Newborn Care Solutions® Foundational program is great for newer NCS, nannies, doulas and experienced infant daycare workers to strengthen and deepen their newborn knowledge.

This course goes IN-DEPTH into many areas that other program only touch on.

We teach recognizing possible signs of conditions such as postpartum mood disorders, torticollis, tongue tie, reflux, food allergies, brachial plexus injuries and more. 

In addition, we teach all the business basics you need to get started—an NCS focused resume, elevator pitch, working with agencies and doing it on your own. 

More than any other “starting” program out there, this program gets you truly ready to enter the NCS world. And if you simply want to have a solid newborn base as a nanny, there is no better way to get it! This course has been described over and over again as “NOT NCS 101”.

What We Cover In This Course

  • What is an NCS and how is that different from a Doula, Night Nanny or Traditional Nanny

  • Doula: Define/explain similarities and differences

  • Night Nanny: Define/explain similarities and differences

  • Traditional Nanny: Define/explain similarities and differences

  • Contracts with clients: What needs to be in it? Do I really need it?

  • Liability insurance: Do I need it? Why? Where can I get it?

  • Tax Overview: What are my tax obligations? Does my client pay taxes on me? My client wants to pay me with a business check?

  • Basic Newborn Care Head to toe-hair, scalp, skin, eyes, nose, ears, neck, under arm, umbilical cord, circumcision, non-circumcised, labial and vaginal care, anal and rectal care including diaper rash types and treatments, nails, bathing, feeding including breast feeding, bottle feeding (both breast milk and formula), what you need to know about formulas and options, medication dispensing and liability, diapering and swaddling

  • Building a Nursery “must have” list, one for you (those things you require every client have if you work for them, and one for them (the suggested items to stock in the nursery)

  • View Course Curriculum below for a complete course outline


Prerequisites: Must have prior experience working with infants in a professional setting, either as a nanny or as a daycare provider (or similar capacity). If you have not had any prior experience with infants; we can refer you to a program more geared toward your needs and then after successful completion, you can return to take our Foundational program. Minimum age: 18 years old.

  • 1
    • How To Navigate
    • Introduction
    • Newborn Care Training Workbook
    • Overview
    • [Part 1] What is a Newborn Care Specialist?
    • [Part 2] What is a Newborn Care Specialist?
    • [Part 3] What Is a Newborn Care Specialist?
    • What Is a Night Nanny?
    • What Is a Doula?
    • Do I need to be Certified?
    • What Is a Traditional Nanny?
  • 2
    • The Newborn, Head to Toe
    • The Newborn Head Appearance & Care
    • Cradle Cap
    • The Newborn Head Facial Appearance & Care
    • Concerns of the Head & Neck Part 1
    • Concerns of Head & Neck Part 2
    • Brachial Plexus
    • Characteristics of non-Caucasian Babies
  • 3
    • Caring for the Newborn Body
    • Nails and Toes
    • Diaper Rash - Types & Treatments
    • Bathing a Baby
    • [Part 1] Feeding a Newborn
    • [Part 2] Feeding a Newborn
    • Medications & the Newborn
    • Diapering a Newborn
  • 4
    • [Part 1] The Nursery Must Have List
    • [Part 2] The Nursery Must Have List
  • 5
    • [Part 1] Special Needs of Preemies
    • [Part 2] Special Needs of Preemies
    • [Part 3] Special Needs of Preemies
    • Swaddling a Preemie Baby
  • 6
    • [Part 1] Caring for a Postpartum Mom
    • [Part 2] Caring for a Postpartum Mom
    • Postpartum Mood Disorders