As the owner of a Newborn Care Specialist placement agency, there is no other course I would recommend! When anyone comes to me looking to join the team I require they sign up for Nancy's course even if they have taken another one elsewhere! There is no other course that compares to Nancy's NCS course! She is knowledgeable, funny, and informative, and you learn so much from her in every video! Some of my caregivers have said it is like sitting down to coffee with a friend and getting years of NCS advice. The manual is super helpful to follow along with, and if you are thinking you don't need it you are wrong! Spend the extra money and get the manual! Nancy is so responsive whenever you have questions or concerns and will get back to your day or night. She is a wonderful resource, and I am so lucky to have found her!

Sarah Childers Rossi

Hi Nancy, Thank you so much! I really enjoyed your class. The information about the DHA, mineral oil and other chemicals in topicals were very interesting and new to me. In addition, I loved how evidence based your information was about swaddling. I found it very useful! Thank you again! I am recommending another person to take your course. She should be taking it within the next few months once she finishes her other certification. She is also a Registered Nurse.

Vanessa RN

I am currently in the process of obtaining Newborn Care Specialist and Newborn Nanny joint certificate through Gentle Ventures Training Center. The owner and founder, Nancy Hamm, is smart, funny, and above all laser focused on providing her students the tools and knowledge to aid new parents in transitioning home with a newborn. I have learned SO much from this course, and beyond that, Nancy is always available for questions and support. She is also a currently working professional Newborn Care Specialist and Sleep Training Coach, so she is constantly honing her skills and expanding on over 20 years of experience. She is up to date with the most recent research and has encyclopedic knowledge of all the baby products out there. I would highly recommend Gentle Ventures if you are looking to become a specialist in the infant/toddler field!

Kayley Olson

Nancy is absolutely wonderful! I'm currently a newborn nanny and have my own business, but hope to become a newborn care specialist in the near future. Since I have a great deal of experience working with newborns and am also a mom of two, I honestly wasn't sure I would learn anything new. I have learned SO much from Nancy! She's incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about newborns, and is also clearly interested and excited about helping others succeed in their career as a newborn nanny or NCS. I have called her and emailed her with questions, and she's always been more than happy to help. She offers both audio and video classes. I chose the video format, and love it! It feels like she's right there with you, explaining everything in person. Not only does she offer classes for newborn nannies and newborn care specialists, she also offers a very informative class on marketing, I highly suggest Nancy and Gentle Ventures!

Robin Servetter

Nancy Helm instructs each course with humorous honesty, leadership that comes from years of experience and invaluable wisdom. I benefited from her course immensely and will always recommend Gentle Venture's Training!!

Jennifer McKeon

had been a nanny for over 10 years when I decided to take Nancy's NCS program. I already knew a fair amount about caring for newborns but really wanted to delve into all areas of newborn care to be able to provide my clients with the best possible service. Nancy's course is easy to navigate and the videos are so helpful with visual demonstrations. I am now flourishing as an NCS working overnights and helping parents get the sleep they need. I feel confident in every aspect of what I do thanks to this course.

Amy Mitchell

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