OUR  MATERNITY  NURSES' DUTIES

Educated Nannies. " Placing full-time Nannies in the most Exclusive Households in London and Overseas"

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 Our Maternity Nurses' Duties

 

 

 

Our Maternity Nurses

Maternity nurses are knowledgeable experts specialised in the care & well-being of newborn babies and their mothers in private households. The role of the maternity nurse is to attend to all the baby's needs, in coordination with the family, in order to ensure the smooth transition of the baby and the mother, once they are back home, following the birth, usually for a period of 1 week to 6 months according to your family's needs. Good maternity nurses would value your family time and need for privacy.

They will assist you with:

  • bonding with your baby
  • establishing a feeding routine, be it breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding
  • expressing milk
  • establishing a sleeping routine as to the baby
  • bringing the baby over to the mother for feeds at night or feeding the baby at night
  • weaning
  • washing
  • nappy changing
  • dressing
  • sterilization
  • at the family's discretion, integrating the newborn baby to other siblings in coordination with the parents
  • ensuring that baby and mother get enough sleep & eat well
  • providing advice on colic & reflux
  • providing you with general specialist advice, etc.

Maternity nurses have a wealth of expertise and often happen to be paediatric nurses, midwives or nannies with extensive newborn experience. Some of our "crème de la crème" maternity nurses work wonders at getting newborn babies sleeping through the night in a matter of just a few days. Some of them have experience with twins or triplets. So, do not hesitate to ask them any questions you may have. 

For families looking for maternity nurses with a medical background, we have outstanding midwives on our books.

Our maternity nurses are on duty & on call 24 hours a day, 5 or 6 days per week, hence their fees ranging from £ 750.00 to £ 1,000.00+ or more for multiples. Due to the very nature of their work and their commitment, maternity nurses usually work on a live-in basis. Meals are provided by the employer. When they are on duty, it is common practice to grant maternity nurses 2 or 3 hours' sleep or time off so that they can function efficiently whilst looking after the newborn baby and the mother.

 

Maternity Nurses' Bookings

Maternity nurses operate on a booking system for assignments in London, in the U.K. or overseas. These professionals are highly sought-after on account of their expertise, therefore their availability for interviews is likely to be quite limited. Still, it is always a good idea to choose an approachable maternity nurse you feel comfortable with, together with double-checking their references. In order to secure help when your baby is due, it is common practice for parents to book their maternity nurse well in advance, - at times, 3 or 6 months ahead -, in order to avoid disappointment.

When the maternity nurse reaches the end of her assignment, if need be, some families switch to a live-in or live-out nanny (daily nanny or night nanny); the nanny then is not required to be on duty or on call 24 hours a day/6 days per week. According to their families' needs and lifestyle, some families might decide to hire a daily nanny together with a night nanny.

Maternity nurses gain their valuable experience & expertise through handling a broad range of different situations, through on-going training and through moving from one family assignment to another, when the baby and the mother are settled into a comfortable routine.

It is not rare to find out that the best maternity nurses often end up with several bookings to choose from.

Educated Nannies places nannies and maternity nurses within exclusive households in London & Overseas. Contrary to nannies who are employees and who cannot be self-employed, maternity nurses are self-employed and are therefore responsible for paying their own taxes and national insurance contributions. They usually have a contract available for you to sign. Shoud you have to cancel, 1-week non-refundable deposit may have to be requested by the maternity nurse.

To find out more about our maternity nurses, please contact our consultants at Educated Nannies who would be delighted to help you.