A MATERNITY NANNY?
A Maternity Nanny is an experienced and qualified specialist in providing best care to newborn babies as well as essential support and advice to the parents. They ensure that the settling in period, is a smooth, relaxed and highly enjoyable experience for the parents and baby. Maternity Nanny’s role allows the parents to rest and recover from the birth of their child, as well as empowers family to feel confident and able to care for their newborn.
DUTIES & WORKING HOURS:
- caring for the newborn child
- providing essential advice on feeding the baby, bathing, sleeping, clothing, establishing routines and physically performing all of these tasks as required
- if the baby is breast-fed, the maternity nanny will observe, encourage and advise as necessary
- if the baby is bottle-fed, the maternity nanny will ensure that all feeding equipment is clean, sterilised and fit-for-use day and night
- feeding the baby day and night, establishing the best feeding routines, in line with those agreed with the parents
- maintaining the cleanliness of the nursery
- supporting mothers that have been ill following delivery, including mums with postnatal depression
Each family have their own needs and schedules. Most maternity nannies usually live in with the family during their contract, providing 24 hour on call care after the baby is born, working 5 – 6 days per week. Daily maternity nannies – work up to 12 hours a day & up to 6 days a week. Night-only maternity nannies – work up to 12 hours a night & up to 6 days a week.