through social media groups is fantastic, as it ensures you don’t miss anything, and it’s there for you when you need it! Having recently passed the course, I’m now really looking forward to my first placement starting next week!”




  • Access to 6 core modules
  • Amazing Bonuses and Guest Speakers
  • Flexible & Accessible
  • Lifetime access to online course content
  • Ongoing Mentorship With Access to Monthly Live
  • Workshops and Q&A’s with Guest Experts
  • Private Facebook Group – lifetime access
  • Access to our entire vault of previous masterclasses
  • Access for graduates based in England to access the Babyem newborn placement scheme


  • Access to 6 core modules
  • Amazing Bonuses and Guest Speakers
  • Flexible & Accessible
  • Lifetime access to online course content
  • Ongoing Mentorship With Access to Monthly Live
  • Workshops and Q&A’s with Guest Experts
  • Private Facebook Group – lifetime access
  • Access to our entire vault of previous masterclasses
  • Access for graduates based in England to access the Babyem newborn placement scheme

Attendance Day Details

Location: The Strathmore Hotel

41 Queen's Gate Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 5NB


Saturday: 9am – 6pm

Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Dates for 2024

28th / 29th Sept


26th/27th Oct


30th Nov / 1st Dec


We offer a 14-day money-back guarantee.

We are that confident in the quality of our training and we know that we are providing you with the best training in the industry, supported by leading experts.


For more information, please refer to our cancellation policy for attendance dates here.

However, we also want you to feel comfortable with your investment – so we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee. If you join and within 14 days and decide the program isn’t right for you, then you can request a full refund and we wish you well for the future. 

We are confident that you will love the course and we are very excited at the opportunity to support you and be part of your journey!

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