Maternity Nanny Service
Considering A Maternity Nurse or Night Nanny?
East Midlands Nannies understands the importance of finding the right person to suit the individual needs of you and your new baby or babies. We have an extensive database of Maternity Nurses and Maternity Nannies who live in the Midlands area and so are able to provide a fast and effective local response. Many of our clients prefer to use us rather than the large London agencies as they feel we can offer a more personal and cost effective service geared towards Midlands areas. Here at East Midlands Nannies we have a very thorough screening process and only put forward maternity nurses who have an extremely professional approach, are experienced, and come highly recommended by all their previous employers. All maternity nurses registered with us have met our high standards to give you peace of mind that we will only put forward the best possible candidates for your family’s needs.
What is the role of a Maternity Nurse?
A Maternity Nurse can help provide a smooth introduction to new parents and their new baby into family life. They have a wealth of experience to offer first time parents and can be a great source of help and advice, not only about the development and wellbeing of the baby, but also that of the new mother. Maternity nurses encourage parent’s involvement and confidence in handling their new baby, and promote a positive relationship between other siblings and the new addition. They understand the impact of a baby’s arrival on new parents, and offer advice on the mother’s diet and rest. The nurse will also help in establishing and maintaining breast-feeding, or offer advice about bottle-feeding.
Daily Maternity Nurses
Daily maternity nurses will generally cover the same role & duties as a 24-hour maternity nurse within the hours they are working. They will assist with settling the baby’s routine, feeding, and provide advice and support.
Night Nannies / Nurses
Depending on the hours the night nurse is working they may assist with some light nursery duties such as making up feeds for bottle fed babies, sterilising equipment and keeping rooms they use clean & tidy. The night nanny will come in the early or late evening and stay with the baby overnight. They will be responsible for settling the baby into a routine, evening feeds and settling the baby after feeds while trying to establish a good night routine. Night nurses will rest/ sleep when the baby are asleep and need to be provided with a comfortable place to sleep for example a bed or pull out sofa either in the nursery of an adjoining room. They can work between 8 – 12 hours a night and be contacted for any length of time.
Are you expecting twins or triplets?
We have a selection of specialist Maternity Nurses who have experience with multiple births and can support and assist you with the needs of your babies. They are experienced with newborn twin & triplet babies; generally most of them will have qualifications such as the MNT or NEST certificates. Sometimes this is in conjunction with other nanny, nursing or midwifery qualifications.
A Maternity Nurse will build your confidence as parents by teaching you and providing you with the support and advice you will need to introduce new babies into your lives. As it is such a special time for you, the Maternity Nurse will listen to your requirements and provide a bespoke service for you and your babies. Whether you opt for breastfeeding or bottle feeding; a structured or more flexible routine or something in the middle; a Maternity Nurse will support your personal choices.
Duties include: feeding (or assisting with), bathing, changing and settling the babies, as well as taking care of the babies’ laundry and the nursery.
Information on Interviewing & the Process
The interview is a two way process for you and the prospective maternity nurse to exchange information and most importantly, find out if you could work together. Your first impressions are very important, so don’t ignore your instincts. Throughout the interview remind yourself that you will have to work closely with them, so you must like, trust and feel comfortable with them. Due to the nature of their work it can at times be difficult for a maternity nurse to attend interviews. In this instance we would suggest a telephone interview, followed by a meeting at a time convenient to both parties which we are happy to arrange.