Maternity Nurse

Who are they?

A Maternity Nurse is qualified and experienced in supporting, educating and caring for post-natal and more frequently first time parents and their newborn baby(ies). The Maternity Nurse will use her education and experience to guide the parents in all areas concerning nursery duties and how to handle any baby related illnesses such as reflux or colic. The Maternity Nurse allows the new parents to have some rest during the first precious weeks/months after the birth of their baby(ies).

Maternity Nurses will generally work on a 24-hour schedule over 5-6 days per week. The Maternity Nurse will ensure all nursery duties are carried out, including assisting/advising on feeding whether the baby(ies) are breast or bottle fed. She will also take care of all the baby(ies) items including clothing, feeding equipment/accessories, toys and ensure the nursery is kept clean and tidy with a high level of hygiene. One of the main goals of a Maternity Nurse is to get the baby(ies) into a structured sleeping and feeding routine that the parents can then go forward with after the Maternity Nurse has fulfilled her contracted period.

Duties of a Maternity Nurse

To provide all aspects of care to newborn babies
A Maternity Nurse is employed by parents with newborn babies to provide essential physical support and advice on establishing routines, feeding, bathing, dressing, care with common baby symptom such as reflux.
To offer and provide support to the parents where necessary
A Maternity Nurse is there to provide emotional support to the family where needed and necessary, including a Mother suffering with Post Natal Depression (PND). She also allows the parents some time to regain energy and have some time for themselves in those somewhat challenging first few months.
To advise on different baby feeding approaches
Where necessary the Maternity Nurse will advise on breast feeding and bottle feeding, depending on which route the family have chosen to take.
To ensure all aspects of hygiene are taken care of
A Maternity Nurse will ensure all elements of hygiene with regards to the baby is taken care of with ensuring their equipment such as bottles and dummies are adequately sterilized, clothing is washed and the nursery is kept clean.
Sole-charge care when needed
If the parents of the newborn need to leave the home for any reason the maternity nurse will provide sole-charge care and take care of all duties during this period.

Working hours of a Maternity Nurse

Full cover
A full cover Maternity Nurse works 24/6 for up to three months.
Day time
A daytime Maternity Nurse is expected to work up to 12 hours per day over 6 days per week.
Night time
A night-time Maternity Nurse usually works 12 hours over 6 days per week at night times to allow for the parents to continue to have a regular sleep pattern and assist with night time routine, feeding and comforting the newborn.

Salary of a Maternity Nurse

Maternity Nurses usually earn from £900 – £1900 NET per week depending on hours, location, whether it is one baby or multiples, qualifications and experience.

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Maternity Nurse

Maternity Nurse

A Maternity Nurse is qualified and experienced to work with mother and baby from birth up to 6 months. Supporting throughout all stages of the baby’s initial development.



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