INTERNATIONAL MATERNITY NURSES
We understand what an exciting and emotional time it is during the first weeks of a baby’s life. Our highly-experienced Maternity Nurses go the extra mile in providing you with the expert support you need to make this a happy experience for the whole family.
A Principality Maternity Nurse possess:
- A recognized maternity qualification e.g. MNT OR Nursery Nurse qualification (CACHE, BTEC or NAMCW) OR Midwife / Registered Nurse qualifications.
- 5 years experience working with babies that would enable them to support mothers in their own homes and their newborn baby or babies.
- An up to date CRB Enhanced Police Check
- An up to date Paediatric First-Aid certificate
- Positive references from recent, relevant employers.
- Fluent English
What is the role of a maternity Nurse?
Maternity Nurses will give you vital support in your role as a new mum, helping establish good feeding and sleep routines as well as giving you a much needed rest in the early weeks.
Everything your baby experiences within the first year of its life will have an impact on his/her successful development and upbringing process in the future. A maternity nurse with a medical qualification or First Aid diploma offers peace of mind for new parents and reassurance within the family. For instance, a nurse or nanny with medical knowledge can provide first aid to your baby and recognise first symptoms of illness.
A maternity nurse will provide invaluable tips and advice as you and your baby begin this journey together.
How many hours does a maternity nurse work?
A Maternity Nurse can live with your family from the day you bring your new baby home and will stay with you for up to 6 months. During her stay a Maternity Nurse will provide you with 24 hour help and support up to 6 days a week (It is possible to have a maternity nurse for 7 days per week but she would require frequent rest periods) Your maternity nurse will live and work within the family home and share a bedroom with the baby, it is preferable for the MN to have use of her own bathroom.
What else will a maternity nurse do in addition to caring for the baby?
Your Maternity Nurse will provide you with invaluable tips and advice as you and your child begin this journey together. She is there to answer your concerns regarding breast-feeding, safety and hygiene, sleep cycles and other important issues. She may well assist with care of any other children or perhaps the preparation of meals and helpful errands if agreed in advance
What happens if the baby doesn’t arrive on his due date?
If you baby arrives before the date you have booked your maternity nurse to start, we will endeavour to get her her to you immediately (most Mns leave a rest period between jobs so she will most likely be available. If she is not able to then we will look for someone who can come in on an emergency basis and fill in until your booked maternity nurse can start. If the baby is late, then the maternity nurse will be on a retainer which is 50% of her fee from the day she was booked to start until she starts the position.
Salary GuidelinesSingle Babies – £200- 240 per 24 hours
Twin babies – £220-280
Triplet babies -£250-300