Offer a Trainee Work Experience

Offer a Trainee Work Experience

HATA Ltd provides a range of core training and professional development courses for childcarers such as nannies,  non medical maternity nurses and sleep trainers. Our courses are developed for us by experts in their fields and delivered by those experts or experienced, vocationally competent trainers.

HATA Ltd arranges student placements for our course participants to gain experience and references for their future career as a nanny or in other childcare roles. We are always happy to hear from families who could offer opportunities.

Maternity Nurses and Sleep Consultants are usually well experienced nannies who are looking to expand their skills through training or change their career. Maternity Nurses will be looking for families with new-borns or very small babies, and Sleep Consultants for older babies or children with sleep problems.  As with any placement with a newly qualified apprentice, the parents must give support and guidance and not expect to leave the student in sole charge.

About Non-Medical Maternity Nurses and Night Nannies

Hata trained trained maternity nurses and night nannies have completed a course Non Medical Maternity Nurse Course which includes care of the new-born, infant feeding, sleep, care of the postnatal mother and the role and responsibilities of a maternity nurse.

Work Experience programme for Maternity Nurse can include:

Care of your baby (bathing, nappy changing, dressing, sleeping arrangements, transporting your baby)

Supporting breast and bottle feeding

Supporting your baby towards a sleep and feeding routine if you choose

Help siblings develop a bond with the baby

Keeping a detailed log to help you track your baby’s nappy changes, feeding and sleeping times

Work Experience programme for Night Nanny can include:

Care of your  child overnight, sleeping in the same room  or be provided with child monitor

Bringing the baby for you to feed and resettle them after or feed the baby a bottle of expressed milk or formula

Changing nappies, clothing and bed-linen for the baby as needed and dress the baby in the morning if you wish

Strip and remake the bed if needed

Keeping a detailed log so you can track your baby’s or child’s  feeds, sleep and nappies

Feedback and references

You should provide feedback throughout the placement. The work experience scheme is designed to provide childcarers with a chance to gain experience and references, and by offering a placement you undertake to write a reference at the end.

The trainee will be able to provide you with a table of competencies based on the learning objectives for the course. Throughout the placement you should provide opportunities for them to demonstrate these skills and give them feedback. Even if you feel confident in your own abilities please allow the trainee to ‘teach’ you so they can practice communicating with parents and transmitting information in a professional manner.

At the end of the placement or work experience you will be expected to write references and give a  feedback about any weakness and suggestions you might have for her whilst also highlighting any positive experiences you had from the placement.

Interviewing and Booking a Newly Qualified Maternity Nurse

 After discussing your needs with a HATA Consultant you will be sent profiles of available trainees for your consideration. You should then interview your HATA Newly Qualified Maternity Nurse in person, or if this is not possible then over the phone or Skype.newbord3_172127033[1]

To register your position with HATA there is a small fee of £45.


Observational placements are generally unpaid and those are with less experienced Newly Qualified Maternity Nurses.   The trainee will expect to have some   ‘hands on’ time they are primarily there to observe and link what they have learned to their practice.

Work experience opportunities are paid, but typically at a lower rate than a fully qualified and experienced Maternity Nurse or Night Nanny. The current rate for experienced qualified Maternity Nurse is minimum of £200 per 24 hours. HATA’s trainees will have different past experience, so they also will have different expectations.  However, if you feel that the rate of your favourite person is too high, they still might accept lower rate or no pay  if they have free time or the particular experience will boost their profile. It is expected that the fee will at least cover the basic expenses such as travel. Maternity Nurses and Night Nannies work on a self-employed basis, so they take care of the tax or other HRMC deductions.


Trainees should only work for maximum of 60 hours per placements. Overnight stay should be paid at the rate of the minimum of £50 directly to the trainee.

Verification  Maternity Nurses, Sleep Consultant/Night Nanny

All HATA trainees should have the following:
up to date DBS check
Maternity Nurse Qualification Certificate

Work agreement

Our maternity nurses and night nannies have as part of their course received training in drawing up and negotiating their own terms of business. They provide you with a contract for their services. We strongly recommend having a written agreement even where the placement is not remunerated.

To register your vacancy, please call us on 020 3551 9373 or send an email to


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