HATA specialises in providing a range of high quality training and professional development courses for child carers such as Nannies, Non-Medical Maternity Nurses and Sleep Trainers. All of our courses are developed by industry experts and delivered either by these experts themselves, or by highly experienced, vocationally competent trainers.
A key component of our training programmes and courses is work-based placements, which enable students to gain valuable experience and references which are essential to gaining further employment in the field of childcare. We therefore work very closely with families who are looking for a Maternity Nurse, as well as healthcare providers and other partners who want to recommend Maternity Nurses to the families they are working with.
Which roles can we fill?
Our Maternity Nurses and Sleep Consultants are usually highly experienced nannies who are looking to develop their skills through further training or want to take a slightly different career path. Maternity Nurses will be looking for placements in a family with a newborn or very small babies. Sleep Consultants will be looking for families with older babies or children with sleep problems.
Quality candidates guaranteed
All of our HATA-trained Maternity Nurses and Sleep Consultants have completed our Non-Medical Maternity Nurse Course which includes the care of newborns, infant feeding, sleep, care of the postnatal mother and the key roles and responsibilities of a Maternity Nurse. They will also provide an up to date DBS check, provide any relevant references and hold appropriate insurance.
Work Experience Programme: Maternity Nurse
Our Work Experience Maternity Nurse students can provide families with a wide range of support including:
Work Experience Programme: Night Nanny
Our Work Experience Night Nanny students can provide families with a wide range of support including:
Our Recruitment Process
Register your Vacancy – Get in touch with one of our professional HATA Consultants who will discuss your requirements and determine the best type of vacancy to advertise. There is a small fee of £45 to advertise your vacancy with HATA.
Select and Interview Candidates – We will send you profiles of available trainees who best match your requirements. You can then interview any candidates you are interested in, preferably in person, but this can also be conducted via Skype or telephone if necessary.
Confirm Rates and Hours – Observational placements conducted by less experienced, newly qualified Maternity Nurses are generally unpaid. Work experience opportunities are paid, but typically at a lower rate than a fully qualified Maternity Nurse or Night Nanny. As a guideline, the current rate for an experienced qualified Maternity Nurse is a minimum of £200 per 24 hours, but many of our students are flexible with fees, particularly if the position enables them to build new skills or experiences for their CV. Trainees should only work for maximum of 60 hours per placement and overnight stays should be paid at the rate of the minimum of £50. The fee offered should also cover basic expenses such as travel. It is also worth remembering that all students are self-employed, so they will need to take care of their tax and other HMRC deductions.
Create a Work Agreement – We strongly recommend having a written agreement in place, even if the placement is unpaid. As part of our programmes, we provide students with training in drawing up and negotiating their own terms of business. Your chosen candidate will provide you with a work contract for their services which needs to be signed prior to the placement commencing.
Provide Feedback and References – We recommend that you provide ongoing feedback throughout the placement to enable the student to learn and develop whilst in the position. We will provide you with a list of core competencies based on learning objectives for the course. Throughout the placement, please allow the student to practice ‘teaching’ you even if you are confident in all of the areas, so that they can develop their own skills for helping future families. By agreeing to provide a placement, you also agree to provide a reference on completion.