Need a Maternity Nurse?
What you can expect from your Maternity Nurse
Maternity Nurses are trained or experienced nurses or nannies who specialise in the care of newborn babies.
A Maternity Nurse will help the mother from the time she leaves hospital until both mother and baby are settled into a routine at home.
This is normally a period of between 4-8 weeks; however the amount of time you wish to book a Maternity Nurse is totally flexible and will depend on individual circumstances.
Flexibility Depending On Your Needs
A Maternity Nurse will be on call 24 hours a day for 5 or 6 days a week.
However this can be flexible depending on individual needs and the Maternity Nurse you employ.
It is possible to have a Maternity Nurse for days only or nights only. Please remember that although Maternity Nurses are ‘on call’ 24-hours a day they do need some sleep!
We recommend that you allow your Maternity Nurse at least a couple of hours a day to catch up on sleep or to have some ‘time out’.
Maternity Nurses are self-employed and are responsible for their own Tax and National Insurance Contributions. They will set their own rates of pay depending on age and experience.
Below are some salary guidelines:
Single Baby: £180 – £220 gross per 24 hours
Twin Babies: £220 – £300 gross per 24 hours
Triplet Babies: please contact us
Hourly Rate – Single Baby: £14.00 – £18.00 gross per hour
Hourly Rate – Twins: £16.00 – £18.00 gross per hour
Hourly Rate – Triplets: please contact us