Maternally Yours provide the very best Maternity Nurses for discerning mothers-to-be in London, the UK and overseas. We place both experienced and junior Maternity Nurses, but only those who meet our stringent high standards are invited to join The Maternally Yours Register.
Experienced Maternity Nurses have at least 5 to 10 years’ solid maternity nurse work experience, some have up to 20 to 30 years’ experience with either the MNT or BabyEm qualification. They will be placed with all types of clients ranging from first time nervous mothers to those expecting multiples. They have come from a solid nanny or nursing/midwifery background before deciding to specialise in maternity nursing.
They will confidently walk into a booking and be able to recognise and know how to care for a mother with post-natal depression, a baby with tongue tie or colic, and will discreetly fit into any household. Having said that, most bookings do not present difficult issues such as these and will go very smoothly.
Junior Maternity Nurses have 5-10 years childcare experience to include 5 years working with new born babies in the capacity of nanny or maternity nanny. They will have completed the Maternity Nurse Training (MNT) or BabyEm Level 3 & 4 Training and been placed with 4-5 clients to pass their Certificate. They will hold references to support their placements. Our Junior Maternity Nurses will work with second and third time mothers who need an ‘extra pair of experienced hands’. We always take up references at the end of each booking to monitor on-going suitability.
Criteria for Joining
We personally interview all applicants and those who successfully pass our criteria and background checks are placed on The Maternally Yours Register. We reject approximately 60% of applicants due to lack of experience, but do direct them to the right training courses to help kick start their career.
The successful candidates are subject to on-going reference and suitability checks which includes having to provide an up-to-date Enhanced DBS Certificate (Disclosure Barring Service) and notifying us of any changes to their health.
For us to consider an application to The Maternally Yours Register the applicant must:
- Be an experienced Maternity Nurse, Midwife, Registered Nurse with at least 5 years new born experience
- Have at least 5 years of maternity nursing experience in private households
- Be able to provide checkable certificates and written references to verify education and experience
- Be able to provide certificates to demonstrate attendance of the relevant courses listed below
- Be eligible to work in the UK and/or overseas
- Wish to work with an Agency who cares and works hard for their Maternity Nurses
- Be available and commit to at least one year of bookings
- Possess an up-to-date cleared Enhanced DBS, First Aid and Professional Indemnity Insurance (see Useful Links)
Industry Recognised Qualifications
Listed below are childcare qualifications that are recognised and appropriate to the profession:
- MNT/OCN – Maternity Nanny Training Certificate
- BabyEm Levels 1 to 4
- BabyEm Level 5 Diploma (offered solely to already practising experienced maternity nurses)
- Cache Level 3 (formerly NNEB which was a full time 2 year Diploma)
- NEST Postnatal Carer Certificate (PNC) / non-medical maternity nursing
- NAMCW – National Association of Maternal and Child Welfare
- City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Maternity and Paediatric Support
- City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Maternity Nursing and Paediatric Support
- HATA Academy – Home Affairs Training Academy
- Midwifery and Nursing Degrees/Diplomas
- CACHE Level 3 – Council for Awards in Healthcare and Education (previously known as the NNEB)
- BTEC Nursery Nursing (Business and Technology Education Council
- NEST, BabyEm and MNT courses will provide current advice and recommended practice to the more experienced maternity nurses and nannies, whereas they are a must for Junior Maternity Nurses or those wishing to obtain entry into the Maternity Nurse profession. There are also affiliated courses such as those offering Postnatal Depression, Multiple Births and Paediatric First Aid for keeping abreast of current practice.
At Maternally Yours we contact the relevant awarding bodies to ensure authenticity and validity of all certificates where possible. And while qualifications are highly regarded, there are many Maternity Nurses who do not hold any formal certificates but have years of experience within childcare and are excellent at caring for new born babies.
To make sure our Maternity Nurses continue to offer the superior service that our clients deserve, we advise all our applicants to keep themselves up-to-date with current research and advice by attending breast-feeding, colic, reflux,and other relevant workshops, as well as by regularly renewing their First Aid Certificates.
If you feel you meet all the criteria above then we would love to hear from you.
“Expecting my first baby, or babies (twins), I felt like I was entering a whole new world in terms of Nannies and Maternity Nurses (not to mention everything else that goes with babies!). Maternally Yours put my mind at ease the moment we spoke, she didn't make me feel at all silly for my endless list of concerns and was thorough in finding out exactly the type of Maternity Nurse I would need. Within a day or 2, I had a list of potential candidates, each with an extensive library of references and it was immediately clear that Maternally Yours had summed up both me and my requirements perfectly. I spoke with my first choice of Maternity Nurse the next day and all was agreed and wrapped up within a few days of my first call. I would without a doubt highly recommend Maternally Yours. They are friendly, diligent and certainly made me feel as if I was their most important client.”
“We naturally used Maternally Yours services for the second time. Just like the first time our request was handled very quickly and the candidates sent to us were a perfect match, sadly we only needed one Maternity Nurse! The follow up done by the agency is seamless and continuous from the beginning until the end which is very reassuring. I couldn’t recommend Maternally Yours more and will definitely contact them again should our family expand a bit more.”
Mrs. Marion Petard
“After unexpectedly finding myself without a Maternity Nurse quite close to my due date, Maternally Yours came swiftly to my rescue and turned what would have been a very stressful situation into a smooth and reassuring process... Even with a specific set of search criteria and parameters, we were matched with a number of excellent options and are very much looking forward to [our Maternity Nurse] join us later this month. I would wholeheartedly recommend Maternally Yours to my friends and relatives looking to find a Maternity Nurse.”
“Maternally Yours has always been so helpful and understanding of our needs, from the moment I first called them from the hospital back in 2013 after my first son was born up until recently with our second. They can always find you a good Maternity Nurse, even at short notice, and make you feel like they really understand your needs as a mother and take into account what you are going through at any given time, for example, both our babies had severe reflux and allergies. We have always been highly impressed and satisfied with the service we have received, and they even found us, someone, to help us out over Christmas when our son was very poorly. Amazing service and highly efficient. So grateful to them for all their help over the past 4 years!"
“Maternally Yours are an extremely professional and trustworthy agency, they are caring and incredibly efficient. They understood our needs and provided us with a really exceptional Maternity Nurse - in another league from others. The team at Maternally Yours were just wonderful - we really highly recommend them!”
“My husband and I reached out to Maternally Yours hoping for assistance with our 3-week old son particularly with getting him on a schedule and his reflux. They immediately found us very well qualified candidates that would suit our needs perfectly. We had an extensive choice and the nurse we chose started immediately and my husband and I had some time together, much-needed rest, and our son adores her, while immediately making an impact on his reflux and night schedule. We trust her implicitly and highly recommend the agency.”
“The service was very professional, efficient and prompt and we were given an excellent choice of individuals, all of whom were of a very high standard and had an excellent track record. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other parents – particularly those who are new to parenting and would benefit with some early expert advice!“
“They made sure to send me only the best quality candidates, saving me a huge amount of time and vetting work, and modified the candidate profile as I revised my requirements during the process... They provided background and references for each candidate in very digestible packets and made a process that could otherwise have been extremely time-consuming and stressful very straightforward. I felt confident I would find a great person through them and I did.”
“Maternally yours was the only agency we used when searching for a Maternity Nurse. They were recommended to us by friends and after a brief discussion, they sent us a short-list of highly qualified candidates. We immediately found an exceptionally talented Maternity Nurse and were extremely happy with our choice. We are grateful to Maternally Yours for introducing [our Maternity Nurse] into our lives and for helping us to find the perfect match for our needs in such an efficient and painless manner.”
Mrs Michal Saad
“We hired a Maternity Nurse through Maternally Yours and we hired a nanny through Imperial Nannies. Both were exceptional experiences. All of the applicants were well qualified and personable. Our only problem was that it was hard to choose who to hire with so many wonderful applicants! Our Maternity Nurse was loving, kind and provided exceptional care to my daughter (and me) after her birth. And our nanny has continued to provide care, love and education to our daughter who is almost one year old now. I highly recommend using Maternally Yours and Imperial Nannies to help you find an exceptional Maternity Nurse or nanny.”
"Searching for a Maternity Nurse is a very personal matter. Perhaps even more so for me, as a first time, single mother. I was grateful to have one assigned consultant with whom to establish a relationship. She was attentive and patient as I navigated through the search process — my requests ended up changing sometimes, and she even helped me articulate needs when I was not clear about them. A section of qualified nurses was provided within 24 hours. I am grateful for the wonderful nurse who will have stayed 4 months with me and trained my baby to sleep through the night from 10 weeks, recommended incredible products to buy, basically is a walking baby Wikipedia, and does her job with humour, heart and laughter. "
“I was extremely impressed and grateful for the professionalism and care the Maternally Yours team provided. My questions were answered immediately and they were able to send me a great selection of experienced Maternity Nurses whenever I needed one. I would highly recommend this agency to any parents, especially new parents who are generally exhausted, slightly bewildered and need support!”