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The Role Of A Maternity Nurse

A maternity nurse helps new mothers in all aspects of caring for their newborn babies, some of those duties can include:

  • Maternity nurses can provide a routine to ensure that your baby is effectively feeding and sleeping​

  • Provide information and guidance with infant feeding (whether breast, formula or mixed feeding)​

  • Practical help with care of your baby (feeding, winding, nappy changing, bathing, dressing/ undressing, settling to sleep​

  • Accompanying mums to appointments (hospital, GP, baby activities etc.)​

  • Responsible for nursery duties (baby's laundry, sterilising bottles and equipment, keeping nursery clean and tidy)​

  • Helping to involve siblings with your new baby​

  • Listening and encouragement for both parents with respect to the care of their new baby


Maternity nurses can offer live in, 24 hours up to 6 days per week,  providing maternity nurse service to mums, families and their babies, working nationwide and overseas.​

In addition, 24/2, 24/3 and 24/4 maternity nurse service are available, to support parents at weekends or mid week. 

Daily and night maternity nurses can work up to 12 hours per day.

Contracts are usually 4 to 16 weeks, but can be tailored to suit your individual requirements.

Maternity nurses are self employed, therefore it is the responsibility of the maternity nurse to pay their own tax and national insurance contributions.

All fees quoted are gross and often reflect the individuals qualifications and experience. 


  • Single Baby £200 - £280 gross per 24 hours

  • Twin Babies: £220 - £320 gross per 24 hours​

  • Day maternity nurse fees £14.00 - £20.00 gross per hour

  • Night maternity nurse fees £15.00 - £21.00 gross per hour

A Guide to Maternity Nurse Fees

Reassurance for Parents

All of our maternity nurses are interviewed personally and their references verified.  The maternity nurses and have an enhanced DBS and a paediatiric first aid, along with relevant qualifications and experience.

24 Hour Maternity Nurse
Night Maternity Nurse
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