What Qualifications Do We Look For?
Until recently, there has been no specific Maternity Nurse qualification, however, listed
Below are ones that are recognised and appropriate to the profession:-
- Cache level 3 - old NNEB certificate (National Nursery
- BTEC Nursery Nursing
- Maternity Nurse Association
- NAMCW - National Association of Maternal and Child Welfare
- Midwifery & Nursing Diplomas, certificates and degrees.
- City & Guilds (Caring Services)
Registered candidates are advised to keep themselves up-to-date
with current research and advice by renewing first aid certificates
and by attending agency run breast-feeding and colic and reflux
The more recent Maternity Nanny Training course is an excellent
way for nannies to obtain entry into the maternity profession and
for more established nurses to obtain an update on current advice
and practice. Affiliated courses are also run on postnatal depression,
multiple births and paediatric first aid.
We check all certificates where possible with the relevant awarding
bodies for validity and authenticity. Although qualifications are
useful, there are many Maternity Nurses who do not hold any formal
qualifications but have years of experience within childcare and
are excellent at caring for new born babies.
Maternally Yours prides itself on providing high standards of maternity
care. We have an ongoing reference checking procedure whereby we
send out confidential forms to each client in order to monitor standards
and check a candidate's ongoing suitability.