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Maternity Duties
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Marylebone London
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The Maternity Service is a division of The Nanny Service which was established in 1975 and is a thriving London based maternity and nanny agency. We specialise in the placement of maternity nurses, consultants, maternity nannies and night nannies either on a daily or live-in basis. We provide a range of maternity services which include live-in maternity nurses, daily maternity nurses, night nannies, maternity nannies (trainees) and maternity consultants. They can be booked for any length of time, we recommend 4-6 weeks. As a general rule positions are booked approx. 5-6 months in advance; however we are used to handling emergency bookings.

Maternity Nurse positions are available to those with a professional qualification or considerable newborn experience. As a maternity nurse you should know all there is to know about new babies and are there to provide help and support to parents for a short period after they return home from hospital with their baby. Bookings vary and can be for any length of time, on average 4-6 weeks but can be as long as 3 months.

We have a range of maternity bookings available from 24/5 or 24/6 days a week to just days and just nights.

A Maternity Nurse is expected to undertake responsibility for the care of the baby and mother and their duties include:

  • Preparing all milk feeds and sterilising equipment
  • Feeding the baby day and night
  • Advising on breast feeding as necessary
  • Washing and ironing all of baby's clothes cot linen etc.
  • Bathing and changing the baby as required.
  • Daily tidying all nursery
  • Assisting you in establishing a routine that suits your family needs

Maternity nurses are on call for 24 hours a day either 5 or 6 days within any 7-day period, although positions can be for just days or just nights. She is entitled to at least 2-3 hours off during the day to rest or take a walk and her time off per week consists of one/two full day(s) and one/two full night(s).  As a general rule positions are booked approx. 4-6 months in advance; however we are used to handling emergency bookings.

We place maternity nurses throughout the UK, Europe, USA, UAE and Hong Kong.

The Nanny Service (established 1975), the Nanny Agency for London Maternity Nurses