The role of the Maternity Nurse is one of support, guidance and care for both Mum and New Baby.

Maternity Nurses sometimes known as Maternity Nannies, Post Natal Carers or Baby Nurses are usually trained or experienced Nurses, Midwives or Nannies who specialise in Newborn Care. Some will specialise or have additional knowledge and expertise in particular areas such as Twins, Premature Births and C-sections, Special Care babies, Breast feeding, Routine and Sleep Training.

Tailored to the individual family a Maternity Nurse will provide invaluable guidance with General Baby care. At Burlington Maternity each Maternity Nurse is registered, personally interviewed and references verified and updated before their CV is forwarded. They will have a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate and CRB check. For your own reassurance we recommend that you also speak to a selection of previous references personally.

The Role of the Maternity Nurse

The role of the Maternity Nurse is one of support, guidance and care for both Mum and New Baby.

A maternity nurse can be booked from between 1 – 12 weeks or longer if needed and will work a 5 or 6 day week and be on call 24 hrs (with a 2-4 hour break each day).

A Maternity nurse is self employed and will be paid directly on a weekly basis in the region of £800 -1000 per week for single baby (more for twins or multiples).

She is able to teach and guide a new Mum thus giving her confidence and reassurance with her first baby.

A Mum who has undergone a C-section or difficult birth will need more recovery time and everyday help (not being able to lift things or drive for 6 weeks).

Guidelines for Employers

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This will be agreed depending on the position but are usually 10 – 12 hours per day over a 5 /6 day week. Live-in Nannies usually include one or two nights babysitting per week, whilst daily nannies would be paid extra for babysitting. Holiday entitlement should be agreed before starting but is usually a minimum of 4 weeks paid holiday with Bank holidays off or paid in lieu.

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  • Plan and organise the daily schedule for the children
  • Prepare and cook healthy well balanced meals
  • Establish or follow children,s individual routines to include nursery or school runs, extracurricular activities, friends and family visits
  • Keep parents regularly updated on progress and daily activities
  • Organise stimulating, fun, outdoor activities
  • Be aware of different stages of children,s development and support their learning
  • Develop a close and trusting relationship
  • Supervise children at all times, making sure children are always safe
  • Keep children,s bedroom, bathroom, play areas and kitchen all clean and tidy
  • Teach and encourage children to have good manners
  • Instil good discipline following Parents guidelines
  • Keep toys and child related equipment all in good order and put away at the end of the day (i.e. pushchairs, bikes)
  • Establish or follow good Bath time and Bed time routine
  • Wash and iron children,s laundry and have clothes such as school uniform ready for the following day
London salaries for Nannies (on a Standard 50 hr week)2020-02-29T20:29:10+00:00

Live-in £375-450 net per week
Daily £475-600 net per week

Recognised Qualifications2020-02-29T20:28:22+00:00

N.N.E.B (National Nursery Examination Board) Diploma now known as: CACHE (Council for Awards in Childcare and Education) Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education
NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
SVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education (Scotland)
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Child Studies
Norland, The Chiltern College and Princess Christian are all private colleges studying the NNEB Diploma in Childcare
A current First Aid Certificate is strongly advised


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My Clients, and Nannies are often kind enough to share some feedback on our working relationship. Here are a few appreciated remarks.


It is so refreshing that when you want direct and honest advice without frills and fancy trimmings, ask Natasha at Burlington Nannies. Supportive, non-judgmental and approachable,


I have known Natasha Earl for 8 years. I have found her to be helpful at all times and trustful in every job that she puts her nannies forward for. She is caring and understanding and very supportive.

Mrs Cooke

I have had three wonderful nannies over the years from Burlington Nannies and I have found them to be proactive in forwarding candidates and following on feedback. I wouldn’t recommend any other agency

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