Course Description

Upcoming webinar dates

February/March 2021

  • Thursday 18th February 2021, 7 pm
  • Thursday 25th  February 2021, 7 pm
  • Thursday 4th March 2021, 7 pm
  • Thursday 11th March 2021, 7 pm
  • Thursday 18th November 2021, 7 pm
  • Thursday 25th March 2021, 7 pm

April/May 2021

  • Saturday 3rd April 2021, 10 am
  • Saturday 10th April 2021, 10 am
  • Saturday 17th April 2021, 10 am
  • Saturday 24th April 2021, 10 am
  • Saturday 1st May 2021, 10 am
  • Saturday 8th May 2021, 10 am

May/June 2021

  • Saturday 22nd May 2021, 10 am
  • Saturday 29th May 2021, 10 am
  • Saturday 5th June 2021, 10 am
  • Saturday 12th June 2021, 10 am
  • Saturday 19th June 2021, 10 am (double session)


Senior teacher

Julie Heginbottom

Julie Heginbottom has 23 years’ experience in childcare including as a nanny, maternity nurse and sleep consultant. She holds an NNEB, a degree in Early Years and is a qualified nutritional therapist, childcare tutor and assessor. Julie has worked extensively with many different families through her own consultancy and aims to empower parents, finding solutions that fit their lifestyle and philosophy rather than advocating a one-size-fits-all approach. As a trainer Julie applies these same principles, prioritising up-to-date, essential information but allowing each student to find their own niche. Julie has collaborated with HATA on a wide range of courses, bringing us her considerable experience and perspective as a nanny and maternity nurse.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before you start

    • Welcome

    • Assignments | Support

    • Assignments

    • Online Handbook - Manual

    • Group chat

  • 2

    Module 1: The role of non-medical Maternity Nurse

    • Role of Maternity (non-medical) Nurse

    • Confidentiality

    • Core values and beliefs

    • Safeguarding

    • Hygiene

    • Hand Washing

    • Quiz - module 1

    • End of Module 1

  • 3

    Module 2: Physiology and development of the newborn

    • Physiology and development of newborn | Learning objectives

    • Initial checks

    • Characteristics | LBW | Skin | Jaundice | Faeces | Reflexes

    • Normal weight gain | Growth charts

    • Growth charts for download

    • Impact of poor weight gain | Causes | What to do

    • Module 2 Quiz

    • End of Module 2

  • 4

    Module 3: Caring for the newborn

    • Caring for newborns | Learning objectives

    • Infant Hygiene

    • Bathing a newborn baby

    • Bathing tips | Top & Tail | Skin care | Sun protection

    • Caring for the cord

    • Cord care

    • Swaddling

    • Swaddling video

    • Slings | Baby carriers

    • Baby sling safety TICKS

    • Equipment | Responsibilities | Clothing | Setting up Nursery | Car seat

    • Downloads - equipment

    • Tummy time

    • Benefits of Kangaroo Care

    • Kangaroo care video

    • Optimal KMC

    • Sepsis video

    • Meningitis and Septicaemia video

    • Disorders | Illnesses

    • Cradle cap | Miliaria | Acne | Eczema |Guidelines

    • End of Module 3

  • 5

    Module 4: Infant development

    • Infant development | Learning objectives

    • Bonding and attachment | Attachment theory

    • Strange Situation video

    • Attachment patterns | Stages of attachment

    • Attachment video

    • Impact of secure and insecure attachment | Challenges

    • Infant milestones

    • Checklist of milestones 2 months - 1 year downloads

    • Developing motor skills | Cognitive development theory

    • Sensory development video

    • Brain development

    • Parentese video

    • Serve and return video

    • End of Module 4

  • 6

    Module 5: Feeding

    • Feeding | Objectives

    • Importance of breastfeeding

    • Process of lactation | Breast anatomy | Milk production | Hormones

    • Breastfeeding letdown reflex video

    • FIL | Let down

    • Colour| Colostrum | Milk Content

    • Attaching | Positions

    • Baby led attachment video

    • Optimal positioning

    • Struggling to latch video

    • Twins video

    • Night feeds

    • Feeding problems | Reflux | Colics

    • What is colic video

    • Colic | Dehydration | UNICEF assessment guidelines

    • Sore Nipples | Inverted Nipples | Unable to latch | Unable to suck | Engorgement | Mastitis | Abscess | Thrush

    • Expressing by hand

    • Expressing by hand video

    • Formula feeding | Sterilising | Storing milk

    • Support | Considerations | Questions

    • Complimentary Feeding | When to start | Guidelines | Stages | Foods and Drinks to avoid | Baby led

    • Healthy eating | Eat well plate - UK guidelines

    • Download Eatwell guide

    • Further reading

    • End of Module 5

  • 7

    Module 6: Sleep and routines

    • Sleep and routines | Learning objectives

    • Newborn sleep facts | Circadian rhythm | Sleep cycles | Periodic breathing

    • Supporting sleep

    • Crying while sleeping video

    • Light sleep and deep sleep video

    • Napping | Sleep guidance | Cluster and dream feeds | Reflux

    • Routines | Parent led | Baby led | EASY

    • Safe sleep | SIDS

    • Downloads: Product guide | Safe sleep | Safe room temperature

    • End of Module 6

  • 8

    Module 7: Special needs babies

    • Special needs babies | Learning objectives

    • Physiology of pre-terms

    • Special care baby units

    • Nutritional needs and feeding

    • Issues and challenges

    • Twins and multiples

    • End of Module 7

  • 9

    Module 8: Caring for the mother

    • Caring for the mother | Learning objectives

    • Pre-natal care | Nutrition | Illnesses

    • Post-natal care | Effects on the mother | Support and recovery

    • PND | Baby Blues | Psychosis

    • Postnatal depression video

    • Other mental health conditions | Supporting mother | Seeking help

    • NHS Postnatal Depression brochure

    • End of Module 8

  • 10

    Module 9: Practicalities

    • Practicalities | Learning objectives

    • Practicalities | Records

    • Setting up as self employed | Paying tax NI | contracts

    • Continuing professional development

    • How to get work | Tips

    • End of Module 9

  • 11

    Course completion

    • Congratulations

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