Once the maternity nurse has gone, some parents feel that they may still need a small amount of support.
A follow-on night nanny can come and give respite on a weekly basis for anything from one to six nights a week over a period of time or they can come and assist you with a short troubleshoot time period to get the routine back on track.
All of our maternity nurses and nannies are experienced with newborn babies. Most will have qualifications such as the MNT or NEST certificates. They may also have other nanny, nursing or midwifery qualifications. Some of our more experienced maternity nurses come with no formal qualifications but instead have years of experience to offer. All candidates will have a paediatric first aid certificate and an enhanced DBS disclosure.
All of our night nannies will have experience of problem solving, issues range from babies with bad sleep associations to reflux or feeding issues.
They have a wealth of experience to help and advise you to enable more restful nights.
We usually recommend that a night nanny is booked somewhere between 10 to 12 hours per night. The start and end time is of course flexible and completely up to the parents.
The night nanny will deal with all aspects of care for the baby and help adhere to any preferences the client has with regards to sleeping and feeding.
Other duties include:
- Changing nappies
- Settling the baby
- Night feeds
- Preparing and sterilising bottles
- Dressing and preparing the baby in the morning
A night nanny can be booked for just one night or for six nights (they will then have a 24 hour break).
Night nannies generally charge between £14 and £18 per hour gross based on experience or £100 to £130 per night gross for a 10 hour night. If you require a 12-hour night this can be arranged for an extra charge.
For more information, please call our Maternity Team on 0207 471 6000 or 0844 409 7321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org