Daily Maternity Nurse
A daily maternity nurse generally lives out and is ideal for families looking for support with their baby / babies during the day but don’t have the room or do not wish to have someone living in their home. However if a family lives in a particularly rural location or if the maternity nurse needs to travel a very long distance they may occasionally request to live in for some or all of the booking, providing of course that the family are happy to consider accommodating this option.
A daily maternity nurse will usually work between 8 and 12 hours per day with some degree of flexibility, for up to six days per week. However some maternity nurses are also happy to undertake longer block bookings.
Maternity nurses tend to have copious amounts of experience and specialised knowledge with babies. They are usually very happy to speak with families prior to the booking, they will listen to all your requirements and discuss your preferences regarding bottle, breast or combination feeding and sleeping routine’s. They will subsequently tailor their service to suit each individual families lifestyle, thus ensuring they support you and your family in the best way possible.
A maternity nurse will deal with all aspects of care for your baby / babies including nappy changing, bottle feeding, assisting with breast feeding (if required) bathing and settling your baby or babies. Some parents prefer a maternity nurse to take full or partial daily care of their baby / babies so that they can catch up on their sleep or personal commitments. Whilst other parents simply require some vital hands on support and prefer to work alongside the maternity nurse, others may wish combine both elements sometimes leaving the maternity nurse to take care of the baby or babies and on other occasions working with the maternity nurse when their time and circumstances allows them to do so.
In all circumstances if requested a daily maternity nurse will give practical help, advice and support in all areas, including establishing a sustainable long term breastfeeding / bottle feeding routine, bathing and night time / sleep routine that fits into your families lifestyle. They are also able to offer invaluable advice and support in many other areas including help if you are experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding, settling your baby, coping techniques for colic, reflux and tongue tie etc and offering advice on post natal depression. They will also prepare and sterilise bottles and deal with the baby’s laundry
A maternity nurse is not usually responsible for any cleaning or duties unrelated to the baby / babies. They do not take responsibility for any older siblings, however sometimes maternity nurses may agree to small amounts of additional childcare. If this is a potential requirement it should be discussed and agreed prior to commencement of the post.
If you think a daily maternity nurse is the ideal option for you, would like more information or wish to discuss your requirements please contact us on 01347 822208, email firstname.lastname@example.org or download a registration form here.