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Night Nanny

Night nanny

A night nanny provides specialist and dedicated support for families with newborns and/or young children, throughout the night, from evening until the following morning. Whatever help you need, your nanny is there to support you so that your experience with your newborn is a positive one that also enables you to get some rest and recuperation.

Night times are generally the most trying times for new parents, especially if your baby is struggling to sleep, has colic, or feeding problems. Our night nannies are highly experienced in post-natal care and can provide advice and help how and where you need it. You can arrange a night nanny in advance, which we’d recommend, however, we can arrange at short notice. You can hire on a short-term basis, or longer-term if needed.

Happy Nest night nurses and nannies all have diverse experience or training – some including midwifery, nannying, or nursing. They all, however, share one thing in common: comprehensive knowledge of the care of newborns. Our night nannies first and foremost are here to offer you support through the night, typically from 9pm – 7am allowing you to catch up on some much-needed rest.

Happy Nest provides made-to-measure packages to provide new parents with the very best post-natal support, guaranteeing continued care and advice throughout every minute the nanny is with you. Our nannies are available to visit for short periods, day or over-night care in person or we can arrange a chat on the telephone with one of our most expert consultants about any apprehensions you may have. We will work closely with you to ensure you feel supported and safe through those early days and weeks and for as long as you and baby require the help of Happy Nest Post-natal Care.

Why employ a night nanny?

A night nanny can provide invaluable support for families where mum needs to recover from the birth or has had a caesarean section; where mum and/or dad work and need to get some rest; or parents that work shifts (e.g. doctors or nurses) and need cover when they are at work or need rest.

A night nanny can also help you establish routines and sleeping patterns, help with feeding (breast & bottle), assist with health issues such as colic, and are generally a pillar of support that you know you can rely on. We also place night nannies with families where help from family isn’t available for whatever reason.

A night nanny can be arranged in advance e.g. if you have a planned caesarian and need to know you have support at home when you leave hospital, and can help you for as little or as long as you need. Families that we’ve placed a night nanny with have said that the main benefit was to be able to rest and recuperate knowing that a professional that they trust has everything looked after.

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What is a night nanny?

A night nanny provides support from evening until morning and helps look after your baby and enables mum to rest.  If you’re breast-feeding, your night nanny can bring baby to mum for a feed and then settle the baby back to sleep.

What is a maternity nurse?

A maternity nurse provides support on an almost 24 hour basis (usually 1 day off per week and some time during the day to rest) and is there to help establish routines and enable mum to rest and recuperate.

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Night nanny breastfeeding support

What support you can expect?

All our Happy Nest night nannies are flexible and will happily schedule in a times to fit around your requirements. Their duties typically include:

  • Maternity Consultancy Services, to help educate & guide parents in the overall care and also the feeding of baby breastfeeding or bottle, and to help baby into a sleep routine. Nanny is able to offer guidance on other specialist circumstances such as winding techniques with colic and reflux babies, current guidelines, nursery temperatures etc.
  • Night feeding, subject to whether you are choosing to breastfeed or bottle-feed, you may choose for nanny to bring baby to you to feed during the night. Or prior to this you may choose to ask advice from the nanny on how best to express in order for your nanny to feed the baby, either option is what works best for Mum and baby, the nanny is there on hand to offer help and support.
  • The aim of the night nanny is to most importantly give you a nights rest, however, she is also there to suggest ways of “paving the way to sleep” this is offering you suggestions on how best to start stretching the night feeds with the baby normally 6-8 weeks.
  • If you have twins or multiples then your nanny can offer bespoke advice and care to allow you to get as much productivity out of your feeding as possible, establish the best routines allowing you to sneak in as much rest as you can!
  • General Care:
    • Hygiene care such as nappy changes and sterilise equipment or bottles.
    • Settle your baby off to sleep and whenever they wake during the night.
    • Prepare breakfast or snacks for Mum if you wish.
    • Support with baby’s laundry and other nursery duties.
  • Morning handover – When you wake and have had chance to peacefully rest through the night, nanny can give you a brief update on how baby was through the night, detailing any developments and any further advice for the day.

How do I find a night nanny?

Happy Nest works with some of the most experienced night nannies in England and Wales. We are proud to have the highest standards when it comes to vetting and recruiting our experienced newborn and child carers. Most come recommended to us so we can recommend them to you.

A night nanny can be arranged in advance and at short notice and can provide support on both a short-term and longer-term basis.

For a personal discussion, contact Happy Nest Nanny Agency on 0800 955 8868. We can inform you about our night nanny finding service in more detail and offer helpful advice based on your family’s individual requirements.  Alternatively, please use our contact form to send us your details and we’ll contact you as soon as we can.

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    Salary Rates | Night Nanny

    Happy Nest only represents postnatal carers with a minimum of at least five years professional newborn and child care experience. They are all over 21 years of age and have a valid and recent criminal background check (DBS Check). Post-natal carers charge a rate dependant on the hours required and relevant to their experience and qualifications. As an example…

    Care option 1 for 24 hours over 5-6 days initially with the nanny residing in the family home during this period: usually charge £300-£400 for a 24-hour service, reducing the rate for a night shift only.

    Care option 2 for specific days or nights whichever suits your schedule or routine best. Standard hourly rates are from £20-£40+ per hour depending on the hours and the individuals charge rates.

    For an informal discussion about our private post-natal care service, please contact Happy Nest Nanny Agency on 0800 955 8868.