Meet Nancy Hamm - Creator of Gentle Ventures


We are a small company that specializes in personalized service. Ms. Hamm not only personally mentors all her students for a lifetime, but she will advocate for you when needed.  No assistant will ever answer the phone when you call.  We provide you with her direct line for better service.

The NCSA approves us for certification, and the International Maternity and Parenting Institute accredits our Holistic courses. 

Gentle Ventures has been in business longer than any other online class, with over 16 years of flawless reviews. We have the most extensive training program in the NCS community, including more information in our basic class than any other.  We pride ourselves on having the latest scientific, up-to-date information. We sprinkle that with common sense, lots of experience, and a little humor to make our classes more fun and enjoyable.

Our four classes are: ( All the courses have the same Newborn Care Specialist information in them)


1.  Basic Newborn Care Specialist Course 2.   Basic Newborn Nanny Course

3.  Holistic  Hybrid Newborn Care Specialist Course

4.  Holistic Hybrid Newborn Nanny Course

Gentle Venture’s Training Center was born in 2006 when Nancy Hamm realized the vast need for training. The company's goal was to educate newborn care workers in newborn care and expand the standard of care to include all aspects of care. The classes are updated with each manual reprint to reflect this goal (this equals three or four updates a year)

The dedication of Ms. Hamm is well-known throughout the industry. She truly cares about her students, encouraging, supporting, and mentoring them without an extra fee, for a lifetime.  With over 32 years of hands-on experience, Ms. Hamm brings a wealth of practical knowledge and insight to each class she teaches.  

Ms. Hamm is an advanced certified NCS, Certified by the NCSA, and has many continuing education certificates. Among them are:

  • Happiest Baby on the Block Certificate - Dr. Karp
  • Lactation Management Support -  Cappa
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Postpartum (how to detect)
  • Natural Breastfeeding  -  Dr. Theresa Nesbitt

Gentle Ventures is so honored to be able to present not only the Holistic Hybrid Newborn Care Specialist class but also the only Holistic Hybrid Newborn Nanny course and have continuing education classes . The Newborn Nanny course (Holistic and Basic) is impressive for people who would like to work with newborns through the eighteen-month range.  


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