Maternity Nurses & Night Nannies
We specialise in placing Temporary Maternity Nurses and Night Nannies.
We have 8 years experience in the Temporary childcare industry, meaning that we are easily able to source high calibre maternity nurses and night nannies across the UK and the rest of the world, either planned and booked in advance or at short notice for emergency bookings.
We have a handpicked selection of maternity nurses and night nannies who we place with our clients regularly. Chosen because of their ability to support and teach new parents about newborn development and help to encourage involvement and confidence from both the parents and promote positive relationships with the other siblings.
All our maternity nurses and night nannies are subject to our specialist vetting procedures, including a personal interview, where we carefully select for personalities and skill-sets that suit temporary positions. We always demand high standards in order to ensure we are providing our clients with a Nanny who is well-suited, responsible and professional.
What can I expect from my Maternity Nurse?
Maternity Nurses are usually booked for a 24 hour period, and live in with the family, often sharing a room with the baby. It is also possible to hire a maternity nurse for just day times, handing over each night to a night nanny for example. If a maternity nurse is working 24 hours a day, it is advised to give them breaks where necessary to make sure that they are alert at all times.
Our Maternity nurses and night nannies are there to help with the baby, but sometimes more importantly to help provide new parents with a smooth introduction to parenting, and getting used to the change and responsibility. A maternity nurse has a wealth of experience, and a gentle manner to help first time parents adjust, or can also just be there as extra support and to remind parents of baby who have other children. They’re also there to help problem-solve, with lots of experience in spotting reflux, colic and other possible causes of feeding problems.
Exact duties depend on the length of booking, and can be flexible based on the family needs. They can include (but are not limited to):
Sterilising and preparing babies bottles
Feeding, burping, settling and changing the baby
Supporting and advising the mother with breastfeeding
Helping with babies laundry, and keeping the nursery tidy.
Helping the parents to establish a healthy sleep and feeding routine for everyone to follow
Engaging and stimulating the baby with appropriate educational or physical activities (tummy time, story time)
Arranging fresh air trips out (with parents consent, or alongside parents)
Maternity Nurse Rates
Maternity Nurse rates vary across the UK and overseas, we can advise you on this during your conversations with us. As a guide, In London they usually charge per 24 hours, and this can vary from a newly qualified nurse who would charge around £160, to a senior who would charge up to £250.
You can see more information on our Costs page.