Maternity nurses are qualified, trained and experienced childcare professionals who are able to support mothers and their newborn babies in their homes and usually offer a 24-hour on call service.
Maternity nurses provide expert services (either live-in or live-out) and advice in all areas of infant care, especially with sleep routines, handling and settling of the baby, feeding and breast feeding, weight gain patterns, maintaining good hygiene and managing nursery duties (including keeping the nursery clean and tidy and doing the baby’s laundry).
You should have;
- At least two years of childcare references
- We highly recommend having at least undergone an MNT (Maternity Nurse Training) qualification
- Already hold or be prepared to undergo an enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check
- Hold a valid Pediatric First Aid Certificate (or be prepared to complete one arranged by the agency)
- Passport and proof of eligibility to work in the UK
Much like nannies, maternity nurses can be live in or out and work day or night.
Maternity nurses are usually on duty 24 hours a day for 6 day a week. She is entitled to at least 2-3 hours off during the day with at least one full day off a week.
Maternity nurse hours and wage are entirely dependent on requirements however experienced maternity nurses can expect to be paid upwards of £600 per week.
Duties of a Maternity Nurse:
- To provide total care and support to mother and baby
- To give advice on all aspects of baby care
- Sleeping routine
- Sterilizing and making bottles
- Feeding baby
- Care of baby laundry and nursery (washing and ironing of baby clothes)
- Top and tail baby
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