Childcare Courses

Agency Fees

Accredited Childcare Training

Our partner Babyem and it’s instructors have been delivering Childcare Training for over 15 years, working in the voluntary, public and private sectors, delivering short courses as well as qualifications. Our Paediatric First Aid Trainer is very experienced and has delivered this course in many local authorities across the country. Our trainer is passionate about ensuring training is relevant and suitable for the Childcare and Playwork sectors.

Here is a list of the courses that we are currently offering, please check all the details of each course below the list:

  • 12 hours Paediatric First Aid (One day practical + E-Learning)
  • Accredited Common Core Skills & Knowledge Training (Nanny Qualification)
  • OCN Nanny Cooking Course – Level 3
  • CACHE – Understand How To Set Up a Home-Based Childcare Service – Distance Learning
  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • OCN Postnatal Maternity Award (MNT) – Level 3 or Level 4
  • NEW! OCN Maternity Nurse Training – Level 5
  • OCN Breastfeeding Skills & Infant Nutrition – Level 3
  • OCN Care of Multiples Course – Level 3
  • OCN Sleep Course – Level 3 and 4
  • Baby Massage
  • Postnatal Depression Course – Level 3

12 hrs Paediatric First Aid Course – £98

This 12 hours blended learning Paediatric First Aid course (6 hr practical + E-learning test) is suitable for childcarers registering on both parts of the childcare register. A certificate will be issued on completion on the course, which is valid for 3 years; as well as a First Aid booklet. The course takes place on Sunday’s on a monthly basis from 10am to 4pm + E-learning assessment. A sufficient command of the English language is needed to successfully pass this course.

Venue: Marriott Hotel – 147c Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TH
Time: 10am to 4pm


OCN Common Core Skills & Knowledge Level 3 – £120

In order to register on the Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register childcarers are required to complete the Common Core Skills & Knowledge Training.
Candidates can choose to receive the OCN (Level 3) enabling them to receive a childcare qualification awarded through Open College Network.
Courses take place on the weekend in Central London (Distance learning option is available).

Venue: Marriott Hotel – 147c Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TH
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £120 or £160 for the OCN London accreditation


OCN Nanny Cooking Course – £99

Introduction to food and nutrition for children and young people – Level 3

This accredited cooking course is suitable for nannies, domestic workers, housekeepers and aupairs wishing to become more confident and gain skills in preparing healthy food for babies, toddlers and children. Courses have been designed by a qualified nutritionist with extensive experience working with children and families privately, as well as with local authorities and charities throughout the UK.

Venue: Marriott Hotel – 147c Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TH
Time: 10am to 2pm
Cost: £99 or £140 for the OCN London Qualification – level 3


CACHE Understand How To Set Up a Home-Based Childcare Service (CYPOP5)

Unit 1 of the Diploma in Home-based Childcare, Introduction to (Home-based) Childcare Practice (ICP), is the recommended introductory course for new and prospective childminders. This course is also suitable for un-qualified Nannies (and other home-based childcarers) wishing to register with Ofsted.

Venue: Distance Learning – For more information please enquiry on info@brilliantnannies.co.uk
Cost: £175
Length of Course: in between 2 and 6 weeks to complete


CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators

Venue:: Distance Learning – For more information please enquiry on info@brilliantnannies.co.uk
Cost: £1,395 (flexible finance schemes available, please email us to enquiry)
Length of Course: At least 18 – 24 months to complete the course, although the course can be completed in a shorter period of time.


Maternity Courses

OCN Postnatal Maternity Nurse Award (MNT) – Level 3 & 4

This respected qualification provides those wanting to become Maternity Nurses or those already working with babies an opportunity to further their skills. The Postnatal Maternity Care Award provides a comprehensive overview of the Maternity Nurses role through addressing all aspects of mother and newborn baby care, as well as the practical support and guidance required within the family home environment.

Assessment Levels and credits:

The level given on the certificate for each unit you have achieved shows the stage you have reached in your learning. A Level 3 qualification is A Level standard and a Level 4 qualification is (the first year) degree standard.
The Level 3 course is awarded with 3 credits and the Level 4 course is awarded with 4 credits, the credits relate to the estimated time it takes to achieve a unit (1 credit = 10 national hours of learning).

Assessment process:

Candidates are emailed a study pack, after the course and are given 5 weeks to complete the assessment questions, before sending the completed answers back to us by email. Babyem are able to provide assistance with course work by email and phone.
For candidates opting to complete the Level 4, they will also be required to complete a practical assessment supporting a mother with breastfeeding.

Venue: Marriott Hotel – 147c Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TH
Time: 9am to 6pm (Saturday) and 9am to 5pm (Sunday)
Cost: £475 level 3 award or £640 for level 4 award.

Level 4


NEW! OCN Maternity Nurse Training – Level 5

This innovative and unique course incorporates the latest evidence based research, parent interviews, reflective learning, group discussion and interactive teaching styles to help you make the most of the course content. The course supports baby care specialists to reflect on complex and challenging situations, with a particular focus on caring for multiples and babies with additional needs.

Our multi-disciplinary team of childcare experts (including a UK leading Obstetrician, Cranial Osteopath, Lactation Consultant, Sleep Specialist, Postnatal Counsellor) will provide the latest information on a diverse range of topics related to caring for very young babies, from birth trauma to feeding difficulties. This course is ideal for maternity assistants, maternity nurses, doulas and midwives looking to expand their knowledge, communication and skills with families.

Course details:

Module 1 – Infant neuro-behaviour
Module 2 – Integrated maternal and infant birth experience
Module 3 – Breastfeeding and complex feeding problems
Module 4 – Caring for infants with medical challenges
Module 5 – Gut health and allergies
Module 6 – Caring for premature babies
Module 7 – Culturally sensitive working with families

Venue: Marriott Hotel – 147c Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TH
Time: Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm
Cost: £699 (15% discount / £104 discount for the first 5 people that book onto the course) (An additional discount is given to candidates that have attended our partner’s maternity nurse courses)

Free CPD sessions. CPD details: Please view the Postnatal Maternity Nurse CPD Workshop page for more information regarding the workshops.

Flexible payment plans:

Weekly installment plan: Booking fee £70 + £28 x 24 weeks of payment
Pay in 3 installment plan: Booking fee £70 + 3 x payments of £215

Who should attend:
Candidates with at least 5+ years baby experience before attending the course (we welcome learners from all baby care backgrounds)
You must have completed a level 3 and 4 Maternity Nurse qualification or a qualification in a similar field


OCN Breastfeeding Skills & Infant Nutrition – Level 3

This Advanced level Breastfeeding Skills & Infant Nutrition course is designed for Nannies, Maternity Nurses and Health Professionals who wish to develop their knowledge of breastfeeding and gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to support a mother to effectively breastfeed.

Venue: Marriott Hotel – 147c Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TH
Time: 10am to 5pm
Cost: £185 – with assessment fees included


OCN Level 3 Care of Multiples & Premature Babies

This advanced course is delivered by a UK leading Paediatric Osteopath and experienced Maternity Nurse & Baby care consultant. The course is ideal for maternity nurses, nannies and health professionals who are currently caring for multiple and preterm babies.

Venue: Marriott Hotel – 147c Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TH
Time: 10am to 5pm
Cost: £185


OCN Level 3 & 4 Sleep Training

This course is for childcarers looking to specialise or gain additional knowledge in sleep training as part of their career or for those individuals working with a baby or child with a sleep problem. This course is accredited at level 3 through OCN.

Venue: Marriott Hotel – 147c Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TH
Time: 10am to 5pm
Cost: £185 for level 3 and £295 for level 4 (Instalment plans are available, please enquiry on info@brilliantnannies.co.uk)

Level 3

Level 4


Baby Massage Teacher Training Course

This 2-day Infant Massage Certification Training is suitable for childcare professionals, healthcare professionals and parents. The course provides candidates with a UK and Internationally Recognised Teaching Certificate and is fully accredited by the Federation of Prenatal Education and Independent Professional Therapists International.
The course is led by Peter Walker – a teacher’s trainer, physical therapist, author and yoga teacher. Peter has over 40 years experience in delivering baby massage training, as well as providing group and one-to-one sessions to parents with children with special needs.
Peter’s background in physical therapy and yoga underpins the high quality of his training program, with techniques based on the stages of a baby’s physical and emotional development, supported by neuroscience research on babies’ brain development. Peter is credited with the free teaching of baby massage in NHS centres throughout the UK.

Venue: Marriott Hotel – 147c Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TH
Cost: £325 (£295 Early bird booking fee)
Time: Time: 10am to 5pm on Saturday & Sunday

Instalment plan
Early Bird rate: £40 booking fee + 3 instalments payments x £90
Full price (all bookings after early bird pricing commences): £40 booking fee + 3 instalments payments x £ 100

The cost of the infant massage certified infant massage training includes a copy of Peter Walker’s international best selling book ‘Developmental Baby Massage’ and DVD for all delegates. Candidates are also provided with course notes for delegates and session notes for parents.


Level 3 & 4 Postnatal Depression & Birth Trauma

This Postnatal Depression (PND) training courses is suitable for childcare professionals working with post-natal mothers. This advanced level course teaches candidates more about post-natal depression, including providing support and using approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Courses are facilitated by a highly experienced Mental Health Nurse and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with experience working within forensic psychiatry, early intervention in psychosis and also within a mother and baby unit.

Venue: Marriott Hotel – 147c Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TH
Time: 10am to 5pm
Cost: £185 for level 3 and £295 for level 4

Level 3

Level 4