Maternity Nurse Resource Page

We have developed this resource page for all of our maternity nurses and new starter maternity nurses. As self employed maternity nurses, you are responsible for keeping up to date with evidence based practice and training courses. Paediatric First Aid must be completed every 3 years, in addition to having an updated DBS. As a maternity nurse you are responsible for your own tax and NI contributions. It is also your responsibility to have indemnity insurance and a maternity nurse contract.

These useful links will hopefully help you in the right direction. If any of our registered maternity nurses have any suggestions or would like to add to this page, please get in touch.

Maternity Nurse Insurance

Morton Michel
https://www.mortonmichel.com/maternity-nurse-insurance/

Maternity Nurse Contracts
MNT 

https://www.mnttraining.co.uk/shop/mnp-con

Nightowls

Enquiries@nightowls.agency

Mentor/Guidance Programme

deearna.maternity@gmail.com

Maternity Nurse Agencies

Maternity Mum

https://www.maternitymum.co.uk/

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
DBS Update Service 
https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Self Employed Tax, NI, Record keeping and Invoices
Self assessment tax returns
https://www.gov.uk/self-assessment-tax-returns

Self employed allowable expenses

https://www.gov.uk/expenses-if-youre-self-employed

Invoices
Albert app
https://www.getalbert.com

Training Courses/ Workshops/ Study Days


Paediatric First Aid Courses
Red Cross 
https://www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk/Courses/First-aid-at-work-courses-uk-mainland/Scheduled-courses/Paediatric-first-aid.aspx

St. Johns Ambulance 
https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/training-courses/first-aid-courses/paediatric-first-aid.aspx

 

Maternity Nurse Training

MNT Training

https://www.mnttraining.co.uk/nanny-maternity-nurse-training

MANNTA
https://mannta.co.uk/maternity-nurse-training-courses/


Sleep Training Courses 
Babyem
http://babyem.co.uk/gentle-sleep-training/

 

Jo Tantum Sleep Training

http://www.jotantum.com/

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Be Ready To Parent Courses

http://www.bereadytoparent.co.uk/

Conferences 

Maternity Conference 

http://www.maternityconference.co.uk/registration/

Free/ Reasonably priced online courses

During the Coronavirus  some maternity nurses may not be working as much. Here is a list of online courses that are free or reasonably priced, that you may find useful.

TEDEI Traing in early detection for early intervention.
Cost: £12
https://cpd.ncl.ac.uk/courses/course-details/10

Coronavirus safety and hygiene course for nannies.
Cost: Free
https://mytamarin.com/blog/coronavirus-safety-and-hygiene-course-for-nannies?page=1&archive=&parentcareTag=&childcareTag=&nanniesTag=&q=

Understanding children: Babies being heard
Cost: Free
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/childhood-youth/early-years/understanding-children-babies-being-heard/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab

If your paediatric first aid has expired then maybe consider doing one online in the interim, until you are able to do one in person.
https://www.highspeedtraining.co.uk/health-and-safety/paediatric-first-aid-training.aspx?

https://www.mandatorytraining.co.uk/products/paediatric-first-aid-online-training-course-cpduk-accredited?variant=38621033040

https://www.oplexcareers.com/course/paediatric-first-aid-course


Womens Health after motherhood
Cost: Free but cost of certificate is £39
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/womens-health-after-motherhood

Baby Music
Cost £33
https://musicalabc.simplero.com/baby-music

 

Groups/ Forums 
Maternity Mum registered maternity nurse group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/164783061133660

Evidence-based support for postnatal professional

https://m.facebook.com/groups/215266009143821

Infant Feeding (Breastfeeding/ Formula/Weaning)

Maternity Mum's Breastfeeding Resource Page
https://www.maternitymum.co.uk/breastfeedng-support

Breastfeeding support 

https://www.nationalbreastfeedinghelpline.org.uk

Find an IBCLC

http://www.lcgb.org/

Breastfeeding Drugs Factsheets

https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/drugs-factsheets/

Infant feeding resources( breast and formula)

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/baby-friendly-resources/

General baby topics with a breastfeeding focus

https://kellymom.com/

How to make up baby formula
www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/making-up-infant-formula/

Bottle Feeding Advice
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/bottle-feeding-advice

Infant Formula and Weaning

https://www.firststepsnutrition.org/

Tongue Tie/ Frenotomy

Find a tongue-tie practitioner

http://www.tongue-tie.org.uk/

Carmelle

www.gentlebirthsandbeyond.co.uk

Infant Sleeping

Safer Sleep for Babies

https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-advice/

Baby Sleep Information
https://www.basisonline.org.uk

Sleep Training and Managing Infant Sleep
https://www.basisonline.org.uk/hcp-sleep-training-and-managing-infant-sleep/

Immunisations and Vaccines

General information on immunisations and vaccines for babies
https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/baby/vaccinations-and-immunisations-baby/

 

Meningitis
Meningitis Baby Symptoms Check List
https://www.meningitis.org/meningitis/check-symptoms/babies

Meningitis Vaccines
https://www.meningitis.org/meningitis/vaccine-information

Meningitis Traffic Light Symptoms Resource
https://www.meningitis.org/meningitis/safety-netting-resources-hub

Useful Goods/Products
Babylog Book
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KZNIRPM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BckgCb6DAHRRY

New Parents Gift Shop

https://www.facebook.com/groups/691888728043222/

Useful Books 

A Helpful Guide to a Happy Baby by Fiona Cooke

Sleeping through the Night by Jodi A. Mindel

Paediatric Sleep by Jodi A. Mindel & Judith Owen

The Baby Book by Rachel Waddilove

From Birth to Five Years by Mary Sheridan

Crying Babies and Food by Maureen Minchin

Baby food Matters by Dr Clare Llewelyn and Dr Hayley Syrah

Dr Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding by Jack Newman

The Breastfeeding Answer Book by the La Leche League

Holistic Sleep Coaching by Lyndsey Hookway
Sheyne Rowley's Dream Baby Guide by Sheyne Rowley
The baby sleep guide by Stephanie Modelling