Maternity nurses

At London Governess, we understand how important it is to find that perfect person to help care for your newborn baby. That’s why we have an extensive database of candidates and a strict vetting procedure, to ensure your little one is always in the very best hands.

Your maternity nurse will be on hand right after the birth to ensure that child-rearing is as rewarding as possible, without exhaustion or stress. Your nurse can 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 making bottles. You’ll be fully supported too, with your maternity nurse offering postnatal care along with breastfeeding advice and support, and a professional ally. If you’ve got multiple babies, your nurse will help to settle them both into a natural, easy routine that will allow you to spend plenty of one-on-one time with each child.

Whatever your schedule, your maternity nurse can help. Typically, they work between 8 and 12 hours per day, 5 or 6 days per week. Working hours are flexible, ensuring you can have a full nights sleep without interruption. It’s not just nights that are made easy, either – your maternity nurse is self-employed, and will pay her own tax and national insurance, leaving you to focus on the things that really matter.

Our maternity nurses are all highly trained British nannies, with extensive experience with newborn babies. We’ll only place the very best, and insist that every maternity nurse has valid references and a warm, loving and respectful personality. With a London Governess your child gets an experienced maternity nurse. We meet every professional in person to verify their working history, check their references and complete a full CRB.

  • Your maternity nurse will be educated, and a fully fluent English speaker
  • Respected qualifications, and excellent references
  • Completely bespoke service

London Governess will help you find the perfect member of staff for your family. You will receive only the highest-quality nurses, so you can be certain your baby is in safe, 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. A short-term private maternity nurse will stay in your home and provide calm, caring, and efficient services to assist the family with all the baby’s needs. She is able to answer any questions the mother may have about caring for her newborn, give mum 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 you 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 your home 24-hours per day for 5-7 days a week for up to 12 weeks, but this can be tailored on your specific needs and requirements.


Duties & Fees

Hiring a maternity nurse comes with many advantages. By having someone to help you, you will get the following benefits:

  • You will find establishing a feeding routine easier; this includes establishing breast-feeding
  • All bottles will be sterilised
  • Maternity nurses will also help you make sure your baby is safe at all times
  • They will teach you about necessary hygiene practices
  • Having a maternity nurse to hand will allow you to overcome some of the challenges that come with motherhood, such as night-time feeding and bonding.

It is recommended that all nurses are hired by using our advanced booking system. All f the above salaries are a guideline, and may vary according to age, experience, and location. 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 -1200 per week for multiple baby care.

When you choose to hire a maternity nurse, you are ensuring that you give your newborn the best care available, you can often 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 you need nighttime help. Alternatively, you can choose to hire a maternity nurse who will work for eight-hour shifts on a live out basis.