Maternity Nurse

Maternity Nurse's is a specialist baby carer whose main responsibility is teaching and supporting parents in the areas of baby's feeding and sleeping routine. Their ultimate aim is to let the mother rest and leaving them confident to take care of their new-born by the end of their booking. They hold qualification and are well experienced as a nanny to babies. Normally, they will be live in, meaning, they will be on duty 24 hours 6 days a week or sometimes they will be working on a daily or nightly basis only. 

Newborn Sleeping

Typical Responsibilities

  • a bottle feeding the baby or taking the new born to the mother or father to be fed

  • changing and settling the baby after feeding

  • monitoring the baby’s weight gain, growth and sleeping patterns

  • advising about the development and wellbeing of the baby

  • advising about use of equipment

  • providing emotional support to the family in dealing with the transition of having a new baby

  • establishing a feeding routine with the baby (breastfeeding or using formula)

  • encouraging parents’ involvement and confidence in handling their new baby and promote a positive relationship between other siblings and the new addition

  • undertaking all nursery duties associated to the baby such as laundry, ironing, changing bedding, keeping the nursery clean and tidy, bottle sterilising and preparation

Qualifications: NNEB (Nursery Nurse Examination Board) CACHE Level 3, NVQ Level 3, OCN courses (breastfeeding, post natal depression, sleep training, etc.), BTEC Nursery Nursing or City & Guilds


Typical fees:

  • Single baby, £200-250 gross or more per 24 hour

  • Twin babies, £250-350 gross or more per 24 hour

  • £18-20 gross/hour or more for daily or night only 

They are self-employed, so they look after their own tax and NI contributions.