Newborn Care Specialist Certification Course

The Newborn Care Specialist Course

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What’s Inside the Program:

A newborn care specialist (NCS) focuses on all aspects of infant care in the first 3-4 months, offering physical care to newborns, advice on newborn development, and help in establishing daily routines. A NCS also receives specialized  training in implementing healthy sleep habits for newborns, breastfeeding support, postpartum care, and multiples and preemie care.

The certification course is divided into eight components:

Component One

This is a 4 module, self paced online lecture study regarding everything you need to know about the role of a newborn care specialist.

Instructors

Melissa Perry, Certified Maternity, Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant and Newborn Care Specialist

Marilyn Banse, Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant, Newborn Care Specialist, and Certified Lactation Consultant

 

Component Two

This is a 3 module, self paced online lecture study discussing newborn care, appearance, characteristics, and concerns.

Instructors

Marilyn Banse, Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant, Newborn Care Specialist, and Certified Lactation Consultant

Component Three

This is a 2 module, self paced online lecture study discussing all things twins and multiples, risk factors for multiples, triplets, and more.

Instructors

Marilyn Banse, Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant, Newborn Care Specialist, and Certified Lactation Consultant

Component Four

This is a 3 module, self paced online lecture study discussing stages of prematurity, preemie issues and concerns, and special care for preemies.

Instructors

Marilyn Banse, Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant, Newborn Care Specialist, and Certified Lactation Consultant

Component Five

This is a 3 module, self paced online lecture study discussing the abc’s of feeding, breastfeeding, and common feeding issues.

Instructors

Marilyn Banse, Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant, Newborn Care Specialist, and Certified Lactation Consultant

Component Six

This is a 2 module, self paced online lecture study discussing newborn sleep and sleep development.

Instructors

Marilyn Banse, Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant, Newborn Care Specialist, and Certified Lactation Consultant

Component Seven

This is a 2 module, self paced online lecture study discussing postpartum complications.

Instructors

Marilyn Banse, Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant, Newborn Care Specialist, and Certified Lactation Consultant

Component Eight

This is a 2 module, self paced online lecture study discussing how to build and launch your own business vs working with an existing agency.

Instructors

Melissa Perry, Certified Maternity, Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant and Newborn Care Specialist

Marilyn Banse, Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant, Newborn Care Specialist, and Certified Lactation Consultant

Requirements to Complete Certification:

  • C1-8 Course Completion: 16 hours of online, self-paced course work, plus one 2-hour, 150-question multiple choice exam (must score 80% or higher)

  • Provide 3 references with 100 documented hours working with infants under 4 months of age, completed within 12 months and for a minimum of three families (this can be a paid position). 

  • Completion of required reading: 2 books from provided list

  • Proof of CPR Certification (including infant CPR)

  • Proof of insurance

  • To gain an additional certification through the Newborn Care Specialist Association (NCSA), you will need to complete a minimum of 1400 hours working as a paid NCS and write a case study.

Here’s How it Works:

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Select the payment plan that’s right for you and purchase the course.

START YOUR TRAINING

Online class content is divided by topic, and each module contains video instruction, quizzes, homework assignments, and downloadable resources.

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE!

Work on the course at anytime, anywhere, without sacrificing precious time with your family.

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Cost of Tuition:

One-Time Payment
$997
Save $300 by paying in full
3 Monthly Payments
$427
total cost $1297
6 Monthly Payments
$217
total cost $1297

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes!!! We’re an approved for training program from the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and we have students from all across the world.

Upon successful completion of the NCS course you will receive a certificate of completion and seals to place on your website. This course allows you to obtain your prerequisite as a newborn care specialist but you will still need to complete the final certification provided by the Newborn Care International.

The Cradle Coach Academy Newborn Care Specialist Certification Course Outline:

COMPONENT ONE:

module one: welcome (meet your instructors)

module two: the role of a newborn care specialist

module three: what’s the difference between the different positions + scope of practice

module four: certification process

module five: the newborn guide 0-6 months

 

COMPONENT TWO:

module one: newborn appearance + characteristics

module two: newborn care

module three: concerns + newborn ailments

 

COMPONENT THREE:

module one: risk factors for multiples

module two: twins, triplets, & more

 

COMPONENT FOUR:

module one: stages of prematurity

module two: expected preemie issues

module three: special care of preemies

 

COMPONENT FIVE:

module one: abc’s of feeding

module two: breastfeeding

module three: feeding issues

 

COMPONENT SIX:

module one: newborn sleep

module two: sleep development

 

COMPONENT SEVEN:

module one: postpartum complications

module two: postpartum psychiatric complications

 

COMPONENT EIGHT:

module one: building your own business vs working for an agency

module two: what’s next

NCS work mainly hands-on within homes! We offer care and support in the postpartum period and throughout mainly the first 4 months of life! Babies this young are not ready for sleep training but sleep conditioning is a huge benefit during this early period! It sets them up with solid sleep foundations that can then be built upon once sleep training is appropriate. And sleep conditioning is just one very small part of the care. Other care provided can be anything from feeding, diapering, schedule management, etc. It really depends on your area and the contracts you decide to work with but the NCS course educates you on everything you need to know to launch into the newborn care field!
In all honesty, having both the sleep certification with a NCS certification sets you apart from so many others in this industry and allows you to break into an amazing market.

16 hours of online, self-paced course work, plus one 2-hour, 150-question multiple choice exam (must score 80% or higher). The majority of the time requirements will be in your experience “practicum” hours where you are fine tuning all you are learning. These practicum hours are required and need to have a documentation of 100 hours working with infants under 4 months of age, completed within 12 months and for a minimum of three families. The total average commitment is 120+ hours and can take roughly 2-3 months.

No, we do not do any placements. We offer suggestions on newborn care agencies with in your area, but teach you in the course how to obtain jobs after your newborn care course is complete!

Once you have graduated from The Cradle Coach Academy, the yearly requirements to continue your membership will be to take two new continuing education courses, and maintain your insurance and cpr certification.

Once you have graduated from The Cradle Coach Academy, the growth of the business is up to you. How much time, energy, and tenacity you want to see your business do is based off how much you’re willing to hustle and serve your clients well. We’ve had some students reimburse themselves their full tuition payment in a few short weeks and other’s it look 3-4 months.

Once you purchase the course, you will receive a login and password to unlock the entire program. The course is all online!

We teach you everything you will need to know to launch your own newborn care specialist business in the course. But if you know you would much rather work for an existing agency, we teach you how to nail the job you want!

The Cradle Coach Academy does not issue any refunds once the course is paid for.

Upon successful completion of the NCS course you will receive a certificate of completion and seals to place on your website. This course allows you to obtain your prerequisite as a newborn care specialist but you will still need to complete the final certification provided by the Newborn Care International.

The Cradle Coach Academy Newborn Care Specialist Certification Course Outline:

COMPONENT ONE:

module one: welcome (meet your instructors)

module two: the role of a newborn care specialist

module three: what’s the difference between the different positions + scope of practice

module four: certification process

module five: the newborn guide 0-6 months

 

COMPONENT TWO:

module one: newborn appearance + characteristics

module two: newborn care

module three: concerns + newborn ailments

 

COMPONENT THREE:

module one: risk factors for multiples

module two: twins, triplets, & more

 

COMPONENT FOUR:

module one: stages of prematurity

module two: expected preemie issues

module three: special care of preemies

 

COMPONENT FIVE:

module one: abc’s of feeding

module two: breastfeeding

module three: feeding issues

 

COMPONENT SIX:

module one: newborn sleep

module two: sleep development

 

COMPONENT SEVEN:

module one: postpartum complications

module two: postpartum psychiatric complications

 

COMPONENT EIGHT:

module one: building your own business vs working for an agency

module two: what’s next

16 hours of online, self-paced course work, plus one 2-hour, 150-question multiple choice exam (must score 80% or higher). The majority of the time requirements will be in your experience “practicum” hours where you are fine tuning all you are learning. These practicum hours are required and need to have a documentation of 100 hours working with infants under 4 months of age, completed within 12 months and for a minimum of three families. The total average commitment is 120+ hours and can take roughly 2-3 months.

No, we do not do any placements. We offer suggestions on newborn care agencies with in your area, but teach you in the course how to obtain jobs after your newborn care course is complete!

Once you have graduated from The Cradle Coach Academy, the yearly requirements to continue your membership will be to take two new continuing education courses, and maintain your insurance and cpr certification.

Once you have graduated from The Cradle Coach Academy, the growth of the business is up to you. How much time, energy, and tenacity you want to see your business do is based off how much you’re willing to hustle and serve your clients well. We’ve had some students reimburse themselves their full tuition payment in a few short weeks and other’s it look 3-4 months.

Once you purchase the course, you will receive a login and password to unlock the entire program. The course is all online!

We teach you everything you will need to know to launch your own newborn care specialist business in the course. But if you know you would much rather work for an existing agency, we teach you how to nail the job you want!

The Cradle Coach Academy does not issue any refunds once the course is paid for.

Being a Sleep Consultant has easily been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. After I experienced the life change of going through the process myself with my first child, I knew that a sleeping baby can literally change your entire experience as a parent. It sets the tone for your family, and brings so much peace to your home.

I love that I get to help parents experience this for the first time, and I love witnessing them getting back in control of their lives. My favorite types of emails are the ones telling me that mom and dad went on a date for the first time in months. Or that they are actually spending the whole evening together after the little ones are sound asleep by 7pm!

Becoming a Sleep Consultant is also so rewarding because I can do it all from the comfort of my home, and still help support our family. I love that I can impact and make a difference in others lives, while still being present and available with my family. Ultimately, doing this changes lives, and more than the convenience or financial benefit, that makes it all worth it to me. I am so grateful that I can be apart of bringing life, joy, and SLEEP into more homes.

Janelle A

With three kids under the age of three I NEVER imagined that it would be possible to have a “job” and still be a stay at home mom. A job where I could pursue my passions, contribute to our family finances, and where I did not need to sacrifice my role raising our children. Being a sleep consultant is THAT job.

I get to talk with other Moms and Dads about their little ones and help them to gain the great nights sleep their babies — and they — so desperately need, I make a little extra money to contribute to our family, and I don’t have to compromise being a stay-at-home Mom. The sleep deprived start of life with a new baby is SO hard, but it doesn’t have to last forever.

Just like learning to sit, stand, walk and talk, babies learn to be great sleepers. I love helping parents gain the knowledge and confidence to teach their littles to be great sleepers.

Maeghan S

When I first became a sleep consultant, I was still working from home part time while also being a full time Mom, at home, with my then 7 month old daughter. I became a sleep consultant so I could bring others the same happiness, routine, and sleep that I gained when I sleep trained my daughter.  It turned in to so much more than that.

Not only was I able to literally change people’s lives (sometimes even saving their marriage!), I was also able to contribute financially to all of the “extras” I wanted for my family. (That was just the cherry on top!) 

Outside of raising my own children, I have never felt so fulfilled as I am when I get an email from a client I’ve worked with telling me about their child’s sleeping successes and the personal benefit they’ve received from it: their postpartum depression has gone away, they are able to spend quality time with their spouses, their child is happier and healthier than they’ve ever seen them – the list goes on. I am so incredibly grateful for this opportunity and for what I get to do on a daily basis.

Rachel F
Phone: 561-316-8238
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