Alot of our clients often ask us why we use the phrase maternity nanny rather than nurse. The name maternity nurse and night nurse can be very misleading. This is because the term maternity nurse or night nurse infers to some, that the candidate has some form of nursing degree or professional medical training.
Whilst this is true for some of the night nurses and maternity nurses used by some London agencies, this is far from true for the majority of professionals that work with new parents, when their babies arrive, as a maternity or night nanny.
The word night nurse / maternity nurse would indicate that the candidate would have medical knowledge beyond the role of a normal maternity nanny. The may have a nursing degree, or worked in a hospital within a paediatric unit – they have the relevant training and understand how to handle babies that may have specific medical requirements.
The BabyWorks makes sure that all maternity and night nannies, placed hold an up to date CRB, first aid and references. We do point out to clients that our maternity / night nannies do not hold a nursing degree. This is why The BabyWorks have chosen to use the phrase maternity nanny / night nanny instead of the misleading name of night nurse / maternity nurse.