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Postnatal Care Practitioner Diploma (Accredited Level 3)

Online, Life time Access, Resources, Business Support and Bonuses Included, Can be completed on phone app or computer.

The Baby Care Academy


£550 inc VAT
Or £61.11/mo. for 9 months...
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40 hours · Self-paced
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  • Provide hands on help in the home such as light house work, organising, preparing.
  • Offer emotional support and a listening ear
  • Provide all the answers to parents about the care of all babies needs.
  • Provide community support groups
  • Provide day and night support, performing baby care, or keeping watch while parents get some much needed down time, and much more ...

Accredited by International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine

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This course is for intuitive woman ,to learn the skills needed to heal others, through hands on practical help, emotional support and reassure parents they are succeeding. Practitioners can earn a good living, healing others and enjoy a serene existence, cuddling babies and call it work!

You could be qualified in only 3 months! Introduction

Learning Objectives,

Mission Statement,

Our Principles,


How the course will run,

Further Learning

Module 1 - Becoming a Practitioner

Module 1 Guidebook (Printable),

Job Roles,

Professional Conduct,

Who we help,

Why our services are needed,


Maintaining Confidentiality,

Confidentially online/ zoom /storing records,

Principles of Response,

Domestic Abuse,

Child Abuse and Safeguarding,

Health and Safety around the home,

Equal Opportunities,

The importance of Play and Positive Parenting,

Listening Skills,

Taking action in an emergency,

Protecting yourself,

Boundaries, Its a Job,

How we support you getting started as a Practitioner,

First meeting / Consultation/ Agreements and Contract,

Gaining Experience,

Record Keeping and Journaling,

Module 1 Assessment,

Using your new skills

Module 2 - Baby Sleep

Module 2 Guidebook (Printable),

Learning Objectives,

Further Learning,

Normal Sleep Development,

Sleep in other Cultures,

The importance of Sleep,

Sleep Cycles,

Tired Signs,

Babies Sleep 0/6 Months,

Babies Sleep 6/12 Weeks,

Baby Characteristics that could effect Sleep,

Sleep Associations,

Sleep Theories,

Prescriptive Routine methods,

Middle Road Methods,

Gentle routine methods,

Gentle Routine Methods,

Safe Sleep Methods/SIDS,

The effects on sleep training on SIDS risk and Breast feeding,

Co Sleeping,

Module 2 Assessment,

Using your new skills,

Gemma from Sleepy Gems

Module 3 - Feeding

Learning Objectives,

Further Learning,

Baby Reflexes at Birth,

Hormones Controlling Milk Production,

Why Breast is Best,

Breast feeding correct positioning and attachment,

Breast feeding – getting milk supply established,

Breast feeding – Good signs/indications,

Failure to Thrive / Cluster feeding,

Breast Feeding Issues,

Hunger Cues,

Breast Feeding – Expressing Milk,

Breast Feeding – Alcohol and Medicine,

Breast Feeding Mums Nutrition,

Breast Feeding – Supplement Feeding,

Gentle Feeding Routines,

N.I.C.E Guidelines for infant Feeding Breast feeding,

Stopping Breast Feeding,

Bottle Feeding – Correct Preparation,

Bottle Feeding – Which Bottles and Teats,

Bottle Feeding – Formula Choices,

Bottle Feeding – Pace Feeding,

Bottle Feeding – Sterilising bottles and Storage,

Burping Techniques,

Supporting Mum to feed her way,

How we can support Feeding,

Feeding FAQs,

Module 3 – Assessment,

Using your new skills

Module 4 - General Baby Care

Module 4 Guidebook (Printable),

Learning Objectives,

Further Learning,

Earth days/ Umbilical Cord Care,

General Baby Care,


Products on Skin,

Common Skin Conditions,

Hearing and Sight at Birth,

Newborn Immunisations,

Newborn Jaundice,

Signs and Symptoms of Serious illness,

Supporting Development Through Play,

Essential Baby Equipment,

Car Seat Safety,

Visitors and Holding the Baby,

Module 4 –Assessment,

Using your new skills

Module 5 - Colic, Reflux, Allergy

Module 5 Guidebook (Printable),

Learning Objectives,

Further Learning,

Video – Becky from Colic SOS,

What is Colic,

Causes of excessive crying to rule out,

Causes of Colic and Treatment,

Causes of Reflux,

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease – GORD,

Cows Milk Protein Allergy,

Silent Reflux,

How to support a Family,

Settling Techniques,

Colic Massage Routine,

Module 5 – Quiz,

Using your new skills

Module 6 - Twins, Multiples, Premature Babies

Learning Objectives,

Further Learning,

Types of Twins,

Potential Pregnancy Problem with Twins and Multiples,

Types of Births,

Time in the NICU,

Feeding Multiples,

Sleep with Multiples Routines,

Safe Sleep with Multiples,

Common illness with Multiples,

Coping with Crying in Multiples,

Bath time with Multiples,

Practical equipment to transport multiples,

How Practitioners can help a family adjust to multiples,

Module 6 Assessment,

Using your new skills.

Module 7 - Maternal Mental Health

Module 7 Guidebook (Printable),

Learning Objectives,

Further Learning,

Baby Blues,

Postnatal Depression,

Postnatal Depletion,

Sleep Deprivation,

Traumatic Birth/ Birth Trauma/PTSD,

OCD and other Controlling Conditions,


Worry/ mum guilt,


Loneliness and Isolation,

Listening Skills,

Module 7 Assessment,

Using your new skills

Module 8 - Postpartum Care for Mum

Module 8 Guidebook (Printable),

Learning Objectives,

Further Learning,

The first 4 weeks,

Potential Postpartum Problems,

Pelvic Floor,

Gentle Exercises for Pelvic Floor Strength,

Gentle Stretches for Mums,

Essential Nutrition and Nourishing Meals,

Practical Support/ House Work,

Creating a Retreat at Home,

Postnatal Treatment Rituals,

Postnatal Massage,

Poultice Massage,

Help bonding with baby/ Baby Massage,

Module 8 Assessment,

Using your new skills,

Retreat at Home Video


Q and A Assessment to be completed online after each module. no practical assessment.

Bonus One

Resources/ Templates to share

We will provide you with the pre designed templates and resources so you can find clients as soon as you qualify. We have done all the hard work in explaining, what a practitioner is, the services you can provide and social prompts to use on to reach your audience.

Bonus Two

Access to our Community

Connect with other students on our study platform community, courses, and the community all in one easy place and join in the conversation in our Private Group. Our Group is full of Therapists, Doulas, Baby Class Instructors, Maternity Nurses and other Healers.

Bonus Three

Free Advert on our magical Mums portal

Once you qualify you will be able to advertise free of charge in our Mums online portal, which means you will be able to find work and people can reach you for online or in-person support via your social media links.

Bonus FourDownload our App to learn on the go

Get through your study and access your courses and social community at the touch of a button. Download it to your phone and study on the go.

Monthly Love Bonus Access our advanced skills training

You will have lifetime access to our monthly love bundles where we share additional information you can use in your business or bring forward to the families you support.

Who is this course for?

  • Complete beginners.
  • Have qualified many years ago and want to renew your skills.

Career path

This course can lead onto further courses in Postnatal Care, such as Pregnancy Massage, Postnatal Massage, Baby Massage Instructor.

Expected salary can be between £15k - £32k

This role is self employed so it will be up to you to find work.

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