At London Governess, we understand how important it is to find a perfect person to help care for a newborn baby. That is why we have an extensive database of candidates and a strict vetting procedure, to ensure that this little one is always in the very best hands. You as a maternity nurse will have a lot of duties but be sure it will pay off.
Our maternity nurse candidates are on hand right after the birth to ensure that child-rearing is as rewarding as possible, without exhaustion or stress. You should help with everything from general newborn baby care to supervising and tidying the baby’s room, doing baby’s laundry, setting daytime and nighttime routines and preparing bottles. You should fully support the mother too, with offering postnatal care along with breastfeeding advice and support, and be a professional ally. If the mother has got multiple babies, you will help to settle them both into a natural, easy routine that will allow the mother to spend plenty of one-on-one time with each child.
Whatever our client’s schedule is, your maternity nurse can help. Typically, maternity nurses referenced by our company work between 10 and 12 hours per day or 24/7 5 or 6 days per week. Working hours are flexible, ensuring the mother can have a full night sleep without interruption. It is not just nights that are made easy, either – our maternity nurses are self-employed, and will pay tax and national insurance.
Our maternity nurses are all highly trained nannies, with extensive experience with newborn babies. We only place the very best, and insist that every maternity nurse has valid references and a warm, loving and respectful personality. With London Governess, our client’s child should get an experienced maternity nurse. We meet every professional in person to verify their working history, check their references and complete a full CRB. Are you finding yourself here? If so, we will be glad to have you in our register. You can check below what we expect from you:
- To be educated, and a fully fluent English speaker
- To have respected qualifications, and excellent references
- To be ready for completely bespoke service
Our clients’ babies must be in safe and experienced hands.
Temporary Maternity Nurse
Having a baby is an exciting and wonderful experience, but it can also be very tiring since the baby will likely be up several times during the night. You, as a short-term private maternity nurse will stay at client’s home and provide calm, caring, and efficient services to assist the family with all the baby’s needs. This kind of a maternity nurse is able to answer any questions the mother may have about caring for her newborn, give the mother time to recuperate and some well deserved rest, provide expert advice on breastfeeding or help establish a sleeping schedule for the baby. All maternity nurses have vast experience in childcare, and can help with day-to-day tasks, including preparing the nursery, bottle sterilization, diapering, bathing the baby, and washing the baby’s clothes. Typically, a short-term private maternity nurse will stay at client’s home 24-hours per day for 5-6 days a week for up to 8 weeks, but this can be tailored on employer’s specific needs and requirements.
Duties & Fees
We inform our clients that by hiring a maternity nurse, they will have many advantages. By having someone to help them, the clients will get the following benefits:
- A mother will find establishing a feeding routine easier; this includes establishing breast-feeding
- All bottles will be sterilised
- Maternity nurses will also help mothers make sure their babies are safe at all times
- The nurse will teach the mother about necessary hygiene practices
- Having a maternity nurse to hand will allow a mother to overcome some of the challenges that come with motherhood, such as night-time feeding and bonding.
All of our maternity nurses are self-employed, but are carefully selected for representation by our agency.
Maternity nurses cost around £700 – £900 per week for 24-hour single baby care, or £900 -£1500 per week for multiple baby care.
When a client chooses to hire a maternity nurse from our company, they want to be sure that they give their newborn the best care available, so we want them to expect to receive around the clock assistance, 5-6 days a week. Some maternity nurses work on a 24 hour basis, during which time they will be given 2-3 hours off, and will be ‘on call’ during sleeping hours should a client needs nighttime help. Alternatively, our clients can choose to hire a maternity nurse who will work for eight-hour shifts on a live out basis.
How to apply for a governess job position?
We would like to guide you through every phase of the process in order to know what should be expected from all of us during this period:
- The first phase is to fill in the form on our web site – our HR will reply to you and request to send relevant documents (C. V., cover letter, DBS check, First Aid Certificate, education diplomas and certificates, references) as well as to arrange an interview. Please, do not omit any details because those seemingly little things can make all the difference, and make you one step closer to finding a perfect employer. You can apply either if you have seen an interesting job position or you want to be in our system for some future vacancies.
- After that, we send your C. V. to our clients and if successful, we will arrange an interview with a prospective employer.
- We often recommend a trial, because it is very important to see a family before you make your decision. A trial could be a day or two or a week as long as an employer and you believe it is necessary. Trials are fully paid.
- The last stage is when the client and you make your final decision. Both of you should take your time to consider all the elements/components/fundamentals.
Should you feel that you can work in this kind of environment, do not hesitate to contact us!