HATA trained maternity nurses and night nannies have completed a course in non-medical maternity nursing which includes care of the newborn, infant feeding, sleep, care of the postnatal mother and the role and responsibilities of a maternity nurse.
Your expectations of your carer:
– A trainee maternity nurse should be able to undertake and advise you on care of your baby (bathing, nappy changing, dressing, sleeping arrangements, transporting your baby)
– A trainee maternity nurse should be able to support breast and bottle feeding
– A trainee maternity nurse should help you guide your baby towards a sleep and feeding routine if you choose
– A trainee maternity nurse should be able to care for the baby while you catch up on sleep
– A trainee maternity nurse should be able to help siblings develop a bond with the baby
– A trainee maternity nurse should fill in a detailed log to help you track your baby’s nappy changes, feeding and sleeping times
– A trainee night nanny should take care of the child overnight, sleeping in the same room or be provided with child monitor
– A trainee night nanny should either bring the baby for you to feed and resettle them after or feed the baby a bottle of expressed milk or formula
– A trainee night nanny should change nappies, clothing and bed-linen for the baby as needed and dress the baby in the morning if you wish
– A trainee night nanny should strip and remake the bed used by them if requested
– A trainee night nanny should provide you with a detailed log so you can track your baby’s or child’s feeds, sleep and nappies
The hours for a maternity nurse should ideally be the same as they are with any maternity placement i.e. 24 hours with a few hours free to catch up with sleep (usually from 6 am till 10 am), however, as newly qualified Maternity Nurses are keen to gain experience they are generally happy to accept a few hours here and there.