Maternity Nurse

Maternity Nurse

Forbes Prite Staff Nannies Gobal Maternity Nurse Services

Maternity Nurse is an experienced and qualified specialist in providing essential support, advice, care and respite to parents and newborn babies. They ensure that the settling-in period is a smooth, relaxed and gratifying experience for everyone involved shortly after the birth of a new child. Their role allows the parents and family time to rest and recover from the birth of their child and empowers parents to feel confident and able to care for their new child once the Maternity Nurse leaves.

A maternity nurse’s primary responsibility is caring for the newborn child and ensuring that both mother and baby are cared for. They are not responsible for the care of other children within the household.

  • A Maternity Nurse provides essential advice on feeding the baby, bathing, sleeping, clothing, establishing routines and physically performing all of these tasks as required.
  • A Maternity Nurse works closely with the family to step in and provide respite when required.
  • If the baby is breast-fed, the Maternity Nurse will observe, encourage and advise as necessary.
  • If the baby is bottle-fed, the Maternity Nurse will ensure that all feeding equipment is clean, sterilised and fit-for-use day and night. The Maternity Nurse is responsible for feeding the baby day and night and for establishing the best feeding routines, in line with those agreed with the parents.
  • A Maternity Nurse should resettle the baby after feeds as and when required to allow the mother time to rest.
  • A Maternity Nurse may be expected to assist with maintaining the cleanliness of the nursery.
  • Maternity Nurses can support mothers that have been ill following delivery including mums with postnatal depression.
  • A Maternity Nurse will help integrate the new baby into a family where there are already children.

It takes a special kind of person to become a maternity nurse. This is an extremely personal and intimate time for clients, and therefore requires somebody who is professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

To become a maternity nurse you will need to display a certain amount of warmth and understanding towards both the client and their family during the childbearing period and be there to support them through the pregnancy, labour and some time after the birth.

There are no compulsory qualifications for maternity nurses in the UK but without childcare, paediatric first aid and safeguarding training we do not consider candidates for such role.

Although there is no single route into maternity nursing, practitioners are often nannies who have acquired considerable experience with young babies and in supporting breastfeeding mothers, and who have decided to specialise in their work with newborn infants.

Other Nanny Accreditations we look for:

  • CACHE Diploma for Childcare and Education
  • Edexcel BTEC National Certificate
  • LCCIEB/NVQ/SVQ in Early Years Care and Education
  • Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Early Years Care and Education
  • CACHE Diploma in Early Years Practice
  • NVQ Certificate in Work with Children APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning)
  • The Chiltern College Certificate
  • Norland College Diploma
  • The Princess Christian College
  • Montessori / Reggio Emilia qualified nanny

Each family have their own needs and schedules. Most Maternity Nurses usually live in with the family during their contract.

Maternity Nurse – providing 24 hour on call care after the baby is born, working 6 or 7 days per week on a short term contract.

Daily Maternity Nurses – work up to 12 hours a day & up to 6 days a week. They are a great option for families unable to provide live-in accommodation. The family will receive all the benefits and experience from the Maternity Nurse, but without the night-time support of a 24 hour nurse.

Night-only Maternity Nurses – work up to 12 hours a night & up to 6 days a week and can provide great relief and support for parents who are looking for much needed sleep when the baby is waking frequently.

Maternity Nannies – take over from a Maternity Nurse and continue to provide all the daily care and routines established.  The nannies are experienced with babies and young toddlers.

  • On average most Maternity Nurses earn between £300 – £600 per day dependent on age, experience and qualifications.
  • Very often room & board is provided by the family for duration of the contract
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Once you’ve decided what type of services you’re looking for, you need to register with Forbes Private Staff by filling out our client registration form. This will ask you to list your candidate preferences and unique requirements, as well as you will be able to read our Term of Business and familiarise yourself with our fees. Once registration is received, your information will be carefully reviewed by a member of our staff who will then contact you directly to discuss all your specific requirements in a greater detail, to note down all the final information we need to start your perfect candidate search.

The Steps We Follow
  • Understanding Your Needs
  • The Matchmaking Process
  • Interview
  • Contract
  • Follow Up and Ongoing Support
Placement Fees

At Forbes Private Staff it is crucial that the candidate you choose is the right match for your family, and to ensure this we provide 12 weeks of free replacement and ongoing after-placement support.

UK Placements

  • Client registration Fee – FREE
  • Permanent Full-Time Placement in Childcare (52 weeks + ) - 15% of the Annual Salary
  • Permanent Full-Time Placement in Private Household (52 weeks +) – 15% of the Annual Salary
  • Full-time Governess or Tutor Placements – 17% of the Annual Salary
  • Full-Time Dual Residency Placements - required to work in the UK and Overseas - 18% of the Annual Salary
  • Part-Time Governess or Tutor Placements – 19% of the Annual Salary
  • After School Childcare Placements – 18% of the Annual Salary
  • Part-Time Placements in Childcare and Private Households – 18% of the Annual Salary
  • Maternity Nurses - £170 per week, min 2 weeks.
  • Temporary Placements – £100 per day or £450 per week.
  • Trials - £450 per week, up to 4 consecutive weeks; or fixed daily fee of £90.

Overseas Placements

  • Client Registration Fee - FREE for Permanent Placements
  • Client Registration Fee - £100 for Temporary or Holiday Placements
  • All Permanent Placements – 20% of the Annual Salary
  • Maternity Nurses - £230 per week, min 2 weeks
  • Temporary Placements – £100 per day or £500 per week.
  • Trials - £500 per week, up to 4 consecutive weeks.

To our loyal returning clients and our current client referrals, we offer a 10% discount on your placement fees.

Our Registration is FREE of charge to all our candidates.

For more information, please contact us or register online, and we’ll contact you to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you might have.

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