…but you’re ready for more. Your desire to serve tired families led you to become a sleep consultant. Now that you’re #sharingthespark that sleep gave you with the ones who need it most, you’re craving more connection.
You know there’s more you can give. There’s more you can do. What if those exhausted families who came to you in desperation could have reached out to you sooner?
It’s the dream for anyone who thrived during those newborn days and feels passionate about getting into the home and loving on a family in the trenches of the earliest days of life for their newest addition.
As a sleep consultant, you might often find yourself on the receiving end of emails from a mother feeling helpless…and your heart hurts because you want to do more than “Reply” and go about your day. She needs a hug, she needs a nap, but you’re only able to give her a virtual pat on the back and several reassuring exclamation points.
An NCS Certification allows you to do the “more” you crave to give.
From establishing a routine and implementing a strong foundation for healthy sleep habits…to supporting that mother in her 4th trimester through breastfeeding support and infant care education, an NCS is a new parent’s saving grace.
AND it’s the perfect addition to this career you’ve begun — the career that’s changing lives every single day.
But you just aren’t seeing the
traction you envisioned?
Maybe in addition to your desire to serve more, you’re also searching for a competitive edge.
You launched your business, you’re killing it at social media, and you’re booking clients regularly…but your local competition is fierce, and you need families to know why they need to hire YOU.
You’re ready to diversify yourself from others in your field by expanding your expertise and knowledge on infant care and development before they turn 4 months old.
Are you ready to ramp up that resume?
A NCS Certification allows you to
…meaning you have the option to go about your normal routine as a sleep consultant and then work inside the home, taking in that fresh newborn smell when you need a breath of fresh air.
Your career allows flexibility — now, you get to be flexible with both your time AND your services. You’re adding more legitimacy to your name, and you’re given the opportunity to REALLY serve parents in some of their most vulnerable moments.
as a Newborn care specialist?
Newborn Care Specialists earn anywhere from $18-$35/hour depending on if they start their own business or work for an existing company.
If you are looking to work for an existing agency and wanting to work within the home of a client…
One client per month
Average sale $25/hour
(approx. 40 hours per week)
If you are a sleep consultant looking to add to your services but without work within the home of the client…
10 clients per month
Average sale $300
(approx. 40-55 hours per month)
20 clients per month Average sale $300
(approx. 90-105 hours per month)
“We have helped 40 families so far”
“My experience was great because we had the tools first hand”
Melissa is the founder of The Cradle Coach Academy. She is a certified maternity, baby and toddler sleep consultant and owner of The Cradle Coach. She has also received her certification as a Happiest Baby on the Block educator and a certified Newborn Care Advanced Specialist from the Newborn Care Training Academy.
WE KNOW IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE.
but nothing we’ve done is something that you can’t do too.
change is possible.
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C1-8 Course Completion: 16 hours of online, self-paced course work
A 150-question multiple choice and T/F exam (must score 80% or higher within 2 hours of the allocated time to take test)
How This Program Works
what people are saying
You have the passion and desire to help families who are struggling with their child’s sleep, but still have some uncertainty about starting your own business, finding clients and marketing yourself. This is a normal feeling that many of our students have felt. Don’t let that stop you – there are options!
Upon completion of the infant and toddler sleep consultant course, we offer our students a list of the most reputable sleep consulting companies in the industry who are currently looking to employ certified sleep consultants! These companies have come to us knowing the depth to which we train our students and looking to hire.
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Upon successful completion of the NCS prerequisite 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 take your national board exam provided by the Newborn Care International.
If you wish to take your national board exam to complete your NCS certification, the Newborn Care Specialist Association (NCSA) requires a minimum of 1400 hours working as a paid NCS and completing a case study.
The Cradle Coach Academy Newborn Care Specialist Certification Course Outline:
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.
Agencies in the US that hire NCS require them to complete NCS training before working with them. In order to work with families as an NCS you will need to complete a course to have newborn specific instruction!
Night Nurse. Baby Nurse. Infant Nurse. We hear it often. However, these terms are outdated and legally, an individual cannot proclaim to be a nurse unless they’ve received a R.N., L.V.N., or L.P.N. degree.
The correct term adopted by the International Nanny Association is Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) or Postpartum Doula.
Every family is different and there are many variables to consider when deciding how long your family will need the support of a NCS. Most NCS work for a minimum of 4 weeks up to a 6 month duration depending on if a family requires 24/7 support or only evening support.
“I am so grateful I took this course.”
“I am so thankful I spent the extra time learning.”
After taking the Newborn Care Specialist course, it gave me the confidence and ability to be able to work with this specific age group. I don’t work within the home but offer FaceTime and zoom sessions for families with newborns and it’s been a lucrative service for my company.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Similar to our Baby & Toddler Sleep Consultant Certification Course, you don’t need any particular degree to be accepted into our program. The prerequisites are what brought you here: a heart that wants to serve and a brain that knows this is the place for you.
We simply accept applications based on current enrollment to ensure you have the one-on-one support you need and deserve to get the most out of our program.
are you ready?
What are you waiting for? Apply now… because you’ve already seen what happens when you take a chance. You know how badly you’re needed, and you know the changes you’re capable of making inside those sleepy homes.
LOOK HOW FAR YOU’VE COME ALREADY!