The Choice Is Yours…
We have an extensive selection of both categories so do consider the following when deciding what best suits your family’s needs.
Live-In Maternity Nurses
Typically working 5 or 6 days per week, she will be on duty 24 hours with an agreed break of 2-4 hours to catch up on sleep and to shower in the morning.
This schedule suits parents who want round the clock care and the rates of pay are not dissimilar to a live-out Maternity Nurse who works less hours.
She can either sleep in the baby’s nursery if you provide a separate bed for her in that room, or the baby’s crib can be placed in the Maternity Nurse’s own bedroom depending on the size of your household. By sharing a bedroom with baby, she will be able to tune in to baby’s noises and movements and attend to their every need giving parents much needed rest. You will provide meals and refreshments for her to prepare herself.
With the responsibility of looking after your baby, it is crucial that on her days off she has time to recharge her batteries. If unable to return home on her days off due to distance, she must be given ample breathing space, which will mean providing a separate room for her and that parents take baby into their bedroom on these days.
This arrangement can allow parents more flexibility, whilst the longer hours of work mean that the Maternity Nurse can get to know the household routine better and slot in more seamlessly. When choosing a live-in Maternity Nurse you may want to consider the size of your household, as depending on the layout there may be less privacy.
Live-Out Maternity Nurses
Similarly, she will work a 5 or 6 day week, however, clients will book a minimum of 8 hours and a maximum of 12 hours per 24 hours. This is advantageous for those parents who want to have more privacy than with a live-in Maternity Nurse, although the cost is comparable to the live-in option for significantly fewer hours of service.
Nights Only Maternity Nurses
Booked for an 8-12 hours shift per night, she will arrive between 7 pm and 9 pm. Following a quick update from parents on baby’s day including feeds, she will discuss preferences for the night. While on duty, she will work discreetly to allow parents much-needed sleep and ensure the bottles and other equipment is sterilised, baby’s laundry is washed, dried and put away and that the nursery is clean, tidy and in order.
Days Only Maternity Nurses
Again, the Maternity Nurse can be booked for 8-12 hours and will typically arrive from 8 am onwards. Working alongside the new parents she will teach them how to care for their baby and, when required, take sole charge to give parents a rest. While on duty, she will ensure the bottles and other equipment is sterilised, baby’s laundry is washed, dried and put away and that the nursery is clean and orderly. As a Days Only Maternity Nurse, she will not require a bed, however, to ensure your privacy you can offer her separate area if desired.
Please note, if any part of your proposed booking falls over the Christmas season we would recommend you confirm your booking as early as possible, as there is always a shortage of Maternity Nurses who work over the holiday period.
“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!”